Last week, without Parliamentary input, the RCMP unilaterally reclassified two types of rifles. All Swiss Arms and most models of the CZ858 are now prohibited. This affects approximately 12,000 members in the firearms community and represents anywhere between 10 and 15 million dollars of private property.
We urge you to act on this immediately. Please contact our Member of Parliament, the Minister of Public Safety, the Minister of Justice and the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper. (No postage required) Tell them the reclassification by the RCMP is unacceptable. The current Firearms Act is biased against responsible Canadian Sportsmen.
Please be polite.
1) It is completely unacceptable for the RCMP to make ordinary Canadians into criminals by quietly reclassifying and prohibiting legally obtained properties without any input from the stakeholders and independent 3rd parties.
2) The way firearms are classified and prohibited is deeply flawed.
3) The current firearms act is highly discriminating against sportsmen and modern semi-automatic sporting firearms. The government needs to recognize that semi-automatic modern sporting rifles are a popular choice of Canadian Sportsmen.
Contact info for Greg Rickford
Contact info for Minister of Public Safety
Contact info for Minister of Justice
Contact info for Prime Minister
The locks have been changed for 2014. Please call Rod MacDonnell at 468-8342 to get your new key.
With Board approval, Dr. Tim Wehner is setting up a Biathlon training course on Club property and has placed his Biathlon target on the Handgun range. Members please do not shoot the Biathlon target as it is strictly for Biathlon training.
Thursday afternoons are designated for Biathlon activities.
Here is a link to news coverage of Tim’s bronze medal finish at the North American/Canadian Biathlon Championships.
Monday September 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm.
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Soft Drinks at a low cost.
Bring your hand guns but club guns will be provided.
See you there!
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 2nd, 2013 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 Acting Secretary Art Ladd 548-4858.
Saturday/Sunday September 21st, 22nd 2013
The Lake of the Woods Gun Club Rifle Range will be open to the general public to sight in your hunting rifle. Someone will be there to assist you if you require it.
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Fee: $10.00 per person
Place: Lake of the Woods Gun Club
Gun Club Road HWY 596
For more information call Dwayne at 548 1024
Rifle Division – August 25th 2013, 200 Meter Hunter Benchrest Match
The weather was hot, rising to 33 degrees Celsius without the humidex. But that did not deter 13 shooters from attending, including Calvin Yanchycki, President of Benchrest Shooters Canada, reigning 2013 Canadian Nationals Benchrest Champion in aggregate for smallest 5 shot group and winner of the 2013 Manitoba Provincials. Calvin made the 4 ½ hour trek from Brandon to attend our Benchrest for score match.
First Place Ken Chambers 215 with 3 X’s
Second Place Al Cardinal 200
Third Place Rod Jack 198
Varmint Hunter Class
First Place Barry Marciniac 225 with 1 X
Second Place Brian Prouty 203
Third place Gil Pelletier 185
Varmint for Score/Open Class
First place Dwayne Cyr 247 with 6 X’s
Second place Calvin Yanchycki 246 with 4 X’s
Third place Phil Nick 242 with 5 X’s
Thanks to Sheila Collier for the barbequed lunch, thanks to the volunteers and competitors who came out to support the Club.
Attended by 16 competitors from Kenora, Emo and Dryden, conditions were sunny warm and breezy settling down to calm in the afternoon.
First Place Al Cardinal 704, 11X
Second Place Ken Chambers 642, 9X
First Place Matt Cyr 726, 19X
Second Place Donovan Jack 713, 13X
Third Place Rod Jack 708, 6X
First Place Phil Nick 742, 27X
Second Place Dwayne Cyr 740, 24X
Third Place Al Bisset 739, 22X
There were a few high points that made the day very interesting. 13 year old Donovan Jack from Emo really beared down on his last target, scoring 243 which boosted him into second place in Sporter class ahead of his dad and the other adults.
A couple of shooters who rarely compete showed up with some serious equipment and made for an interesting 4 way battle in Unlimited Class. The lead changed hands with every target shot but in the end Phil prevailed.
A big thank you to the competitors who came out to support the Club and the Division thanks all the volunteers who performed their duties during the match to make it a success.
Our next match is a 200 meter Hunter Benchrest match August 25th.
Thanks to everyone that came out and made our first ever Zombie Shoot a success! We stopped the Zombies in their tracks Here are a few photos from the invasion.
Notice: To other gun club members who wish to participate in Lake of
The Woods Gun Club shoots and competitions. The Lake of The Woods Gun
Club “Range Invitation” is now available for downloading in the clubs