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NEWSLETTER JULY 24TH 2018

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on July 25, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Good Day Fellow Members !

Thank You for being a part of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association and for your continued support.

To all our sponsors, supporting groups, user groups, and businesses who helped us out with your time, prizes, or other contributions made throughout the year towards our events and daily operations of the Upper Humber, we sincerely appreciate all you have done. Without the community support shown over the years, we would not have been able to continue with the programs offered at our association. Thanks also to each of our many volunteers who came out to participate in events and maintenance issues.

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For all those who have recently joined the club membership, these are the team members serving you on the Executive and Board of Directors for 2018: From our Election at our AGM in January.

The elected members from our AGM are as follows ;

• Wendell Smith President

• John Anstey Vice President

• xxxxxxxxx Secretary

• Eugene Anstey Treasurer

• Brian Manual Sergeant at Arms 

Serving you on the Board of Directors are;

• Alfred Ford Director

• Sam Butt Director

• Ivan Nichols Director

• Eugene Tiller Director

• Tony Wiseman Director

• Wilfred Rideout Director

• Sherman Peddle Director and Membership Chairperson

• Myron King Director and IPSC Chairperson

Range Committee members are;

• Tony Wiseman Chairperson

• Ed Andrews

• Daniel Whelan

• Sherman Peddle

• Wendell Smith

Trap Committee Chairperson; David Batstone

with Ed Andrews being an alternate

Bookings and Rentals John Randell


***On Behalf of the Executive and Board of Directors, I Thank all those who have served positions with us in the past and for those dedicating their time to serve us this year. We are a team of dedicated volunteers giving of our time and skills to the long term and continued successes of the UHRGA. Please note that the Secretary position is still available. If this position is of interest to you, then come forward and make yourself known to us.

 ***Eugene Anstey who was a Charter member of our Association has moved to Nova Scotia to be with his family. As a result he has resigned his position as club Treasurer.

***Joan Saunders from Deer Lake has come forward to take over this very important position for the Upper Humber. Joan comes to us with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and has worked for BMO Bank of Montreal from 1972 to 2007 with numerous positions being held including, Branch Manager, Senior Manager, and Project Leader for Eastern Canada. Joan has been Treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce for nearly 10 years, Treasurer of the Deer Lake Minor Hockey for approximately 12 years. She has a long list of extended services to other groups over many years. We extend a big Thank You to Joan for coming forward to join our team as we wish her an enjoyable experience here with the Association.

***On behalf of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association, I wish to Thank Eugene Anstey for the valued time and dedication he has given to us since 1983. The Thanks also extends to his wife Bonnie for allowing him the time he has dedicated to us, as well as the time she herself has helped out during our events at the club and all the other things she has help with over the years. The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association recognizes the importance of the role both of you have taken for the Association. For all you have done to ensure our continued success, we will be forever grateful and appreciative. You will always be remembered by the members of this Association for your contribution of time and effort. As you enjoy your time with family in Nova Scotia, we wish you and Bonnie good health and much happiness in your future. I have been reminded to mention that we all will be missing Eugene around the grille with those delicious steaks he paid such close attention to while bringing out those flavours. Well Done Eugene !!!

***Dave Batstone has taken some time off from the Trap Chairperson position this season. Louis Fequet has taken over the position with Ed Andrews filling in for him. Many Thanks to Dave, Louis and Ed for all the work they do promoting Trap and the outdoors shooting sports. They have all done and continue to do exceptional work for the Association. Thanks Guys!

TRAP

Trap shooting events are scheduled for the summer on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM. Shooters are asked to be there a bit early to assist with set up if necessary.

Trap shooting had a slow start this season because of the extended snow and colder weather. Trap shooting has been bringing in more shooters as the weather conditions improved. Most evenings lately bring our around 15 shooters to the evening events. Trap will continue on Thursday evenings into the fall until the evening day light hours become less. Trap events will then be changed to Sunday afternoons after that time.

Please be sure to bring along your own ammo for a fun evening of shooting. Guests are welcome. The cost for a round of trap (25 targets) is $5.00. We are Looking forward to seeing you all there on Thursday evenings. If you know of a friend who would like to try this exciting sport, then by all means bring them along.

ALL ARE WELCOME. 

***Remember that guests who wish to shoot and do not have insurance or are not members of another club and / or cannot show proof of the same or equivalent insurance are required to pay the insurance fee of $5.00 for the day.

MEMORIAL SHOOT

We are looking at having a Memorial Day Trap shoot. Date of the event is scheduled for Sunday, August 19th. There will be a 22 rifle shoot to this years event. Please watch for the poster in the very near future. We have done this in the past and had lots of fun with it. 

I just recently received the poster from Louis and was waiting for completion of this newsletter before sending it along.

