Off-road vehicle prohibitions rescinded throughout B.C.

The operation of off-road vehicles will once again be permitted on Crown land throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre, effective at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

Cooler weather conditions and recent precipitation have reduced the flammability of fine fuels in these regions, which has significantly reduced the chance of a wildfire starting from a spark or a hot engine.

However, the BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that some area restrictions are still in effect on Crown land in the vicinity of large wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre, to help protect public safety and allow firefighting operations to continue efficiently. The use of off-road vehicles will continue to be prohibited in the restricted areas around these wildfires.

Additionally, campfire prohibitions remain in effect throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre.

More information about these area restrictions and campfire prohibitions can be found online:

Individuals found to be in contravention of an area restriction may be issued a violation ticket that carries a fine of $767, while individuals found to be in contravention of a campfire prohibition may be issued a ticket that carries a fine of $1,150. If a person’s activities causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may also be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

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:

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:

Wally Kampen, President

Howie Grant, Range Master

Alan Bond, Director


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.


Food Safe

Anyone willing to take the food safe program at the clubs expense…..with the intend of helping at club events please contact Glen McKen 505-5006 or

Several options on how to take it

To check it out online

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