The Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club (KDFGC) is one of the oldest clubs in British Columbia having been established in 1904. The club is situated on forty acres in South Kelowna and has a long history of supporting wildlife and the community.
The club is a member of the British Columbia Wildlife Federation and is actively involved in wild life conservation and habitat restoration with various groups, agencies, and levels of government. Many of our members are also involved with conservation groups such as Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, National Wild Turkey Federation, Wild Sheep Society of B.C. and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
KDFGC's Board of Directors and members are committed to pursuing the following outcomes:
Promoting fish and wildlife conservation by:
- Continuing our affiliation with BCWF and BCWF Region 8 sub-committee with respect to financial contributions, and encouraging and supporting participation of our members in both organizations at all levels.
- Encouraging active involvement in fish and wildlife management projects such as Hall road fishing pond, MU signage, SOSA wildlife count, and RAPP.
- Having a Fish and Wildlife Committee that participates by investigating and supporting local issues and projects.
Fostering good community relations by:
- Placing the highest priority on public and member safety.
- Providing in-kind and financial community support such as free hall use, bursaries, and volunteerism.
- Providing for-fee public services.
- Making facility improvements with a primary focus on safety and noise control.
- Ensuring our decisions reflect principals of respect for nature and conservation and are implemented in environmentally sound ways.
Fostering and promoting safety and education by:
- Developing and providing orientation and safety-related information packages for distribution to all members.
- Developing and providing training for specific groups on an as-and-where-needed basis. Examples include: BOD, Range Officer, and discipline specific training.
- Clearly communicating training opportunities to all members and the community at large.
- Offering support to related training initiatives offered by others within our community, such as the RCMP, Sheriffs, Conservation Officers, and MOE/BCWF, by the provision of facilities, expertise, and financial contributions.
Providing safe recreational shooting opportunities by:
- Ensuring all shooting facilities are Federally approved and operating them according to procedures and rules consistent with best practices, clearly articulated to all members and monitored by the presence of Club-certified Range Officers during all shooting activities.
- Ensuring that ranges are maintained in a “physically safe” state with appropriate backstops, berms, and barriers.
- Controlling access through; screening of all members and guests to ensure legal compliance (i.e. PAL, ATT, licences, firearm types, etc.) and improving ID requirements for all members when using the ranges (Club photo ID).
- Ensuring equitable access to all members by scheduling all range activities.
Preserving and promoting its heritage of hunting, fishing, and shooting sports by:
- Working together, in mutual respect, as one Club with many important components.
- Continuing to support our full compliment of activities.
- Creating and maintaining an historical/display centre.
- Celebrating individual member, group, and Club; successes, achievements and contributions, both historical and current.
- Encouraging broader participation from club members.
Feel free to Contact Us to view the facilities or be part of our Range Orientation Saturdays at 10 AM.
We are always welcoming new members!
KDFGC, Board of Directors