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Cowboy Action Shoot, Dec 19th

Please note the date change of this fun shoot to 19th of Dec.
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On December 19th
 IDPANL will be hosting our annual Cowboy Action event on ranges B and C, this event is open to all club members. The shoot will consist of four to six stages with a mix of steel and paper targets. Required firearms are in the cowboy style,  single action revolvers, lever action or pump action period correct rifles, and lever, pump, or break action shotguns. There will also be at least one stage requiring a 1911 pistol to be used. In order to participate shooters MUST have a cowboy style hat and choose a cowboy nickname for the spirit of the cowboy action sport. Please note that double action revolvers are fine but must be used in single action when shooting. If there are any member questions please contact Mike Saunders coyotehunter204r@gmail.com
 

 


Santaโ€™s Challenge Sporting Clays

Our annual, December Saturday shoot will be going ahead this Saturday, 4 December. Please arrive by 9:30 am for a 10:00am start. There will be 50 targets in the morning and 50 in the afternoon. Targets are 4 punches or $30. A punch card is $60 and half price for Jrs.

Lunch will be provided at $10. Remember masks must be worn in the clubhouse except when eating. Remember to bring eye and ear protection.

see you there. Sporting Clays Exec.


Sporting Clays Shoot

Since the rain isn’t forecasted to start until 3 pm, our shoot tomorrow will go ahead. However, we will start early at 9:30 to get a head start on it. Please be there by 9:00.

Remember masks are mandatory in the clubhouse.

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Hi folks, 


Our monthly Saturday shoot will be held on Saturday, 13th November. Start time at 10 am. The plan is for 50 clays before lunch and 50 after. Clay targets are 4 punches if you have a card and $30 if not. A card is $60 for 10 punches. There will be lunch for $10. Juniors are half price.

Usual safety measures apply, that is eye and ear protection for all including bystanders if any.
 
If anyone is looking for ammo there are target loads at Coastal.

If you plan on attending please email Dave at
 
reddindg@hotmail.com


Sporting Clays Pumpkin Challenge

The sporting clays group will be hosting the Pumpkin Challenge on Saturday, 23 October 2021. Registration no later then 10 am. All club members welcome.

There will be 50 targets in the morning and another 50 after lunch in the afternoon. Cost is $15 per round of 50 for a total of $30. If a punch card is used then 4 punches. Juniors are half price. Lunch is $10. Participants to provide ammo and firearms. Eyes and ear protection is mandatory.

if you plan to attend please email Dave at reddindg@hotmail.com

Sporting Clays Comm.


Red Rifle Shoot

On Sunday, October 24th IDPANL will be hosting one of our favorite annual events, the Red Rifle/Military surplus collectibles shoot. This is an informal mostly for fun competition. The format will be a little different this time around using a mix of paper and steel targets as well as a dueling tree. Events will include rifles with both optics and iron sights, as well as pistol events. We will try to limit all events to military calibers only for all events. The preference is for military surplus firearms. The event cost is 10.00 and an authentic Russian meal will be provided.

 

 


Film Crew at Club

Please note that the film crew will be filming at the club until 7 pm tonight. As such the club is closed for the remainder of the day.

The Executive, SJRGC


Work Day Sporting Clays

Hi folks,

Well given the damp weather, we will postpone our work day to Saturday, Oct 9, 2021.

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There will be a work day on the sporting clays set for Thursday, 30 Sept 2021. Alternate day in case of bad weather is Saturday. Help is appreciated.

Sporting Clays Comm.


Hunters Challenge Sporting Clays

Hunters Challenge is going ahead this Saturday, 18 Sept 2021. See info below.

 

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Sporting clays will hold the Hunters Challenge on Saturday, 11 September 2021. We will have 50 targets before lunch and 50 after so bring enough ammo. Shooting will begin at 10 am so please arrive by 9:30 so we can complete registration and squading. Cost will be 4 punches or $30. Cards are available for $60. Half price for Juniors. All club members and their guests are welcome.

Lunch will be served for $10. Whatever covid rules are in place at the time will apply. Please bring your own water bottle.

If you plan on attending please Email Dave by replying to this email.

Sporting Clays, Exec.


July 18-2021 Orientation-GOING AHEAD

Orientation will be going ahead on Sunday July 18, 2021 10am sharp outside the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. Don't forget, if your membership is lapsed 1, 2 or 3 membership seasons you can contact our membership coordinator and partake in our email orientation refresher course instead of attending in person. 

