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COVID UPDATE / TOWN OF DEER LAKE

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on November 23, 2020 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Good Morning All,

 

This is a very serious and important message.

 

The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association building and range facilities will remain closed to all our members, guests, and user groups during this pandemic time as we consult with the Town of Deer Lake and the Dept of Health for further instructions and guidelines. To date we have been seriously following guidelines and measures put in place by the Dept. Of Health Guidelines. Those guidelines have been put in place and are being implemented for everyone's safety during visits. We will continue to do so for your safety and protection. We stand with the Town of Deer Lake for public safety issues of Covid-19 to help stop the virus from spreading.

 

We Sincerely Apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause. A follow up memo will be issued after consulting with Town and Health officials.

 

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

 

On behalf of the Executive and Board of Directors,

Wendell Smith

President

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

Deer Lake, NL

A8A 3H9

1 709 686 5228

COVID-19 / TOWN OF DEER LAKE/ UHRGA

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on November 22, 2020 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

COVID-19 IN DEER LAKE

Good Morning everyone. The Town of Deer Lake has asked for closures of Non-Essential businesses due to Covid-19 within the community. I will be sending a memo to the Board of Directors in a few moments and an advisement will be issued shortly with regards to our members having access to our Ranges and Facilities over the next week as requested by the Town of Deer Lake.

Until that decision comes back from the UHRGA Board members this morning I ask everyone to Please respect the Towns wishes and not to visit at this time. Please pass this very important message along to others who may not yet be on our contact list.

Thank You for your understanding during this difficult time of pandemic. We must all be doing our part to help protect our loved ones. Official business of the club will continue via telephone calls, text and computer links over this time period. Any one wishing to contact myself can do so by calling my home at 709 686 5228, or can leave a message to me at the link below. Please do not attach to this memo because it could get lost in the return mails. Thanks again for understanding.

 

smith.wendell1@gmail.com

 

Wendell Smith

President, UHRGA

Western NL. Covid-19 updates

11h ·

For Immediate Release

COVID-19 Update- Town Of Deer Lake

November 21, 2020

The Deer Lake Town Council held a meeting today to discuss the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community. In light of the rising number of positive cases, and in the interest of public safety, the Town of Deer Lake will be keeping the Town Office and Hodder Memorial Recreational Complex closed until Monday December 7th, 2020.

Western Health staff are continuing to conduct contact tracing and testing is still on-going. Test results take approximately 24 hours before results are known.

The Town of Deer Lake is asking that all non-essential businesses take the initiative to cease regular operations until December 7th, 2020.

Residents are asked to stay at home as much as possible. Those at higher risk of complications due to COVID-19 should not go out, except to get essentials like groceries and medications. The Town of Deer Lake is encouraging residents that must go out to wear a mask unless medical reasons permit otherwise.

Western Health staff are working tirelessly and are in contact with our MHA and the Town of Deer Lake to continue to monitor the situation. All organizations involved are doing their utmost to control and contain the virus.

The Town of Deer Lake would like to stress to our residents to follow all the public health measures and ask for patience, compassion and kindness as we continue to fight the COVID-19 virus.

Residents are reminded if they become symptomatic they are asked to call 811.

The Town of Deer Lake appreciates

your cooperation in this very important matter. Further guidance on COVID-19 can be found of the Provincial Government website.

 

SIGHT IN DAYS

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 21, 2020 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

SIGHT IN DAYS....Rifle, Archery and Crossbow

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.

We are pleased to present the dates as 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 or equipment issues giving you time to correct any identified troubles prior to the hunting season. Good Luck ! We hope all your hunting activities are safe and successful.

Archery and Crossbow targets can and will be made available for target arrows only. We have 3 targets available that can be set up on a different range. Please call Wendell ahead of time if this interests you.

709 686 5228.


Schedule of events:

Timings for our UHRGA attending members availability will be put in place over the next few days.

