Please review the NEW!! Outdoor Range Orientation Document for 2021. This document reflects our current Club policies and includes important information for both new members and long time members alike. Generally our Outdoor Ranges only have designated Range Officers for sanctioned Club events. That means we rely on the membership to participate in the day to day safe utilization and maintenance of the Outdoor Range facilities. Please become familiar with the attached rules and procedures for the benefit of all our members, and the sustainment of our great Club.
Closed due to covid 19 till further notice
Outdoor range closure dates for archery May 31, June 1 and June 2.
The Outdoor Range will be closed for a series of private events on the following dates :
Half a day on May 20 2019 from 0800 hrs to 1300 hrs
All day on June 10,11,12,13, 2019
Half a day on Sept 20 2019 from 0800 to 1300 hrs
All day Sept 30 2019 and Oct 4, 2019
The Outdoor Range will be closed on Oct 25 and Oct 29 for a private function
On Nov 15 and Nov 16 the Outdoor Range will be closed for a private training function.
.303 HERITAGE MATCH 2017 A WINNER
Some notes on the day. On 27 Aug we had a collection of enthusiasts arrive for the umpteenth .303 Heritage Match at the Barrett Creek Range. The day was excellent for shooting: warm & sunny, with very little breeze. But shooters at the prone or on the bench still had shade to keep them cool, and more importantly, to keep sun glare off their iron sights!
Of special note this year was the very appreciated contribution from the Ymir Volunteer Fire Department through Fire Chief Steven Wood. The Nelson District Rod & Gun were understandably very concerned about any fire hazard due to extremely long dry weather. The executive contacted Fire Chief Wood who volunteered to both inspect the Range for fire and also provided a full water bladder for immediate use if any fire should start. A bunch of buckets were provided by the club members so an old fashioned (and still effective) bucket brigade could deal with any fires whilst the Ymir Volunteer Fire Department was en route. NO fire occurred other than in the very hot chambers of rifles, and the excellent grill cooking provided by Glen McKen. Neither required fire-fighter attention! I can say, that as the day warmed up, that bladder full of Ymir Water got to looking more & more like a cool swimming hole than a fire-fighting bladder!
The volunteers did a splendid job with planning, preparation, and operating the Match, although many were first-timers at a lot of the stuff! The cheerful co-operation of all the participants certainly made it all easier. The food provided was first-rate, and timely. One last note was that with hundreds of rounds fired by relays that continuously changed places, I noted ZERO firearm safety issues. Kudos to participants and particularly to Range Safety Officer Marvin Paisner for that!
Heritage Match 2017
August 27, 2017 was a beautiful day for our annual Heritage Match at the Barrett Creek range. Seventeen shooters competed with ten of them winning medallions for their efforts. There were also a number of spectators and workers with all enjoying lunch; chef Glen McKen as usual did an outstanding job at the grill, while Dan Danforth and Marvin Paisner ran the competition smoothly as always. Chief Steven Wood of the Ymir Fire Department provided a water supply for possible fire suppression.
Range Master trophy 100 yards Dan Danforth
Tramway trophy 200 yards Colin Kenning
Captain Carrie Cup 300 yards Brian Gagnon & Jon Demers (tie)
Aggregate – total of the 100, 200, and 300 yard matches)
Home Loan and Contract trophy first place Dan Danforth
Annable Cup second place Jon Demers
Agricultural & Industrial trophy third place Brian Gagnon
CPR Cup “tyro” – next highest score with no previous individual medal Nathan Ward
Partington Challenge Cup Mad Minute Tom Pettman
Fred Watson trophy Memorial Shoot Tom Pettman
City of Nelson Challenge Shield –teams first place Brian Wylie
second place Dan Danforth
third place Nathan Ward
Congratulations to the winners and to all the participants!
Thank you to the helpers, not all named above, who made the day a happy one. Some worked Sunday August 20 to prepare the range, and others worked during the shoot. Good job folks!
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.