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

3D Archery Shoot

archer shooting target through treesThere 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, d2lutz@telus.net.

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: 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 cfp-pcaf@rcmp-grc.gc.ca 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!

Nelson District Rod and Gun Club 2016 Annual Awards Night, Fundraiser, and Banquet

March 12, 2016
Happy hour is at 5pm, and dinner at 6:30pm.
Silent auction, live auction, 50/50 draw, bucket draws, and door prizes will all be held.
Tickets available through:

  • Any club director
  • Nelson Farmer’s Supply
  • Piper’s Corner Store in Salmo

All members of the public are welcome to attend this fun event and enjoy the unique menu.

For further information, please contact Gerry Vliet at +1 250 357 9309

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Membership dues

Membership dues
Motion passed at the April 7th general meeting:
That, effective October 1, 2015, the annual membership dues for the Nelson District Rod & Gun Club be increased to:
Individual (and senior individual) $85.00
Family $110.00
Junior $30.00 Carried
Your membership is for the calendar year, January 1 to December 31.
Club members will have third-party liability insurance for their club and outdoor activities and for their ORVs and boats (a liability certificate will accompany your membership card).
If you have not renewed your membership by January 1st, then you will not be entitled to use our ranges or other club facilities; and you will not have liability insurance for your boat or ORVs, until you do send in your renewal application.
This year the membership renewal process is more complicated than in the past, as you are required to sign a waiver which will be sent to you after we receive your membership renewal application and dues. Please keep your receipt for dues if you apply at Nelson Farmers’ Supply, as you can use that receipt for entry into our ranges and other facilities until you receive your 2016 membership card.
Please be aware that you should not expect liability insurance instantly upon renewal. Further, we cannot guarantee that you will be covered for the fall hunting season if you renew during the second half of the year.
Since there has been a change in government you can expect to again need an ATT for movement of your restricted firearms. Exactly what the requirements will be is not yet known – but it is wise for you to take out club membership before you purchase your first handgun.

Quote without comment from the government’s platform:
The Government will introduce legislation that will provide greater support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; that will get handguns and assault weapons off our streets; and that will legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana.