A reminder of pistol range rules

With the spring clean up of brass on the pistol range it has been discovered that some person(s) have used over calibre sized rifles on the pistol range.

Rules are in place to restrict the size of rifles used on the pistol range, these rules can be found on the club website, under range safety operations manual, under the handgun heading.

Three bullet points I would like to bring to everyone attention are:

9) .17 to .22 calibre center fire and rim fire rifles are permitted.

10) other firearms are restricted to straight- wall chambering only

11) no rifles are to be shot at the falling plates or the dueling trees. These are for pistols only.

This past winter we have maintained the roads to allow access to both pistol and rifle ranges, so no unauthorized rifles should need to be used on the pistol range.

The rifle range has 40 meter, 60 meter and 100 meter target settings which will work with any smaller calibre rifle if needed.

Also, a reminder that the Biathlon range is for specially designed .22 calibre biathlon rifles only.

Thank You for your understanding on this matter, we all work to keep and maintain a safe and functional club range.

Thank You

Steve Zabloski President LWGC

On behalf of the Pistol division/ board of directors

Thank You !

The Centerfire Dueling Tree on the Pistol Range has been replaced with a commercially engineered kit suitable for heavy duty club use.

The LWGC expresses our gratitude to the following members for providing top notch welding and fabrication completed in a short time frame: Lou Monk (Riverview Industries) and Brian Prouty

Thanks Again The Management LWGC

LWGC Members – FYI

There will be a spring  ice breaker trap shoot on Saturday March 25 from 11 AM to 3PM.

Please note: The rifle range will be closed from 11Am to 3PM.

There will be a swap and shop for firearms at the clubhouse on Sunday March 26th from 10AM to 3PM.

No handguns – Members only.     Coffee and muffins available.

Biathlon Open House

We will be hosting a Biathlon Open House for Gun Club members who want to come see the range, try shooting a biathlon rifle or even go for a ski as well.

Time will be noon-1300 Sunday February 19th.

Key Day

Key day will be held at the clubhouse on Saturday February 18th 2023 from 10 am until 3 pm.

A reminder to all members to bring in old keys or your new key will cost $10.00 as the price of cutting keys has gone up quite a bit. If you bring in old key new key will remain at $5.00.

All pistol members that have not completed their club level safety hand gun course will not be able to get a key untill such time as your course is completed.

Thank You

Steve Zabloski

President LWGC

President’s Message 2023

Welcome members to another year at the Lake of the Woods Gun Club.

I believe this year will be our 64th year operating. It is hard to believe that January has passed already and the weather this year has been rather good except for this last bit of cold temps. This will be my fifth year as your President, thank you for your support.

We had a very productive year last year with the construction of the new Biathlon range, which is I believe the only International styled Biathlon range in Ontario. If you have not seen it take the opportunity to check it out, but remember this range is for Biathlon rifles only, as the targets are very costly and hard to get. Tim and his crew did a great deal of work to make it what it is, I believe that there will be an open house soon so people can see what the whole biathlon experience is about, I suggest if you get the chance to check it, do so, as it is very remarkable.

This year we have kept the roads open to all ranges except the Action Range as we were doing some repairs last fall and got froze out, so the range is closed until spring. We have been lucky to have some volunteers help with plowing and I thank them for that. This year is also our inspection year so we must keep our standards up and also do some regular maintenance, so you may see some range closures if required, but these will be kept to a minimum. As I mention every year, housekeeping is very important, picking up your brass and hulls and trying to keep any foodstuffs garbage in proper garbage cans or even take home as it does not give the wildlife any interest in our garbage cans.

Some new mandates have come into place this year for key day which will be announced very soon. First the cost of cutting keys has rose quite a bit, so this year, keys cost will be $10.00 unless you bring in your last years key then the price will remain $5.00.

It costs us just over $9.00 to cut a new key and just under $5.00 to recut an old key, we are trying to keep costs under control so can you help us out. Second if you are a pistol member and have not completed your club level safety hand gun course you will not be able to get a key until such time you have completed the course, courses can be run when the interest is enough or a single person course can be run if you contact one of the trainers.

A reminder to members, brass on the Rifle Range belongs to the rifle division and if wanted can be purchased from the Rifle Chairman at a fair market value. I also like to remind members that our website which is LWGC.ca is a wealth of information concerning all aspects of our club, from policies to club rules to events calendar, you can find almost anything you need to know.

This year our Board of Directors has been working on getting caps, crests, T shirts and sweat tops. We hope to have this information available to the membership soon.

The Liberal party announced today February 3rd, that they have withdrawn two amendments to bill C-21 they are amendments G-4 and G-46 which focused on hunting rifles and shotguns. This does not mean the battle is over, but more like a reprieve. We as shooting people must stay on top of these moves by the liberal government to protect our rights. A big thanks to all members who took the time to send letters to one or more of the members of parliament. Stay strong.

In closing I would like to thank the volunteers who show up every time there is a work party, or work that needs to be upkept. I would like to thank the Board of Directors who keep our club on a very strong and progressive course, I am very lucky to be able to work with such a great group of thinkers and doers. Lastly, I would like to thank, You, the members who make this club as great as it is. We are in uncertain times for firearm people and must stand together to remain strong.

Thank you

In solidarity Steve Zabloski President LWGC

On behalf of the Board of Directors

2022 Gord Dixon memorial shoot

This year’s event, had 27 shooters with shooters coming for Winnipeg and Dryden.

The day started off with a nice sunny sky, and the morning sporting shoot went well, except for a few minor machine breakdowns, but this did not deter any of the shooters.

After sporting we all sat done for a delicious lunch and I have to thank my son Andy who handles the BBQing.

We shot trap singles and trap doubles after lunch, but we did get a little rain, again this did not slow any of the shooters down.

After all the shooting was done, we had the following results.

Sporting Clays was tied between 2 shooters with Jeff Favreau, getting the win on a countback.

Trap Singles also had 2 shooters tied with top score, Kevin Aguis from Winnipeg getting the win also on a countback.

Trap Doubles had a clear winner with Larry Perkins from Dryden taking the win.

High overall was won also by Jeff Favreau, for having the highest combined score.

I would like to thank all the shooters who showed up for Gord’s memorial shoot and all the people that helped out with scoring for other squads and cleaning up.

Hope to see you all next year

Steve Zabloski

Shotgun chairman LWGC

In Memory

Eric Liznick

September 11, 1948 to August 26, 2022.

Obit-Liznick | Alcock Funeral Home

LWGC member Eric Liznick has passed away at Lake of the Woods District Hospital at the age of 73. Many will remember Eric as our Handgun Division Chairman, Membership Chairman and member of the executive. Eric also assisted with the Club Level Handgun Safety Course.

Eric always put his heart into every task. He was a hard worker and many physically demanding work parties included Eric.

As a volunteer he was conscientious, kind and generous with his time and resources.

Eric’s drive, determination and leadership brought the return of falling plates and new duelling trees that provide endless shooting entertainment for the members.

He was a happy, friendly and likeable guy.

Eric’s tenure and devotion contributed to the growth and prosperity of LWGC.

In remembrance his name will be added to the Departed Members Plaque on display in the club house.

Respectfully submitted by

Dwayne Cyr