This coming week will be a maintenance and upgrade week for us.
From 7AM Monday August 15 to Friday August 19 at 5pm we will be doing maintenance on all our ranges, grounds and buildings. We will have equipment down range ditching and doing repairs with rock removal, banking of slopes, etc.
The ranges will be shut down during any equipment operating times and with our students on the property which will most likely be in line with that of the operator.
We will have students on site each day starting at 8 Am until about 4.30PM. They will assist with painting of our building and other tasks associated with their employment with us until the allowable hours are reached.
We have been in discussions with the Town of Deer Lake with whom we share a Summer Student Employment program. This is an annual thing with us and the Town which allows our students employment opportunities before heading of to University and other Post Secondary Institutions. We Welcome our students again this week.
Our Steel Challenge team will have an event starting at 6 PM on Monday August 15. This will not be affected by our activity.
Our Trap team will have a trap shooting event on Thursday starting at 6.30 PM. This will not be affected by our activity.
Anyone interested in those sport shooting activities are encouraged to connect with us to have your name forwarded to the team of interest for event notices pertaining to the activity. Everyone is welcome !
We will begin our SIGHT IN DAYS which will be open to our membership and the general public hunting community on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings starting at 5 PM. That time has been determined by our equipment operator who will be concluding daily operations from 7 AM until 5PM.
Take Note that our schedule for Monday August 22 and Tuesday August 23 will be determined by our operator should he require this additional time. Stay tuned for an update later this week
We will proceed with our SIGHT IN activity on each scheduled day this week as daylight hours allow for AUGUST 16, 17, 19.
August 22 and 23 to be determined later this week
Our sight in Days activity will not be operating on Thursday in order to accommodate our regular trap shooting activity commencing at 6:30 PM.
Sight in Days for Friday will start at 5PM.
Depending on our equipment operator, Sight in Days will continue on Monday August 22 from 12 noon until 5PM before the Steel Challenge Event gets under way.
The Steel Challenge event will start setting up at 5PM and start the event at 6PM
We will conclude with our Sight in Days on Tuesday August 23 with an afternoon to evening schedule starting at 1PM.
Other times may be made available should the need arise or upon request.
We do not wish to have the entire range operating time tied up,Our Sight in Days, however, is an important service to our membership and the general public hunting community. It gives our guests an opportunity to check out their firearms equipment and marksmanship abilities in a safe environment prior to hunting activities and allows them a chance to address any issue with firearms, ammunition or other equipment in time to corrected any problems before the hunting season.
Maintenance on our buildings will include but may not be limited to;
Caulking around windows, doors, seams, prior to painting
Nailing in any loose siding boards.
Replace damaged or rotted boards around the east side door.
Replace damaged or rotted boards elsewhere
Repair Doors and replace hinges on the main door to the building.
Painting of the main building will be done by our students. Of course they will be assisting in other tasks as well should that be completed in a timely manner. We may need to assist them in higher than reachable areas where safety concerns for them would not permit.
Grounds work. Picnic tables and benches repaired and painted if required.
Shooting platforms to be assembled
Steps to the trap house to be replaced
Trap gun racks to be painted/ stained
Other tasks as time and people allow
Please contact us to let us know your available time for SIGHT IN DAYS so we can schedule you in.
Please Let us know when you are available to assist us with maintenance during this downtime. Even if you do not get a chance to contact us, grab any tools that you feel you may be needing and come along to join in the activities in making our facilities a more eye pleasing, enjoyable and safe place to come for a day of range activity and enjoyment. You can contact us here through this email, or by the numbers provided below.
Wendell Smith. 709 686 5228
Sam Butt 709 636 6749
John Randell 709 635 5415
Brian Manuel 709 636 0298
John Anstey. 709 636 2595
Chris Brake 709 571 0334
We will need to know as soon as possible.
We will update the calendar with this event as information and feedback comes in.
We are planning a QUAD and ATV ride in the near future depending on the amount of interest shown. This is to be a fundraiser with a poker run and a 50/50 draw. Let us know if you, your family and friends are interested in joining us. Where we will be headed on our ride is to be being discussed.
We will also be having a BBQ STEAK DINNER and DANCE in late October. Keep a watchful eye out for available tickets over the next month.
Thanks for all your Wonderful Help everyone!
It is because of volunteers like you, that groups and organizations such as ours can provide an opportunity to have an enjoyable recreation facility and feel safe and comfortable while spending time with us. We appreciate every effort.