Updated Rifle Range Use as Per CFO Please Note!

All magnum rifle calibers must be fired from baffled shooting positions on benches #13 and #14 only.

All non magnum calibers may continue to be fired from any bench.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Dwayne Cyr – (807) 5481024  LWGCrange@outlook.com
Steve Zabloski – (807) 4654404  LWGCpresident@outlook.com

Thank You for your understanding.

Steve Zabloski President

Dwayne Cyr Range Operator/CFO Contact Person

Biathlon Event

Trap, archery and  rifle ranges closed from dawn until approximately 1500 Sunday January 28 for biathlon races. (6:00am – 3:00pm)

Tim Wehner
LWGC biathlon chair

Updated Range use – Please note !

As per CFO notification received January 10th, 2024:

Range specifications have changed and 100-meter target positions #1, #2, #11 and #12 are temporarily removed from service until such time as the backstop can be lengthened with a backhoe.

Please use remaining 100-meter target positions and corresponding numbered benches.

Thank You

Dwayne Cyr
Range Operator/CFO contact person.
Lake of the Woods Gun Club is a 100% volunteer run organization

2024 Presidents Message

Hello everyone,

Welcome to 2024 at the Lake of the Woods Gun Club, I hope everyone had a very safe and prosperous Christmas and new year.

This should be our 65th year in operation, and so far, we still have a lot of our firearm rights, but we must stay vigilant and stay informed with the ever-changing firearm laws and new bans.

The weather so far this winter have been pretty good, lots of plus temperature days with not so cold night, with that said, please be careful if going on the lake and rivers, for your safety.

Regarding the weather, I must advise everyone with the warming and cooling there has been a buildup of ice on the roads and around the ranges, please use caution when on the gun club property, we do try to put down some sand where we can, but do not always get all the spots.

This year the Lake of the Woods Gun Club has got a plow truck to keep the roads in the best condition possible, I would like to thank Shane’s Northern Tire for the plow and all the work to get the truck up and running, also to Dingwall Ford for the truck, this vehicle will be used on gun club property only.

This year you may see some range closures because of required work to be done on a few of the ranges, as an example the action range will have the range mats fixed and get the range back to operating status, the main pistol range may need to have some mat and range floor repair.

The rifle range may need to increase a berm height to meet some shooting standards, we will put out due and timely notices to inform everyone of times and days.

I bring up every year housekeeping as a major priority at our range, brass should be picked up when you finish shooing at both pistol ranges and at the rifle range, we have been informed by the CFO’s that loose brass or shotgun hulls for that matter is a safety concern and could lead to range closures if not kept clean. Let all work together to not let that happen. Garbage, especially left-over food stuffs has caused some damage to club property because the wildlife smells the scent and will rip cans open to get the food, so please take home with you any leftover foodstuffs and or containers. Thank you.

We are looking at getting a key day going very soon and we are trying to keep the price to $5.00 so please bring in your old key to get the $5.00 price or the key will be $10.00. New members will remain at $5.00.

A heads up for key day I will have a few coffee cups and travel mugs for sale, also I have a couple of hats and a couple of T shirts.

The biathlon has not been so lucky so far this year with the lack of snow but they have been training on their range, (A reminder this range is for specially designed biathlon rifles only). If we can get some snow soon the Biathlon will hold their first organized race on January 28th, let hope they get some snow and please respect their trails.

This will be my 6th year working as your president, it has been a privilege for me to hold this position with such a progressive club, our club with all our facilities, ranks very high among clubs in our province and across the country, we should all be proud.

I would like to thank all the volunteers who come out when we have work parties, when we have organized shoots, plus just general helpful members, you make things work for the better.

I would like to thank the board of directors who all work hard behind the scenes to make the day-to-day operation look so seamless and support things to make our club better, (positive and proactive).

Lastly as always before I close, I want to thank you, the members who help to make this club what it is today, it takes not just older members but new members as well to be a great club. Very lastly, the one thing I will say about the members of the Lake of the Woods Gun Club is, I have never seen a member not help another member when in need, a group of top-notch people.

Thank you

In solidarity

Steve Zabloski

President LWGC / on behalf of the board


Lake of the Woods Gun Club is a 100% volunteer run organization

Biathlon update/request

We have completed installing the electronic timing wires at the new Biathlon range, have prepared the trails for winter and are ready to hold out first race January 28, 2024. We have athletes and coaches but no local race officials. We have arranged for a FREE officials course on Sunday November 12 from 1000-1500, at the Lake of the Woods Gun Club. First 25 registrations accepted. Being an official is not hard, and the course will prepare you well. We will have a mock race at the end of the course to allow you to practice your skills.

Thankyou for getting involved to support the growth of Biathlon in Kenora.

To register go to Zone4 website. If asked to choose a province choose Manitoba as we are affiliated with Biathlon Manitoba. Use the code ELOC23.

Link — Biathlon Manitoba – Entry Level Officials Course | Zone4 Online Registration

Tim Wehner

LWGC Biathlon Chair

Kenora Score Match August 26th & 27th 2023

Lake of the Woods Gun Club in Kenora held a two-day Score Match August 26th and 27th. It was attended by nine shooters. Saturday at 100 the conditions were fantastic with wind in the single digits. Sunday at 200 was a different story.
Rod Jack was surprisingly tough with a yellow Remington 700.
While the wheels fell right off for a couple competitors including myself, Phil Nick shot consistently well at both yardages. Phil’s targets will be submitted to be considered for a Grand Agg Canadian record.

100 Meters
1st Dwayne Cyr 250-20X
2nd Phil Nick 250-15X
3rd Grant Schick 250-11X

200 Meters
1st Phil Nick 249-6X
2nd Grant Schick 247-4X
3rd Rod Jack 246-4X

Grand Aggregate
1st Phil Nick 499-21X
2nd Grant Schick 497-15X
3rd Dwayne Cyr 495-28X

Thanks to the shooters who are happy competing in Kenora.

And thanks to the following volunteers who make our events possible:
Scorer Al Carlson who does a great job,
Our efficient Target Crew Davy Jones,
Colleen for take-out pizza,
President Stevie for the barbeque.

Submitted by: Dwayne Cyr

CFO Bi-Annual Inspection August 3rd, 2023

Well, another inspection has come and gone. This is our first inspection under the new book.
It’s a time to restore backstop slopes, freshen up tired signage and target frames. A time to weed wack and brush cut our property to be measured as Mother Nature tries to reclaim our ranges.
Range #5 the Action Range firing distance is reduced to 15 meters until we raise the backstop.
Thanks to the members who stayed away while the work was being done.
Special thanks to the following members and volunteers who made this possible.

Alf Moncrief and MCL – equipment
Joe Chevalier – operator
Steve Zabloski
Al Carlson
Colleen Coker
Phil Nick
David Jones

Submitted by:
Dwayne Cyr
Range Operator/CFO Contact

Rifle Match Results

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Rifle Division held a Rimfire Benchrest Match Sunday July 9, 2023.

The day started off overcast with mild conditions and got sunnier and breezier as the day wore on.

Sporter Class
1st Ryan Jackson 748 – 25X *new range record
2nd Dwayne Cyr 738 – 27X
3rd Brian Prouty 725 – 11X

Unlimited Class
1st Lawrence Zebier 750 – 46X
2nd Rod Jack 750 – 45X
3rd Phil Nick 749 – 45X

Congratulations to the winners. Your patience and determination paid off.

Thanks to the competitors and volunteers for supporting our range.
Special thanks to our Scorer Al Carlson.                                                                            Submitted by
Match Director
Dwayne Cyr