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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)

 

The 2019 Vancouver Island Sporting Clays (VISC) Championships

The 2019 Vancouver Island Sporting Clays (VISC) Championships will be hosted at the Dorman range on June 8th and 9th.  Shooters from all over the Island will be participating in this 2 day, 200 target shoot.  To qualify for the shoot you have to be a VISC member ($20 fee) and shoot at least 100 targets at each of two separate courses in the past year.  Shooters who have not qualified may shoot in ‘Hunter” class by paying the VISC membership and entry fee ($120).  Lunch is available on Saturday and Sunday and breakfast on Sunday for $5 each and dinner on Saturday for $25 all with limited availability.  There is a perpetual trophy, as well as keeper trophies and prizes up for grabs.

Parksville Rod & Gun Show

This Coombs gun show is held at the Arrowsmith Hall and hosted by Parksville-Qualicum Fish & Game Club. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.

Sunday May 26: 8:00am – 1:00pm

General Admission: $5.00

Children 16 & under: Free

Women: Free

Location: Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Rd, Coombs, BC V0R 1M0

Contact: Graham Alexander Phone: (250) 240-0459