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YOUTH OUTDOOR SKILLS EVENT

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on July 21, 2021 at 9:50 AM Comments comments ()

UPPER HUMBER ROD and GUN ASSOCIATION

YOUTH OUTDOOR SKILLS EVENT

Saturday, July 31 - 2021.


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 as details become available.

 

COVID RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY

 

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 31 at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association at 177 Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake. Details are being finalized and will be posted. Please stay tuned.

 

We will be accepting a maximum of 20 youth due to covid rules and guidelines.

Any one wishing to volunteer with us during this event are asked to contact me asap so that we can establish our required numbers. 709 686 5228


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

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 of $10.00 per youth to participate in this event. The fee will be collected upon registration the morning of the event.

 

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. Cleaning and sanitizing of equipment will be done between users and sessions.

Participants will also learn about wildlife, outdoor safety, wilderness survival skills, responsible hunting and fishing practices. Our Deer Lake SAR team members will be giving a discussion on outdoor wilderness safety.


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 Program draw for a chance to participate in hunting or fishing activity.


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 20 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 20 youth for this year's 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 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 will be invited. Members of the Dept. of the Fisheries and Land Resources, Wildlife Division, members from Delta Waterfowl and Firearms Instructors. We also have invited distinguished guests.

 

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 good numbers of volunteers. This has helped us to 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.

CONRACT Information:

Wendell or Wanda Smith 709 686 5228

* 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 31 / 2021

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

 


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

 

https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2021/ffa/0716n08/

 

UPPER HUMBER ROD AND GUN ASSOCIATION-APRIL 28, 2121- COVID ACTION PLAN

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on April 27, 2021 at 10:30 AM Comments comments ()

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

177 Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake,

Newfoundland, Canada

A8A 3H9

www.upperhumberrodandgun.com

APRIL 28/ 2021 UPDATE

 

LEVEL 2 AWARENESS - COVID-­19 ACTION PLAN

RANGE USE REMAINS AT YOUR OWN RISK

 

Due to the COVID-19 and the declaration of a Public Health Emergency by the Province of Newfoundland Labrador, The Executive and Board of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association has enacted an action plan for our ranges and the Association similar to those used in other outdoor events.

Updates have been made related to the Alert Awareness which is now at

" LEVEL 2 "

Considering Health Canada’s guidance that outdoor activities present a lower risk but social distancing is still recommended, please note the following;

• UHRGA group activities and rentals are permitted with restrictions.

• The clubhouse will remain closed until further notice but may be made available under very strict guidelines and with strict cleaning measures put in place before and after each event and group activity.

Masks must be worn in any public building.

• Continued use of ranges by members to a maximum number of persons as allowed by our Provincial Government / group / range during a "Level 2" Alert Awareness and as long as the 6 foot / 2m Safe distancing measures can be maintained as per public health. This MUST be strictly adhered to.

• Social distancing shall be maintained by all persons at all times on all ranges and buildings. The only exception is your guests who are persons within your own Family Bubble as defined by the Provincial Government. Protect yourself and others, Wearing a mask is a safe practise and is encouraged on the ranges.

• Use only every second shooting platform and/or maintain safe social distance between each person including those at shooting positions.

· Special measures have been put in place by the Trap team for additional COVID-19 safety.

• Members/guests are responsible for their own hand washing measures / sanitization and each person will assume any and all risks when touching any surfaces including locks, doors, tables, chairs, and surfaces. It is a good idea to bring along cleaning/disinfectants. We will try to maintain sanitizing products outside for your use but please bring along your own.

• Leave nothing behind, everything you bring in you must bring out including shell casings, cartridges and boxes, drink bottles and cans.

• If someone or group is using the range, please consult from a distance and wait in your vehicle / or safe area until they are finished.

• Please be respectful of others waiting.

• Memberships will continue. Contact myself directly for any issues or concerns.

We will review/renew our action plan every 2 weeks but it may be changed or cancelled at the discretion of the UHRGA Executive and Board, direction of Health Canada, or our Provincial Government where Government Regulations will be proclaimed the rule of the day. Please ; Keep yourself informed.

