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 5th, 2016 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.
The Lake of the Woods Gun Club wishes to express our gratitude to Degagne Construction for their generous support of the Club with a donation of a skilled operator and equipment to help us solve our problem. Some rocks are just too big to move by hand.
A long time resident of Kenora passed away peacefully on August 28th 2016 at the age of 85. Bob was a founding member of the Lake of the Woods Gun Club and remained active in the Club his entire life. Many know Bob from the several decades he taught Hunter Safety. He shared his love of reloading by teaching others the craft. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and belonged to several conservation groups. One of Bob’s many contributions to our Club was the Steak Draw Fundraiser which funded our Junior Shooters Program. The juniors who participated in the program received a foundation of safe gun handling, marksmanship and wing shooting skills that stay with them for life. Bob will be remembered for his perspective on life, his great sense of humor and way with words. His name will be added to the Departed Members Plaque on display in the main club house.
Rifle Division Holds 200 Meter Center Fire Score Match August 28.,2016
Our last match of 2016 was attended by 17 shooters. It was cool, overcast and gloomy in the morning making it hard to see bullet holes. The afternoon was clear and hot. Club member Brian Prouty shot in 2 classes and put on an exhibition of precision bench rest pistol shooting in Open Class with his scoped Remington XP100 in 7mm08. His score with a pistol was higher than the 3rd place in Hunter Class with a rifle. His aggregate score for 25 bulls was in the 4 inch 7 ring on a 200-meter rifle target for 25 shots. Two American visitors drove up from Sioux Narrows to compete and Bob Stubblefield won Varmint for Score/Open Class. Gavin Carlson set a new Varmint Hunter Class range record breaking Donovan Jack’s old record by 2 points.
1st Brian Prouty 210/250
2nd Chris Olson 208/250
3rd Ken Chambers 179/250 2X
Lake of the Woods Gun Club Kenora Holds July 31st Rim Fire Bench Rest Match
The match was well attended with 17 shooters from Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Emo, Oak Bank, Brandon and Kenora. The weather was hot with plus 27C temperatures without the humidex. The wind was gusty at times making for some interesting wind flag action.
Semi Auto Class
1st Ken Chambers 722 19X
2nd Brian Prouty 709 15X
3rd Spencer King 683 15X
1st Donovan Jack 741 25X
2nd Matt Cyr 739 26X
3rd Katelynn Jack 735 19X
1st Rod Jack 748 35X
2nd Phil Nick 748 35X
3rd Ron McDaniel 747 24X
Special thanks to the following people: Al Carlson for doing an excellent job scoring so I could shoot
Rod Jack for doing an excellent job barbequing
All the competitors who travelled on busy highways to attend
All the volunteers who pitched in for the set up and clean up.
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
1st Hunter 733 15X
2nd Katelyn Jack 729 19X
3rd Rod MacDonell 728 13X
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.
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.
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.