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.

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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!

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.


The Annual General Meeting will be held at our hall at 7:15 pm, Tuesday, January 12. At that meeting directors will be determined for 2016. The directors will then meet at 7:15 pm on Monday, January 18, to elect an executive and to select their portfolios. To become a director, or to vote at this meeting, it is necessary to have your membership (new or renewed).

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“West Kootenay Gun & Antique Show“ 2016

“West Kootenay Gun & Antique Show“

Saturday, April 2nd 9am – 5pm 2016
& Sunday, April 3rd 9am – 3 pm 2016

Nelson District Rod & Gun Club

801 Railway

Under 12 free

Bob or Gerry Vliet

The funds raised, aid in Outdoor Range improvements.
As shooters, this event will enhance your range experience.



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How about sending them on a Canadian Firearms Safety Course?

PAL – January 9th & 10th 2016 Possession and Acquisition License for Non-Restricted and Restricted Firearms: Guides you through the safety of Firearms and enables them to possess and acquire a Restricted or Non-Restricted Firearm. Starting from only $70:00 to $105:00

CORE – January 16th & 17th 2016 Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education: Will give them the knowledge and ability to go on the hunting trip they’ve always wanted to! Cost of only $145
Open to all Genders and abilities no prior knowledge of Firearms needed!

For More information or to book a place for that special someone call:
Joan I Trickett 250-825-4219 Fax 250 825 0176 email
Limited Places Book now!
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