 

These are challenging times and we all are expected to do our part in preventing the spread of this virus and keeping our hospitals and health care persons from being overwhelmed. By Staying Safe we help others stay safe !

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL

709 686 5228


 

UHRGA IPSC EVENTS and BLACK BADGE TRAINING

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on April 16, 2021 at 8:05 AM Comments comments ()

IPSC NL Black Badge training at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association. Events are also planned across Newfoundland and the dates are on their poster. We hope that if you have interest in this training and events that you contact us regarding events at our UHRGA and we will forward your names along to the group.

mail4upperhumber@gmail.com

Here is a list of dates IPSC at our facilities:

29-30 May Black Badge Course UHRGA

12-13 June,

10-11 July,

7-8 Aug,

18-19 Sept,

16-17 Oct,

6-7 Nov.


IPSCNL.CA

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association/ Meeting

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on April 14, 2021 at 9:45 AM Comments comments ()

Good Morning Everyone,

Last week, we were planning to call a meeting for today April 14 but covid hit again closer to home and the decision was made to keep everyone safe and to postpone until next week when hopefully the situation will improve.

 

So, until further notice:

 

 

On Wednesday evening April 21st / 2021 at 7:30 PM we will be having a meeting at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun facilities on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake.

 

All safety measures and precautions will be taken seriously during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our building will be cleaned, sanitized and readied for our meeting.

Masks must be worn by everyone and hand sanitizers will be used when entering and leaving the facility. Safe distancing measures will be adhered to.

 

We would like to limit our numbers for this meeting as per the Dept of Health guidelines.

We wish all board members to make every effort to attend our meeting.

If you are not a board or committee member then please notify us prior to the meeting to ensure we can accommodate. Please direct any concerns, questions or comments to myself and I will bring them before the board on your behalf. I can be reached through this email

smith.wendell1@gmail.com

or by my home phone at 709 686 5228.

 

Be advised that the business of the UHRGA never stops and is being done through phone calls, emails and on occasion private meetings where safety precautions are taken.

 

Membership applications are ongoing and New Members are always welcome.

Please contact myself directly for concerns or any issues with membership.

Some of you have had your PAL expired over the last while. We took great pleasure working with you. By assisting you with a letter our hope is that the process will go a little smoother for you.

 

I know there is a backlog of applications that the CFPO has been working on, so please be patient. They also have to work through pandemic issues. Waiting times are expected to be long. My membership pending file is getting smaller so that is good which means that they are going through the system. If you have already received your new PAL, please be reminded to forward us copies of both sides and we can get your UHRGA Membership and NFA cards to you directly.

 

Thank you everyone. Stay Safe out there.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

 

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA

UHRGA / RE_OPEN MARCH 06/ 2021

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on March 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments ()

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

177 Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake,

Newfoundland, Canada

A8A 3H9

www.upperhumberrodandgun.com March 05 / 2021

COVID-­19 ACTION PLAN

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

 

Range will open on Saturday, March 06 / 2021 at 9 AM.

Due to the declaration of a Public Health Emergency by the Province of Newfoundland Labrador, the Executive and Board of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association has enacted a Covid-­19 Action Plan for Level-4 for our range facilities. We have also consulted with our local Dept. of Health for advice. There will be no indoor activity at our facilities until further notice.

We are now back at an Alert Awareness Level 4 and taking into account guidance from health authorities around outdoor activities which present a lower risk, but social distancing is still to be maintained;

 

Please note the following;

 

. Washroom facilities will not be available at this time

 

. There is a full closure of the club house and suspension of all group activities and rentals until further notice. (The only access to the building is for security, and emergency maintenance.)

. Use of outdoor ranges is permitted if the following guidelines are strictly maintained:

 

. A maximum of 10 persons as per Provincial guidelines under Level 4.

 

. Unless you are in a family bubble, Social Distancing shall be maintained at all

times. If the 2m distancing cannot be maintained a mask MUST be worn. We recommend wearing a mask during visits under Level 4.

· Social distancing shall be maintained by all range users. Protecting yourself and others is of major concern, and remember wearing a mask is a best safe practice.

· Use only every second shooting platform and/or maintain safe social distance between each person including those at shooting positions.

