Match Results

May 28th Rimfire Rifle Benchrest Match Results

Semi Auto Class

1st Ken Chambers 720-15X
2nd Brian Prouty 679-12X
3rd Al Mutch 630-3X

Sporter Class

1st Donovan Jack 724-12X
2nd Gavin Carlson 717-14X
3rd Jacques Choquette 713-18X

Unlimited Class

1st Phil Nick 750-39X
2nd Lawrence Zebiere 747-29X
3rd Rod Jack 744-29X

Submitted by D. Cyr

Rifle Division – 100M Match

Rifle Division Holds Spring 2017 100 Meter Score Match

Twenty competitors attended the April 30th Hunter Benchrest Match. Two new range records were set. In Varmint Hunter Class Gavin Carlson was on a streak to shatter his previous record until he dropped 3 points on his last target. Gavin still beat his old record by one point to retain his reign. In VFS/Open Class Phil Nick shot superbly, he shot clean with no mistakes to break Matt Cyr’s 2014 record by 6X dots. In Hunter Class, Katelyn Jack definitely earned first place with her .243.  

Hunter Class

1st Katelyn Jack 227 – 1X
2nd Ken Chambers 220 – 1X
3rd Rod MacDonell 219 – 2X

Varmint Hunter Class

1st Gavin Carlson 245 – 6X new range record
2nd Donovan Jack 242 – 8X
3rd Rod Jack 235 – 4X

Varmint for Score/Open Class

Phil Nick 250 – 14X new range record
Dwayne Cyr 249 – 9X
Ron Pettigrew 249 – 7X

Thanks to competitors who traveled significant distances to attend. Thanks to the Rod Jack family for pitching in barbequing, running targets and filling in where needed. Thanks to Official Scorer Al Carlson and the RSO’s and Referees who helped run a smooth event.

Submitted by D. Cyr

Road Partially Open

UPDATE:  The rifle range road is now open.  The pistol range road is still closed.

The road is now open from the highway to the main club house for members to drive in. There is a still barricade preventing vehicle traffic to the pistol and rifle ranges, but it’s a much shorter walk than from the gate. The Pistol and Rifle roads are still too soft to drive on for another week or two.
Thank you for your patience

Spring Thaw

Spring is here so the gate will remain locked until the road is in suitable condition to drive on. The range is still open and available to be used but you will need to walk in.

Congrats Tim!

Kenora biathlete rises to top in national race against World Cup qualifiers in Canmore

Miner and News

Tim Wehner returned home with a gold medal from the 2017 Canadian Biathlon Championship in Canmore, but standing on top of the podium wasn’t his most cherished memory from the event.

The 51 year old finished first in the masters men 7.5 km individual race on March 9, after a fourth-place finish the day before in the six kilometre sprint, but it was the final race, a 7.5 km pursuit, that gives Wehner goosebumps when he recalls his second-place finish.

“In the individual race we all start 30 seconds apart so in the master men’s competition it took six minutes to start everybody. I didn’t know it was over and I saw the result that I had won, but in the pursuit you can tell because it’s first guy across the line so you can tell where you are,” said Wehner. “It was very exciting because it’s very dynamic to be in that situation.”

Wehner said in the final race as he went in for his final round of shooting his coach informed him the leader, former World Cup stalwart Eric Gosselin of Quebec, was in the penalty loop after missing three shots. Armed with this intel, Wehner ended up shooting a perfect five-for-five in his final standing bout, and finished with a personal best, hitting 16-of-20 targets overall. Wehner and Gosselin ended up racing down the slope together to the finish line.

“I tucked in behind him for one and a half kilometres ski and as I was climbing the bridge a bunch of spectators, including my family, were cheering me on by name at which point Eric looked over his shoulder to figure out who they were cheering for and saw it was me,” said Wehner. “For the next kilometre he looked over his shoulder as I chased him into the finish line.”

Gosselin finished the pursuit in 0:30:11.7 with Wehner coming in 2.3 seconds behind.

“I was super happy to be chasing him to sort out who was going to be first in the race because he’s someone who has a great deal more experience then I do,” said Wehner.

Wehner finished in 0:29:17.6 in the indivisual race and in the sprint he finished in 0:23:33.2. About 170 biathletes were in Canmore from March 7-11. For Wehner it was nice to be a part of Team Manitoba instead of as a solo representative.

“This time around there were eight athletes from Manitoba, myself and seven younger people, so it was great to have that team feeling,” said Wehner. “I was able to provide them with some mature advice.”

Great Job!!

Kenora Biathletes Continue To Rule The

Manitoba Circuit  

Local biathletes continue to excel this season on the Manitoba circuit.

Local skiers picked up six first place finishes and two seconds at the Manitoba Provincial
races over the weekend in Falcon Lake.

Adam Johnson was first in the two kilometer sprint in the men’s developmental division on Saturday and first in the Sunday Pursuit Race, hitting all 30 targets in both races.

Jennifer Findlay was first in the two kilometer women’s developmental sprint race, and also finished first in the Pursuit Race.

Tim Wehner was first in the master’s men’s in the two kilometer sprint and first in the pursuit.

The Kenora Nordic and Biathlon Club credits their work at the Lake of the Woods Gun club for their
strong performance this season.  

Posted with permission from CJRL Kenora – 89.5 The Lake

In Memory

In Memory

Henry George “Hank” Barker

February 4, 1934 – January 15, 2017

A long-time member of the Lake of the Woods Gun Club passed away at his residence at the age of 82. Hank was an active member who enjoyed long range rifle shooting and he was good at it. Early mornings on nice summer days, you could find Hank at his favourite bench. He would grin with pride showing that he could keep all his shots on a credit card size target at 385 meters. Hank was kind and generous but preferred not to be recognized for his contributions to the Club. When the regular Rifle Range groundskeeper was swamped with construction, Hank would haul his personal lawn tractor from home and cut the grass. Hank was a thinker, a problem solver, and inventor. His name will be added to the Departed Members Plaque on display in the main club house.

Dwayne Cyr

Kenora biathlon athletes

Ella Kyle, Liam Kyle and Wyatt Fortner take aim at the Falcon Lake biathlon facility on Jan. 8.

Seven Kenora athletes made good use of the shooting skills they’ve learned at the Lake of the Woods Gun Club biathlon range when they competed at the Falcon Lake biathlon facility on Jan. 8.

Race format was a Sprint which involves two shooting bouts in the range. The developmental categories shoot from a prone position at larger targets, while the more experienced athletes shoot once from prone and once while standing. An additional time penalty is added to athletes time for each missed shot.

Kenora results:

Ella Kyle: 1st place in Developmental Girls age 11-14;

Wyatt Fortner: 2nd place in Developmental Boys age 11-14;

Liam Kyle: 3rd place Developmental Boys age 11-14;

Megan Shewfelt: 1st place Developmental Women 19+;

Kaitlin Almack: 2nd place Developmental Women 19+;

Adam Johnston: 3rd place Developmental Men 19+

Tim Wehner: 1st place Master Men’s 35+.

The next biathlon event is at Falcon Lake on Jan. 28-29. There is an intro to biathlon session for those wanting to try it out on Jan. 28, followed by a race on Jan. 29.

Written by Scott Lockhart

Reposted from with permission.