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WINNER "SUMMER DRAW" Honda EU 2000 Generator

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 23, 2019 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

On Behalf of the Executive and Board of Directors of The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association, I would like to Congratulate Eveline Tucker of Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, NL with the winning ticket number 0845. The ticket was drawn by Board member Brian Manual at the associations club house in Deer Lake this evening August 23rd. Eveline is now the proud owner of a Honda EU 2000 generater at an approximate value of $1700.00. We would also like to thank everyone who purchased tickets supporting the UHRGA and to Thank each member and all other persons who had taken from their valuable time in order to sell the tickets. To each of you we owe a deep gratitude for all you have done and continue to do for us. Tickets were sold under lottery license #19-10097000LT (4000 tickets were printed by Morgan Printing) Honda generator supplied by Twin Peak Motor Sports, Corner Brook.

With Sincere Appreciation

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL 

Memorial Trap Shoot report August 18, 2019

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 20, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Day Everyone, Here is the report forwarded to me with regards to Sunday August 18, 2019 Memorial Trap Shooting Event. See the pictures on the photo Gallery. 

Wendell Smith

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Fellow Trap Shooters,

We had quite a time on Sunday hosting the invitational 2019 Memorial Trap Shoot at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Club. Nine participants bravely competed in the event. The rain held off and the day turned out to be quite warm, but somewhat humid during the latter part of the day. A complimentary lunch was provided by the combined efforts of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association and the Stephenville Shooting Club. A large thank you to both clubs for lunch (and cake!).

In spite of an unbiased and overly scrutinized draw of names for the two relay teams, we still managed to come up with an UHRGA team and a Stephenville Shooting Club team. Competition reigned throughout the event!

Team Stephenville consisted of Max Fromm, Al Skinner, Jonathon Styles and Ed Strickland. Team UHRGA consisted of George Alteen (Trap Chair), Louis Fequet, Brian Duffy, Dave Batstone, and Ed Andrews.

The final results:

Top Gun – Dave Batstone (Upper Humber Rod and Gun Club)

Top Gun Team – The Stephenville Team consisting of Max Fromm, Al Skinner, Jonathon Styles, and Ed Strickland (Stephenville Shooting Club)

Top Gun in Singles – Jonathon Styles (Stephenville Shooting Club)

Top Gun in Handicap – Dave Batstone (Upper Humber Road and Gun Club)

Top Gun in Doubles – Louis Fequet (Upper Humber Rod and Gun Club)


The last event of the day was a fun shoot called “Scratch”. In spite of a fierce final competition between George Alteen Sr., (aka – George the “Dragon” Alteen, Sr.) and Al Skinner (aka – Al the “Sniper” Skinner), Al was the last man standing and managed to hit the clay with his final shell. Congratulations Al and well done indeed.

It was a great day enjoyed by all. Congratulations to all winners. The rest of you need more practice! If there are any omissions or errors in the reporting of scores, blame it on George Alteen, Sr.!

Regards,

Ed

YOUTH OUTDOOR SKILLS DAY

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on June 20, 2019 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (1)

UPPER HUMBER ROD and GUN ASSOCIATION

YOUTH OUTDOOR SKILLS Event

Saturday, July 06 - 2019.

 

Don't miss this wonderful and spectacular opportunity for family and friends with youth who are interested in taking in the excitement of our annual Youth Outdoor Skills Day activities. Get them involved. More information will be 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, JULY 06 at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association at 177 Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake.

 

Again this year we are very pleased to welcome Delta Water Fowl as a sponsor to our youth programs. Delta's Corporate Office will be providing us with much needed supplies for the day. Our local Humber Valley Chapter will be donating prizes and assisting with the event. Thanks to Delta Water Fowl and Kenny White and the other members of our local Humber Valley Chapter for their continued contributions to conservation, the outdoors and youth programs !!! We wish them every success. Please show your support to Delta Water Fowl at every opportunity. Thanks to our many sponsors and businesses for their continued support to our programs.