New applications and renewal applications/payments will be accepted ONLY IN SEALED ENVELOPES from about 9:30 to 10am. Receipts for payments will be mailed at a later date. This orientation session takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather.


Youth Day Sunday July 11-2021 GOING AHEAD

Given tomorrow now has a reasonable weather forecast with just a chance of showers in the afternoon (in Holyrood), the Youth Shooting Skills Event will be going ahead as planned.

Please dress appropriately for the weather, rain clothes, and perhaps a change of clothes for the end of day.


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Orientation for Sunday April 18, 2021 POSTPONED

Our New Member orientation session scheduled for Sunday April 18, 2021 has been postponed due to the current weather forecast. Due to Covid Restrictions the session takes place entirely outside and the forecast for Sunday is once again rain and cold. The session will be rescheduled next weekend on Sunday April 25th unless the forecast is poor. 

Thanks,

Mike Smith

 

Mike Smith

President

SJRGC


April 11th Orientation POSTPONED

Our New Member orientation session scheduled for Sunday April 11, 2021 has been postponed due to weather. Due to Covid Restrictions the session takes place entirely outside and the forecast for tomorrow is rain and cold. The session will be rescheduled next weekend on Sunday unless the forecast is poor. If Saturday looks better we may move it to then, please check this website Friday evening for an update. 

Thanks,

Mike Smith


April 2021 Orientation - NEW DATE

Good day everyone,

In my Covid Alert Level 2-2021 Action Plan I announced that in-person orientations for new members will recommence on Sunday April 4, 2021 forgetting that this will occur on Easter weekend. Therefore the fist in-person orientation session for 2021 has been moved to Sunday April 11, 2021. 

Orientation will take place near the clubhouse and due to covid restrictions will take place entirely outside. Please dress for the weather, but the event will be weather dependant and postponed if it's raining or snowing so please check this website before heading out to the club. Please note: To keep the number of attendees low this session is ONLY FOR MEMBERS WHO HAVE ALREADY MAILED THEIR APPLICATION. New member applications and renewals WILL NOT be accepted at this session.

Thanks,

Mike Smith


Bill C-21 Important Information for Firearms Owners

Update from Gerry Carr on recently introduced Bill C-21 many parts of which will have negative impacts for licensed law abiding firearms owners. While there are some good parts to address illegal firearms, unfortunately it’s a package deal and does not address the real issues with gun violence in Canada.

Important Information on C-21 Compiled By Gerry Carr

 

Also regularly Check Canada’s two top firearms rights lobby groups which have been, and will continue to be supported by donations from the SJRGC. These are your best source for the latest up to date information on these very important matters:

Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights

National Firearms Association

 

Mike Smith

President, SJRGC

 



Conditions of club road

The club road is open and accessible as of 6:30 pm, 9 February.  Conditions are slippery so be careful when accessing parking areas and club ranges.

SJRGC Executive


Sporting clays winter spring schedule

Well covid certainly messed up our 2020 sporting clays year. Hopefully, in 2021 we can partially resume some of our shooting activities. It is also impossible to know in advance what covid and the weather will be doing but we can re-evaluate at the time of the shoot. Usual prices will apply and at least for awhile there will be no lunch. We will have to do our best to social distance and the clubhouse cannot be used for gatherings. However, we will be shooting and in good company.
 
The winter spring sporting clays schedule is as follows:

CANCELLED 13 February- Valentines Shoot
13 March-Hopefully Spring Shoot
17 April-Bring a Buddy Shoot
12 May-Wednesday Evening shoots resume

Sporting Clays Comm.


Clay shoot wednesdays

Just a reminder. Clays shooting on Wednesdays (aka OFCL) is ongoing. It is open to all members of SJRGC and guests. Setup starts at 10, first clay broken, hopefully, at 11. Please bring your own lunch and dress accordingly.


Sporting Clays Shoot

Sporting clays shoot scheduled for tomorrow, 23 January will be going ahead. Remember to dress appropriately for shooting in winter conditions. Club road is cleared but slippery.
 
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Sporting Clay Shoot Saturday January 23, 2021 starting at 11:00 AM.  Registration at 10:30 AM.
 
We will be doing 100 Clays straight through as lunch will not be provided due to Covid.
 
Cost is 4 punches for those with prepaid cards and $30.00 for those who do not have cards.  Juniors are 1/2 Price. Gerry will be doing registration at the ATV shed behind the clubhouse. Cards can be purchased for $60 for 10.
 
