P.A.L & C.O,R.E.

P.A.L. (Possession & Acquisition License) – Canadian Firearms Safety
This certificate is required to possess, purchase, transfer ownership, sell, or trade a firearm, as well as to purchase ammunition.
Non Restricted: Sat/Sun, Mar 10 & 11, 9:00am-5:00pm. $99. Crescent Valley Hall.
Restricted: Sun Mar 11, 12:00pm-5:00pm. $65. Crescent Valley Hall.

C.O.R.E (Conservation & Outdoor Recreation Education) Certificate:
This program is mandatory for those wishing to obtain a BC Hunting License. The purpose of the program is to ensure that hunters meet acceptable standards of knowledge & skill for a safe and responsible hunting season.
Sat/Sun, Oct 22 & 23, 9:00am-5:00pm. $135. Crescent Valley Hall

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We are here Mon-Fri, 9:00-4:00


Canadian Firearms Safety Course: Restricted Firearms

Canadian Firearms Safety Course: Restricted Firearms

Colin Kenning, Bruce Donaldson

Location: Salmo Recreation Center, Salmo BC

This course is required to obtain your Restricted Possession and Acquisition License (RPAL).  Prerequisite:  A Non-Restricted Firearms License.  There is an additional fee for the Government office when paperwork is submitted.  Pick up your manual for pre-reading before class.  Must be 18 years of age or older.

Sa 9:30am – 5:30pm      Mar 10

42364                         $75 + tax

Must Pre-register for this course

Register with Salmo Recreation 250-357-0121 or at the Nelson, Salmo, or Creston rec centers with the above barcode

Emma Kjelson
Recreation Programmer
Regional District of Central Kootenay
206 7th Street, Salmo, BC  V0G 1Z0
Phone: (250) 357-0121   
Web: www.rdck.ca   

2018 Calendar of Events

2018 Calendar of Events

Annual Banquet    Saturday March 10 / Richard Green

Gun Show   Saturday & Sunday March 24 & 25 / Richard Green

Chicken Shoot        Sunday May 27 / Andrew Woodward

Archery Shoot        Saturday & Sunday June 2 & 3 / Warren Russell

Fishing Forever      Saturday June 16 / Richard Green

Family Fishing         Sunday June 17 / Richard Green

Heritage Shoot       Sunday August 19 / Howie Grant



The outdoor range will be closed November 15th and 16th



On November 25th, there will be an informal “tryout day” at the outdoor range. Individuals will have the chance to try out firearms they’re interested in if other members have them. There may be some opportunity for individuals to buy/sell/trade firearms with other members as well. Any transfer of firearms that takes place is not hosted or endorsed by the NDRGC. Please e-mail Andrew Woodward (andrew.g.woodward@protonmail.com) for more information, or to add to the list those firearms you’re bringing or want to try out!

Off-road vehicle prohibitions rescinded throughout B.C.

The operation of off-road vehicles will once again be permitted on Crown land throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre, effective at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

Cooler weather conditions and recent precipitation have reduced the flammability of fine fuels in these regions, which has significantly reduced the chance of a wildfire starting from a spark or a hot engine.

However, the BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that some area restrictions are still in effect on Crown land in the vicinity of large wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre, to help protect public safety and allow firefighting operations to continue efficiently. The use of off-road vehicles will continue to be prohibited in the restricted areas around these wildfires.

Additionally, campfire prohibitions remain in effect throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre.

More information about these area restrictions and campfire prohibitions can be found online:

Individuals found to be in contravention of an area restriction may be issued a violation ticket that carries a fine of $767, while individuals found to be in contravention of a campfire prohibition may be issued a ticket that carries a fine of $1,150. If a person’s activities causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may also be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca


Outdoor Range is now open again Sept 19 1 PM

Due to the reduced threat of wildfire the outdoor range at Barrett Creek is open again for club members and guests.

Ranges open with restrictions

 We are opening the ranges but keeping the restrictions (no tracers, no steel jackets, no binary targets, smoking on cement pads or hard gravel only etc) in place.  We encourage use between 7:30 and noon.

Volunteers needed and short term closure

There are a few things that need to be done at the outdoor range to prepare for the Heritage Match on Aug 27 and I need some volunteers. I would ask that the range be closed on Sunday 20, 2017 from 1200 pm to 4pm.

Due to the heat waves at this time of day, there would be very little use in sighting in rifles and the more help we have the quicker we can open the range back up.

I would ask that they bring a lunch and some water. We will need help to clear the shooting lanes of grass/shrubs, need some muscle to pull carpet onto some of the berms and assistance with the installation of the new targets.


Many thanks Howie

Ranges open with restrictions

We are opening the ranges but keeping the restrictions (no tracers, no steel jackets, no binary targets, smoking on cement pads only etc) in place.  And encourage use between 7:30 and noon.

Effective august 16th

Wally Kampen, President

Howie Grant, Range Master

Alan Bond, Director / VP

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