Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

Hours and Location



Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on June 20, 2019 at 2:35 PM



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.





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