NEWS

IMPORTANT GENERAL MEETING ON JANUARY 7
Harvey Andrusak, President of the BC Wildlife Federation, will attend and give a presentation on Kootenay Lake.  Make plans to attend this great opportunity to hear about our Federation.

IMPROVEMENTS FOR RANGE CERTIFICATION
The Berms are as high as an elephant's eye (actually much higher).  Two years work involving lots of money and volunteer hours have been completed and should keep the inspector happy, leading to the opening of all venues.
Many thanks to the team of Tim Wayling, Les Buhr and Bill Chiste who coordinated this effort.  Also to Eli and Kevin Hedlund and Rory Sorenson who completed the work in a cost effective manner.

2019 MEMBERSHIPS
Now available at the usual outlets: Mawson's, Paul's Superette, Wynndel Foods.

Range closure!
The range will be closed all day this Saturday, Dec. 01 for mandated upgrades to the berms.

New Meeting Location:
Next year Club meetings will be held at the Creston Library.
7:00 on the first Monday, October to June.

MAWSON LAKE 
The lake is receiving a lot more use for youth-oriented activities.  Be sure to check on Facebook to avoid over-crowding.  Call 428-4355 if you wish to book a group event.
The Club's investment in maintaining this site is really paying off for the community!

FAMILY FISHING DAY - JUNE 16  (for CVRG members).
Celebrate family, fathers, fishing & fun.  Starts at 10:00.
FREE fishing derby for youth with many prizes.
FREE burgers & hot dogs while they last.

IN-DOOR ARCHERY:
Last day for 2018 is today, Feb. 28.

AGM was well-attended.
Thank you to Richard Benko and Annette Rocca who agreed to serve our Club on the executive.  Annette stepped up to be Secretary in place of our long-serving member, Wendy Lansing.
SPECIAL THANKS TO WENDY FOR HER MANY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE CLUB AS SECRETARY AND IN MANY OTHER ROLES.
Thank you to Traven Huscroft for guiding the Club as President and to Les Herle who agreed to serve as our new President.
Thank you to James Barber who gave his usual interesting presentation.  The good news is that he will probably serve our area for two more hunting seasons before retiring.

1-Day 3D Archery shoot is on March 31 this year.
Poster is on our Facebook page.
Call 250-402-8132 with questions.

C.O. James Barber:  will be a guest speaker at the AGM.  He will discuss the recent hunting season and answer your questions.

Annual General Meeting - Feb. 05, 2018 - 7:00 at Rotacrest Hall.
The Club needs your help to achieve its goals.  There will be openings on the executive and committees.  Please step-up and get involved.

Annual Wild Game Banquet & Fundraiser is Feb. 17th.
Tickets are available at Mawson's, Paul's Superettte & Wynndel Store.  We have sold out the past few years so don't delay picking one up.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO HUNTING REGULATIONS:
Go to the link below and comment on regulations which may effect you; e.g., the shortening of the elk season in the West Kootenay.
https://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/ahte/hunting

TROPHY COMPETITION:
Scoring will take place at Rotacrest on Saturday, Jan. 13 from noon to 4:00.  You must have your entry in before 3:00 on that day.  Contact Les Herle at 250-431-8436 for info.
The Trophy Competition is supported by our banquet/fundraiser.  Please bring a roast with your entry if you can so we can share at the banquet.

Locks have changed at the Range & Mawson Lake:
Combo is on your membership card which you must have at the Range; do not share!
Procedure is on the post "Kidd Creek Rifle Range."

2018 Memberships will be available at vendors on December 01
*For the first time in years, there will be small increase in membership dues.
**Lock will change at the Range on January 01; you must be a 2018 member to use the range after that date.

COMMITTEES:
The Club maintains a number of committees to further our goals.  Some of the main ones include:  Range, Mawson Lake, Archery, Wildlife, Fisheries and Trophy Committees.
Get involved and help out your community.  Contact a member of the executive or of the committee you are interested in.
Find committee contacts by clicking of the Pages to the left.

3-D Archery Shoots:  (Contact Dustin Oakley at 402-8132)
1-Day Shoot:  March 31; range closed on March 30 & 31.
2-Day Shoot:  May 12 & 13th

2018 Memberships now available at Mawson's, Paul's Superette & Wynndel Store
Remember:  When buying a family membership, your spouse's name must appear on the back for everyone to be covered by the liability insurance.

Compulsory Inspection:
Note that several animals have been added to the list for compulsory inspection in Region 4.  Check the Regulations.


MEMBERSHIPS EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31 EACH YEAR
If you wish to have all your benefits in effect on a continuing basis, renew as soon as possible.
Other your insurance will not be active; BC Outdoors magazine will be discontinued, etc.

Family Fishing Day - Saturday,  - 10:00AM - Mawson Lake
This event is for Club Members to enjoy our property at Mawson Lake.
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be provided.
There will be a free fishing derby for youths.
A fishing licence is not required that weekend.
Some boats/canoes will be available or bring your own.


















The Club has been deeply saddened by the passing of Bruce Avery who was the "Voice of the Gun Club Banquet" and a valued and much-loved member of our executive.















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***DUCK LAKE.  The CVRG is working to improve cooperation with the Creston Wildlife Management Area by communication with representatives of Ducks Unlimited.  We have undertaken a joint project to improve access to Duck Lake at Sirdar.  A team headed by Matt Maddess is working to survey and build a safer trail to access Duck Lake.  Weather permitting, we hope to complete this for ice fishing this winter.

If you are a regular shooter, come out to our clean-ups and leave the range better than you found it.