NEWS

MAWSON LAKE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
*Come to Mawson Lake on Saturday, June 15th to help us celebrate the Rod & Gun Club's 100th anniversary and the great support we have had from our community.
We are inviting all the public to join us.
Please come for 10:00am for orientation.
Archery will be available for all ages.
Many fishing activities:  how to fish & care for fish, fly-tying demo, fly-fishing demo, etc.
Free barbecue as long as the burgers & hotdogs last!!
Lots of prizes for the kids.

FAMILY HERITAGE DAY AND OPEN HOUSE will be held on Saturday, May 25 to celebrate our centennial.  The public is encouraged to come at 10:30 for orientation.  See poster on Facebook for details.

$2,000 REWARD OFFERED BY LOCAL HUNTERS
The Rod & Gun club approved, at their first opportunity to meet, a $1000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for the recent dog poisoning.  In addition, some members and local individuals have pledged a second $1000 reward.

TRAP SHOOTING:
Trap commences this Thursday, April 25 and runs every two weeks throughout the spring and summer.  It is a great way to maintain your shooting skills, and is only $4.00 for a round of 25.  Break out your shotgun and bring some boxes of 71/2.  6:00 pm sharp.

SIOUETTE OR .22LR RANGE:
Contrary to a previous post, this venue must remain closed to all firearms until there is an official inspection of the work completed there.
The area may be used for archery only.

3-D Archery, 1 day shoot will be April 07
Check out Facebook for details or call Dustin Oakley at 250-402-8132.

CONGRATULATIONS!!
To all the members of the Banquet Committee, the Executive & banquet chair, Traven Huscroft for another successful fundraising event.  The sell out crowd really enjoyed the evening.

Congratulations also to Sportsman of the Year, Annette Rocca and new Life Member, Tim Wayling, who were honoured for their service to the Club and to the community.

PISTOL RANGE  NOTICE:
Please follow all range safety rules and commands when shooting.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:  Monday, Feb. 04, 7:00 at the Library.
James Barber will give a presentation on the past hunting season.
Officers will be elected and volunteers for committees recruited.
If you are concerned about the state of wildlife in our region or other Club activities, come out and get involved.  Our Club and our outdoor traditions need your help.

Scoring for the Trophy competition will take place this Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Library from 12:00 to 5:00.

INDOOR-ARCHERY:
First session will be Jan. 15, 7:00 to 9:00 at Wynndel Hall, every Tuesday until the end of February.

2019 WILDGAME DINNER & FUNDRAISER - SATURDAY, FEB. 16
Tickets are now available at Mawson's, Wynndel & Paul's Superette.  Still only $40 for adults and $20 for youth.  They sell out every year so buy early!

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.

New Meeting Location:
Next year Club meetings will be held at the Creston Public 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!

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."

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)

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.

















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.