DATES

Sept 06........Sunday.............5:30PM to 8PM

Sept 07........Monday............5:30PM to 8PM

Sept 08........Tuesday............5:30PM to 8PM

Sept 09........Wednesday.......5:30PM to 8PM

Sept 10........Thursday...........5:30PM to 8PM

Sept 11.........Friday ..............5:30PM to 8PM

OR UNTIL EVENING LIGHT ALLOWS

Persons wishing alternate times can call the numbers below to make arrangements.

***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, Wildlife Division, 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

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

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

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

John Anstey..............636 2595

Sam Butt...................635 5532

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

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 register on site and non-members will pay a $6.00 fee to help cover costs, prior to any shooting activity. A portion of the fees collected will be forwarded along with our own contribution to one or more of the following; The Western Memorial Hospital Foundation, The Janeway Childrens Hospital or The Childrens Wish Foundation so that the entire community may benefits from our outdoor activity. Donations to these charitable organizations help us, our children and their families in a 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 any shooting activity. Park in a safe area always !

Although the club has a supply of the safety equipment on hand, that supply will depend on the numbers of people present.

Our UHRGA eye and hearing equipment must be sanitized/disenfected before and after each use according to health guidelines to ensure all safety measures are adhered to. If you bring your own, there will be no sharing unless it is with close family members within your own bubble. 

During this Covid-19 pandemic for safety reasons we request you bring along your own protective equipment and be prepared with protective gloves and hand sanitizers or disenfectants. The club does have a supply but bringing along your own would be great and will not take up unreasonable time for cleaning for our attending UHRGA members. 


Masks are required where safe distancing measures cannot be maintained. Covid-19 restrictions will apply as per the Dept. of Health guidelines. Our Covid-19 Level 2 Action Plan is posted on this page and at the range.

Please make every effort to bring along your own range safety equipment and personal precautionary protection.


Washrooms will not be accessable during our sight in times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

ATLANTIC TRAP SHOOTING COMPETITION

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 21, 2020 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Atlantic Trap Shooting Competition will be held in Stephenville at the Stephenville Shooting Club on Sunday,  August 23rd. More information on the event and contact information will follow.

PROVINCIAL TRAP SHOOT AUGUST 16, 2020

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 13, 2020 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

UPPER HUMBER ROD AND GUN ASSOCIATION

177 Goose Arm Rod, Deer Lake, NL

Web Site: http://www.upperhumberrodandgun.com

Email: uhrgassoc@gmail.com

NL PROVINCIAL TRAPSHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Satellite Shoot in association with St. John's Rod and Gun Club

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020

· One day shoot only.

· Shoot program attached.

Registration: 09:00 a.m. at the trap range

Start Time: 9:30 a.m. (Trap Range #2 west)

Program: Singles ̶ 100 targets

Handicap ̶ 100 targets

Doubles ̶ 50 pairs targets

Lunch: Given that we are still under Covid-19 regulations, shooters should bring along their own lunch and beverage. Lunch may also be purchased at any of the Deer Lake food outlets that are open for business. No food or dessert is provided. To adhere to social distancing the Association has a number of new outdoor picnic tables and benches for use at lunch. Clubhouse bathroom facilities are available, subject to the Covid-19 guidelines outlined in this email (below the shoot program).

Ammunition: Please provide your own ammunition

· 12 or 20 gauge target loads only

· shot size #7 ½ or #8

Additional Fees: A daily fee of $5.00 must be paid by each person who is not a member of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association.

Contact Person: Louis Fequet (709) 660-1017, e-mail: lexjax@gmail.com

 

This event is an ATA registered shoot. Your ATA membership must be paid to register your targets.

 

ACCESS TO UPPER HUMBER ROD AND GUN ASSOCIATION CLUB BATHROOMS

During the competition shoots we will have access to the male and female bathrooms in the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association clubhouse. Sanitizers and rubber gloves will be available for use in the bathrooms. There should be ample supplies provided by the Association. Clubhouse access is for bathroom use only; all other areas of the clubhouse are unavailable for use.

The following are the guidelines for bathroom use under Covid-19.

· One person only per bathroom at a time.

· Only one sink and one toilet are available for use.

o In the male bathroom, the urinals will not be used.

o If one toilet malfunctions, that area will be closed off and another stall will be used. Please advise if a malfunction occurs.