· Members/guests are responsible for their own hand washing measures / sanitization and each person will assume any and all risks when touching any surfaces.

· Leave absolutely nothing behind. Everything you bring in you will bring out. This includes shell casings, cartridges, boxes, drink bottles and cans.

· If others are using the range, please consult with them from a safe distance. Wait in your vehicle or safe area until they are finished if distancing cannot be maintained.

· Please be respectful of those waiting and try not to tie up the facility.

. If you have symptoms or feel unwell, please do not visit during these unwell times.

Our board will review/renew our action plan periodically and reserve the right to make immediate changes at discretion of the UHRGA Executive and Board and under the direction of health authorities. Notices will be posted on our website and facilities as necessary.

Government Regulations will be proclaimed the rule of the day.

Please keep yourself informed. Links are provided below for guidance.

 

These are trying times for everyone, let’s all do our part and by protecting yourself and others we will get through this together.

 

The road to our facility has been cleared periodically to facilitate emergency vehicles if the need should ever arise. The parking lot will not be cleared in its entirety at this time so limited parking will be available.

 

Note; While we try to maintain an open road in case of any emergency, our road is not cleared on any set scheduled time. Depending on weather conditions, it may not be open. We apologize in advance should you be inconvenienced during your visit.

 

Processing of memberships will continue and please feel free to direct any issues or concerns to me.

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-system/alert-level-4/

 

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/files/Summary-Table-of-COVID-19-Alert-Level-System-graphic-1.pdf

 

 

Wendell Smith

President, UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL

709 686 5228

UHRGA/ CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on February 17, 2021 at 1:25 PM Comments comments ()

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

177 Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake,

Newfoundland, Canada

A8A 3H9

www.upperhumberrodandgun.com 

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Due to the declaration of a Public Health Emergency by the Province of Newfoundland Labrador our buildings and all facilities will continue to be closed until further notice as we take direction from Dr. Fitzgerald's Office as instructed by our local Dept. of Health.

We are again at a Covid-19 Alert Awareness Level 5 so we all should be staying home as much as possible.

There is a full closure of the club house and suspension of all group activities and rentals until further notice. (The only access to the building is for security, and emergency maintenance.)

Use of outdoor ranges is NOT permitted.

Processing of memberships will continue and please feel free to direct any issues or concerns to me. Our board will review any changes and take direction from health authorities. Please keep yourself informed. I have put links below for your viewing.

These are trying times for everyone. Let’s all do our part. By protecting yourself and others, we will get through this together.

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-system/alert-level-5/

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/files/Summary-Table-of-COVID-19-Alert-Level-System-graphic-1.pdf

 

 

Wendell Smith

President, UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL

709 686 5228

2021 Executive, Board and Awards

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on February 1, 2021 at 7:50 AM Comments comments ()

UHRGA Newly Elected Executive / Board of Directors 2021


 

Good Morning Everyone,

 

Congratulations to the 2021 UHRGA Executive and Board of Directors.

We wish them every success with the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

 

President Wendell Smith

Vice President John Anstey

Secretary Chris Brake

Treasurer Angie Janes

Sgt. at Arms Brian Manuel

 

Directors

Ivan Janes

Alfred Ford

Sam Butt

Eugene Tiller

Sherman Peddle

Brian Janes

Wade Adams

Shannon O'keefe

 

At the meeting Sam Butt was awarded a LIFE MEMBERSHIP. Sam has been a tremendous asset to the UHRGA and served as a board member for many years. Although not entirely sure, it was indicated that his involvement with this association goes back some 29 years. Apart from volunteering at our functions and youth events, and whatever else is on the go, Sam has been there. He has been taken care of our maintenance and up keep, often without assistance and working tirelessly to get the job done. It is always a pleasure working with Sam.

Congratulations Sam !

 

Status and Criteria for the Award

The title of “Life Member” and the status of “Life Membership” shall be awarded to a long-standing member of the Association who has:

· documented meritorious service to the Association over a period of at least 10 years

 

· served at least five consecutive or spaced terms as an Officer or Board member

 

· documented distinguished service to the Association.

