Due to Recent E-Mail scams the Lone Butte Fish and Wildlife Association Executive would like to remind all members that no director or club member will ever contact you via e-mail
and ask you to send money by electronic transfer of any kind in the pursuit of club business. If you receive such an e-mail you can either delete it immediately or contact the RCMP for additional advice.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
This is your range. If you damage something report it so we can get it repaired. Repairs and replacements take away from funds for Range improvements.
The texas Star on Bay 7 has been damage by either someone shooting it with Magnums or rounds much faster than pistol. To replace that target with one of similar design would be about $1500 canadian plus shipping and duty. At a guess $2200. Many ranges do not leave steel out for this very reason. We do because we know people enjoy it. If we have to keep repairing or replacing steel targets it costs the club money that we can no longer use for other improvements. see pictures below.
Mapleseed was a resouding success, We had attendees from as far away as Smithers, BC. We had Juniors and adults, singles, couples, and families.
Coming soon will be a specific place on the website for Event images and highlights.
A Message from El Presidente
Greetings from the President and the Board of Directors of the LBFWA.
Firstly, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am Grayson Klassen and I am also your Interim President of the Lone Butte Fish and Wildlife Association, since the retirement of Brian Williams.
I want to personally thank Brian Williams, for all his years of hard work and dedication to the club and the shooting sports. Many of you have no idea how much time Brian spent at the range doing all manner of behind the scenes stuff that doesn't show up in meeting minutes or get appreciated for that matter. Brian has moved from the area, but was voted a lifetime member for all his years of service. I am only sorry Brian was never able to acquire membership #001, but Brian, #005 will ever be your number.
This "Message from "El Presidente"" is some something I am starting, and hope to do at least every quarter from here on out. I hope you take the time to read this, as it is important to me that you are all aware of what is happening within the club and at the range.
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and are able to enjoy some time shooting, fishing, or enjoying the great outdoors. The month of May saw the first, hopefully of many, successful Mapleseed Days at the range. Leo Vaillancourt, the CCFR, and all the volunteers, deserve a big round of applause and pat on the back for their efforts. I was surprised to see from how far away some of the people came to our range. June brought us National Range Day where 76 people were able to come see our range and participate in the shooting sports. Once again a huge shout out to all the volunteers who helped to make it possible. July we took the Range on the road and set up a shooting gallery at the,"Lone Butte Rocks," event. Again I have to thank the volunteers that braved the heat to staff the shooting gallery. I think we gave away more than 150 prizes and saw many smiles throughout the day. I am not sure if you see a pattern, but it is volunteers. Many of the functions we do require people to participate. Whether it is Work Bees or events, we always need volunteers. Remember, if you volunteer a 4 hour block, you can save yourself $25 off your next years membership and you can get to know other members at the same time.
Okay! Now for the exciting announcement. Last year's 3Gun competition was sadly cancelled. When we attempted to return donations for the event, Pioneer Chrysler Jeep in Mission BC and Ranchland Honda in Williams Lake, generously said to keep their donations. Being the match director for the shoot, I wanted that generousity to benefit the club, so what I did was purchase some new steel targets that will be put out on the range in the next couple of days. Working with MGM Target in the US, I got us a duelling tree and two spinners. see the pictures below. Before they go into use I must ask you all a favor. This is your range, and by that I mean all of your range, but I am noticing more and more silly damage to things on the range, specifically steel targets being abused.There are rules to shooting steel and if the steel keeps getting damaged either it will not be replace or it will have to be locked up.
1. DO NOT SHOOT STEEL WITH MAGNUM FIREARMS
2. DO NOT SHOOT HEAVY STEEL WITH RIMFIRE. DO NOT SHOOT RIMFIRE (LIGHT STEEL) WITH CENTERFIRE.
3. DO NOT SHOOT STEEL CLOSER THAN 10 METERS FOR PISTOL AND 100 METERS FOR RIFLE.
4. DO NOT MOVE STEEL FROM BAY TO BAY.
5. COWBOY STEEL IS TO TO SHOT WITH UNJACKETED NON-MAGNUM ROUNDS ONLY
If you see people damaging club property, remember it is your property too. Please let us know. You do not have to confront anyone yourself. Just tell us the date and time you saw the damage occur and we will take it from there. The board always tries to make the range better for all of you. Help us keep it in good shape for you.
The spinners will go on Bays 6 and 7 and the duelling tree will go on Bay 6 since the start is on Bay 7. Enjoy
Senior 65 & up--$80.00
THERE IS A DISCOUNT OF $25.00 AVAILABLE TO THOSE MEMBERS WHO PROVIDE FOUR(4) HOURS OF VOLUNTEER WORK AT THE RANGE EITHER IN A WORK PARTY OR AT A CLUB EVENT WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF. THIS AMOUNT WILL BE CREDITED ON THE FOLLOWING YEARS MEMBERSHIP DUES.
Check the Calendar and our facebook page for upcoming volunteer opotunities.
First it is important to understand that as an individual member you are welcome to bring your family to the range for shooting practice etc. You may also bring out of town guests to enjoy your range with you. If you and your spouse and family use the range on a regular basis and you wish to have guests shoot with you, it mandatory that your guest signs in and pays the $10.00 day user fee with a special discount for juniors(17 and under) at $2.00
The Board of Directors passed a motion in 2010 that requires both EYE and EAR PROTECTION for everyone on the firing line, shooters and spectators. Signs have been posted and executive and board members will be enforcing this policy. The range shooting sheds are equipped with Red safety flags. A RED flag means the range is active and firearms may be handled and discharged or someone is occupying that range for another reason so be aware at ALL TIMES what or who is downrange of the firing line. Please use the flags and be safe. The flags will not make up for a lack of awareness. If a flag is missing please notify the chair for that bay or the Board of Directors.
This is your club and your range. Non members may not use the range except as mentioned above. To help ensure that everyone who uses the range is eligible to do so the Board requires that you have your membership card available for presentation when requested. That is why it is important to keep the temporary ID provided by the top portion of the membership invoice.