500 Meter Rifle Match

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Rifle Division held a 500-meter Rifle Match Sunday June 26th.

Wind conditions were definitely sporting.  

Group Aggregate

1st Phil Nick 3.9916”

2nd Warren Gold 4.2154”

3rd Dwayne Cyr 5.5581”

Score Aggregate

1st Phil Nick 225 – 2X

2nd Dwayne Cyr 222 – 5X

3rd Al Mutch 215 – 1X

Combined Overall

1st Phil Nick

2nd Dwayne Cyr

3rd Warren Gold

Small Group Phil Nick 1.749”

Best Single Target Score Dwayne Cyr 49 – 2X

Congratulations to Phil Nick for winning his 6th straight 500-meter match.

Special thanks to the volunteers who helped run the match. Scorer Brandan Lacey, Target Crew the Hellesoe family, RSO Mike Pollon.

Submitted by D. Cyr Rifle Chairman

Annual Short Range Metallic Silhouette match.

On Sunday June 12th, 2022 Lake of the Woods Gun Club Rifle Division held our 31st annual Short Range Metallic Silhouette match.

It was attended by 10 shooters including competitors from Rainey River and Sioux Lookout.

The out-of-town shooters performed very well.

Special Thanks to Jacques Choquette and Helene Rannou for another well run event.

Submitted by Dwayne Cyr

Lake of the woods Gun Club Rifle Division held a 22 rimfire Benchrest Match May 29, 2022.

Attended by 10 shooters who wished they wore long johns.
It was cold, it rained on and off, the wind blew from every direction and gusted to 57K.

Unlimited Class
1 Grant Schick 750 – 41X (range record is 43X)
2 Ron McDaniel 750 – 37X
3 Lawrence Zebier 747 – 39X

Sporter Class
1 Ryan Jackson 738 – 16X
2 Ron Pettis 737 – 18X
3 Al Mutch 730 – 18X

Congratulations to the winners on their performance in challenging conditions.

Special Thanks to Scorer Al Carlson and the Hellesoe family target crew.
Next Rimfire Match July 31, 2022.

Submitted by Rifle Chairman Dwayne Cyr

CLSC 2022

CLSC Registration 2023

  • Attendance at the Club Level Safety Course (CLSC) is a requirement for every New handgun member. You will not be able to shoot on the pistol range until you have completed this course. A handgun card will be issued to you upon successful completion replacing your current general card.

    There are two CLSC courses scheduled
    Sunday, April 16th, 2023 at 10:00 am
    Sunday, April 16th, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Once your registration has been received you will be emailed a confirmation of your attendance in the class and any additional details if required.

    Cancellation with full refund is available up to 72 hours prior to the course start. To request cancellation, email lwgcmembership@outlook.com. Within 72 hours of the course start there will be no refunds.

    Please note that the CLSC course is delivered by volunteers of the Lake of the Woods Gun Club.
  • Member Details

  • Price: CAD$ 25.00 CAD
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  • Lake of the Woods Gun Club (LWGC) respects your privacy. We have strict guidelines for the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. LWGC collects your personal information for the purpose of providing member services as well as meeting legal and regulatory requirements. Personal information is only made available to the staff and executive of LWGC including designated affiliate clubs for the purpose of operating the gun club and providing insurance and other benefits. Your signed membership application hereby provides consent that we have the right to manage your personal information in the identified manner.
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Keys and Orientations

Saturday 23rd April 10:00am till 2:00pm – Members only Open Day

Keys will be available for current members ($5)

Orientations for new members will be at 11:00am and again at 1:00pm

Coffee and Lunch Time BBQ

LWGC Presidents Message

To all members;

Welcome to 2022, I hope everyone is being safe and healthy.

Here we are dealing with another bout of Covid, so far, our restrictions have not closed us down, just remember when out in a group keep your distance and be safe.

This is my fourth year as the President of the Lake of the Woods gun club and it is my pleasure to continue working toward having the best shooting club in Ontario.

We, as a board are working on some improvements for this year such as major mat repair and replace on the main pistol range and working toward leveling the floor at the action range.

Rifle, after last years inspection did some major repair and improvements to the target bunkers and is looking at drainage Improvements down range.

Shotgun is working on clearing trails and fixing a new station on sporting range.

All discipline chairmen are working on some sort of improvements, which shows the work never stops to keep up with progress.

We are also working on trying to have T-shirts and possibly crests some time this year.

This past fall we had an incident where someone drove past the road barricade’s put up by Biathlon and drove toward the rifle range, luckily, we got some snow shortly after and could groom the ruts out. Please respect the signs and barricades.

As I mention every year, please check out our events calendar on our web page.

This may save you a trip to the club to find out the OPP are training, there is a rifle match, a shogun shoot or some other shooting event taking place.

Our webpage also has the club orientation sheet, Bylaws, range rules and many other things you may want to know, we work hard at putting out as much relevant information as possible.

For those members requiring a club Orientation, we will be getting some classes going as soon as we get the spring melt so we can walk around.

 Our club level handgun safety course has been refined and will also begin when the weather warms up. Messages will be sent out when be are going to start training.

One of the most important aspects of our club is our members, as it you, that makes it possible for us operate, by your membership.

Your board is always open to any kind suggestions a member has, as long as there is some associating information to back up that suggestion.  

We all have to remember that the Lake of the woods gun club is 100% volunteer operated, at times we need to run work parties and any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Let’s all work toward having a great year, so be safe and healthy and have some fun.

Steve Zabloski

President LWGC

On behalf of the board of directors

LWGC Gate Access – Keys

To all members;

Due to the latest round of restrictions account of Covid, the locks at the club will not be changed until we get less restrictions to deal with.

Due and timely notice will be sent out for a planned key day

Until we get to that point, the locks will remain the same.

Please remain safe and healthy and thank you for your patience on this matter

Thank You

Steve Zabloski

President LWGC


Congratulations – New Canadian Score record

Benchrest Shooters Canada Records Committee has awarded member Phil Nick a new Canadian Score record; Heavy Varmint 200 yards 249 – 9X shot August 29th, 2021 at Lake of the Woods Gun Club.

Phil broke the existing 200 yard record of 249 – 5X which has stood since 2005. 

This feat was accomplished on a metric range which means Kenora shooters are handicapped by having to shoot almost 10% further against records set on a standard range measured in yards.

Phil’s score translates into hitting 24 out of 25 one inch diameter circles at 219 yards. 

Congratulations Phil on a job well done.

Submitted by Dwayne Cyr

Ammunition Recall – Information from Chief Firearms Office

The Chief Firearms Office has been informed that there has been a recall on ammunition Chinese 7.62X39 surplus CH76239-1500, purchased between September 2021 and December 1, 2021.
This ammunition contains a tannerite-type substance which is prohibited and flammable/incendiary.

The recalled crates will have #1 stamped on one of the wooden handles, and cartridges will have black casings and black painted tips (see attached photo).

Do not return the ammunition to your dealer. Please contact allan@northsylva.com.