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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.


Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on September 2, 2019 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (1)


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 Comments comments (0)

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 

Memorial Trap Shoot report August 18, 2019

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on August 20, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Day Everyone, Here is the report forwarded to me with regards to Sunday August 18, 2019 Memorial Trap Shooting Event. See the pictures on the photo Gallery. 

Wendell Smith


Fellow Trap Shooters,

We had quite a time on Sunday hosting the invitational 2019 Memorial Trap Shoot at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Club. Nine participants bravely competed in the event. The rain held off and the day turned out to be quite warm, but somewhat humid during the latter part of the day. A complimentary lunch was provided by the combined efforts of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association and the Stephenville Shooting Club. A large thank you to both clubs for lunch (and cake!).

In spite of an unbiased and overly scrutinized draw of names for the two relay teams, we still managed to come up with an UHRGA team and a Stephenville Shooting Club team. Competition reigned throughout the event!

Team Stephenville consisted of Max Fromm, Al Skinner, Jonathon Styles and Ed Strickland. Team UHRGA consisted of George Alteen (Trap Chair), Louis Fequet, Brian Duffy, Dave Batstone, and Ed Andrews.

The final results:

Top Gun – Dave Batstone (Upper Humber Rod and Gun Club)

Top Gun Team – The Stephenville Team consisting of Max Fromm, Al Skinner, Jonathon Styles, and Ed Strickland (Stephenville Shooting Club)

Top Gun in Singles – Jonathon Styles (Stephenville Shooting Club)

Top Gun in Handicap – Dave Batstone (Upper Humber Road and Gun Club)

Top Gun in Doubles – Louis Fequet (Upper Humber Rod and Gun Club)

The last event of the day was a fun shoot called “Scratch”. In spite of a fierce final competition between George Alteen Sr., (aka – George the “Dragon” Alteen, Sr.) and Al Skinner (aka – Al the “Sniper” Skinner), Al was the last man standing and managed to hit the clay with his final shell. Congratulations Al and well done indeed.

It was a great day enjoyed by all. Congratulations to all winners. The rest of you need more practice! If there are any omissions or errors in the reporting of scores, blame it on George Alteen, Sr.!




Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on June 20, 2019 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (1)



Saturday, July 06 - 2019.


Don't miss this wonderful and spectacular opportunity for family and friends with youth who are interested in taking in the excitement of our annual Youth Outdoor Skills Day activities. Get them involved. More information will be available on our website under NEWS. www.upperhumberrodandgun.com.

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources - Wildlife Division - will be partnering with us again this summer for a full-day youth event on

SATURDAY, JULY 06 at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association at 177 Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake.


Again this year we are very pleased to welcome Delta Water Fowl as a sponsor to our youth programs. Delta's Corporate Office will be providing us with much needed supplies for the day. Our local Humber Valley Chapter will be donating prizes and assisting with the event. Thanks to Delta Water Fowl and Kenny White and the other members of our local Humber Valley Chapter for their continued contributions to conservation, the outdoors and youth programs !!! We wish them every success. Please show your support to Delta Water Fowl at every opportunity. Thanks to our many sponsors and businesses for their continued support to our programs.


Many Volunteers will be assisting us with our event. It does us all good to be able to come together for a common cause of promoting the great outdoor activities for our youth. With safety being the priority concern for everyone involved in any shooting or outdoor activity, practices for safe hunting and the shooting sports for our youth are given the utmost attention.


The event will provide an opportunity for our youth aged 12-17 to participate in shotgun, rifle, and archery in a safe environment under the direct supervision and guidance of qualified instructors and volunteers.


With this year being the International Year of the Salmon we will be adding some angling features including casting techniques and knot tying.


There will be a nominal registration fee of $10.00 per youth to participate in this event. The fee will be collected upon registration the morning of the event. A lunch will be provided at no extra costs.


All firearms, archery and other equipment along with related safety gear will be provided for the day by the Wildlife Division. No other equipment will be permitted.


Participants will also learn about wildlife and salmon conservation, outdoor safety, wilderness survival skills, responsible hunting and fishing practices.


There will be opportunities for youth to win prizes, and those participants between 12 to 17 years old will have their name entered in our Province's Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program draw for a chance to participate in hunting or fishing activity in another province.