All are Welcome to come along and take part in TRAP Shooting, or the 22 shoot or both. Thanks to Louis Fequet and the Trap Team for coordinating the Memorial Trap shoot. Come along for the day to remember our loved members. Each of them also enjoyed those same shooting sports we enjoy so much today.

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.


IPCS UHRGA

Hello all!

UHRGA IPSC group members (both from UHRGA and outside!),

***Congrats again to our newest IPSC Black Badge holders, May 26-27 / 2018 was a great weekend of learning and shooting and all involved seemed to enjoy a wonderful time and fellowship while at the club and range.

***Just dropping you this email to provide an update regarding our 2018 request for match days at the UHRGA. We have been tentatively authorized to hold IPSC events on the following dates: PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES.

1. June 23 (Sat)

2. July 22 (Sun)

3. August 18 (Sat)

4. September 22 (Sat)

5. October 7 (Sun) 

***UHRGA Members and their guests are welcomed to drop by to the grounds to view the exciting competition matches.


Of course only those who have done the Black Badge Certification and IPSC training can participate in the events. 

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. This is for your safety.

For all those participating, Please mark those dates down and plan ahead to come out for some good IPSC shooting.

Note: The dates are 'tentative' such that we could be requested by UHRGA to release any date due to unforeseen circumstances. While the chances of cancellation are low, I am advising that a confirmation email will be sent on the Friday before each IPSC date to confirm its 'go' status. Any date cancellations received in advance will also be shared.

Should you have any questions regarding IPSC, drop an email to:

Myron King UHRGA board member and IPSC chair

myron.king4@gmail.com 


YOUTH HUNTER SKILLS WORKSHOP. Please see under  separate NEWS

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RANGE WORK

This is a very exciting time for us at the UHRGA....During your recent visits you may have noticed that range expansion work has been being ongoing for the new rifle range addition.

We had previously bought in a contractor and had allocated funds to this end. Unfortunately, we ( contractor ) ran into a problem with the equipment which caused us some delays. Since that time, Tony Wiseman and members of the Range Committee have contacted other equipment operators. To this end, we are pleased to inform you that a new contractor was onsite the week of July 09 for a few days ....We now have the range area cleared from trees and brush and are looking at contractors to take us to the next phase of the construction process which will be in building the backstop and side berms. We now have contacted the contractor with the best pricing and they will be onsite on JULY 30 to continue with the next phase of the construction process. 

Notices as to range activity or periodic closures will be posted accordingly. Please keep watching the calendar on our web site. While we apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, we are also looking forward to the completion of the this extension process. This will be done in phases as funding allows for progress. If you are not sure if the range is available for your visit, please contact us through this email. mail4upperhumber@gmail.com or call the numbers below. Please note that an email severals days prior to your visit would be appreciated. As we travel and enjoy our vacation times, we may not always have access to internet services to respond quickly.

New Safety Guidelines and Range Rules will be applied to the range activity after the work is completed. These will be worked on and upgraded accordingly as we consult with the CFO and our Range Committee. 

Wendell Smith 709 686 5228

Tony Wiseman 709 635 7179

John Randell 709 635 5415 

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.

We all look forward to that day when we can safely and finally take that " LONG SHOT ".

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 was just reviewed by the Canadian Firearms Officials who visited earlier this year and inspected our ranges and facilities. It is your responsibility to fill in those cards. It is intended for your protection to follow through with this request.

Remember too that any of your guests who shoot MUST have insurance coverage. If they are a member of another club which has the same or equivalent coverage, they must show their current coverage card before any shooting activity. Should any of your family members or guests not have an individual UHRGA Membership and NFA Insurance card, or equivalent as noted above, then they must pay the daily rate of $5.00 to cover the insurance cost. You, as a member of our Association, are responsible to ensure that insurance is carried or coverage is provided for your family members and guests during those visits. If the visiting family member or guest does not have insurance then please put the name of those persons on individual envelopes provided in the mail box. Make certain that the date and time of the visit is also recorded and the fee enclosed, place each envelope in the mail slot prior to any shooting activity. This protects you, your family members and guest as well as others during your visits. If there is a shooting event going on which you are participating in and registering for, these fees will be collected prior to the event and all those names will recorded accordingly. Collected fees for insurance will be forwarded to the NFA insurance at a later date.

Membership application forms can be found on our website.They are available for New Members, Renewals, Youth and Students. For post secondary education, Student ID or proof of registration in an approved post secondary institution, university or college is required. Our NFA insurance has a $5,000,000 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 

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BIG GAME COMPETITION

In February we had our Big Game competition. We had a large attendance again this year. Many persons came from all over to take in the event.

PLEASE NOTE : The results are Not in any winning order...