· Please sanitize the area to be used before and after use, and any doorknobs, etc. that may be touched.

· It might be a good idea to bring extra toilet paper, paper towels, rubber gloves and sanitizer for use while at the range, and in case we do run out.

MEMORIAL TRAP SHOOT

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 9, 2020 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

UPPER HUMBER ROD AND GUN ASSOCIATION

177 Goose Arm Rod, Deer Lake,

NLWeb Site: http://www.upperhumberrodandgun.com


MEMORIAL SHOOT  Sunday, August 09, 2020

 

The Memorial Shoot is an invitational trap-shooting event sponsored by the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association to honour and remember those members of the club who participated in trap shooting and who have passed on. 

Date:                           Sunday, August 09, 2020·         

One day shoot only.·         

Shoot program subject to change depending on the number of registered shooters. 

Registration:              09:30 a.m. at the trap range

Start Time:                10:00 a.m. (Trap Range #2 west)

Program:                    

Singles  ̶  50 targetsHandicap  ̶  50 targetsDoubles  ̶  50 targets 

Cost:                           Clay Targets:  $30.00 (covers the cost of the clays) 

Lunch:                       

Given that we are still under Covid-19 regulations, shooters should bring along their own lunch and beverage. Lunch may also be purchased at any of the Deer Lake food outlets that are open for business.  No food or dessert is provided.  To adhere to social distancing the Association has a number of new outdoor picnic tables and benches for use at lunch. Clubhouse bathroom facilities are available, subject to the Covid-19 guidelines  outlined in this email (below the shoot program). 

Ammunition:            

Please provide your own ammunition·         12 or 20 gauge target loads only·         shot size #7 ½ or #8                       

Additional Fees:      

 A daily fee of $5.00 must be paid by each person who is not a member of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association.                      

Contact Person:        George Alteen, Sr. (709) 639-9670, 

e-mail: gmalteen50@hotmail.com  

This event is intended to be a fun shoot to participate in and enjoy. Five person relay teams selected by a draw of registered names.  Each name will be drawn in turn to select the members of each team (e.g., first name drawn for team #1, second name drawn for team #2, etc.) until all team relays are filled.  The number of teams will depend on the number of registrants.  If a team is a person short, a volunteer from another team may shoot as a substitute on that team. However, this will require more ammunition for the volunteer team participant! To be awarded overall “Top Gun” (male and female) or “Top Gun Team”, a registered shooter/team must compete in and complete all events (singles, handicap, and doubles).

Please remember that this is a fun event, so regardless of trap shooting skills, we are looking for and encouraging full participation. While there are no official awards, the winning team (Top Gun Team) will have their names inscribed on the perpetual Memorial Shoot Trophy and the Top Gun (male and female) will have his/her name inscribed on a plaque for overall high gun.  Certificates will be presented to the Top Gun (male and female) and Top Gun Teamwinners. Photographs collected will be posted to the club web site.  

NOTE:  In allowing your photograph to be taken, you hereby give permission to have it posted at the Upper Humber Road and Gun Association web site.  If you do not wish to have your photograph posted, please advise the Trap Chair (George Alteen, Sr.) 

ACCESS TO UPPER HUMBER ROD AND GUN ASSOCIATION CLUB BATHROOMS during the competition shoots we will have access to the male and female bathrooms in the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association clubhouse. Sanitizers and rubber gloves will be available for use in the bathrooms.  There should be ample supplies provided by the Association.  Clubhouse access is for bathroom use only; all other areas of the clubhouse are unavailable for use. 

The following are the guidelines for bathroom use under Covid-19.·         One person only per bathroom at a time.·         Only one sink and one toilet are available for use. In the male bathroom, the urinals will not be used. If one toilet malfunctions, that area will be closed off and another stall will be used. 

Please advise if a malfunction occurs.· Please sanitize the area to be used before and after use, and any doorknobs, etc. that may be touched. It might be a good idea to bring extra toilet paper, paper towels, rubber gloves and sanitizer for use while at the range, and in case we do run out. 

