This division of the Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club offers shooting classes for both juniors (10 years and up) and adults, using 22-cal. rifles. Emphasis is on gun safety and marksmanship in a program geared mainly toward juniors.
You must be a fish and game club member to participate, then pay a fee of $7 per session. This covers supplies like ammunition and firearms, and safety gear like shooting glasses and earmuffs. There are certified range safety officers present during each session, offering instruction in three shooting positions: competition-style standing, kneeling and prone.
The .22-cal. rifle instruction program is held every second Tuesday night, usually at the indoor range, with junior archery alternating between rifle nights. The program starts Sept.18 and goes to mid-June. Novice shooter sessions run 6:30-7:30 p.m. and the more experienced juniors and adults are on the range 7:30-8:30 p.m.
During Daylight Savings time, the club offers trap shooting lessons the first Wednesday of the month. Fee for this is $12 per round (25 clay targets). Shotguns and one-on-one instruction provided.
We also have a silhouette range which is used by club members, only under the supervision of a range officer. This facility is for .22 rifle shooting only, with metal animal silhouettes engaged at distances of 40 metres to 100 metres.
There is a spring jug shoot fundraiser in May every year at which anyone can come and shoot; club membership not required. At this event, guests and members can shoot semi-automatic rifles in .223 and other calibres at milk jugs filled with water, always under one-on-one supervision of a range officer.
They can also shoot handguns in .22, .357, and .44-magnum calibres. There is also an opportunity to try archery, shotguns and firing mini black powder cannon.
All proceeds from this and a spring shoot go to the junior programs.
Information ,contact the club office at 250-764-7558.