Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

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Posted by [email protected] on February 6, 2018 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)



Big Bull Competition Event   Feb 10

Big Bull Dinner and Dance   Feb 17

This is such an exciting time of the year! We are anxious as we wait for the annual Big Bull Competition.

At the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association we look forward to seeing the province's hunting interests come together in celebration and recognition for those successful with harvesting our Big Game species. During past years events we have scored many World Class trophies so we never know when we will get to see another beautiful trophy of this class or to hear that hunting story.

Prizes will be awarded based on the highest scoring for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of three categories; Moose, Caribou, and Black Bear. The animals must be taken during and under license for the 2017 / 2018 NL Big Game hunting season. Proof must be given in license numbers while registering. Other prizes will be awarded as per committee choice, the most unique rack, and others. There will be a draw from all the registered entrants for a major prize. Even the smallest of racks or skulls could win a major prize. Food and beverage services will be provided throughout the day. More information will follow. Any questions can be directed through the email address below.

Registration fee of $15 per rack or skull entered.

Last years scores are on our News Letter on our web site. Visit the Photo Gallery to view past years events.


Visit our website.


Last years response to our provincial wide Big Bull Competition was exceptionally well attended. It was by far the best event in many years. We are looking forward to having another successful and even better attended event this year.

The event is in two parts with the actual scoring and competition event being held on Feb. 10.

The BBQ Steak Dinner and Dance will be on Feb 17th. Music for the Dance has already been booked. Posters are currently being made for the Big Bull Competition Event. They will be available for distribution within the communities in the near future. Tickets for the Dinner and Dance will be on sale soon at $60.00 double. Single tickets will be available at $30.00 each. Tickets are limited so get yours soon...

Our Big Bull Competition commitee will be having another meeting Tuesday, Feb 06 after our regular monthly meeting. Meetings will start at 7PM at the club house on Goose Arm Road. If you wish to help us out, then please contact me at 709 686 5228 or through this email

[email protected]

Please share this message with our members who do not have email or those who may not yet be on our contact list.

For those already on the Big Bull Committee, We are hoping to see you tomorrow evening !

Contact 635 5415 John Randell

              635 7179 Tony Wiseman

              635 7179 John Anstey



Posted by [email protected] on January 27, 2018 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)



Good Morning Everyone

I want to Congratulate the 2018 Executive and Board of Directors and to Thank each of them for coming forward to serve with us. Wishing them every success in their endeavors!


On the Executive are;

• Wendell Smith     President

• John Anstey        Vice President

• xxxxxxxxx            Secretary

• Eugene Anstey    Treasurer

• Brian Manual       Sargent at Arms

On the Board of Directors are;


• Alfred Ford               Director

• Sam Butt                  Director

• Ivan Nichols             Director

• Eugene Tiller           Director

• Tony Wiseman        Director

• Wilfred Rideout       Director

• Sherman Peddle    Director and Membership Chairperson

• Myron King            Director and IPSC Chairperson


Range Committee members are;


• Tony Wiseman       Chairperson

• Ed Andrews

• Daniel Whelan

• Sherman Peddle

• Wendell Smith


Trap Committee Chairperson;       David Batstone with Ed Andrews being an alternate

Bookings and Rentals                   John Randell


On Behalf of the Executive and Board of Directors I would like to Thank all those who have served positions with us. Your time, skills and dedication to the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association has not gone unnoticed. You will always be remembered and appreciated by the members of this Association. We wish you good health and happiness as we look forward to seeing you at our facilities and on the range.



Wendell Smith

President, UHRGA


Posted by [email protected] on December 15, 2017 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (1)

ONE EXCITED WINNER TODAYat Barnes Sporting Goods in Corner Brook. CONGRATULATIONS goes to Mr. Sheldon Mosher with ticket number 3832. Mr. Mosher won a Uzkon ZK 11 Semi Automatic 12 gauge shotgun, a floating water proof camoflauge carrying case, a trigger lock, a pair of waterproof Bushnell binoculars 8 x 42, and a $60.00 gifrt certificate from Barnes Sporting goods in Corner Brook. It is a nice package anyone would be proud to own. 

To all who have helped us in any way selling or purchasing these tickets, a hugh Thank You one and all. We will be posting some pictures later. Merry Christmas everyone. 


Posted by [email protected] on November 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

To clear up any questions some may have about the recent age reductions. Hope you don’t mind me posting this here, but it may help a few folks out. If at any time you need answers or clarification. Please contact the Wildlife Division.

Small Game Regulations

In addition to the Regulations For All Hunters, these regulations apply to Small Game Hunters.

Age Limit

Youth age 12 to 15 may be issued a licence to shoot small game, coyotes, and wild birds permitted to be harvested under the authority of a Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit during an open season under the following conditions;

•A youth must carry written consent of a parent or person who has custody of the youth;

•A youth must be accompanied by a designated adult;

•A designated adult who is not the parent or person who has custody of the youth must be designated in writing;

•Youth must complete required hunter and firearms training course and;

•Youth and Designated Adult must possess Outdoor Identification Card or equivalent document.