 

Many Volunteers will be assisting us with our event. It does us all good to be able to come together for a common cause of promoting the great outdoor activities for our youth. With safety being the priority concern for everyone involved in any shooting or outdoor activity, practices for safe hunting and the shooting sports for our youth are given the utmost attention.

 

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.

 

With this year being the International Year of the Salmon we will be adding some angling features including casting techniques and knot tying.

 

There will be a nominal registration fee of $10.00 per youth to participate in this event. The fee will be collected upon registration the morning of the event. A lunch will be provided at no extra costs.

 

All firearms, archery and other equipment along with related safety gear will be provided for the day by the Wildlife Division. No other equipment will be permitted.

 

Participants will also learn about wildlife and salmon conservation, outdoor safety, wilderness survival skills, responsible hunting and fishing practices.

 

There will be opportunities for youth to win prizes, and those participants between 12 to 17 years old will have their name entered in our Province's Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program draw for a chance to participate in hunting or fishing activity in another province.

 

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. As part of the competition, Youth will 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 5 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 and a hat. 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. By developing those necessary skills we are instilling upon these youth a heartfelt interest in our outdoor sports through hunting, fishing, and conservation minded activities. The many 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 all share.

 

In attendance for the day will be Archery Instructors. Members of the Deer Lake Search and Rescue team will be doing outdoor wilderness awareness and survival training. Media members are being invited. Members of the Dept. of the Fisheries and Land Resources, Wildlife Division, members from Delta Waterfowl and Firearms Instructors, members of the Stephenville Shooting Club and The Bay of Islands Rod and Gun Club are invited to assist us and will be attending. We also have invited distinguished guests. We are hoping to have someone from the local Canadian Firearms Office speak 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 assist us during this event, please make us aware of your interest... In the past we have had upwards to 29 persons assisting us for the event which make for a very successful process with smooth transitioning throughout the entire program. Without dedicated and 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 by everyone !

 

Please visit the photo gallery for past years Youth Skills events

 

http://www.upperhumberrodandgun.com/apps/photos/

 

Should you need directions to our facilities, 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, 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. We will be contacting everyone on the evening prior to the event confirming you are coming. That way no seat will be left unattended.

 

Wendell or Wanda Smith 709 686 5228

Liam Parfitt by day 634 4062 or evening 686 2509

 

EMAIL Contact us at either :

 

mail4upperhumber@gmail.com

* 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: July 06 / 2019

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

 

***Please note that due to the time required for the angling session this year, additional time variance may be required for the closing process beyond 4PM.

 

Below please find a link to the Government on Newfoundland and Labrador news release for this event.

 

https://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2019/ffa/0606n01.aspx

 

 

WORLD WATER DAY

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on March 28, 2019 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (1)

The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association along with the Stewardship of Municipalities ( SAM ) and the Town of Deer Lake will be hosting World Water Day on Saturday March 30 from 10 AM until 3PM. We will be having some guest speakers talking on water and water safety, Environment, Habitat for Animals, Birds, and Fish. It is a Family oriented day and we will be having some games for excitement. Weather permitting, we will take a short walk to the lake shore where we will have hot dogs, Marshmallow / wiener roasting and Hot Chocolate, Tea or coffee. Should the weather be poor, we will move everything to the clubhouse. Come out and join us for a fun Day as we celebrate World Water Day ! Preregistration required so we can get an idea of numbers. EVERYONE WELCOME !

www.upperhumberrodandgun@gmail.com or by phone 709 686 5228.

ATLANTIC PROVINCES TRAP SHOOTING

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on March 10, 2019 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (1)

The Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association website has been updated with all the latest trapshooting news from Around the ATA and Atlantic Provinces.

 

Visit www.shootatlantic.com for the latest.

 

 

 

 

BIG GAME COMPETITION FEB 16, 2019

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on February 12, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

BIG GAME TROPHY COMPETITION


Our 31st Annual All Newfoundland and Labrador event will be taking place on Feb.16th, 2019

Our registration and scoring will be starting at 9AM at our facilities at 177 Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake. Registration will be accepted up to 3PM.

