Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

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Posted by [email protected] on July 30, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Youth Skills Event ///// Saturday, August 05.


Should you have family and friends with youth who are interested in taking in the excitement of the Youth Day activities, then get them involved. This information is available on our website under NEWS. www.upperhumberrodandgun.com.


The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources - Wildlife Division - will be partnering with us again this summer for a full-day youth event on Saturday, August 05 at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association at 177 Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake.

The event will provide an opportunity for our youth aged 12-17 to participate in shotgun, rifle, and archery in a safe environment under the direct supervision and guidance of qualified instructors and volunteers. There will be a nominal registration fee per youth to participate in this event. A free lunch will be provided.

All firearms, archery equipment, ammunition and related safety gear will be provided by the Wildlife Division.


Participants will also learn about wildlife conservation, outdoor safety, wilderness survival, responsible hunting practices, and the minor's Possession Acquisition License Program.


There will be opportunities for youth to win prizes, and those participants between 12 to 17 years old will have their name entered in the Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program draw for a chance to participate in another province. Last year we had a local girl who won. Both her and her Dad enjoyed a goose hunting trip to PEI.


During lunch time, a competition to identify animals, ducks and other game birds, the judging of distances to animal and bird silhouettes, and other interesting material will be held. Youth will also be given some instruction on using compasses. There will also be a session on taking or reading compass bearings and giving distances between markers which will be a part of the competition.


Participants are required to pre-register for the event. Registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis until all our 50 spaces are filled. All youth in attendance must be accompanied by a parent and / or guardian for the entire day.


We are accepting a maximum of 50 youth for this years event. The Youth will be divided into 4 groups with each group rotating through all of the programs in a timely manner.


The event will go ahead, rain or shine so dress according to weather conditions, bring along rain gear and remember also to bring along sun block . We are all aware of our ever changing Newfoundland weather conditions.

Thank you for your interest in our partnered program for the Youth of Newfoundland and Labrador in developing those necessary skills for our outdoors sports and conservation activities. The skills and lessons learned by our youth on this day will be an introduction for many to a lifetime of safely enjoying the great outdoors and wilderness activities which we share.


In attendance for the day will be Archery Instructors, members of the Deer Lake Search and Rescue team who will be doing outdoor wilderness awareness and survival training, media from the Western Star, NTV News are being invited, members of the Dept. of the Fisheries and Land Resources, Wildlife Division, and Firearms Instructors. A member of the local Canadian Firearms Office in Corner Brook will be speaking on the Minor's License Application process and general firearms licensing requirements.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED / PLEASE ADVISE if you can assist during the day.


Volunteers are very important to the success of our activities and programs. Should you have some time to give us during this event, please make us aware of your interest... I believe that last year we had 29 persons come to assist us in the days event. This made for a very successful event with smooth transition through the entire program. Without treasured persons as yourself who come forward giving of your time and sharing your skills, programs such as this would not be possible. Your dedication and time with us is greatly appreciated,


Please visit the photo gallery for past years Youth Skills Event. www.upperhumberrodandgun.com


Should you need directions to the event, you can go to "Directions" on our web site... by entering the destination as : The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association, Deer Lake, NL and enter where you are starting from. The Google map feature will give you specific driving directions which you can print off if needed.


Contact information for pre-registration is listed below. Should there be any medical conditions, allergy or other concerns, please advise upon pre-registration.


Mr. Wendell Smith 709 686 5228

Mr. Liam Parfitt 709 660 9999

EMAIL Contact us at

[email protected]


* Name of Participant / s

* Age

* Parent or Guardian who will be attending with them for the day

* Address

* Contact and alternate phone numbers

* Special Note (Allergy, Medical Condition etc.)


Schedule of Events: AUGUST 05 / 2017

9:00: Registration

9:30: General Welcome and Introductions

9:40: Firearms / Range Safety

10:00 - 12:00: Concurrent Sessions

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch / Wildlife Contest

1:00 - 3:00: Concurrent Sessions

3:00 - 4:00: Closing Remarks, Prizes, Group Photo


Thank You !

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA


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1 Comment

Reply Shelley Taylor
5:35 PM on July 30, 2017 
I have 2 sons age 12 & 14 who would be very interested in this. My oldest has did it a few years ago.
Thanks Shelley