During lunch time, a competition to identify animals, ducks and other game birds, the judging of distances to animal and bird silhouettes, and other interesting material will be held. As part of the competition, Youth will be given some instruction on using compasses. There will also be a session on taking or reading compass bearings and giving distances between markers which will be a part of the competition.

Participants are required to pre-register for the event. Registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis until all our 50 spaces are filled. All youth in attendance must be accompanied by a parent and / or guardian for the entire day.

We are accepting a maximum of 50 youth for this years event. The Youth will be divided into 5 groups with each group rotating through all of the programs in a timely manner.


The event will go ahead, rain or shine so dress according to weather conditions. Bring along rain gear and remember also to bring along sun block and a hat. We are all aware of our ever changing Newfoundland weather conditions.


Thank you for your interest in our partnered program for the Youth of Newfoundland and Labrador. By developing those necessary skills we are instilling upon these youth a heartfelt interest in our outdoor sports through hunting, fishing, and conservation minded activities. The many skills and lessons learned by our youth on this day will be an introduction for many to a lifetime of safely enjoying the great outdoors and wilderness activities which we all share.


In attendance for the day will be Archery Instructors. Members of the Deer Lake Search and Rescue team will be doing outdoor wilderness awareness and survival training. Media members are being invited. Members of the Dept. of the Fisheries and Land Resources, Wildlife Division, members from Delta Waterfowl and Firearms Instructors, members of the Stephenville Shooting Club and The Bay of Islands Rod and Gun Club are invited to assist us and will be attending. We also have invited distinguished guests. We are hoping to have someone from the local Canadian Firearms Office speak on the Minor's License Application process and general firearms licensing requirements.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED / PLEASE ADVISE if you can assist during the day.


Volunteers are very important to the success of our activities and programs. Should you have some time to assist us during this event, please make us aware of your interest... In the past we have had upwards to 29 persons assisting us for the event which make for a very successful process with smooth transitioning throughout the entire program. Without dedicated and treasured persons as yourself who come forward giving of your time and sharing your skills, programs such as this would not be possible. Your dedication and time with us is greatly appreciated by everyone !


Please visit the photo gallery for past years Youth Skills events




Should you need directions to our facilities, you can go to "Directions" on our web site... by entering the destination as : The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association, Deer Lake, NL and enter where you are starting from, the Google map feature will give you specific driving directions which you can print, if needed.

***Contact information for pre-registration is listed below. Should there be any medical conditions, allergy or other concerns, please advise upon pre-registration. We will be contacting everyone on the evening prior to the event confirming you are coming. That way no seat will be left unattended.


Wendell or Wanda Smith 709 686 5228

Liam Parfitt by day 634 4062 or evening 686 2509


EMAIL Contact us at either :



* Name of Participant / s

* Age

* Parent or Guardian who will be attending with them for the day

* Address

* Contact and alternate phone numbers

* Special Note (Allergy, Medical Condition etc.)

Schedule of Events: July 06 / 2019

9:00: Registration

9:30: General Welcome and Introductions

9:40: Firearms / Range Safety

10:00 - 12:00: Concurrent Sessions

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch / Wildlife Contest

1:00 -- 3:00: Concurrent Sessions

3:00 -- 4:00: Closing Remarks, Prizes, Group Photo


***Please note that due to the time required for the angling session this year, additional time variance may be required for the closing process beyond 4PM.


Below please find a link to the Government on Newfoundland and Labrador news release for this event.






Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on March 28, 2019 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (1)

The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association along with the Stewardship of Municipalities ( SAM ) and the Town of Deer Lake will be hosting World Water Day on Saturday March 30 from 10 AM until 3PM. We will be having some guest speakers talking on water and water safety, Environment, Habitat for Animals, Birds, and Fish. It is a Family oriented day and we will be having some games for excitement. Weather permitting, we will take a short walk to the lake shore where we will have hot dogs, Marshmallow / wiener roasting and Hot Chocolate, Tea or coffee. Should the weather be poor, we will move everything to the clubhouse. Come out and join us for a fun Day as we celebrate World Water Day ! Preregistration required so we can get an idea of numbers. EVERYONE WELCOME !

www.upperhumberrodandgun@gmail.com or by phone 709 686 5228.