Please make every effort to report early in the day for registration in order not to make a bottle neck effect for scoring at the last moments. You will need to bring along the 2018- 2019 hunting license / number with which your trophy was taken. This is part of the registration process and must be adhered to.

Should you not be able to join us personally on that day but wish to participate in our competition, you can contact us to make arrangements to accept your trophy, license number, and fees prior to the event.

A registration fee of $15.00 per registered trophy will be collected.

Lunch will be available for the day at nominal fees.

We have excellent prizes for First, Second and Third places for each of the categories of Moose, Caribou and Black Bear.

We have other prizes to award which the club has adopted over the years, such as the "Most Unique Antler" , "Committee's Choice" and others...

EVERYONE who registers a trophy will take away some prize.

Prizes must be accepted as presented and cannot be changed.

PLEASE REMEMBER that the "Major Prize" is a draw from the names of all the registered participants. For this prize you do not need a big trophy, even the smallest rack or skull can win!!! Come along for the day and join us in the fun activities. Bring along the youth of our province.

We want to Thank and Congratulate all our past entrants and prize winners for your participation in our events and wish you every continued success with your outdoor and hunting activities. We sure hope to see you and your family at our event again this year. Spread the word! Bring your friends.

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!


OUR STEAK BARBECUE DINNER and DANCE

Will be held on the evening of SATURDAY Feb. 23rd. starting at 7:30 PM

This is by far our most successful annual social event and is so much enjoyed by everyone who attends.

An EXCELLENT BBQ STEAK DINNER is served and a dance afterwards adds to a wonderful and exciting evening filled with so much fun and entertainment. Music by: D.J. Earl Blake


Tickets for this event are extremely popular! We are sold out very quickly. So get yours soon. Tickets are $60.00 double. Single tickets for $30.00 are also available.

Hope to see you with us for this fun filled evening.


contacts;

John Anstey 709 635 5460

Tony Wiseman 709 635 7179

John Randell 709 635 5415

Wendell Smith 709 686 5228

IMPORTANT FIREARMS E-PETITION e-1883

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on January 31, 2019 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Please read and share with your friends to sign

The petition e-1883 

The Petition is open for signature until February 8, 2019, at 8:26 a.m. (EDT)

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Name : Julia Ecclestone

Email Address : jecclestone@live.ca

Phone Number : 905 877 0555

Message : Greetings,

I am writing to you today to ask for your help. As you may be aware, at the direction of our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair is in the process of examining the possibility of a ban on handguns and ¿assault weapons.¿. Members of Canada's firearm owning community understand that a ban of this kind will be unfairly punish the owners of semi-automatic rifles and handguns, and will seriously endanger the future ownership of any kind of firearm.

 

Our family collects historical firearms and we are avid target shooters, it is time to take action to protect our hobby and personal property. Together with my eldest son and husband, I have co-authored an e-petition to Minister Blair, opposing a handgun and ¿assault weapon¿ ban, and requesting that the Minister respect law-abiding Canadians who own firearms. In the time since we launched the petition in October, we have gathered over 30,000 signatures.

 

The link to the e-petition, e-1883, is as follows:

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1883

 

If the link doesn¿t work please type ¿e-petition 1883¿ into google.

 

While it is certainly true that petitions do not necessarily guarantee results, and while some individuals may argue that these efforts are a waste of time, it is imperative that this petition receives widespread support for the following reasons:

 

It challenges that dangerous narrative that Canadians support the proposed ban.

The Canadian Coalition for Gun Control, led by Wendy Cukier, has launched a competing e-petition in support of the proposed ban (e-1923).

This e-petition is an integral aspect of a much larger effort against the ban, involving political engagement in various forms.

It is imperative that all Canadian firearm owners, regardless of the class of firearms they own, support these efforts. While a handgun and semi-automatic rifle ban may not affect every firearm owner directly, it sets a dangerous precedent by affirming the flawed idea that banning and confiscating privately owned firearms is the solution to crime and gang violence.