You can email Andrew Finn at andrew.finn.nl@gmail.com to let us know if you are coming or thinking about coming so we can estimate how many stations to set up.


Found

Found on the East bound TCH approximately 3 km from the Club gate (on Wednesday, 13 Jan) a plastic ammo case. Contact Gerry at 689 7270 if yours. 

 


Happy Holidays & Merry New Year


Winter conditions

Well, winter has arrived on the Avalon. As per usual, the club has hired a contractor to clear the club road and parking lots. We will try to update members on snow conditions as we learn of them and will post to the club website.

Keep in mind that parking areas, walkways and especially range floors are frequently icy and are not salted. Also in below freezing temperatures locks can freeze up so a heating device may prove very useful to access the club. A shovel would be useful for accessing club buildings.

While winter shooting can be a challenge it can also on a bright sunny day be a great outdoors adventure. So be safe and happy shooting.

SJRGC Executive


Repairs completed

Update: Repair work to the ranges is complete. Target stands will be going back in place tomorrow morning. Thank you for allowing us time for repairs.

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Due to drainage issues, pooling water, & other minor issues we will have to close Ranges A, D, E & G this Saturday for repairs.  
 
As it stands, it looks like the ranges will be closed for the full day. We apologize for the inconvienace, these repairs need to be done ASAP and Saturday was the only time our repair crew is available. 
 
Executive


Clay Shoot- Saturday Oct 17.

There will be a Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday, October 17 starting at 10 am.

You must provide your own shotgun and ammunition. Nothing larger than number 7.5 shot is permitted. Physical distancing protocols will be strictly adhered to and the shoot will be limited to no more than 50 people. Lunch will not be provided so please bring your own. 

Fees are as follows: $28.00 for 100 targets or 4 punches on your card.  

Please come out and enjoy a lovely fall shoot. All members of St. John’s Rod and Gun Club and their guests are welcome to attend. 


Turkey Shoot 2020- Cancelled

Hello Members.
 
Due to Covid and the stage restrictions, this years Annual Turkey Shoot and Turkey Dinner will not be going ahead. :( Hopefully next year will be better and all our regular shoots will be back on the list.
 
Executive


Remaining 2020 Orientations Update

All sunday orientations until the end of the year have been cancelled. These will be replaced wtih an appointment system to better match club volunteers with members on a less rigid schedule. Please contact sandra ryan at sandyryan@hotmail.com to book an orientation. 


GunQuest Awards!

GunQuest Awards

 

Congratulations to club juniors, Peter Kehoe age 10, Miles Hoddinott age 10  and Logan Porter age 11 on achieving the Musketeer (first level) award in the Club’s GunQuest Challenge. The first level requires successful completion of 8 shooting challenges including passing a test Canada Firearms Safety exam, in which they all exceeded the adult standard.

Further information on the GunQuest Award can be found here:

https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=gunquest


Saturday-Sporting Clays

Hi folks, well Saturday sporting clays is back. There will be a 100 target shoot this Saturday, 26 Sept. Please be there no later then 10:30. Target costs are 4 clips of a prepaid card or $30. Prepaid cards are $60 for 10 rounds.

Lunch will not be provided due to Covid rules. So please bring your own. Social distancing protocols will be in place.

All are welcome. If you are new to sporting clays you will need to bring your own ammo and shotgun. Targets will be provided. Remember number 7 1/2 shot or smaller.

Contact: Gerry Carr
geraldscarr@gmail.com


Sporting Clays

OFCL- Sporting Clays for Wednesday 23 Sept is moved to Monday 21 Sept for this week only due to poor weather forecast. 


September Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation will be going ahead Sunday September 13th 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. All of the orientation will take place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring a face mask with you in case we decide to conduct the first part of the session inside the clubhouse.


2020 Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships Results

2020 Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships results are in. Congratulations to all winners!
 
https://shootatlantic.com/apta_shootresults.php?year=2020

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St. John’s Rod and Gun Club shooters competing in the 2020 Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships. In total we have 57 shooters from 4 clubs across Atlantic Canada participating in the satellite shoot format. Good luck shooters!

 


Rifle Range Help Needed

The Executive of the SJRGC are requesting volunteer help from our membership to make repairs to target stands on the Rifle Range, Range B. Some posts need replacing as well as most of the cross bracing and coroplast. A couple hands make light work!

Please contact President Mike Smith at mikesmith@nfld.net if you are able to lend a hand and we will coordinate a time to make the repairs. 