 

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Kenny White, Chairman of Delta Waterfowl's Humber Valley Chapter was awarded an Honorary Membership of our association. The conservation and advocacy group has been helping us and so many other groups in promoting their objectives. Since being introduced in our local area, Delta Waterfowl has assisted us in many forms with our

youth skills programs and in the promotion of outdoor activities and conservation efforts. Getting youth interested and involved at a young age is a big part of them participating in the greater outdoors later on in life. We have a great respect and gratitude for Kenny and Delta Waterfowl. Support them when you can.

Thank you Kenny, Well Deserved Sir !

 

https://www.saltwire.com/news/local/century-old-conservation-hunting-advocacy-group-delta-waterfowl-has-new-humber-valley-chapter-196530/

 

Criteria for the Award

The criteria used to award the title of Honorary Member and the status of Honorary Membership can be any combination of documented evidence of:

· meritorious service that support the goals and objectives of the Association

 

· meritorious service to the Association in a variety of areas

 

· distinguished service to the community or special services to the Association

 

· the protection, conservation or preservation of fish and wildlife

 

· the conservation of natural resources and/or the environment

 

· distinguished service in or for the promotion of sportsmanship

 

· distinguished community-based service that reflects positively on or supports the Association.

 

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Congratulations to Sam Butt and Kenny White on your awards.

 

 

 

Wendell Smith

 

President, UHRGA

 

 

MEMBERSHIP REMINDER

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on January 29, 2021 at 1:05 PM Comments comments ()

Good Day Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder to get your Renewal memberships into us prior to January 31, 2021. Mail should be dated no later than the 31st so that you do not have to deal with late fees. You can electronically email them to us at uhrgassoc@gmail.com

This information is on the application but not everyone is aware that funds can be transferred to this account.

Our direct deposit payment for the e-transfer of funds into our account eliminates the need for a secret password.

With your application, please include a copy of both sides of your PAL. Pictures are also good.

 

For those in Corner Brook or visiting the area you can drop your applications off to Barnes Sporting Goods at 18 Humber Road. Barne's can also assist with getting photocopies and the application for you. We collect those applications on a regular basis. To avoid late fees, they must be received by the 31st of January.

 

Should anyone have any concerns regarding your membership, please contact me at

709 686 5228 or a message through the email address below.

 

There are a few of you who have submitted either the forms or funds only. We are waiting on those in order to process memberships.

 

mail4upperhumber@gmail.com

 

It has been great to be messaging and talking to so many of you over the last little while. It is wonderful to know that many of you are taking advantage of this winter's conditions to visit the range.

Thanks so very much everyone. Have a Great Day out there. Stay safe in your travels.

 

Wendell Smith

AGM Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on January 14, 2021 at 10:20 AM Comments comments ()

Good Morning Fellow Members,

The Executive of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association has decided to reschedule our AGM.

We will be holding the meeting on the evening of Sunday, January 31, 2021 at our facilities on Goose Arm Road. The meeting will start at 7PM

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA

MEETING SUNDAY DEC 20/ 2020

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on December 18, 2020 at 3:45 PM Comments comments ()

Good afternoon Fellow members,

 

On Sunday evening December 20th at 7PM we will be having a meeting at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun facilities on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake.

 

All safety measures and precautions will be taken seriously during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our building has been cleaned prior to and is ready for this meeting. Masks will be worn by all and hand sanitizers will be used when entering and leaving the facility. Safe distancing measures will be adhered to.

 

We would like to limit our numbers for this meeting as per the Dept of Health guidelines.

We expect and wish all board members to make a special effort to attend this meeting.

If you are not a board or committee member then please notify us prior to the meeting to ensure we can accommodate. Please direct concerns, questions or comments to myself and I will bring them before the board on your behalf. I can be reached through this email

smith.wendell1@gmail.com

or by my home phone at 709 686 5228.

 

Membership is continuing throughout the season. Contact myself directly for concerns or issues. 2021 membership applications will be forwarded to each of our current membership over the coming days. We are currently waiting on 2021 NFA insurance cards from Edmonton.

 

Thank you everyone and Stay Safe out there.

 

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA

 


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