Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

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Meeting Cancelled / Range Usage/ Covid-19 Action Plan

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on March 31, 2020 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to the Covid -19 pandemic our regular monthly meeting will be cancelled until further notice.


The business of the Association is ongoing via phone calls and email services with our membership, guests, user booking groups, and so many others.


We apologize for all the inconveniences this has caused.


The range is open for your use following the posted Covid-19 Action Plan Directives. 2 large poster boards are at the club and range as well as being posted on this site and our Face Book page. This notice is subject to change according to recommendations of our Governments and Health Departments.

Respect other members, guests, and users by keeping your safe distance. Groups must not be more than10 using safe distancing measures. We recommend much much smaller groups. 


We replaced some of the railings and target boards for your usage and the road has been cleared. We recognize that everyone is home from working and would like to get out side but please do so safely.


We wish everyone to Stay Safe and Practice all the health safety precautions including safe distancing measures as recommended by the Provincial and Federal Governments and our Dept of Health to help in preventing any further spreading of the virus. If you had not read the Covid-19 Action Plan, Please do so now. You will find it below. Thank You.. Stay Safe and Take Good Care everyone.




Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on March 21, 2020 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

177 Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake, 

Newfoundland, Canada

A8A 3H9

www.upperhumberrodandgun.com                                                                                                                                                      May 01, 2020



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


Roger Saunders Memorial Darts Tournament

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on March 11, 2020 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Afternoon Everyone,


We are having our Annual Roger Saunders Memorial Dart Tournament at the club house on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake on this Saturday March 14, starting at 9.30AM for registration and starting at 10 Am until finishing time. We are asking for a few volunteers hopefully from our membership to assist us with the days exciting event. Should anyone wish to give us a hand, please call myself (Wendell Smith) at 709 686 5228 or John Anstey at 709 636 2595. Both myself and John are making a pot of soup each for the day and we will need a few hands to assist with the kitchen duties with burgers, etc...and of course with bar services. Thanks in advance for all your support to the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association programs and events. It is always greatly appreciated.


Wendell Smith




Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on February 4, 2020 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (1)



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 Comments comments (1)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (1)

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 Comments comments (1)


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.