MOOSE

#1........... Sam Butt ..........................69 7/8

#2...........Glenden Cull ...................146 4/8

#3...........Dave Rodgers..................126 4/8

#4...........Joey Vokey.......................144 3/8

#5...........Deon Dicks.......................131 0/8

#6...........Daniel Sacrey...................128 2/8

#7...........Branden Caravan.............153 7/8

#8...........Colton Simms...................127 1/8

#9...........Kyle Hackett.....................138 6/8

#10.........Jarvis Elliott......................156 2/8

#11.........Terry Maher.........................75 7/8

#12.........Loretta Parsons................155 2/8

#13.........Jeremy Pope....................173 7/8

CARIBOU

#1..........Dave Gullage......................250 2/8

#2..........Leslie Wiseman..................262 3/8

#3..........Steve Erdland.....................285 4/8

BLACK BEAR

#1..........Stephen Erdland .................. 20 9/16

#2..........Bobby Cull.............................17 2/16

#3..........Garrett Gaudett.....................19 10/16

#4..........Larry Byrne............................16 12/16

#5..........Perry Savoury........................19 4/16

#6..........Daniel Robinson....................19 4/16

#7..........Tony Allen..............................19 13/16

#8..........Jeff Samson...........................15 1/16

#9..........Robin Perry.............................20 1/16

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners. We hope to see everyone back again next year. Good Hunting and thanks for taking part in our exciting annual competition. Again, Many Thanks to our sponsors, businesses and supporting groups making this all happen.

ARHERY

Please note that an area has been cleared for archery targets. There are 2 target stands on a cleared field on the Eastern side of the trap ranges where the old water slides were. All we need to put in place are the actual targets to make it useful. The area is cleared to approximately 100 M. This is for regular target arrows only. Hunting arrows are not permitted at this time. Keep safety always in mind. This area will be free for your use...unless there is trap activity ....which is usually held on Thursday evenings or on special activity days or days when club bookings does not allow.. 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 near 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 of your interest in this activity. Call Wendell at 709 686 5228. 

DARTS

Our annual Rodger Saunders Memorial Dart tournament was another successful event this year with teams coming from local areas to take part in the days event.

The results of the day found this team to be the winners.

Andrew Crocker

Travis Thornhill

Dennis Ellsworth

Daniel Gilley

Jamie Bennett 

Congratulations to all on the winning 2018 team. Our appreciation goes out to everyone who visited for the Memorial Dart event and sharing the day with us! Rodger Saunders would have been proud you took the time to be there.

Because everyone pitched in to help out, the day went rather quickly and things were cleaned up early. That is greatly appreciated by all. Thanks Everyone.

This was a great "Team Effort" shown by all in attendance.

RIFLE COMPETITION.

Anyone wishing to participate in a scheduled shooting event for Big Bore with and without scopes... and Small Bore 22 are to let me know. If there is enough interest we can make it happen. If you wish to volunteer your time to an event such as this Please contact me through this email or at home at 686 5228 to discuss your views and interest. Perhaps there is something else we can do as a club such as hikes or other.

YES! We can make it happen. It can be just a phone call away.

MAP and COMPASS

I am looking at doing a map and compass course at the club in the near future and testing the waters for interest. There will be a nominal fee collected for the course. (Fee to be announced) Any one interested, please contact me directly. There will be a limited seating capacity of 20 to 24 persons in order to provide a good quality program. This could be offered several times as time allows. A certificate from the UHRGA would be issued recognizing your participation. Please contact Wendell Smith at

709 686 5228 or email me with the subject heading "Map and Compass" smith.wendell1@gmail.com 

Anyone interested in the below activities.... for our membership and family members.

Canoe Trip  

Archery? 

Fly Tying and Casting?

Wilderness Survival Training?

Day hike in Gros Morne National Park? 

Visit to Norris Point Marine Centre? 

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


 

BIG BULL DINNER and DANCE

 

The Dinner and Dance was held in February. It was another extraordinary success.

Tickets sold swiftly and we were again filled to capacity. A wonderful evening was shared by everyone in attendance, everyone especially enjoyed those BBQ charbroiled steaks and the dinner. Music for the evening was supplied by DJ--- Earl Blake. It was a great evening of fun and entertainment.

 

Dinner and Dance Social Party

 

A Dinner and Dance will be happening sometime in September. Stay connected as to the events and particulars of the evening become known to us. This will unfold as plans are currently being made. The event will be posted in the near future..

 

Town of Deer Lake Students

 

We have had some students on the range again this summer helping keep our grounds and facilities clean. Thanks to the Town of Deer Lake we share them through a Summer Student employment program. If you are on the range and see them working around. Please allow them the time to safely complete their tasking.

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***Thank You for allowing me your valued time today. This gives you an insite of activities at our facilities and possib ilities for future events. We look forward to your visits at our facilities, ranges, and many events at the club. Should you wish to see some special events or programs at the Upper Humber, then by all means contact us of your interest.

 

Stay Safe and Enjoy your summer!


 

Wendell Smith

President, UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL


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