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

Extreme forest fire hazard

Due to the extreme forest fire hazard, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has declared a Restricted Fire Zone in our area.

During this time, military surplus, FMJ, steel core/steel jacket, ammunition is prohibited for use on steel targets on the Rifle Range.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Dwayne Cyr

Range Operator


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