NEWS

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.

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


INDOOR ARCHERY is up & running.  Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 at Wynndel Hall.
$5.00 drop-in fee for non-members.

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.

Mawson Lake change delayed due to weather.

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."

First General Meeting of 2018:
!Due to the holiday, this meeting will take place on Monday, Jan. 08- 7:00pm at Rotacrest.

RANGE CLOSURE:
The Big Bore range will closed on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1:00 to 4:00 so we can host a community group's youth-oriented shoot.

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.

Mawson Lake:
The Army Cadets will be using the Mawson Lake property for a Field Training Exercise on Sept. 15, 16, 17.  The archery range will be closed on those days.

First General Meeting of the winter:
Monday, October 02, 7:00pm at Rotacrest Hall.

FAMILY FISHING DAY- THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 17TH AT MAWSON lAKE
Starting at 10:00 am there will be a celebration of Club membership, families & fishing at our Mawson Lake property.  Fishing derby for kids with lots of prizes + a barbecue with free burgers and hotdogs while they last.  All members and their families are welcome.

FAMILY HERITAGE DAY OPEN HOUSE IS MAY 27TH THIS YEAR
Let everyone know about our great range.  Encourage your friends & neighbors to attend this free event.  This is a family oriented event.  They can try out rifle shooting, pistol shooting, trap & archery as our guests.  Free hamburger to the first 100 attendees!
Details on the heritage day page.

RANGE CLEAN-UP SET FOR APRIL 22ND:
Come out and get our range ready for the season.
Bring your shovels, rakes & implements of destruction and construction!
Starts at 9:00; come when you can.

Range Schedule Change:
3-D Archery Shoot changed to May 6 & 7.

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.

Thank you to those members who volunteered at the AGM to provide leadership to our Club:
Traven Huscroft, President
Walter Morse, Vice-President
Jay Gudjonson & Cathy Fiedler as new directors.
*For the complete list of officers to the 'Contacts' page.

3-D Archery Shoots:  (Contact Dustin Oakley at 402-8132)
1-Day Shoot:  March 19th; range closed on March 18 & 19.
2-Day Shoot:  May 6 & 7th; range closed on March 5, 6, & 7

2017 WILD GAME DINNER, FUNDRAISER & DANCE:  (February 17th)
Tickets on sale at Mawson's Sports & Paul's Superette.
$40. for adults; $20. for youth under 18.  (Modest price increase is the first in almost 10 years.)

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.

FAMILY FISHING DAY- an event for members at Mawson Lake.
Free youth fishing derby with many prizes.
Free hamburgers & hot dogs while they last.

This is the free fishing weekend- no licence required.

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.

WILDGAME MEAT NEEDED FOR THEBANQUET:
Please donate a roast from your elk, deer, moose or caribou to help out.  Cougar & Lynx would also be welcome; grouse, too!!  Call Brian Lansing at 428-5764 for details.
Try to bring your donations to the next general meeting:

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.

A very successful Family Heritage Day Open House was held on Saturday, May 24th.  Over 60 members of the public attended, including 30 youths.
Thank you to all the Gun Club members who came out to provide an enjoyable and safe event for our community.  Special thanks to Tim Wayling (the great chili-maker!!) and family for their leadership and providing a super lunch enjoyed by all.
A shooting contest was held after lunch and two youth prizes were awarded-  a spinning outfit for first prize and second prize was a free challenge to CORE exam donated by Tim Wayling.

















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.