NEWS

May 28, 2019

posted May 28, 2019, 10:57 AM by bwhancock@hotmail.com   [ updated May 28, 2019, 11:11 AM ]

We had our awards banquet this past weekend at Owl Mtn Ranch. A lot of fun and an excellent venue. We are already looking forward to next year.

Winners of the Riffle Raffle were Derek Tebrink, and Brandon Hancock

Winner of the Bradley Smoker and the Hasquvarna chain saw was Pat McIver.  

There were numerous other raffle winners of smaller prizes and a big thanks goes out to Rick and Marie Seymour, Dr. Nathan Dalla Lanna, Ryan Galloway, Starcuts, B+F Sales, Jeff Gailey, and CIBC.

Just a reminder our spring turkey shoot will be this Saturday June 1st starting at 10:00am at the GFWA rifle range.

It's open to all kids and adults who want to have some fun and maybe win some prizes. There will be adults there to teach the kids (and adults if necessary) about firearms safety and archery. Bring your own firearms and ammunition if you got any. If not, we can share some of the .22's for the kids and the club will have some extra ammunition there.

Any adults that are willing to show up and help with the kids even if they're not yours, please do.


May 2, 2019

posted May 2, 2019, 9:07 AM by bwhancock@hotmail.com

Member's,

We have rescheduled our regular monthly club meeting to this Friday May 3rd at 7:00 pm at the RDKB office.

We are also planning a work party at the habitat restoration site on Miller Creek FSR on Saturday morning at 8:00am. If you are able to help out just bring your chain saw, or brushing saw if you own one, tools and gear, gas, oil, food, water, and meet us there Saturday morning at 8:00am. All workers will have their name put in the draw for a new 435 x-Tork Husqvarna chain saw.

Sorry for the short notice.


Brian

250-445-2118

April 13, 2019

posted Apr 13, 2019, 11:35 AM by bwhancock@hotmail.com   [ updated Apr 13, 2019, 2:50 PM ]

There will be an important meeting Monday, April 22nd, 6:30 pm at the Grand Forks Curling Club.

Conservative MPs Mel Arnold, Bob Benzan, and South Okanagan/West Kootenay candidate Helena Konanz will there to talk about Bill C71.

For those of you who don't know, our current prime minister who promised if he was elected to not bring back the gun registry - is bringing back the gun registry.

Bill C71 is very concerning legislation for the future of any firearms owner.

Please attend this meeting to be informed, and to learn how you can help stop this bill from becoming law.

The GFWA annual banquet will be held at Owl Mountain Ranch on May 25th - 26th. - tickets are $50.00/person. price includes dinner, dancing, overnight camping. The Sunday morning headache is free too. We will only be selling ninety tickets, so email me to reserve tickets. There will not be a bar selling overpriced beer, so bring your own refreshments and a cooler if you want. More details to follow.

Our spring turkey shoot will be Saturday June 1st starting at 10:00am at the GFWA rifle range - it's open to all kids and adults who want to have some fun and maybe win some prizes. There will be adults there to teach the kids (and adults if necessary) about firearms safety and archery. Bring your own firearms and ammunition if you got any, if not we can share some of the .22's for the kids.

Anyone who has a chainsaw or a brushing saw and wants to help out with the slashing project - give me a call. 250-445-2118

Our next club meeting has been re-scheduled to May 4th, same time and place as always.


Brian 

April 2, 2019

posted Apr 2, 2019, 8:26 PM by bwhancock@hotmail.com

Click this link and follow the instructions if you support hunting.

April 2, 2019

posted Apr 2, 2019, 7:45 PM by bwhancock@hotmail.com   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 7:46 PM ]

Members,

The anti hunting movement has recently launched a campaign to ban all predator hunting in British Columbia.
The staff and board of directors at the BC Wildlife Federation is hard at work garnering support, writing letters, and meeting with elected officials on your behalf, but thirty people can only do so much, We need you!  
Radical organizations are pulling together because they were successful once before with our current government, and the way BC hunters for the most part stood back and did nothing, the anti hunting campaign has every reason to believe they can win once more..
We can no longer hunt Grizzly bears in BC because less than a thousand of us spoke up to defend our position. Nearly 100,000 hunters bought a license in BC last year, and about 1% of us really did anything to support the cause. Shameful.
Make no mistake about it. This not an attack on trophy hunting, or predator hunting. This is an attack on hunting.
If you think these protesters will stop with another victory - your dead wrong!
These "environmentalist" groups that attack hunting act on their opinion, feelings, and emotion. Their actions have absolutely nothing to do with science, sustainable game management, or even nature!
Humans and animals have been hunting each other for thousands of years.
So, if you believe hunting should remain a part of BC in the future as it has been for countless generations before us, here's what you need to do:

  1. Click the link and sign the petition.
  2. Write a letter to your MLA.
  3. Write a letter to the premier.
  4. Join the BC HUNTER ACTION CIRLCE on Facebook (if you do Facebook) and join the group. It has grown from 0 to 8,079 members in 6 days.
  5. Contact every hunter you know, and let's pound the drum!




Petition · Hon Premier John Horgan: I support sustainable hunting. · Change.org
 

January 20, 2019

posted Jan 20, 2019, 3:40 PM by bwhancock@hotmail.com   [ updated Jan 20, 2019, 3:41 PM ]

Our AGM will be held February 8th 2019 at the RDCB meeting room at 7:00pm

Mule Deer study update: 
we now have 40 deer collared in the Kettle/Granby
27 adults
13 fawns 
7 mortalities - 2 unknown causes, 2 cougar kills, 1 suspected grizzly kill, 1 drowning, 1 motor vehicle collision,
that's a mortality rate of approximately 18% in less than 12 months time...not good!

April 16, 2018

posted Apr 16, 2018, 6:25 PM by bwhancock@hotmail.com

The Southern Interior Mule Deer Project is in it's infancy stage. We have collared 22 Mule Deer does throughout the Boundary. Various tests and information was taken from each animal captured including ultrasounds. 
Every doe captured was pregnant, and all but three were pregnant with twins - which tells us great deal already. More volunteer work will be needed in the future for camera trap and vegetation plot monitoring. 

The next club meeting will be at the RDKB office May 11th 7:00 pm.

The spring turkey shoot will be held May 12th at the GFWA range starting at 10:00am
We will be presenting the 2017 awards at the turkey shoot as well.

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