The Audubon society has posted an interesting DIY article regarding what to do with all those pumpkins sitting around after Halloween.
While we in the West Kootenays need to consider the impacts to bears, these feeders do present an option, and may well prove quite helpful for the species who over-winter here.
The Columbia Mountains Institute has provided a completed Predator–Prey Dynamics conference collections page which can be found by clicking here. This is a great resource that can help build your knowledge on a key conservation issue for the Kootenays and beyond.
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.
On 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
The Nelson District Rod and Gun Club is happy to announce our first Youth Shooting Program Range Day.
Friday, June 17th, from 6PM to 8PM at the NDRGC Outdoor Range at Barrett Creek on Porto Rico Road.
Please see the event listed here for further information.
CORRECTION: Please be aware that youth shoot does not start on a regular basis until August 2016.
There will be a 3D archery shoot, June 25th, and 26th at the Barrett Creek, Nelson District Rod And Gun Club outdoor range.
Categories for hunting, traditional, and crossbows. Dry camping available on-site. A family friendly event.
Please see the 3D Archery Shoot event.
Call or email Darcy Lutz for further details. +1 250 354 7241, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dust off your .22 and come join us for the Annual 2016 Chicken Shoot!
Click here for more information: 2016 Annual Chicken Shoot
9AM until 3PM
Cost is $10 per person to a maximum of $40 per family.
We look forward to seeing you there.
For anyone who is interested in the fisheries decline on Kootenay Lake click here to view information and updates being posted by the Province.
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
Did you know?
The Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) now offers an Online Licence Renewal Application which can be accessed at: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/online_en-ligne/index-eng.htm.
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 www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp or contact the CFP at email@example.com or 1-800-731-4000.
Canadian Firearms Program
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Tel: 1-800-731-4000 (toll free)
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!