Announcement

Annually, at this time of year since 2013, the Biathlon Division have groomed their trails and have commenced snow training. Training sessions normally last about 45 minutes.

The plan is to maintain a plowed road from the highway to the club house and provide ample parking.

The road leaving the Club House parking lot will be barricaded to vehicle traffic to protect the groomed Biathlon trail from damage.

Please walk on the left side of the groomed trail which is solid like a sidewalk for easy walking.

There will be a plastic snow boggan provided for hauling your equipment to the firing line to shoot.

Good luck to our Biathlon Division athletes. May they meet their goals in 2018 and I am looking forward to hearing about their successes and achievements in the media.

Thanks for your understanding.

Monday – Pistol has priority
Wednesday – Rifle has priority
Thursday afternoon – Biathlon has priority

All other days/times are on a first come first serve basis.

Dwayne Cyr

A Thank You

On behalf of myself, our children, and grandchildren, I would like to give a big thank you to the members of the LWGC that put this memorial shoot together in memory of Gord. He would have been very proud. What a great send off! We will all miss him.
Again, thank you and we wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and all the very best in 2018.

Leslie Dixon

In Memory

In Memory

PIGEON, Joseph Clement Philippe (CLEM) – 78, of Kenora, ON passed away
unexpectedly at Lake of the Woods District Hospital on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
Clem was one of ten community members, from all walks of life, who formed the first
Board of Directors of LWGC when it was incorporated February 8th, 1973. Among the
vocations listed on the Letters Patent are: Clerk, Branch Manager, Carpenter, Park
Rangers, Printer, Hydro Operator, Mechanic, and Joseph Clement Pigeon Store
Manager. (local Sears store)
Later Clem operated Tackle and Target sporting goods store on Second Street and was
a great advocate and supporter of LWGC.

Submitted by Dwayne Cyr

Gord Dixon Memorial Shoot

Members gathered at the range on September 7, 2017 for some shooting, food and stories all in memory of Gord Dixon.  Gord was an avid shotgunner and a cherished member of the club.

We were sent this video from the Gord Dixon memorial shoot that we would like to share with everyone.  It is also posted on the shotgun page as a lasting memory of Gord.

Rifle Range is Open!

Rifle Range is Open

The logging equipment has moved from behind the 500-meter backstop and they are working elsewhere. The Rifle Range will reopen Wednesday morning September 13th.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Dwayne Cyr, Range Operator/Rifle Chairman

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Kenora Ont.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Lake of the Woods Gun Club shall be held at 7 pm on October 4th, 2017 at the main Clubhouse on Gun Club Road, Minaki Highway #596 for the transaction of business and affairs.

Nominations will be accepted by the Secretary for the following positions: a minimum of 10 Directors, a Secretary and a Treasurer.

Contact Secretary Bill Wickham 548-1141.

Rifle Division 200 Meter Benchrest Results

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Rifle Division Holds 200 Meter Benchrest for Score Match
August 27
th, 2017

The last match of the year was attended by 16 shooters. The early morning was cool and gloomy. By late morning the sun came out warming temperatures to almost comfortable in a T shirt. Wind conditions were moderate but switchy out of the north. Competition was thrilling and exciting with the lead changing hands with each target shot. Hunter Class winner Brian Prouty started strong and ended strong. Ken Chambers was consistent.

In Varmint Hunter Class, the rivalry continued between Gavin Carlson and the Jack siblings. This time it was Donovan’s turn to grin.

In Varmint for Score/Open Class Calvin Yanchycki from Brandon finally beat the home boys in Kenora winning his first score match. His wind condition held long enough to machine gun 50 points on his last target to clinch the win. Second place Matt Cyr had not fired a centerfire shot since the 200 Meter event in August 2016. “Just like riding a bicycle” he said. Phil was hoarding his Nationals winning barrel and instead used a shot out barrel only suitable for a tomato stake to secure 4th place. Fun was had by all.    

 

Hunter Class
1st Brian Prouty 218
2nd Ken Chambers 213 – 1X
3rd Spencer King 95

Varmint Hunter Class

1st Donovan Jack 231 – 1X
2nd Gavin Carlson 229 – 1X
3rd Brian Prouty 220 – 1X

Varmint for Score/Open Class

1st Calvin Yanchycki 247 – 4X
2nd Matt Cyr 246 – 3X
3rd Dwayne Cyr 245 – 5X

Many thanks to all competitors who came out to support the Rifle Division. Some travelled considerable distances. Thanks to Rod and Donovan Jack for the barbeque. Thanks to Target Crew Phil and Donovan, to Official Scorer Al Carlson, to the 3 Referees and thanks to RSO Dave Neilan for cracking the whip and keeping the relays moving. Now the plotting and scheming begins, new barrels, different powder, bullets, new rear sand bag, find time to practice and figure out how to do better next time.

Dwayne Cyr
Rifle Chairman

Rifle Range Closed – Update

NOTICE:

The Rifle Range will be completely closed to shooting from Tuesday August 29th until further notice.

This is for safety reasons due to Devlin Timber wood harvesting operations being conducted immediately behind the 500-meter backstop.

Please monitor the website for updates.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Dwayne Cyr

Range Operator/Rifle Chairman