Rim Fire Bench Rest Rifle Match

May 29, 2016 Rim Fire Bench Rest Rifle Match Results

A light drizzly rain fell as 19 shooters enjoyed a relaxing day competing against each other in three classes defined by rifle type. Many practice sessions paid off for Semi Auto Class winner Ken Chambers. Sporter Class was taken by a young lad named Hunter from Nestor Falls. Hunter was shooting an inexpensive rifle proven in competition supplied by another shooter. Katelyn Jack from Emo was ahead and on track to win Sporter Class until we broke for lunch and the wind conditions changed. In Unlimited Class the reigning champion Phil Nick had a melt down and didn’t place in the top three. Then it was a three-way battle between Rod Jack from Emo, Calvin Yanchycki from Brandon and Ron Pettigrew. Phil’s range record of 750/750 points with 41 X dots was in jeopardy until the last target. Rod’s second target 250 with 20 X’s was the highest scoring single target ever shot in competition at our Club.

Semi Auto Class

1st Ken Chambers 718   7X
2nd Ron Pettis        668   6X
3rd Ron McDaniel 654   5X

Sporter Class

1st Hunter                733  15X
2nd Katelyn Jack      729 19X
3rd Rod MacDonell 728 13X

Unlimited Class

1st Calvin Yanchycki 749 35X
2nd Rod Jack              748 47X
3rd Ron Pettigrew     745 34 X

Special thanks to all the competitors who bring a high level of quality to the local competition that makes it fun and a special thanks to all the volunteers who pitch in to make the set up, running of the match and clean up a breeze.

Dwayne Cyr

Match Results

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Kenora April 24, 2016 Score Match Results

The event was well attended with 19 smiling faces. The sun was shinning brightly but it was cool in the morning with a temperature of zero warming up to plus 12 in the afternoon. Winds were brisk 25K and gusting from all directions causing the wind flags to switch like windshield wipers and rarely agree on direction.

Hunter Class

1st Chris Olson 215/250    2X
2nd Rod MacDonell 211/250
3rd Brian Prouty 206/250

Varmint Hunter Class

1st Gavin Carlson 244/250    3X   New Range Record
2nd Donovan Jack 239/250    1X
3rd Calvin Yanchycki 238/250   5X

Varmint for Score/Open Class

1st Phil Nick 249/250      14X
2nd Dwayne Cyr 249/250    9X
3rd Matt Cyr 247/250    9X

Chris Olson won first place in Hunter Class at his first score match. Nineteen-year-old Gavin Carlson, in his second year of competition, broke the existing range record set by Jacques Choquette by one point.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out running the match.

Dwayne Cyr

Biathlon at LWGC

The Biathlon division at the club has been steadily growing and we have seen a lot of positive benefits fom the hard work of those involved.  Check out this promotional video and learn more about it!


Due to the unbelievably warm fall weather we have had an extended shooting season for Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun and Archery.

The arrival of enough snow for skiing signals the start of Biathlon season and the Biathlon Division will be grooming their trails and commencing on snow training.

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 should set up 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 the Biathlon Division athletes. May they meet their goals in 2016 and I am looking forward to hearing about their 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

IPSC Course Cancelled

The IPSC Black Badge course scheduled for this weekend (Oct 3-4th) has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Spring 2016.  Watch for specific dates at that time.

The Pistol Range Is Open!

The Pistol Range backstop work has been completed and the Pistol Range is open for use. The CFO has approved it for 50 meter handgun shooting.

Finnished Backstop

Thank you for your patience.

Dwayne Cyr
Range Operator

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Members

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Kenora, ON

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 7th, 2015 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.

Greg Rickford – BBQ Sept 14th

This is an important event. All long gun owners should attend. Find out more about the abolishment of the Long Gun Registry, Common Sense Firearms Act and what’s at stake in this election.
Greg needs your support to continue his work on this issue and many others that are important to
NWO residents. He looks forward to hearing your concerns and hopes to see you there!

Monday, September 14th, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Brochure is available to distribute here.

Pistol Range Closed

Ambs Industries will be working on raising the Pistol Range backstop. Starting Monday September 7th the Pistol range will be closed for safety reasons to all shooting between the hours of 730 am and 5 pm daily, until further notice.

When the contractor is on site, the rope barrier will be placed across the Pistol range road.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Dwayne Cyr
Range Operator

Rifle Division Holds 200 Meter Benchrest Score Match

Sunday August 30th twelve shooters attended our last benchrest for score match of 2015.

Donovan Jack from Emo broke his 2014 range record by 11 points in Varmint Hunter Class.

Calvin Yanchycki from Brandon shot the club’s first ever 50 target at 200 meters in Varmint Hunter Class.

IMG_2248Left to right:
Rod Jack, Jacques Choquette, Burt Bastien, Dwayne Cyr, Ron Pettigrew, Calvin Yanchycki, Matt Cyr, Gavin Carlson, Donovan Jack, Spencer King, Ken Chambers, Rod MacDonell.

 The wind was mild to moderate in the morning but picked up and was switchy in the afternoon.

In Open/Varmint for Score Class Matt Cyr was shooting like a machine for 4 perfect targets on his way to break the old range record of 248 – 5X. Then he dropped 3 points on his last target.

Hunter Class

1st Rod Jack              232 – 3X  .308
2nd Rod MacDonell 212 – 1X  .308
3rd Ken Chambers   209          . 308

Varmint Hunter Class

1st Donovan Jack       237 – 2X  .223
2nd Calvin Yanchycki 234 – 2X   .223
3rd Gavin Carlson      232 – 3X   .223

Open/Varmint for Score Class

1st Matt Cyr               247 – 4X   6ppc
2nd Dwayne Cyr         247 – 3X  6ppc
3rd Calvin Yanchycki  243 – 2X  6ppc

Thank you to the shooters who travelled long distances to attend and thank you to the volunteers who helped run the event.

Dwayne Cyr