THE SALMON ARM FISH AND GAME CLUB

 

The Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club consists of individuals and groups interested in the pursuit of outdoor activities, habitat enhancement and conservation. We encourage you to send us your photos, stories, and ideas while we continually update our website. Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. 

2020 - Banquet Report  

 

Did we have a great time!! The food was excellent.  We had amazing  prizes, gifts, silent auction items...….

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Ashcroft Fundraiser

Ashcroft Gun Club is rebuilding their rifle range and selling tickets to some really good prized.  For more information, click the link below 

Dear Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety Blair:

As the President of the Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club I find myself in a position to openly advise you and your Minister of our deep concern and dismay regarding the new and planned firearms regulations. We are a not-for-profit member club with interests in hunting, fishing, conservation and sport shooting. We endorse an outdoor lifestyle with a deep respect for our country, its law, diversity and inclusion. We are open to all people and work very hard to establish a high level of safety and personal responsibility in our activities and here in our community.   read the entire letter

Shooting Hours:  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. providing there is adequate light.

 

In order to remain good neighbours, NO SHOOTING after 9 p.m.

Court challenges over federal gun ban drum up legal costs as confrontation begins

*This story has been updated with information on a fourth application to the Federal Court to strike down the Liberal gun ban.

A prominent gun lobby and longtime firearm importer challenging the Liberal ban on 1,500 models of semi-automatic rifles have already raised nearly $300,000 for legal costs.

Firearm owners, businesses and lobbyists who dispute the cabinet order passed on May 1 have filed four separate Federal Court applications to strike it down: in Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary.

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Get Informed, Get Inspired and Make Change.
 
Please keep yourself educated with what is happening in the political world.  If you are interested in what is going on with our federal government and the latest attack on legal firearms owners, there are many sites on the net that will keep you in the loop, such as
https://firearmrights.ca/en/home/
https://cssa-cila.org/
https://thegunblog.ca/

Updates, New and Blogs 

Orders & Guidance for Fishing & Hunting

If you cannot meet all the COVID-19 orders and guidance to fish or hunt safely, do not go fishing or hunting.

  • Only fish and hunt with members of your household

  • Stay 2 metres (6 feet) from other people you come across

  • Do not share vehicles with individuals outside of your household

  • Fish and hunt locally

  • Wash your hands often, especially around communal areas such as boat ramps, gates, etc.

  • Follow all travel advisories and self isolation requirements

  • Follow all municipal, First Nation community, provincial and federal closures (e.g. parks, infrastructure, etc.)

 

Due to COVID-19, the 2020/2021 LEH Regulations Synopsis will not be printed this year and there will be no paper copies available. 

Depending on how the situation develops, it could be necessary to amend hunting regulations in order to comply with the government directives on COVID-19. All relevant information will be made on the government web page without delay.

 

 

September 14, 2020

 

MP Zimmer Joins Thousands in Support of Canadian Lawful Firearms Owners

 

OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus, joined thousands of Canadians on Parliament Hill on Saturday to support lawful firearms owners in Canada.

 

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have repeatedly shown their lack of respect for our outdoor community,” said Mr. Zimmer. “Instead of focusing on efforts to combat criminals and illegal firearms, they have continuously targeted our highly vetted firearms owners.”

 

“It was an honour to be at the #IntegrityMarch in support of and with thousands of lawful Canadian firearms owners who were there to demand that the Liberal government take real, concrete action to make our communities safer,” said Mr. Zimmer. “Blanket firearms bans and making law-abiding Canadians follow even more rules is not the answer.”

 

Approximately 5,000 people attended the event which included a march through the streets of Ottawa.

 

“Thanks to

Tracey Wilson and Rod Giltaca and the countless volunteers with the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights

 

https://www.facebook.com/CanadianCoalitionforFirearmRights/

for organizing the Integrity March and for demonstrating once again that We Are Not The Problem.”

For more information, contact:

Tracey Wilson
VP, Public Relations
Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights
1-844-243-CCFR(2237)

info@firearmrights.ca

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BCWF AGM Report.  

In May of 2019, two members of the club attended the BCWF AGM in Fort St. John.   This is their report...

Notices

Annual General Meeting

Postponed

 

Given the very recent virus outbreaks in the Kamloops and Kelowna, we will act on the safe side and postpone the annual general meeting until the winter or spring of 2021. As a club we cannot take a chance given the recent COVID surges close to our community. Please continue to maintain your physical and social distancing.

 

The club shall operate its shooting ranges through the winter. We have no plans to shut down the outdoor shooting ranges. As we rent our property from the City of Salmon Arm, last March I confirmed with the Mayor that our outdoor shooting activities were not affected by the city wide shut down of meeting spaces on their property. Again, please maintain the distancing requirements while you attend the shooting range(s).

 

The executive will keep you informed should anything change."

 

“Thanks for your understanding.

Richard Wale

President

ORIENTATION COURSES

Range Safety Orientation classes have started up again with small groups of participants and plenty of social distancing. To book a date and time, contact Brenda at walebrenda@gmail.com or call 778-489-5112.

