Cancellations & Closures

Dorman Range Cancellations:

The Dorman Range Committee has made the decision to close the range for a few weeks to help our community slow the spread of the Corona virus.  “The Memorial” Sporting Clays is postponed.  The plan going forward is to review the situation and make an announcement on April 20th regarding Sporting Clays scheduled for April 25th.  For those of you that participate in the VISL Trap Shoots, the Parksville-Qualicum event scheduled for March 29th will be postponed to a later date or cancelled as the VISL people decide.

There is one last trap and skeet shoot on Wednesday March 18 before the closure.

Good health to you all. Bob

 

Henry Range Cancellations:

The Henry Range is cancelling ALL IN-HOUSE organized shoots such as the .22 Rifle shoot and Military shoot until further notice.  However the Henry Range will stay operating for individual shooters, and shoots organized by outside groups such as the RCMP.  If you have any questions please phone Rick Gammon at 250-248-0304. The range office will be closed until further notice.

 

Archery Cancellations:

Indoor archery at the Nanoose Range will be suspended immediately.  This will include our regular Monday and Wednesday evenings and all Classes and lessons. The news on this virus and the responses being implemented are becoming more aggressive on an hourly basis.  This step is to put us closer to the front of the curve rather than being on the back end of the curve.  We will continue to monitor the advice and recommendations of the BC Ministry of Health and follow the actions of our local school boards and other recreational facilities.

This is being done out of a sense of caution and although we will miss the regular meeting, the fun of shooting and being able to connect with our friends it is better for us to be over cautious rather than later on looking back and regretting not acting earlier.

As changes for our archery group happen I will be updating with emails.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me through this email address arrowsmitharchers@shaw.ca

I hope that you all keep well.  Bob O’Brien

 

Meeting Cancellations:

The next General Meeting on Wednesday March 25, 2020 at the Parksville Community Centre has been cancelled.

 

 

Meeting Dates

General Meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7 PM at the Parksville Community Centre.  Speaker Doug Bancroft, chair of the BCWF Recreational Shooting Sports Committee will speak on remediation for shooting ranges.

 

General Meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7 PM at the Parksville Community Centre, followed by the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

Dorman Range Turkey Shoots

Boxing Day Turkey Shoot, December 26, 2019, start 10 AM.  Meat Prizes, Regular trap ($8 per shooter, 5 shooters per squad, 10 shots each) and Shotgun games – Bushwacker, etc, Annie Oakley Shoot at 2 pm.  Everyone welcome, lunch available.

 

New Year’s Day Turkey Shoot, January 1, 2020, start 10 AM.  Meat Prizes, Regular trap ($8 per shooter, 5 shooters per squad, 10 shots each) and Shotgun games – Bushwacker, etc, Annie Oakley Shoot at 2 pm.  Everyone welcome, lunch available.

General Meeting/Christmas Social – December 4, 2019

All club members and their spouses are welcome to attend the Parksville-Qualicum Fish & Game Association’s General Meeting and Christmas Social to be held on Wednesday, December 4th @ 7 pm at the Parksville Community Centre. A brief General Meeting is to be followed by our annual Potluck Social. Please bring something tasty to share and join us in wishing your friends and fellow members a very Merry Christmas! “

PQFGA .22 Rifle Field Shoot

PQFGA   .22 Rifle Field Shoot – Rules of Engagement

(Henry Range – RIFLE Range – Thursday, 29 August 2019 @ 10 a.m.)

The intent of this Shoot is to practice “in-the-FieldUnsupported and Supported shooting on paper animal targets set at varying distances. Any sight can be used. No owner-supplied rifle rests plus no slings, no bipods (they can be attached to the rifle, but not used when shooting). Field binoculars can be used on any Firing Station (FS). Dedicated spotting scopes can only be used in Firing Stations (FS) #5-6-7-8. No Spotter/Observer/Coach to be used.

Each FS will be occupied by a single shooter.  10 shots to be fired in 5 minutes at each FS. Shooters will rotate through all 8 FSs to complete the Shoot. The Shoot is to be completed with only one rifle. In the event of a rifle malfunction, a ‘loaner’ rifle can be used (i.e. owned by someone else, not you) to complete the Shoot. No dedicated sighting-in of the loaner is permitted . . .  deduce your new sight holds by the Points Of Impact on your next target.

Targets:

1/5 scale small-bore rifle animal paper silhouette targets are used, in the downrange order of (closest-to-furthest) Chicken, Pig, Turkey, Ram (akin to silhouette rifle shooting on metal targets).

 

Course-Of-Fire:

#1 FS – 25 yards – Shooter is Standing  UNSUPPORTED.

#2 FS– 25 yards – Shooter is Standing  SUPPORTED by Organizer-supplied shooting sticks (X-profile).

#3 FS – 50 yards – Shooter is Sitting  UNSUPPORTED on an Organizer-supplied stump.  Both feet on ground.

#4 FS – 50 yards – Shooter is Sitting  on an Organizer-supplied stump and SUPPORTED by Organizer-supplied shooting sticks.

#5 FS – 75 yards – Shooter is sitting primarily UNSUPPORTED at a shooting bench (no rest, no slings, no bipods)  holding the rifle with both elbows on the bench top (forearms must be vertical – not horizontal, nor touching the bench top) .  Spotting scopes can be used (Beware: peeking cuts into your 5 minutes shooting time).

#6 FS – 75 yards – Shooter is sitting at a bench SUPPORTED by an Organizer-supplied rifle rest . . .  but no slings, no bipods). Spotting scopes can be used (Beware: peeking cuts into your 5 minutes).

#7 FS – 100 yards – Shooter is sitting primarily UNSUPPORTED at a shooting bench (no rest, no slings, no bipods)  holding the rifle with both elbows on the bench top (forearms must be vertical – not horizontal, nor touching the bench top) .  Spotting scopes can be used (Beware: peeking cuts into your 5 minutes).

#8 FS – 100 yards – Shooter is sitting at a bench SUPPORTED by an Organizer-supplied rifle rest . . .  but no slings, no bipods).  Spotting scopes can be used (Beware: peeking cuts into your 5 minutes).

NOTE:  All rifles will be racked upon completion of each FS shooting event.

Scoring:

Each target has a maximum potential attainable score of 10 points/HITs.

Any bullet hole cutting the target animal outline or within the body is a HIT (worth 1 point score). Outside the animal is a MISS (worth 0).  A bullet gauge is available to solve any HIT/MISS quandaries.

Shooters have 5 minutes to shoot 10 rounds at each FS. A “1-Minute-To-Go” call will be made before the Cease Fire call.

  • In the event that shooters do not fire all 10 shots in the time allotted, unfired rounds are forfeited.
  • If a shooter cross-fires onto a wrong target, he/she does NOT get replacement rounds. The aggrieved target shooter will count all HITs first (up to maximum of 10).
  • If a shooter loses round count and shoots more than 10 shots at his/her target, only 10 shots will be counted, starting with all MISS’es firstly (MISSes + HITs to be no more than 10);
  • Shooters will be grouped into Categories for ranking of scores: Scopes (S), Dots (D), Open (O) and Aperture (A).

Shooter Responsibilities:

  • Arrive at Rifle Range not later than 9:30 a.m. to help with the set-up and/or conduct administrative duties.
  • Bring a minimum of 80 rounds.
  • Pay $2 Shoot Fee to cover target costs.
  • Provide Shoot Organizer with your e-mail address (if you wish to receive written final results following scores verification).
  • BYOS: Bring Your Own Snacks (none provided)