COVID-19 ACTION PLAN UPDATE

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on July 12, 2020 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

177 Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake,

Newfoundland, Canada

A8A 3H9

www.upperhumberrodandgun.com

July 12, 2020

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 range and the Association.

Updates have been made related to the Alert Awareness which has now moved to

" LEVEL 2 " as of June 25, 2020

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.

• Continued use of ranges by members in maximum of 50 persons / group / range during a "Level 2" Alert Awareness as long as the 6 foot / 2m Safe distancing measures can be maintained as per public health and MUST be strictly adhered to.

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

• 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.

• Leave nothing behind, everything you bring in you 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. Keep yourself informed.

 

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL

709 686 5228

 

 

LEVEL 3 COVID-19 UPDATE / JUNE 10, 2020

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on June 10, 2020 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (2)

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

177 Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake,

Newfoundland, Canada

A8A 3H9

www.upperhumberrodandgun.com


June 10, 2020


LEVEL 3 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 range and the Association.

Updates have been made related to the Alert Awareness which has now moved to " LEVEL 3 " as of June 08, 2020

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

• UHRGA has suspended all group activities and rentals.

• The clubhouse will remain closed until further notice.

• Continued use of ranges by members in small groups during a "Level 3" Alert Awareness. Safe distancing measures MUST be strictly adhered to.

• Social distancing shall be maintained by all range users. Protect yourself and others, Wearing a mask is safe practise.

• 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.

• Leave nothing behind, everything you bring in you 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. Keep yourself informed.

 

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL

709 686 5228

 

 

 

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE / HUNTER EDUCATION

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on May 15, 2020 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (1)

I just now received the following. May 15. 2020 fron CONA.

 

This is an Official Message from the Corner Brook Campus of the College of the North Atlantic. Re. Canadian Firearms Safety Training / Hunter Education Classes.

 

The safety and well-being of College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) students and employees are at the core of all decisions being made as we continue to monitor COVID-19 (coronavirus).

 

We are committed to following the direction, best practices and protocols of provincial and federal health care authorities as we consider the safety of all students, staff and partners, and ensure that we all do our part to reduce the risks.

 

The College, in consultation with its partners, the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources and the RCMP, has temporarily suspended all in-person training, including all Canadian Firearm Safety and Hunter Education courses. At this time we are not able to schedule courses due to the uncertainty of timelines around public health restrictions. If you would like to be notified when training resumes please let us know and we can add you to our contact list.

Covid-19 Action Plan Update

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on May 1, 2020 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (1)

 Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

 177 Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake,

 Newfoundland, Canada

 A8A 3H9

 www.upperhumberrodandgun.com                          May 01, 2020

 COVID-­‐19 ACTION PLAN

 USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

 Due to the Covid-­‐19 virus 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  a  "Covid-­‐19 Action Plan” for our Association. Taking into account the  level  system for Alert Awareness which is now at Level 5. On May 11 if  conditions allow us, we move to Alert Awareness Level 4. 

 Taking in account Health Canada’s guidance that outdoor activities have  a lower risk and that they still recommend social distancing, we present  these directives:

• UHRGA will suspend all group activities and rentals indefinitely. The  clubhouse will remain closed until further notice. Currently under review.

• Continued use of ranges by members in groups of 5 persons or less  during a "Level 5" Alert Awareness.

  On May 11th should our Province permitt a "Level 4"  then 10  persons    max will be permitted under that level of Awareness.

• Social distancing shall be maintained by all range users. Protect  yourself and others, Wearing a mask is safe practise.  

• 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 including locks, doors, tables, chairs, and  surfaces. It is a good idea to bring along cleaning/disinfectants.

• Leave nothing behind, everything you bring in you 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 / 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 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. Keep  yourself informed. 

• These are trying times. We are all trying to do our part in preventing the  spread of the virus so that we do not overwhelm our Health Care system  and all of its workers while protecting those we love. In Newfoundland  and Labrador, we have been  doing well, lets keep it that way. Thank you  for doing your part.

Thanks and Stay Safe!

Wendell Smith Pres.,

UHRGA 709 686 5228


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