DU Skeet Shoot Summary

The 2nd annual Ducks Unlimited Skeet Shoot event was held on Sept. 17 at the Brokenhead River Game and Fish Association Range. With the aim of educating youth and women new to the sport, 11 youths and 8 adult women joined were led by a team of expert volunteers who taught participants about safe firearm handling, as well as tips and tricks for quick and accurate shotgunning.

The free event was limited to 20 youth, women, and first time shooters. With no experience necessary, this event provided an excellent opportunity to learn about Sporting Clays, as well as get ready for fall bird hunting season.

Sponsored in part by Winchester Repeating Arms, the BRGFA ensured all participants were ready for the event by providing a mandatory safe handling and operation of firearms course prior to the main event.  Main spotters acted as mentors, and stood next to each participant who shot from a designated safe zone.

Using Winchester shell and skeets supplied by Ducks Unlimited, novice shooters were nervous at first but gained confidence after the first round.  Seeing those clays shatter in the sky was a real confidence booster for many first time shooters.

The barbeque was provided by Brokenhead River Game and Fish Association. Ducks Unlimited provided hats and duck calls to each participant. After the event, KS Custom Calls of Lockport provided goose and duck calling demonstrations to new eager hunters.

Ducks Unlimited volunteers and BRGFA members collaborated to organize this event. “We had a good turnout for both shooters and volunteers,” Darren Zalusky said, “and it takes a lot of people to make events like this successful.” In addition, there were over a dozen volunteers who showed up to make sure the “rookies” had a safe and exciting learning experience. Leah Penhall came to volunteer, but seeing the kids’ enjoyment prompted her and her daughter to try it out. “Thanks”, she said to her instructor, Tim Putnam, “you helped me check one thing off my bucket list”.

The BRGFA was established in 1996. It has 191 members who support and promote wildlife conservation, outdoor education and safety, and good hunting and fishing practices.

Thank you to the following volunteers (alphabetical order): Ken Molinski, Tammy Molinski, Joe Molinski, Nick Molinski, Colette Marr, Leah Penhall, Brad Porath, Tim Putman, Brett Steffes, Robyn Yates, Craig Zieske, Duane Zieske.

Rimfire Rendezvous Black Powder Hatchet Toss-RESULTS

Results of our August 25th rimfire rendezvous black powder results pg 1 competition at BRGFA Range.

rimfire rendezvous black powder results pg 2

There were 14 competitors with 1 non-competing youth who wants to compete in the future but watched her big sister compete instead [little Memphis]. Good to see the youth attending this event!

Special thanks to Bob Austman for organizing this event. We couldn’t have done it without you Bob!

Everyone had a great time. As Jared said it is nice to have the .22 events because you can talk with other members throughout and that was obviously happening as we prepared for each category.

Capping off the day was Bob’s perfect hatchet toss – a bullseye – we checked for magnets on the back of the board – there were none – it was a good, honest toss. Magic in motion…

BBQ afterwards, thanks to Wes Sadkowski for being our master BBQr. He did work up an appetite volunteering to walk downrange to move the targets to the 150 and 175 yd markers for our ‘Ring the Gong” event. It was a hot day folks and that was a long walk.

Just a few pointers for next year:

1) make sure to take the safety off before firing on a timed event…not mentioning any names here Paul.

2) make sure to site your rifle in BEFORE you compete…not mentioning any names here Colette.

3) In order to prepare for next year attend the range regularly.

And then, show up at these events!

Next club meeting September 5th @ 7:00 pm at the Beausejour Legion.

SPORTING CLAYS

-Saturday, September 15th @ St. Hubertus Game & Fish, Libau, MB (100-Target Preliminary)

-Sunday, September 16th, MSCA Provincials Main- CNSCA Registered @ Brokenhead River Game & Fish, Beausejour MB (200-Target Main Event) – RANGE CLOSED

DU Skeet Shoot – September 17th @ 5:00 at the BRGFA Range

Sporting Clays Tim Putnam

Proud of our Sporting Clays members who took time out of their event to move 3 small fawns to a safer location. (*Don’t worry; they were only moved a short distance away; less than 50 yards.*)

Thanks Tim, thanks Kelly, thanks Dale!