Youth age 16 to 17 may be issued a licence to shoot small game, coyote, fur bearing animals and wild birds permitted to be harvested under the authority of a Migratory Game Bird Permit during the open season without consent to purchase a licence. Youth age 16 to 17 who hold a valid small game, coyote, trapping licence or Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and who do not possess a Minors Firearms Possession Licence are required to be accompanied and supervised by a fully licenced adult.

Requirements for Designated Adults

A designated adult accompanying a youth for hunting activity must meet the following criteria:

•Must be over the age of 18;

•Must not prohibited from carrying, transporting, possessing or using a firearm or from being a designated adult and;

•Must be eligible for the same type of licence under which the youth is hunting, taking or killing an animal by shooting.

While accompanying a youth hunter, a designated adult shall adhere to the following:

•Remain at arm’s length of the youth; and be able to take control of the firearm if necessary;

•Not accompany and supervise more than two youths at one time;

•Carry evidence of his or her eligibility to hold the same type of licence as the youth hunter (e.g. possess an Outdoor Identification Card or similar document) and;

•If a designated adult is not the parent of the youth hunter a designation in writing is required from the parent or adult who has custody of the youth. The designation in writing must be carried by the youth or designated adult.


Changes to Wildlife Hunting Regulations

Posted by [email protected] on October 27, 2017 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

On behalf of the Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, I would like to inform you of today’s announcement involving amendments to our provincial Wild Life Regulations specifically designed to enhance opportunities for youth and for persons with disabilities. These regulations take effect immediately and will add to the many opportunities for both resident and non-resident hunters in our province. The following highlights some of the amendments to the legislation:

Minimum Age Firearms Use Regulations

· Reduced the minimum age allowing youth to hunt small game and waterfowl starting at age 12.

· Reduced the minimum age allowing youth to shoot fur bearing animals on a trapper’s licence starting at age 12.

· Reduced the minimum age allowing youth to hunt big game starting at age 16.

· Youth must be accompanied by a designated adult who is eligible to hunt and use firearms.

· Written consent to purchase a youth licence must be completed by a parent or person who has custody of the youth.

· All persons, including youth, must complete the Canadian Firearms Safety and Hunter Education Course and Trapper

Education Course (Trapping only) to be eligible for a licence.

· A designated adult who is not a parent or person who has custody of the youth must be designated in writing.

Program for Hunters with a Disability (Big Game)

· Amended the section allowing a designated hunter hunting on behalf of a person with a disability to keep that person within sight or within 800 meters, whichever is greater, while hunting big game. Additional provisions for person with disabilities will also be developed in advance of the 2018-19 big game licence draw that give priority access to problem farm moose or moose that are put down by a Departmental wildlife officer.

For more information, please visit http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/ffa/1027n01.aspx


Blair Adams

Director of Forestry and Wildlife Research

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

As many of you know these changes have been made as a result of ongoing efforts for quite some time and much work has gone into creating these increased opportunities for participation in hunting activities.

Please note that these changes are effective immediately and youth who wish to participate in small and big game hunting are required to abide by the following:

• A youth must carry written consent of a parent or person who has custody of the youth;

• A youth must be accompanied by a designated adult;

• A designated adult who is not the parent or person who has custody of the youth must be designated in writing;

• Youth must complete required hunter and firearms training courses and trapper education courses; and

• Youth and designated adult must possess Outdoor Identification Card or equivalent document.

More details are available through our website in the press release and backgrounder information. Please visit the following link to access these documents: http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/ffa/1027n01.aspx As there is a requirement for youth to have consent and accompaniment of an adult a standard consent and designation form is also available online at: http://www.flr.gov.nl.ca/wildlife/trapping/Youth%20Hunter%20or%20Trapper%20Consent-Adult%20Designation%20Form.pdf

There will be new policy direction as a result of these changes that will be circulated in the coming days.


Posted by [email protected] on October 27, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are the links to the News Release by Minister Gerry Byrne this morning in Corner Brook regarding Youth hunting and a program for hunters with disabilities.



Dinner and Dance / Awards Night

Posted by [email protected] on October 26, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We are having a BBQ Dinner / Dance with Awards Night on Saturday October 28 starting at 7PM.

Music will be supplied by Earl Blake ( CD) for a full evening of fun and entertainment. Bar services will be provided for the evening.

We still have tickets that are available for $50.00 double. We have limited seating capacity so get your tickets soon! This is a wonderful chance to mingle and say hello as we recognize those members who have dedicated their time and skills to the UHRGA, the outdoors and shooting sports.


Tickets are available from any member of the Executive or Board. Bring along some friends to share in the fun. Board members and others who wish are asked to please bring along a salad or a desert dish.


Thank you for your continued support to the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association!


Please call

Tony Wiseman at 635 7179

John Randell at.. 635 5415

Wendell Smith at 686 5228

Meeting SEPT 05, 2017

Posted by [email protected] on September 3, 2017 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to the Labour Day long weekend with everyone wanting to take advantage of the last long weekend of summer, we will be postponing our regular monthly meeting until Tuesday Sept. 05 at 7PM at our facilities on Goose Arm Road.

Hoping to see you there.


Trap Shooting Update

Posted by [email protected] on August 14, 2017 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Trap events will be changed starting Sunday, September 10 to our Fall schedule. 

It will now be starting at 2PM on Sunday afternoons. There will be no trap on Thursday evening Sept. 07 due to our annual "Sight in Days"