 

In light of what I have explained above, I strongly encourage you to please share this petition with your members. We must send a strong message to Ottawa that a ban is not the answer and that law abiding firearm owners are not the problem.

 

Sincerely,

Julia Ecclestone


NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2019

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on January 25, 2019 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello Fellow Members.

We trust that the New Year will be bringing you good health and prosperity. We hope you have lots of time with your Family and Friends out and about the country side, on the rivers, streams, and forests of this great province. Whatever your preference of enjoying the great out doors, Please take some time to join us at our facilities, on the range and grounds during our events throughout this year. I wish to Thank each of you for being a part of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association in the past and for your continued support.

 

It is good to acknowledge the growing number of our sponsors, supporters, and user groups for the continued interests in our services and programs. For the many businesses who have given generously of their time, contributions and prizes towards our events and continue to do so even in these trying economic times. We appreciate their interest and every effort towards our objectives and programs. This is what makes it so much easier towards putting off programs and recreational sporting events that we share with you, our members, and invite the community to come along and join us.

It is also important to acknowledge the volunteers who support us on an ongoing bases. Wether it be during our Youth events, sporting events, cleaning up of our grounds, maintenance issues, running some event, or chairing a position...your services to the Association does not go unnoticed. Thanks to each of you.

 

For all those who have just recently joined the UHRGA, these are our team members who have served on the Executive and Board of Directors for 2018:

 

• Wendell Smith President

• John Anstey Vice President

• xxxxxxxxx Secretary

• Joan Saunders Acting Treasurer

• Brian Manual Sergeant at Arms

Directors

• 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; Louis Fequet,

with Ed Andrews being an alternate

 

Bookings and Rentals John Randell

 

Many "Thanks" to all for the great work done by this group over the past year.

 

TRAP

Trap shooting events are usually scheduled for the summer on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM. This will usually start around May month depending on weather conditions. Later in the year with the reduced evening light, these events will be done on Sunday afternoons.

 

Trap shooting has been bringing in more shooters especially over this past season. This is primarily due to the continued efforts of the Trap persons. Dave Batstone, Louis Fequet and Ed Andrews have been extremely supportive of our Trap events and continue to run and promote Trap shootin.

With all this activity we look forward to the possibility of obtaining equipment and getting our second trap machine in place. This will allow our novice shooters some time for practice to gain experience before joining the team with our more seasoned shooters. This will also allow us to have more shooters participating for the same time frame.

 

Dave Batstone had taken some time off from the Trap Chairperson position this season with Louis Fequet taking over. Ed Andrews filled in if Louis was unavailable to run Trap sessions. They have all done and continue to do exceptional work for the Association. We always looked forward to Ed's colourful emails and commentary. Thanks Guys!

 

Any one interested in becoming part of the trap team or coming along to try out the activity are asked to contact us and we will pass along your information to the group. Ladies are always welcome and a few participate in this fun shooting activity on a regular basis.

The cost for a round of trap (25 targets) has been maintained at $5.00 over the past number of years. While we are making arrangements for our clay order for this season, we are hopeful that we may be able to continue with the same user costs. One of the biggest factors in governing this trap fee would be the freight costs absorbed as we have to pass this along to our end users. We are hopeful that we can obtain our stock without an increase as we have been able to do from our previous orders.

The inventory stock has been reviewed from this past season and orders will be made early 2019 in plenty of time for the first shooting activity.

We must "Thank" Ed Strickland and other members of the Stephenville Shooting Club for being a big part of our regular shooting activity and their continued support to our club. We also have our members visit the Stephenville Club for regular trap shooting activity. It is good to see such interaction and have such mutual support within our clubs.

ALL ARE WELCOME.


 

Remember that guests who wish to shoot and are not members of another club are required to pay a $5.00 for the day. As the NFA have no requirement now to collect the insurance fee per guest per day, it was agreed by the board that we continue with the fee which will go towards the contributions collected by the UHRGA towards the donations made to either the Janeway Hospital or the Western Memorial Hospital Foundation. This would surely be beneficial to all our community.