Thanks

Mike Smith


2020 Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships update

Shoot is only a few days away. If you're planning to shoot, help out your local shoot organizer by pre-registering. Send your ATA Number, Name and events you'll be shooting to your club contact. Pre-registering helps your local satellite shoot organizer prepare and get a head start on the registration and squadding. Your help is much appreciated.

Updated Information

St. John's Rod and Gun Club

  • Preliminary Day Warm Up Shoot  
  • Friday, September 4, 1PM.
  • 50 Singles, 50 Handicap, 50 Doubles
  • The registration desk will also be open for the weekend events.

Highland Gun Club

  • Friday, September 4, 1PM.  
  • Practice available.
  • The registration desk will also be open for the weekend events.

If your ATA membership is expired, please renew online at www.shootata.com. That's the easiest and quickest method -  especially for the shoot organizer.

Limited number of complimentary ATA membership available for first time members. Contact your local satellite shoot club organizer.

More shoot info can be found on www.shootatlantic.com


Sunday Trapshooting Cancellation

Attention Trap Shooters!
 
Due to the heavy rain and winds forcasted for tomorrow, Sunday's (Aug 30th) Trapshooting has been cancelled.


Last Archery Shoots update

Attending Archery Members.

- Archery will be going ahead on Monday the 31st weather permitting.
- There will be no shoot on Monday September 7th.
- Our last outdoor shoot date is set for Monday September 13th.

Indoor shooting is curretnly not availabel due to Covid restrictions. We will keep you updates if this changes.


Sporting Clays

Please note that Wednesday evening sporting clays for Wednesday, 26 August has been moved to Tuesday, 25 August. This because of the rain due for Wednesday. The change is for this week only.


Notice Re: Face masks at the Club.

Starting Monday, the NL provicinal goverment has implemented facial mask in all public locations. Our club must follow those rules. Masks will be required in all buildings if the building is open for an event for example, pistol, trap, clays, archery, etc.  If you are only entering solo to sign the range log books you won't need one. However, if there are other individuals in the building or you are staying in the buildling for longer than signing you are required to wear a mask. 

Exceptions to the mask rules are the same as given by the NL goverment. 

Executive


IDPANL Top Guns Provincial Championships

The IDPANL Top Guns Provincial Championships were held on Saturday, 8 August 2020, and had to be one of the hottest weather days on the range we have ever had. There were 12 shooters in attendance at the match, and there were seven stages that included a mix of stages drawn from national postal matches:

Stage 1 - Pop These Corners (a 16 round standards stage)

Stage 2 - Sitting Duck (a 15 round standards stage)

Stage 3 - Training (a 16 round scenario stage)

Stage 4 - Bitcoin for Guns (a 14 round scenario stage)

Stage 5 - Jumped 2.0 (a 15 round scenario stage)

Stage 6 - Hey You Got the Time? (a 18 round scenario stage)

Stage 7 - Pair of Thugs (a 5 round scenario stage)

Winning scores were achieved in the following divisions and categories:

  • High ESP (Enhanced Service Pistol)
  • High SSP (Stock Service Pistol)
  • High CDP (Custom Defensive Pistol)
  • High CCP (Compact Carry Pistol)
  • High REV (Revolver)
  • High PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine)
  • High Senior
  • Most Accurate

Congratulations to the competitors! And much thanks to those who helped make the match a success.

Although our largest event of the year, the Zombie Apocalypse multi-gun shoot, was unfortunately pre-empted this year by COVID-19, we still hope to hold a Military Surplus (milsurp) shoot and possibly a Cowboy Shoot before the end of the year. As usual, this will be invitational events open to the wider club membership. Further details in due course.


NL Trapshooting Championship Results

We like to extend congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s satellite shoot a success. 

View 2020 Results: 2020_Results

Thanks, Andrea

Club shooters John Fradsham, Kevin Healey and Nina Chandler shooting doubles


APTA Championships!

2020 NL Trapshooting Championships

Additional information and prices of events can be found in the 2020 NL Trapshooting Championships Manual 


Monday Range Closure Notice

In order to complete repair work on the trap field at the club, Monday August 3 Ranges D, E, & G will be closed from 7am-7pm. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience as we make improvements to the Club's fields. 

Club Executive. 


Alert Level 2 Club Response.


Range D& E Temporary Closure notice

Please be advised that a heavy equipment contractor will be on site Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1 conducting maintenance on the clubs fields. Due to this, Ranges D and E will be closed from 7AM - 7PM on both days.


