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NATIONAL RANGE DAY Re-Scheduled to JULY 01, 2023

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on June 1, 2023 at 8:35 AM

Good Day everyone,



Regretfully, due to inclement weather conditions this weekend, we have to cancel our planned event for our National Range Day Celebrations.


We have re-scheduled to have an event on Saturday July 01 with a shortened time at the range so everyone could relax a bit on Canada Day and also give everyone time to be home for the BBQ supper with their family and friends.


So from 9.30 AM to 2.30 PM on JULY 01 will be our OPEN HOUSE RANGE DAY.



Thanks for understanding and we wish everyone can come along and join us for some fun at our facilities.



Have a Great and SAFE weekend everyone!



is celebrating 

National Range Day!

We will be hosting an Open House to celebrate National Range Day! 

Open to members, guests, the general public, family and friends.

We will be organizing shooting activities from  9:30 AM to 2:30 PM July 01, 2023. 

No experience is necessary.

A day where anyone wishing to do so can participate in safe shooting activity under the direct supervision of experienced and responsible persons and Range Safety Officers.

Some demonstrations of IPSC and Steel Challenge activities may be possible throughout the day.

Trap shooting activity will be available.

For those wishing to bring along your personal archery equipment, we do have some targets available.  

Those who are more familiar with firearms are welcome to come out and may be able to try other shooting activities besides the ones they are accustomed to. 

For those who are not members of a Registered NL Rod and Gun and do not carry CLUB Membership and Insurance Cards, you must get a permit to transport your Non-Restricted Firearm to and from our facilities from the Authorities. Unlike other jurisdictions, Your PAL does not give you permission to transport within NL outside hunting seasons where your hunting license gives you that ability.

Permits are available from the Dept Of Fisheries, Forestry, and AgricultureResources. 

If bringing more than one firearm, they all must be listed on your permit. For those with Restricted firearms your conditions as per your RPAL apply.  

Children are welcome but may not be able to participate in all events and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The General Public is welcome to ask questions to learn more about our shooting community and the different sporting disciplines.

 Everyone is welcome to come out and join in the many activities we have prepared for you!

Safety glasses and ear protection will be provided for all shooting, but please, we encourage you to bring your own if you can.

Food and beverage will be available. There will be a small fee for food and to cover off on ammo expenses.

The use of Cannabis and Alcohol is strictly prohibited during the entire event. 


Registration is free, but all participants must sign the Log Book at the registration booth upon arrival and  certainly before doing any shooting activity. 

To register please send a memo to this link or call one of these numbers


Questions and registration can also be done by contacting;

709 686 5228.  Wendell Smith

709 636 2595.  John Anstey

709 636 6749.  Sam Butt


Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on May 23, 2023 at 4:20 PM
Time to kick off our Steel Challenge shoots for the season!!

We will be holding our first shoot this Wednesday, May 24 2023. Everyone is welcome to come participate and try out this sport. Black Badge certification is not required for this sport although, we will only permit those who have taken Black Badge or orther simimlar approved safety training to use holsters. This is for the safety of the shooter and others in attendance.

Fee is $5 for members and $15 for non members. Acceptable equipment would be any pistol or rifle chambered in 22LR or any normal pistol caliber (no magnums please), so there are still ways to enjoy exciting action sports without an RPAL or Black Badge! It is preferable to have five magazines as that will provide a smoother and more efficient to series of strings while at the line. If you don't have five magazines, we still encourage you to come join us and we will assist in whatever way we can to ensure that you can participate and have a great time!

Planning to start at 6:00pm. Please arrive early if you plan on shooting and to help set up to get started on time so we can take advantage of all remaining daylight. Spectators are always welcome. Eye and ear protection is mandatory for all shooters and spectators.

We will have a designated safety area for the purpose of uncasing and casing firearms. If you have any questions, please check in with me prior to uncasing your firearm.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Chris Brake

Pierre Poilievre Visits Deer Lake

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on May 3, 2023 at 9:05 AM

Good Morning Everyone,

Those interested in a seeing and meeting
the Conservative Leader, Mr. Pierre Poilievre
can do so on May 05 at 12:15 PM at the Holiday Inn Express in Deer Lake.

Please be there early !


Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on April 18, 2023 at 9:35 AM

Good Day Fellow Members and Guests,

Our social event will consist of a succulent Charcoal Grilled
BBQ STEAK Dinner and a full evening of  Fun and Dance at our facilities on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake on Saturday
April 29th. Supper will be served starting at 7:30PM
Musical entertainment for the evening will be supplied by Country Partners.
Door and other dance prizes will be awarded. 

For years, Folks have been talking and raving about our BBQ steak suppers at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun. It's a traditional meal for our club and there have been a lot of fun times over all those years. 
This is our 40th Anniversary and we are celebrating!

Come and enjoy our very famous charcoal grilled steaks with salads, dinner rolls, and there could even be a surprise item on the table.
This time around we will be serving Prime Rib Steak.

We are reaching out to our membership and friends for support at these events. 
We look forward to continued fun and enjoyable evenings with you at the Rod and Gun Club. 

This will be our first time having such an event since Covid hit us and we are so looking forward to hosting an event and having you join us for the evening. 
Bring along family members and friends for a wonderful evening together

While having such a fantastic time, you are also helping us raise funds to promote outdoor activities and other programs, to enhance our facilities and services, to reach out to our youth in the community and get families involved together in those outdoor activities. Everyone will have a great meal, a fun time and the community benefits.

Bar services will be available. Should you require a wine with your dinner, please reach out and advise us and we shall see what we can do to accommodate your request at marginal costs whether it be a glass or bottle for your table. 

Tickets are 60.00 Double.  Single tickets are 30.00
A limited number of tickets are available.

We are hoping that you and your friends will join us for the event. 

Please share with your family, friends,  and to our members who may not be on our contact list yet. 

As we make arrangements for this supper, we are looking forward to our next. On that event we will be serving lobster and may very well have muscles too. 
More information will be coming soon. 
Our NL lobster season is just getting underway.

Thanks Everyone and Have a Great Day


John Anstey.          709 636 2595
Sam Butt                709 636 6749
Wendell Smith.      709 686 5228
Tony Wiseman       709 635 7179


Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on February 14, 2023 at 8:40 AM

Good Day Fellow Members, 

We are having a meeting at our facilities on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake, Wednesday Feb.15  at 7.30pm. 

We have a Special Guest. Carol Anstey, for the Long Range Mountains will be joining us. We are delighted she can be with us and Welcome her to our Association. Carol has a long history and family connection to our club. 

We wish to establish the possibility of having a Big Bull Competition and BBQ Steak Dinner and Dance and our Annual Dart Tournament as we were prior to the pandemic affecting our lives. 
In order to make that possible we need to have volunteers from our membership to put a team together to form that strong committee to undertake the necessary tasks of running these events. For the Big Game Competition, We will need people to set up the event, to register guests, set up a lunch plan, and kitchen duties. As well as volunteers to visit our valued business community and sponsors as required in order to successfully do such an event. 

Since Covid some of our team players are not available to assist us.
Your support helps make a strong team !
By bringing together the joint efforts of those committee members, and sharing the tasks, means each of us will spend less personal time fulfilling those objectives.

Volunteers are very important to the success of our club, our activities and our programs. Should you have interest in helping us out and you have some time to assist us leading up to and during the events, please make us aware of your interest.

We have been very successful with good numbers of volunteers and we hope this continues. The volunteer base has helped us to deliver very strong, positive and successful events. 

Without dedicated and treasured persons as yourself who come forward giving of your time and sharing your skills, our events and programs that we have delivered in the past would not have been possible. Your valued time with us is greatly appreciated by the club and throughout all the community we serve.

Even if you are unable to make the meeting but have an interest, Please let us know

Contact us at ;

                            Wendell Smith  709 686 5228

                             Sam Butt           709 636 6479

                             John Anstey      709 636 2597

or leave us a message at  mail4upperhumber@gmail.com


On the agenda for tomorrow's meeting will be as follows ;

1.   The Big Game Competition and how it is to be run this year. We will set up a committee for this event as well as the dinner and dance. 

Finalize a date for both these events.

2.    The Roger Saunder Memorial Dart Tournament 

Set up a committee and finalize a date for the event.

3. Talk briefly about our Annual General Meeting and election of officers which we have discussed for a tentative date of Feb. 24th.  More to follow on our AGM after this meeting.