 

MEMORIAL SHOOT

We will be having a Memorial Day Trap shoot again this summer. Date of the event is to be scheduled and posted accordingly.

This past years event was held on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 with a good attendance.

 

All are Welcome to come along and take part in our Memorial TRAP Shooting event. Thanks to Louis Fequet and the Trap Team for coordinating the event.

 

SIGHT IN DAYS

at the UPPER HUMBER ROD and GUN ASSOCIATION were held in September. This is an annual event usually held a week or so prior to the hunting season.

 

During this time period, the club members assisted many hunters to sight in their firearms prior to hunting season. This has helped with marksmanship skills ensuring proper shot placement and hopefully a successful hunting season with no losses or wounded animals escaping. This has alerted some of you to hidden problems with firearms or scopes. This gave those hunters time to correct those issues before the hunting season started. This has been a really invaluable and important service to the hunting community where our members and guests really appreciated our assistance.

 

Please remember that any time you visit with us;

 

Hunters, members, and guests are responsible for the safe transport of all their firearms to and from the facility and to make sure you carry with you your current club membership card and NFA insurance card. Your membership card gives you the permission required for your non-restricted firearms.

Restricted firearms require other permission. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the required documents with you for the firearms you are transporting.

For those who are not members please be sure to pick up your permits to carry your firearms to the range from the authorities. Permits are available from the RNC, The Dept. of Fisheries and Land Resources, the Dept. of Natural Resources, and the Dept. of Justice.

PLEASE BRING ALONG ADEQUATE AMMO for your sight-in purposes.

 

While at the range ... Hearing and Eye protection is mandatory for everyone near any shooting area and those must be worn at all times during any shooting activity. The club has a supply of the safety equipment on hand which should be adequate for our scheduled sanctioned events but will depend on the numbers of people present. You should always bring along safety equipment for yourself and your guests at any time you visiting the range. Be Prepared.

Contact us for more information at :

John Randell ............635-5415

Wendell Smith .........686-5228

Sherman Peddle .......215-0254

Dan Whelan .............634-2847

Tony Wiseman..........635 7179

John Anstey..............635-5460

IPCS UHRGA

On the weekend of May 26-27 / 2018 IPSC NL put of a course for the Black Badge Certification. It was a great weekend of learning and shooting. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful time and fellowship. Other IPSC shooting match events were held monthly at the club from June to October. It was great to have the IPSCNL Team over from St. Johns to put of the course to train our members. It is good to see this activity growing at our club. Thanks to all involved in doing the training; the instructors, and to Myron King for being our UHRGA IPSC Chairperson.

***UHRGA Members and their guests are welcomed to drop by to the grounds to view those exciting competition matches. These events will be posted to our Scheduled events on our website calendar as they become available from the IPSC team.

 

Only those persons who have done the Black Badge Certification and IPSC training can participate in the events. If you are interested in this activity, then contact myself or Myron directly. myron.king4@gmail.com

 

During any IPSC event, you must not enter the range or interfere with range activity. The RSO has FULL CONTROL over the event and you. Please follow all instructions given and stay well behind any barriers put in place for your safety.


 

 

Youth Skills Event ....

This years event was held on Saturday, August 25 with wonderful participation form our youth. The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources - Wildlife Division partnered with us again this summer for a full-day youth event. Everyone had a wonderful day and enjoyed the program. We also welcomed Delta Water Fowl as a sponsor to our youth hunter programs both at the facility and later in the fall with the Exchange program.

 

In attendance for the Youth Hunter Skills Day was Archery Instructor Fred Carberry, members of the Bay of Islands Search and Rescue team who did the outdoor wilderness awareness and survival training, media from the Western Star, members of the Dept. of the Fisheries and Land Resources -Wildlife Division, members from Delta Waterfowl, Firearms Instructors, members of the Stephenville Shooting Club, and members of the Bay of Islands Rod and Gun Club, as well as our own volunteers.

 

***All firearms, archery equipment, and related safety gear was

provided by the "The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources - Wildlife Division.