Taking this safety orientation course is MANDATORY before you can use your 2020 membership and attend the shooting ranges.

Contact Brenda Wale

Phone or Text: 250-686-4837

Land line with voicemail: 778-489-5112

Email: walebrenda@gmail.com

The Salmon Arm Fish and Game Club has cancelled  most gatherings due to the Corona Virus, except where noted on the events calendar and website.

The shooting range will remain open to members who have completed their range safety orientation and purchased their 2020 membership.

 

We will keep you posted as things change.

 

Richard Wale

President

Michelle Rempel Garner, Member of Parliament, sponsored petition e-2574 with regard to the gun ban and the mechanism of that ban (i.e. without parliament, by order in council and during a pandemic). A total of 230,905 people signed the petition.  More information is below. 

  https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2574

New Gate is Live! 

 

Most of our members have used electronic gates and secure access doors before, so the Club’s new swing gate should be fairly easy to use.

 

The gate provides secure access to our members only Club. With the electronic gate recording members’ time in and out, you no longer need to sign in at the ranges (except for guests).

 

When car pooling, remember to ‘read in’ all members’ fobs at the keypad.

 

Club Members get a Key Fob

The fob is a plastic key with your membership number on the back (the first five tiny digits). When held an inch or two from the keypad, your fob will open and close the gate at the Salmon Arm Fish and Game Club.

 

Your fob gets reactivated each year when you renew your membership. Please report lost or damaged fobs to safgcmembership@gmail.com and buy a replacement.   

 

Safety Pointers

  1. As you approach the gate, the keypad is on the driver’s left. Yield to vehicles exiting Club property as only one vehicle can use the gate at a time.

  2. The gate has sensors to prevent it from closing on your vehicle as you drive in or out.

  3. As you leave, note that the gate swings open toward your vehicle. Be patient and give it room to open.

  4. The gate has battery back-up to operate during power outages.

 

Insurance

Drivers of vehicles carrying other members must ‘read in’ all members’ fobs to activate liability coverage by BCWF and the Club’s insurer.

 

Let’s not give our insurers an excuse to cancel coverage because we didn’t follow procedure.

 

 

What if the Gate Doesn’t Work?

  • Did you remember to bring your fob to activate the gate?

  • All fobs worked before they were distributed to members.If your fob is lost or damaged, contact safgcmembership@gmail.com and buy a replacement. 

  • Have you taken the Club’s Range Safety Orientation? Your fob is activated after you take the class.Contact walebrenda@gmail.com to take the class or safgcmembership@gmail.com to report a foul-up.

  • Have you paid for your current year’s membership? All fobs expire at the end of the calendar year and are reactivated once dues are paid.

  • Are you holding your fob an inch or two from the keypad reader? There should be a reassuring beep when you do it right.

  • Is the gate’s motion blocked by snow or mud? Try clearing the problem yourself.

 

If you’ve done everything right, and it still doesn’t work, call Ray Bruneau, RMC Systems Inc. at 250-515-1075.

 

Entry Codes#

Emergency and maintenance vehicles have their own entry codes as well as fobs to operate the gate.  Event and training organizers will arrange for a unique short-term entry code and share it with the participants. To use it, enter the six digit code and the # sign on the keypad.

BUY A BOARD

 

The Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club started a major range enhancement project in 2009. After 7 long years, thousands of dollars and hundreds of volunteer hours, significant upgrades to the Rifle, Archery and Handgun Ranges have been made. 

 

Currently we have shooting positions at the 300 m mark!!  There will be ongoing annual cleanup on the rifle range access road, when the sand sloughs.  Future projects from the wish list will be announced and be ongoing, but the majority of the earthworks project have been completed.  This is a club facility to be proud of. 

 

To help fund these and all future upgrades, we initiated the “buy-a-board” fundraiser.

 

Here's an opportunity to show your support for the club, memorialize a loved one, or demonstrate your business' love for the community. Sponsor a board and an engraved plaque displaying the sponsor's name (or business) will be mounted in the new rifle range building and shown off at the annual Big Game Banquet & Dance.

 

We still sell advertising for the ongoing club renovations and upgrades to the Club facilities that we undertake and we can issue you a receipt, so you can claim it as an expense.

 

Contact the executive if you have any questions or when you are ready to donate to this worthy cause. 

 

Levels of sponsorship are as follows:

Level 1 …………….. $ 100 to $299

Level 2 …………….. $ 300 to $599

Level 3 …………….. $ 600 plus…

 

RANGE CALIBERS

The range has been permitted.  We have been approved for all rifle cartridges contained in the template groups - .22 Long Rifle, .223, Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Lupua Magnum and .50 Browning Calibre.

 

Please visit the events calendar and watch for range closures before you leave for the Range and are disappointed. 

Procedures

MANDATORY procedures and use of flags is as follows:

Red flag - live shooting

Green flag - cease fire/safe

On a cease-fire, all firearms must be unloaded, actions must be open and rifearms stored in the racks behind the shooting bench/yellow line.  No firearms should be left on the benches on a ceasefire OR be handled.  BE SAFE !

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