Henry Range Report – October 2016

Henry Range Report (Summer 2016)
Activities at Henry Range continue to increase largely due to the number of new members and the number of range pass keys that have been purchase to date this year. Range pass keys sold to date is 554 keys which have generated $16620.00 in revenue for the range coffers.

All weekend organized shoots are well attended and have attracted some new participants. Accolades are in order to the various people who faithfully continue who organize, coordinate and ensure the safety disciplines required for these events. Mid August saw the start of a fairly heavy influx of the hunting fraternity sighting in new and “old faithful” rifles and developing and testing new hand loads for the upcoming hunting season, and this activity still going on now.

Range rentals by the R.C.M.P., Brinks Armoured Car Service, the Provincial Parks Service and the C.O. Service also continues to generate revenue for our cause. All members are advised to carefully check our website calendar and or the range notice boards for range closure times and dates.

There were several organized work parties held this summer which included: removing the three sheds that were located on the Hydro right-of way, one was salvaged and relocated to our property and the other two which were in a lot of distress were dismantled and disposed of; the building of another wood shed; two sessions of cutting ,splitting and stacking fire wood (approx 6 or 7 cords); general range cleanup and repairs.
Construction of the new 50 yd. handgun range is still work in progress, but is nearing completion as far as berm construction and the range floor is concerned. There is still some grader work required on the range floor to establish the required elevations. The required documentation and approvals from the Chief Firearms Officer are now being addressed. In conjunction with the new range construction we were able to establish an improved setup and parking area to the archery range.
Submitted by Len Fong, Henry Range Committee Member. Ph. 250 468-1551; e-mail lenbar@shaw.ca