 

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

 

***There were opportunities for youth to win prizes, and those participants between 12 to 17 years old had their name entered in the Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program draw for a chance to participate in hunting or fishing activity in another province.

 

***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 was held.

***Youth were given some instruction on using compasses. there was a session on taking and reading compass bearings and giving distances between markers which was part of the competition process.

 

***See the details below of the Winners of the Youth Hunter Exchange. This came from the Canadian Trapper Magazine.

The CTM pdf file is available at the bottom of this letter. The information was passed along to me from Nathan Spence. I will try to post it to our Photo Gallery as soon as I reslove some computer issues with uploading the file to our website.

 

Please visit the photo gallery for past years Youth Skills events. Other pictures will be added soon.


 

http://www.upperhumberrodandgun.com/apps/photos/

 

RANGE WORK

During your recent visits you must certainly have noticed that range expansion work has been being ongoing during the summer months for the new 300M rifle range addition.

 

Tony Wiseman and the members of the Range Committee have been busy up to that point in time when equipment was removed from the area due to excessive water stopping equipment operations. We simply needed to let the area drain. Since that time additional ditching has been added and this proved to be very effective in relieving water levels from the range area.. Work will continue as the weather improves in early summer 2019 and as the area dries up from the winter snow and ice. We do need to cut some wood behind the back stop to allow the contractors equipment to access the area in order to pile the back stop material much higher. To this end, we will be looking for volunteers to help us cut the wood behind the back stop area. We will be sending a separate notice for the timing of this activity. We are looking forward to getting the new range work started again this coming summer as our contractor becomes available. That would be depending on equipment availability as well as weather conditions.

Thanks to everyone on the Range Committee for all the hard work on this very important project. This will be a major and significant improvement to our facilities for your recreational pleasure and will be a great place to practice and improve your marksmanship skills. It will also allow more persons user access at our facilities at the same time period with our multiple ranges.

 

Notices as to range construction activity or other periodic closures will be posted to our website calendar according as will any range or other maintenance / construction work that would affect activities during your visit.


 

***New Safety Guidelines and Range Rules will be updated. These will be applied to range activity after the work is completed on the new range. These Guidelines and Rules will be upgraded accordingly as we consult with the CFO and our Range Committee. We are hopeful to have the New Range licensed by this 2019 summer.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO SHOOTING ACTIVITY IS PERMITTED ON THE NEW 300 M RANGE AREA UNTIL IT IS FULLY LICENSED BY THE CFO AFTER COMPLETION.

 

Information for our newest members

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR VISITS TO THE UHRGA

Remember to keep using the mail box and mail slot at the back bridge of the clubhouse, west end, to register your visits to the UHRGA range.

Your name, the date and time of your visit, which calibers you used, and how many rounds spent should be recorded on those index cards. This information is to be transferred to our log books later by one of our Executive or Board members. This information keeps us in line with the requirements of the CFO. By doing so and in particular should you own restricted or prohibited firearms, you must be able to demonstrate that you have used your firearm/s at an approved, registered and licensed range. This information and our log books has in the past been reviewed by the Canadian Firearms Officials during visits to our ranges and facilities. It is your responsibility to fill in those cards. It is intended for your protection that you follow through with this request.

Remember too that any of your guests regardless if they shoot or not are your responsibility during your visits. Should any of your family members or guests not have an individual UHRGA Membership, then they are asked to pay the daily rate of $5.00 if they wish to do any shooting activity.

 

***Membership application forms can be found on our website. They are available for New Members, Renewals, Youth and Students. Although they are not yet updated to our web page for 2019, this should be done soon. For this I apologize. Presently my computer has some operating systems issues which I have been trying to resolve. Applications are available upon request.

For post secondary education, a Student ID or proof of registration in an approved post secondary institution, university or college is required. Our NFA insurance now has a $10,000,000 liability policy. That policy can be viewed under the website of the NFA, National Firearms Association.

Here is a link to our membership Applications.

http://www.upperhumberrodandgun.com/membership

 

BIG GAME COMPETITION

Our BIG GAME COMPETITION will be held on Feb 16th at our facilities on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake.