Thanks for your time everyone,  Please Share !

We look forward to seeing you there.

Wendell Smith


Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

Deer Lake, NL

A8A 3H9


Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on September 5, 2022 at 10:25 AM

Good Morning Everyone.

Here is the list of attending members for our Sight in Days.
I would like to take this time to Thank each of our attending members for their valued time during our Sight in Days.

Subject to change : 
Will make posts accordingly should there be situations where persons may change.
Starting at 5:30 daily.
Please be early.

Monday     September 05         John Anstey
                                                  Bill Snow

Tuesday    September  06         Brian Manuel
                                                  Shannon O'Keefe

Wednesday   September   07    Eugene Anstey
                                                  Carl Jacobs

Thursday        September  08    John Anstey
                                                   Bill Snow

Friday             September  09    John Anstey
                                                   Bill Snow

Anyone wishing additional times can contact us to make alternate arrangements. For those who have contacted me earlier, please touch bases again.

The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association would like to take this time to wish each of you a safe and successful hunting experience. Enjoy your adventures out on the country and your time spent with us! 

Cheers !

Wendell Smith.      709 686 5228


Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on September 3, 2022 at 6:10 AM


Rifle, Archery and Crossbow

The UPPER HUMBER ROD and GUN ASSOCIATION will hold this activity at our club range at 177 Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake  

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 are available for target arrows only. We have 3 targets that can be set up on a different range. Please call Wendell ahead of time if this is of interest to you.

709 686 5228.

Schedule of events:

Timings for our UHRGA attending members availability will be put in place shortly.


Monday September 05 through to Friday September 09

We will be starting at 5.30pm to 8.30 pm each day or as daylight 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 Fish. Forestry and Agriculture, Wildlife Division, the Dept. of Natural Resources, and the Dept. of Justice.

PLEASE BRING ALONG ADEQUATE AMMO for your sighting purposes and remember that the ammo used for sighting your rifle should be the same as used for hunting.

Contact us for more information at :   

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

Sherman Peddle ......636-2382

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 Children's Hospital or The Children's Wish Foundation so that the entire community may benefit 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.

Masks can be worn at your discretion. Hand sanitizers or disinfectants are available at the club house. 

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

Washrooms are available at our facilities 



Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 31, 2022 at 8:15 AM

Fellow Trap Shooters,


The current weather prediction is for a better evening on Wednesday (sunny) over Thursday evening (rain). So, for this week trap will be rescheduled to Wednesday, August 31, 2022.  To accommodate all shooters and take advantage of existing light, trap will start at 5:30pm.  While this may not be a good start time for some shooters it will allow us to process early arrivals, who may be finished shooting by the time later arrivals show up.  In any case, we hope to be able to continue shooting until the light dwindles.


Even if you arrive later you will be able to complete your shooting, so please consider attending.


Please note that trap is switched to Sunday afternoons, starting with the first Sunday after the Labour Day weekend.  This start date was chosen as some shooters compete in the Atlantic Competition offered each year during the long Labour Day weekend.  Details and confirmation on moving to Sunday will follow within the next week or so.


If you are interested in a trap shoot for this Sunday, please let us know well in advance and we will try to arrange it.






Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 21, 2022 at 7:55 AM
The range facilities are open to our membership and guests all day today, Sunday August 21. Enjoy your time with us ! Be Safe !

Heavy equipment will be operating again Monday and Tuesday August 22 and 23 from 7AM until 5PM. An update will follow.
For safety reasons the range facilities will be shut down during this time.

Trap ranges will not be affected during this maintenance and upgrades.

Steel Challenge is scheduled for tomorrow August 22 starting at 6PM.

Please Follow our calendar events on our website.
Remaining Sight in Days are being rescheduled for the first part of September, prior to the rifle hunting season. A post will be made soon with that information. Should anyone require range time outside of that schedule, you can contact us to make arrangements.
John Randell ............635-5415
Sherman Peddle ......636-2382
Tony Wiseman..........635 7179
John Anstey..............636 2595
Sam Butt...................635 5532
Wendell Smith..........686 5228
Thanks everyone.


Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 21, 2022 at 5:05 AM

Good Morning everyone,


The IPSC team will not be having an event today August 21.

The range will be open to our membership and guests all day today.