What’s New

Xmas Schedule IPSC Indoor Shooting

Please note the IPSC discipline will not be shooting indoors from Xmas day until Jan 4th, 2018. See you in the New Year!

Hunting & Sports Show Feb 25, 2018

Stay tuned for further details on our next Hunting & Sports Show coming up on February 25, 2018. Many items will be offered for sale with great pricing for the outdoors enthusiast, including firearms, scopes, bino’s, ammo, outdoor gear and much more. Our shows typically sell out of items so don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a wanted/valued item at a reduced price! Will update as details come in, and hope to see you on February 25, 2018.

Junior Archery Xmas Break

Dec 19th, 2017 will be the final session prior to Xmas Break this year. Junior Archery will resume January 16, 2018. Hope to see you out shooting!

Junior Shooters Xmas Break

Just a note to let you know, our popular junior shooters program will break for Xmas with session on Dec 12 and return again in 2018 on Jan 9th. Hope to see you in 2018!

HUNTING in MU 8-23?

The wildlife health monitoring program for Bovine Tuberculosis (BTb) in MU8-23 is again underway. At the start of this 2016 hunting season we were 138 heads short of our goal of reaching the necessary 300 heads (elk, deer, and moose) to confirm BTb is not present in the wild deer population. The collected heads are being sampled for BTb in response to positive cases in cattle in the Cherryville area several years ago. We are testing to ensure that it has not become endemic to the wildlife as once the disease is established in a wildlife population it is difficult to eradicate. Results from past years sampling are negative.

Since this is the final year for the program we are keen to have as many hunters as possible participate in the program and assist us with reaching our head submission goal as well as have them provide any suggestions that might improve participation. To that end, we request that everyone who reads this article disseminate this information to hunters, friends and family, game club members and on social media and hunting forums to increase the awareness of the program in hopes of increasing the head submissions.

This year we are pleased to announce that we have a new junior hunter draw sponsored by Kencraft Sales in Lavington and a hunter draw prize donated by Fisher’s Home Hardware in Vernon. The drop off freezer locations has changed slightly. Locations within the Cherryvillie/Lumby area are:

RT Ranch Sausage & Custom Cutting, Rory Griffin, 1-250-547-0129
39 Byer Road, Cherryville
http://www.cherryville.net/meatcutting.html

Sundowner Meats & Deli, Uwe Lauterbacher 1-250-547-1463
2611 Hwy 6 (Hwy 6 & Creighton Valley Road just east of Lumby)
Lumby BC, during opening hours and after hours 6-11pm by appointment

Or you can call Susan in Lumby at 250-547-9207 to arrange for a drop-off

Along with the North Okanagan drop off locations if individuals so desire they can contact any BC Ministry office and deliver the head to a wildlife biologist or Conservation Officer (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/main/regions.html).
If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact myself at the number noted above or via email sdl.environmental@gmail.com or Cait Neslson, Provincial wildlife Health biologist (Cait.Nelson@gov.bc.ca ). To learn more about the Wildlife Health Program visit the website www.gov.bc.ca/wildlifehealth

Already Been a Member? Renew On Line Now

Hard to find time to get into our office? You can use our on-line renewal page now! If you have been a member in the last couple years please take advantage of our renewal page. Or call into office during office hours to renew via credit card. We are working hard to keep our membership access easy for all our members and renewing is a priority for our membership. Please take advantage and renew from home!

All potential NEW members must still attend office for memberships. Renewing members may be contacted for updated PAL.

KDFGC

Range Orientation Saturdays 10:00am

Range orientation each Saturday at 10:00am. Please meet in front of KDFGC office. All new members to our range should attend, and other existing members requiring a refresher please feel free to attend also. There is plenty of parking at the trap range parking lot and also in our clubhouse parking lot.

2015- 2017 Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Just a quick note to let you know that the 2015-2017 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis is now available online at:

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/.

All regions in British Columbia now available at link above. Good luck fishing!

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