The Dinner and Dance will follow on Saturday Feb. 23rd.

Our dinner and dance has always had extraordinary reviews.

Tickets sell swiftly and we fill to capacity. It really is a fun filled evening starting of with a bar service while we mingle with our friends and wait for those delicious BBQ charbroiled steak dinner. Music for the evening will be supplied by DJ--- Earl Blake. Get your tickets soon so you will not miss out on a great evening of fun and entertainment.

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ARCHERY

We have 2 target stands on a cleared field on the Eastern side of the trap ranges. This area is cleared to approximately 100 M. We will need to place adequate targets there for regular target arrows use only. Hunting arrows are not permitted at this time. Keeping safety always in mind, this area will be free for your use...unless there is trap activity....which is usually held Thursday evenings in the summer or Sundays in the last part of the season or special activity days when and where club bookings does not allow access. We advise you to be cautious in this area due to the old pool and ditching that has been left over from years ago. This area to be marked in the future. The old pool is clearly visible and filled with old trees. The ditching may not be so evident during your visit if the grass is high. This could be a temporary setup until other work on the facilities is completed. Please advise me directly if you or others are interested in this activity. Call Wendell at 709 686 5228.

 

DARTS

Our annual Rodger Saunders Memorial Dart tournament will be held in mid March at our facilities. This is a wonderful fun day for our local dart players and a wonderful memorial tribute to our Founding member Rodger Saunders.

 

RIFLE COMPETITION.

Anyone wishing to participate in scheduled shooting events for Big Bore and Small Bore 22 are to let us know. With interest we can have regular shoots.

MAP and COMPASS

A map and compass course can be held at the club in the near future. I am testing the waters for enough interest. There will be a nominal fee collected for the course. (Fee to be announced) Any one interested, please contact me directly. Please contact Wendell 686 5228

 

I will put this out there again looking for interested in the other activities.... for our membership and family members. Feedback on possible activities is appreciated.

Canoe Trip

Archery

Fly Tying and Casting

Wilderness Survival Training

Day hike in Gros Morne National Park

Visit to Norris Point Marine Centre

Youth Activity

Other

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g580447-d2027377-Reviews-Bonne_Bay_Marine_Station-Norris_Point_Gros_Morne_National_Park_Newf

 

YOUTH AT THE RANGE

This is our policy from last year which will be updated early in the 2019 year to reflect changes made to NFA insurance policy.

 

The person accompanying the youth member must have a valid firearms license (PAL) to possess and transport firearms which may be used on Association ranges.

The person accompanying the youth member must either:

have an Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association membership, which includes National Firearms Association (NFA) liability insurance and permission to transport a firearm between a home and the Association ranges;

 

OR pay for NFA insurance of $5 per day and obtain a permit to transport a non-restricted firearm from home to the Association ranges. If the firearm is restricted the accompanying person must obtain an Authorization to Transport (ATT) from the Canadian Firearms Centre in order to legally transport a restricted firearm from a home to the Association ranges.

 

The youth accompanied must either:

be a Youth Member of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association, which includes National Firearms Association (NFA) liability insurance and permission to transport a firearm between a home and the Association ranges, provided he/she is of legal age to do so and has a valid firearms license (PAL);

 

OR pay for NFA insurance of $5 per day and obtain a permit to transport a non-restricted firearm from home to the Association ranges, provided he/she is of legal age to do so and has a valid firearms license (PAL). If the firearm is restricted the accompanying person must obtain an Authorization to Transport (ATT) from the Canadian Firearms Centre in order to legally transport a restricted firearm from a home to the Association ranges, provided he/she is of legal age to do so and has a valid firearms license (PAL);

 

If there is only one accompanying adult, no more than two youth shooters may be permitted to shoot at the firing line at one time and both must be supervised at all times. The accompanying person must be within arm’s length of the person(s) shooting. Any other youths not shooting must be supervised at all times and be relocated to a safe distance well behind the covered shooting line. More than two shooters may be accommodated on the shooting line at one time provided every two shooters has an accompanying adult to supervise their shooting.

