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

2022 Gord Dixon memorial shoot

Time 10:00 to 2pm

Date September 10 2022

The shoot format will be 50 sporting clays then 2 rounds of trap singles and 1 round of trap doubles.

Registration will be at 09:00- 09:30

Shooter safety meeting at 09:45

Shotgun start at 10:00

A BBQ lunch will be on between 11:30 and 12:30 by donation

Both single trap and doubles will begin after lunch

Awards to be presented after shooting completed

Cost; $10:00 entry

Members          $5:00 per round

Non-members $6:00 per round

Ammo                $14.00 per box

All  cash, no punch cards

Noise Notice

Moncrief construction will be working adjacent to the rifle range, clearing the new Biathlon range and building berms beginning Thursday August 11.

There will be loud noise in the area for approximately three working days and then dust in the air as they chip and build berms.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Tim Wehner, Biathlon Chair

Rifle Match Results

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Rifle Division held a Rimfire Benchrest Match Sunday July 31st, 2022

The day started off with showers mixed with a few brief bouts of heavy rain before settling down to a dead calm.
Sporter Class
1st Wayne Schellenberg 746 – 32X *new range record
2nd Ryan Jackson 743 – 27X
3rd Al Mutch 741 – 15X
Unlimited Class
1st Phil Nick 750 – 47X *new range record
2nd Lawrence Zebier 749 – 40X
3rd Ron McDaniel 748 – 34X

Afterwards competitors tried a 200-meter rimfire match on Schutzen style score targets. Best
scores were 484/500 with a 2 3/8” ten shot group recorded.
Thanks to the competitors for supporting our range. Some traveled a fair distance and gave up
other worthy pursuits to attend. Thanks to the volunteers, Scorer Al Carlson, Target Crew David
Jones and Henning Hellesoe.
Submitted by
Match Director
Dwayne Cyr