Outdoor Range Closure Monday September 4th

Please be advised our outdoor range will again be closed Starting Monday September 4th due to extreme wildfire risk, Keep checking website for updates

We use Smallwood as a comparable Danger Class to our outdoor range and when we have had 3 consecutive days of extreme class 5 Danger ratings we close the range

When we have 2 consecutive days of class 3 danger rating we open with restrictions.

We do not close again until we have had 3 consecutive days of extreme class 5 danger ratings

As the danger class rating falls below 3 we start to remove restrictions

To view UPDATED Danger Class ratings in our comparable area and other South East fire center areas please go to this link

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/DgrCls/index.asp?Region=6

Vehicle restrictions still in effect

August 31, 2017

Notice to Hunters:  ORV Restrictions

Check road status in any area you are planning to hunt as there are a number of specific road closures in place in the Cariboo, Kamloops, East Kootenays regions and a number more to be announced.


CASTLEGAR – The BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that the operation of off-road vehicles (ORVs) and all motorcycles for recreational purposes on Crown land continues to be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre.

The BC Wildfire Service is continually monitoring conditions and this ORV prohibition may be expanded or rescinded as needed. It will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

Anyone found in contravention of this off-road vehicle prohibition may be issued a violation ticket in the amount of $767. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

Jeeps, trucks or other “on-highway” vehicles must remain on constructed or defined road surfaces. The road surface must consist of amineral soil or mixed gravel/mineral soil surface that is clear of grass, wood debris or any other flammable organic material across the entire road surface. Drivers are not allowed to go off-road in such vehicles while this prohibition is in effect.

The prohibition of off-road vehicles and on-highway vehicles does not apply to private lands or national parks. It also does not apply to emergency responders or to agriculture or commercial/industrial users who operate vehicles for farming, emergency response or business purposes.

With bow-hunting season scheduled to begin on Friday, Sept. 1, and rifle hunting season on Sept. 10, registered guides and outfitters are advised that the off-road vehicle prohibition does not apply to them while they’re using ORVs for business purposes. Such business purposes would include activities such as transporting supplies, setting up camps and general preparations for hunting operations. However, permitted ORV activities do not include guided clients using ORVs to hunt or gain access to the backcountry.

To report an off-road violation, call the Report all Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1 877 952-7277.

The Southeast Fire Centre extends from the U.S. border in the south to the Mica Dam in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east. The Southeast Fire Centre includes the Selkirk Natural Resource District and the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District.

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

You can also follow the latest wildfire news:

* On Twitter: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo

* On Facebook: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

Specific Forest Use restrictions and maps by fire centre are listed at the following website: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp

Information on BC Parks closed due to wildfire hazard can be found on the BC Parks website: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/

Information on Rec Sites and Trails closed due to wildfire hazard can be found on the Rec Sites and Trails website:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/camping-hiking/sites-trai

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

Outdoor Ranges Closure

Outdoor Ranges Closure

 The outdoor ranges of the Nelson District Rod & Gun Club are closed for all use due to the EXTREME high fire hazard

The outdoor range is on Porto Rico Rd, off Hwy 6, near Ymir.

For further information and updates visit: www.nrgcbc.ca

Wally Kampen, President

Howie Grant, Range Master

Alan Bond, Director

Range is open with the following restrictions:

UPDATED RESTRICTIONS

Use of steel jacketed projectiles, and tracer ammunition ARE banned

Post to all members that the range is open with the following restrictions:
No bianary (exploding) targets ( this is a Provincial order) and No Smoking.
Please use extreme caution and clean up as you go.
Thank you
Howie

ANNUAL HERITAGE MATCH

AUGUST 27TH 2017

Registration 9-10 AM  $25      Meal only $10      Spectators N/C

No sight in on Match Day

This match is held every year at the clubs range at Barret creek.

The format is prone shooting at 100, 200 & 300 yds. On the International Metric target.

Bench shooting is offered for those unable or uncomfortable shooting prone

Rifles; 303 British Caliber; iron sights only. No micrometer sights. 49 Rounds

 

Aggregate Match: Seven rounds at each range, Seven minutes each stage.

Stage one 100 yds  Stage 2, 300 yds. Stage 3, 200 yds.

[This is done because of lighting Conditions].

 

Following the aggregate Match is the MAD Minute 15 rounds. In one minute

at 200 yds. This event is for the Partington Challenge cup.

 

The City of Nelson Challenge Shield is for the team event. These are 3 person teams,

Each member fires 3 rounds at 200 yds. Teams are selected geographical when possible.

The entry fee is $6.00 a team. This is returned to the competitors at a 3: 2: 1: ratio for

1 st. 2 nd. 3 rd. place.

 

From the aggregate scores there are Five Trophies awarded. Top Shooter gets the

Home Loan & Contract Co. cup. Second place gets the Annabel Trophy, Third place

The Agricultural & Industrial Trophy. The Captain Carrie Trophy goes to the high

Score at 300 yds, also medal for 2 nd. & 3 rd. place. Finally in the 303 British class is

The C.P.R. Trophy for the top Tyro. {A shooter who hasn’t won any other event.}

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In conjunction with the Heritage Match we shoot the Fred Watson Memorial match.

This is 10 shots prone at 200 yd. with any rifle of a military caliber that was in use by

1945 Iron Sights only.

 

Come out and enjoy the Fun, Food & Entertainment.

If you don’t have a 303 but would still like to come there may be some available for use.