 

The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association is not responsible for any accidents that could occur while youth shooters are under the supervision of the accompanying adult. The accompanying adult is responsible for the youth shooters at all times while on Association property

 

 

Town of Deer Lake Students

 

We have again made application for students on the range again for this summer to help keep our grounds and facilities clean and tidy. Thanks to the Town of Deer Lake, we share them through a Summer Student employment program.

 

Petition against Bill C71

It is important that we stick together with firearms issues and oppose Bill C71.The petition to sign is found on the internet or other places. If you have not yet taken the time to sign the petition against Bill C-71, then we urge you to do so at your earliest convenience. Legal Firearms owners across Canada need to be voiced on a common ground.

https://nfa.ca/2018/03/20/bill_c-71/

 

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1883

 

Stay Safe Everyone and Enjoy your outdoor activities!

 

Wendell Smith

President, UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL


 

SIGHT IN DAYS

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on September 1, 2018 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

SIGHT IN DAYS

at the UPPER HUMBER ROD and GUN ASSOCIATION will be held at our club range at 177 Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake in September. Dates are posted below for the scheduled days prior to the hunting season.

The club will be assisting hunters to sight in their firearms prior to the up-coming hunting season. This will help with your marksmanship skills ensuring proper shot placement and hopefully a more successful hunting season with no losses or wounded animals escaping. This will also alert you of any firearms issues giving you time to correct any identified troubles prior to the hunting season.Schedule of events:

DATES

Sept 03........Monday............... ...................6PM to 8PM

Sept 04........Tuesday............... ...................6PM to 8PM

Sept 05........Wednesday..............................6PM to 8PM

Sept 06........Thursday.................................6PM to 8PM

Sept 08........Friday......................................6PM to 8PM

OR UNTIL EVENING LIGHT ALLOWS

Persons wishing alternate times can call

Wendell Smith.......709 686 5228

Tony Wiseman......709 635 7179

John Randell.........709 635 5415

***Hunters are responsible for the safe transport of all their firearms to and from the facility and to make sure you carry with you your current club membership card and NFA insurance card.

For those who are not members please be sure to pick up your permits to carry your firearms to the range from the authorities. They are available from the RNC, The Dept. of Fisheries and Land Resources, the Dept. of Natural Resources, and the Dept. of Justice.

PLEASE BRING ALONG ADEQUATE AMMO for your sighting purposes.

Contact us for more information at :

John Randell ............635-5415

Wendell Smith .........686-5228

Sherman Peddle .......215-0254

Dan Whelan .............634-2847

Tony Wiseman..........635 7179

John Anstey..............635-5460

A small fee per rifle will be collected. A portion of the funds collected will be passed along to a charitable foundation. ALL shooters will have to sign the register and non-members will pay a $6.00 fee to help cover costs and daily insurance rates, prior to any shooting activity. A portion of the fees collected will be forwarded to The Western Memorial Hospital Foundation so that the entire community benefits from our activity. From time to time, we also make donations to the JANEWAY Hospital helping our children and their families in their time of need.

While at the range Hearing and Eye protection is mandatory for everyone near any shooting area and must be worn at all times during shooting activity. The club has a supply of the safety equipment on hand which should be adequate but will depend on the numbers of people present. Please bring along your own safety equipment if you have them.

 


YOUTH HUNTER SKILLS EVENT

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 23, 2018 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

STANDBY LIST

Please see the Youth Hunters event notice in a post below for details of the day.

A STANDBY LIST has started as we have a FULL HOUSE for Saturday AUGUST 25th EVENT with just a name or 2 over our intended numbers. 

From here until the event we will be taking names for a standby list. We usually have a few who cannot make it on the day of the event due to some unforeseen circumstances.

If you are interested then please forward your youth name to us asap...

Information required for pre-registration is posted in the Youth Event and here below. For information Please call Wendell or Wanda Smith at 686 5228

EMAIL Contact us at :

mail4upperhumber@gmail.com

* 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.)



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