Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

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Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on February 4, 2020 at 6:30 AM



Our 32nd Annual All-Newfoundland and Labrador event will be taking place on Feb.15th, 2020

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 2019- 2020 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 Family and Friends.




Will be held on the evening of SATURDAY Feb. 22nd. 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: our own in house music system.


Tickets for this event are extremely popular! We are sold out very quickly. So get yours soon. Tickets are $50.00 double. Single tickets for $25.00 are also available.

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



John Anstey      709 636 2595

Tony Wiseman  709 635 7179

John Randell    709 635 5415

Wendell Smith  709 686 5228



Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on January 31, 2020 at 7:30 AM

Good Morning Everyone,


Just a friendly reminder to get your Renewal membership dues into us today January 31, 2020 or post dated today so you do not have to deal with late fees. Please be sure to either electronically email them to the uhrgass@gmail.com account as on the application with your renewal form and copies of both sides of your PAL. For those in Corner Brook or visiting you can drop them off at Barnes Sporting Goods. They can also assist with getting photo copies and the application on your behalf. We pick them up on a regular bases. They must be marked and received by todays date. Also note that we have now set up a direct deposit payment for the electronic funds into our account. This eliminates the need for a secret password.

Should anyone have an concerns regarding your membership, please contact me at your earliest convenience at 709 686 5228 or send me a direct message through this email contact. There are a few of you who have submitted the forms/ funds but we have not received some of the information. I will be in contact with you to avail of the necessary information. smith.wendell1@gmail.com

A copy of the renewal form is attached below.

It has been great to be messaging and talking to some of you over the last little while and wonderful to know that many of you are taking the time to visit the range despite the colder temperatures.

Thanks and have a Great Day. Stay safe out there.


AGM Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on January 24, 2020 at 11:40 AM

Good Day everyone.

Just a reminder regarding our AGM and Election of Officers, board and committee positions will be held today Jan 24, 2020 at 7 PM at our facilities on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake.

I urge all members to attend and give consideration for these exciting positions with a continuously growing recreation and training facility.

Positions are available for


Vice President

Secretary... This position has been vacant for some time


Seargent at Arms


Directors (8) positions are available



Trap Chair : Held by George Alteen and assisted by Ed Ed Andrews and Louis Fequet

IPSC Chair : Held by Myron King

Range Commitee Chair: Held by Tony Wiseman and assisted by

Ed Andrews

Daniel Whelan

Sherman Peddle

Wendell Smith

Bookings and Rentals Chair : Held by John Randell

This year we will be looking to offer more programs but we must have committed volunteers and interested persons to make it happen.

Youth skills programs that encourage youth to be more involved with the outdoors.

Archery... We have 3 targets and 2 stands ready to go as the spring comes.

Small bore which consists of 22 and air rifles.


Large Bore... Especially as the new 300 meter range comes available licensed... Trying to be hopeful of early summer !

Other recreational activities are possible. Quad and ATV day trips

Snowmobile day trips

Canoe instruction

Map and Compass/ Orientation

GPS instruction and use

Fly tying

In order to make any of this happen we need people like you to be more involved in club activities. We have so much to offer to you, to the community, and our youth... but we must have help in order to make it happen.

Our Executive and Board of Directors are mostly older folks as myself. We need new and younger people to become involved / to become more concerned and participate in our club activities. Some of our serving people have been here as Charter Members since the club was started back in 1983. Thats 37 years folks. Thats dedication ! Some among us have had family or themselves health issues and are experiencing difficulty in preforming formal club duties and wish to move forward and pass their duties to others. So, Ill put it out there to you again... Please consider your place as a member of our Association and put your name forward for the continued success of this recreational facility. We really do have so much to offer. It all happens with your support. If you cannot make this evening... Give me a call and let me put your name forward with the position you wish to apply for. 709 686 5228 leave a msg if I am not home.

The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association is well admired and respected for our programs offered, our social events, Big Game Competition and recreational facilities. We are well respected within the community of Deer Lake and all surrounding areas and indeed throughout the entire province. We have much respect from the Provincial Government and Premier Dwight Ball himself at one of our functions, mentioned the importance and the significant contribution to the communities that the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association offers. Many Federal and Provincial groups avail of our facilities. We are indeed a busy concern and need more help to make our work loads lighter.

Many of our local businesses are not only our friends, but also our sponsors. Show them your support by shopping locally.

Thank you for allowing me a few moments of your valued time. We have so much appreciation to everyone for availing their skills and services to you through this Association.

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL


AGM Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on January 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM

The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association would like to remind all its members of their Annual General Meeting and election of officers to be held on Friday Jan. 24th at their facilities on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake starting at 7:00 PM.

All are welcomed to attend. New memberships are always welcomed.

DEC. 11, 2019 MEETING

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on December 11, 2019 at 11:40 AM

We will be having a regular UHRGA meeting at our facilities on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake on Wednesday December 11, 2019 at 7PM.

All Members are Welcome to attend.

We hope to see you there.


Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on November 26, 2019 at 1:15 PM

We will be having a regular meeting at our facilities on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake on Wednesday November 27th at 7PM. 

All Members are Welcome to attend. 

We hope to see you there.


Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on September 7, 2019 at 7:05 AM


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:


Sept 08........Sunday.............6PM to   8PM

Sept 09........Monday............1PM to   8PM

Sept 10........Tuesday............6PM to  8PM

Sept 11........Wednesday.......6PM to  8PM

Sept 12........Thursday...........6PM to  8PM


Persons wishing alternate times can 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, 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

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.


Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on September 2, 2019 at 10:40 AM

A schedule for the event is being drafted for next week and possibly a part of this week due to a very busy schedule of events.

Please stand-by for an update which will be coming shortly.

Gate Lock and Visits to the UHRGA

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on September 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM


For your next visits to the UHRGA  facilities you will see a locked gate on the lower portion of the road. In order to access the combination lock number you will have to contact or call a member of the Board or our Booking Agent in order to gain access to the range. You will need to prove you are a current member of the Association which we will confirm by reviewing our current membership list prior to giving out the lock number.

All this is necessary in order to provide a safe environment to all our membership and guests during visits with us while minimizing liability issues that could arise with nonmembers using our facilities. During your visits we also ask that you wear your membership card on wearable chest labels of a style hung around your neck such as those we would see at conferences. They are available at office supply stores or we can supply at a minimal cost to you. This will ensure that you can readily identified by us and all users as being current members of the association and therefore have a right to be on our grounds and ranges. Of course your guests are under your control at all times during visits and you take account and responsibilty for them.  

Please 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 transfered 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 recently visited and inspected our ranges and facilities. While it is your responsibility to fill in those cards, It is intended for your protection to follow and abide with this request.

 If your guests and visitors are a member of another club which has the same or equivelant coverage, they must show their current coverage card before any shooting activity. Any of your family members or guests who does not have an individual UHRGA Membership and NFA Insurance card must pay the daily user rate of $5.00 .

You, as a member of our Association, are responsible to ensure the safety of our fellow members, your family and guests during those visits.

Please make certain that the date and time of the visit is also recorded on the card and with the fee enclosed, place each envelope in the mail slot.

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. 

Membership application forms for 2019 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.

Anyone with membership concerns are asked to please contact Wendell Smith at smith.wendell1@gmail.com or by calling 709 686 5228

For Gate combination number call any of the following:

John Randell         709 635 5415

Tony Wiseman      709 635 7179

Sam Butt               709 635 5532

Wendell Smith       709 686 5228


WINNER "SUMMER DRAW" Honda EU 2000 Generator

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 23, 2019 at 6:50 PM

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