May 2018

Remember the Brokenhead River Game & Fish Association is a conservation site. Be gentle and respectful of our little friends of the forest.

Range Closed June 12-13-Qualifiers

Note that the Range is CLOSED on June 12 & 13th until 4:00 pm so please mark these dates in your calendar:

MB Conservation Officers Qualifiers have booked the Range therefore the Range will be unavailable to the membership from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on that Tuesday and Wednesday. Hopefully fire conditions at that time will allow the CO staff to qualify on these dates.

On behalf of BRG&FA we thank you, our Manitoba Conservation Officers, for your dedication and tireless work – BE SAFE!

Annual Fishing Day

June 9th, 2018  (Saturday)

Manigatogan, Mb

10 am – 3pm.

Registration: $5 per person; Kids under 12 free

Please Ryan Keefe text 204-268-0180 or email brgffish2018(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com by June 4th

Hot dogs and participation prizes will be awarded after fishing

Clay Target Shoot at the Gear Swap & Meet

Clay Shoot details on the same day – May 5th: (BRGFA Sporting Clay Swap Shoot 2018)

All are welcome to try clay target shooting – from beginner to advance shooters.

10:00 – 2:00 pm

Easy, intermediate and expert targets

Cost: $1.00 per 5 targets

Try out the new 5 stand and super sporting stations!

For more information, please contact: kellybourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)xplornet.com / Dale.bourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)umanitoba.ca">Dale.bourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)umanitoba.ca

Family Outdoors Safety Seminar

I’m lost in the woods! What do I do?”

BRG&FA is sponsoring a 1 hour Family Outdoors Safety Seminar at the Regional Library in Beausejour.

Contact Jeffery Cottes: 204.268.6620

as advertised in The Clipper

Family Day/Learn to Shoot Day

Family Day/Learn to Shoot Day (formerly shooting skills day)

Date: May 12, 2018

Location: Seven Sisters Gun Range

Homestead Road East (8 km east of Seven Sisters)

Time: 9:00 – 4:00 pm

Cost: $15.00/venue or $55.00 for all venues (rifle, shotgun, blackpowder & archery)

All Ages Welcome

Contact: Wayne 204.853.2006, kerrsin(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mts.net /Gary 204.348.3773 garytirschman(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com">garytirschman(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

Gear Swap and Meet plus a Clay Target Shoot

Our BRGFA Gear Swap 2018 is on Saturday May 5th at the Range from 9:00 – 2:00 pm.

Range Location: from Beausejour, drive East 8km on Hwy 44. Turn South on RD 47E driving 4km. Turn East into Range driveway. (69065)

-Please bring your ‘tailgates or card table’

-Have all guns triggered locked (for lever, zip-tied).

-All sellers of firearms are to ensure that the purchaser of their firearm have a valid Possession and Acquisition License before selling them a firearm.

We plan to have a few hot dogs and pop

CLAY TARGET SHOOT same day from 10:00 – 2:00 pm (BRGFA Sporting Clay Swap Shoot 2018)

All are welcome to try clay target shooting – from beginner to advance shooters.

Easy, intermediate and expert targets

Cost: $1.00 per 5 targets

Try out the new 5 stand and super sporting stations!

For more information, please contact: kellybourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)xplornet.com / Dale.bourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)umanitoba.ca">Dale.bourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)umanitoba.ca

2018 Family Fishing Day

 

2018 Family Fishing Day – *Members Only*

Date: March 11th (Sunday)

Location: Gull Lake North Shore

Time: 10:30am- 3:00pm

Cost: $5.00 per fisher             *Kids under 16 years old: free*

*Ice holes can be drilled for those without augers

*Hidden species and length for top 3 prizes

*Conversion chart for remaining prizes

*Chili Lunch is provided with coffee and hot chocolate

Remember *All Manitoba Angling Rules apply*

If you are planning to attend please phone Ryan Keefe directly: 204.268-0180