Town Hall Nelson Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:00PM

If you care about fish, wildlife and habitat, you need to attend a Town Hall meeting.

These are completely free events, where you can learn how to make a positive impact, and drive change.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017   7:00PM
Nelson District Rod & Gun Club, 801 Railway Street, Nelson
Contact: Wally Kampen (250) 354-2926
For immediate release: April 5, 2017
Surrey, B.C.  The BC Wildlife Federation held the first of our month-long series of Town Halls across the province in Grand Forks, Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna.
The BCWF is concerned about the future of fish, wildlife and habitat and for the ability of future generations to hunt, fish, camp and recreate. The Town Halls offer an opportunity to discuss the trends, threats to fish and wildlife populations, access to public resources, and how we can turn things around.
Jesse Zeman, Resident Priority Program Manager reports “The long-term lack of funding and slow decline of our fish and wildlife resources has been eye opening to those attending the Town Halls.  People are extremely concerned about what is being left to future generations.”
Zeman said multiple MLA candidates attended and learned about the chronic under-funding of the fish and wildlife branch in BC.
For all the information about the BCWF Town Halls, and to sign our petition calling on the BC government to increase funding and to set objectives for our fish, wildlife and habitat, please visit<>

 BC Wildlife Federation

Who We Are

The BC Wildlife Federation is British Columbia’s largest and oldest conservation organization. Our 50,000 members are passionately committed to protecting, enhancing and promoting the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Our volunteers and donors give generously of their time and finances to support to a wide range of wildlife conservation programs and projects.

BCWF AGM & Convention

This year’s BCWF AGM & Convention will be held in Nelson, BC. @ Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Center Thursday May 4 – Saturday May 6th

The hosts for the 2017 convention are The Nelson District Rod & Gun Club.

Don’t miss our Club Fun Night Friday May 5th as we will have a Red Seal Cook on hand to prepare a variety of delicious fish and wild game dishes as well as a whole roasted hogs.

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Fun & fundraising activities will be plentiful

Tickets to the event $ 25.00 to be available soon from club directors

Limited tickets available

Boy Scouts, Target Practice, Archery


               BCWF Awards Gala Dinner

Club members who are not registered delegates but wish to attend the Saturday – Awards Gala Dinner @ Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Center  Saturday evening May 6th should purchase their tickets asap from the BCWF office.

Phone: 604-882-9988 or toll free 1-888-881-2293



Saturday April 22, 2017 to be the spring clean up (sign installation) day for the outdoor range. We should be in good shape snow wise we hope. The range will have to be closed to the members for that day.

Suggested hours of clean up would be 9 a.m. to 3p.m, with a BBQ lunch at noon.

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Howard Grant

Outdoor Range Master

3D Archery Shoot 2017

archer shooting target through treesThere will be a 3D archery shoot, June 3rd, and 4th, at the Barrett Creek, Nelson District Rod And Gun Club outdoor range.

Categories for Compound bows (hunter and unlimited), longbows and re-curves, kids categories, and even crossbows.
Dry camping available on-site.
A family friendly fun event.
Registration starts Friday evening. Shoot one day or both.

Nelson & District
Rod and Gun Club Range
About 20km south of Nelson on Highway 6, turn west onto Porto Rico Rd.

Please see the 3D Archery Shoot event.

Call or email Darcy Lutz for further details. +1 250 354 7241,

Kootenay Lake Fisheries Recovery Update

Many folks around the lake are concerned about the fisheries decline on Kootenay Lake.  The following is a list of resources and links to get more informed on the action being taken by the Province and other partners to recover the Kootenay Lake fisheries.

Redfish 003On June 16th, 2016 90 people attended a public meeting in Balfour to receive an update on the Kootenay Lake Fisheries Action Plan.

Here is the action plan: KLAP Kootenay Lake Action PLan final 9_May_2016

To view the presentation from the June 16th meeting and general info from the Province on Kootenay Lake Fisheries click here

Government Hunting Services Going Online

In April 2016, the Province will introduce a new online system that will improve the overall efficiency of hunter services. Initially the online service will be for Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) applications. In the future, the system will integrate a range of online services for hunters, including licensing.

Hunters will have 24-hour online access to hunting services from any computer with an internet connection and will be able to view and track their Limited Entry Hunting applications online.
To provide access to the new system, hunter numbers will be replaced with a new Fish and Wildlife ID (FWID).

Hunters with an existing hunter number will be assigned a FWID (which will include their old hunter number) and a Resident Hunting Credential. New hunters will need to register and apply for their FWID and Resident Hunting Credential.

For more info click here


Online Firearm Licence Renewal Application

Did you know?

The Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) now offers an Online Licence Renewal Application which can be accessed at:

It’s easy, fast and a secure way to renew your firearms licence.

If your firearms licence is about to expire, renew it online today.

For more information, please visit or contact the CFP at or 1-800-731-4000.

Canadian Firearms Program

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Tel: 1-800-731-4000 (toll free)


Wheelchair Access Ramp

Wheelchair Access Ramp – this improvement to our hall was largely funded by the Government of Canada and by the Columbia Basin Trust through the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Areas E, F, G, H, and the City of Nelson. Thank you!