Notice to all Club Members

Attention All Club Members!

It has come to our attention that some members have been taking their cars up the small incline pathway and parking by the Sporting Clay Field. This is to stop immediately! We are taking this time to inform you all that  members & guest vehicles MUST stay on the parking lots. Actions like this is 1) extremely dangerous to other members who are walking and bringing gear & firearms, 2) dangerous to the people in the vehicle who will need to both drive up and reverse down the narrow pathway, and 3) could cause an insurance nightmare for & damage to the Club if the vehicle slips over the steep embankment or runs over another member(s).

This pathway is NOT a road. It is a pathway for foot traffic, clay carts, and the clubs ATV. There is NO parking next to the clay storage shed or driving on or across any range unless authorized by the executive for working/repairing of club facilities.  Appropriate signage will be created and installed to make everyone aware of this.

Club Executive





Archery Canada Mail Match Winners

Please help us in congratulating our Archery club members who won in their division for the Archery Canada Mail Match this past winter.. We are very proud of you!
 
  • Joshua Canning- Bronze with a score of 294.75 in Male Compound Junior


  • Donna Canning- Bronze with a score of 255 in Female Hunter Senior


  • Gavin Glasgow- Gold with a score of 262.75 in Male Hunter Cadet



Finally congratulations to all of our members who participated in this years mail match. Our club has some seriously good shooters and we are glad to have you.



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In Memory, We Are Sad to Announce

IDPANL Zombie Apocalypse Shoot Cancelled.


Sporting Clays Date Change Due to Weather

Sporting Clays will take place this Thursday July 16th instead of Wednesday July 15th due to heavy rain in the forecast. 


NL Wildlife Hunting Regulations changes

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources has made changes to the provincial Wildlife regulations to permit the use of crossbows to hunt big game and small game species; and the use of .17 calibre HMR ammunition for hunting small game and furbearers. Changes take effect for the 2020 big and small game hunting seasons. 

Find out more here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/flr/0710n03/ 


Range D work

From Thursday to Saturday (9-11 July 2020) the trap range will be closed due to work on the traphouses. The clays stations will remain open but please be careful to avoid shot falling in the trap field.

The Exec, SJRGC


Range D(trap) Closed

Please be advised that due to ongoing work on the traphouses that Range D will be closed tomorrow, Saturday 4 July 2020. Users of the clays launchers are required to ensure that they are shooting away from the trap field to ensure the safety of those working there.

The Executive, SJRGC


July Orientation- GOING AHEAD!

As the province has moved to Covid Alert Level 2 we are reinstating our regular monthly orientation sessions. All of the session will take place outside to allow for easier social distancing, attendees are required to provide their own hand sanitizer and PPE as they feel is necessary. Orientation will take place Sunday July 5th, 10am sharp at the clubhouse (meet on or near the outdoor patio deck), there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. The orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we may choose to postpone.

Please check the website before leaving on Sunday in case of last minute cancellations.

 


Sporting Clays a go!

Summer sporting clays will start this Wednesday July 1st at 2 pm. Keep in mind that there will NOT be food available until further notice due to Covid restrictions so plan accordingly. Sporting Clays shoot cards will be available for purchase on site.


Help Needed!

   

Significant increases of the Club's green space= we need grass cutting help! Calling for volunteers to either use club's push mower or anyone with a lawn tractor and way to transport it.

Contact Andrea Bassan aabassan@gmail.com or cell / text: 709-746-8426 if you can help.



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Stage 2 update coming soon & Orientation notice

Hello Members,
 
Update for Level 2 is anticipated to be posted later today. We had been waiting on clarification from Public Health on an item related to group activities.
 
Compared to stage 3, there are not many changes for individual members other than regular orientations resuming. All members still need to remain 6’ apart on all ranges, so the changes in maximum number of people doesn’t really change much on ranges ABC.
 
Cheers,
Mike Smith
President


No orientation this wed June 24th!

Due to volunteer constraints, there will be no orientation at 2 pm Wednesday. It will resume next week.

 


Backhoe working at the club

Spring clean up has been extended this spring over a couple of weeks. There will be a backhoe operator at the club over the weekend rebuilding backberms and doing other work. Please respect his safety and allow the work to proceed efficiently.

  1. SJRGC Executive


Weekly Wednesday Orientations

Update on orientations. There will be a weekly orientation on Wednesday’s starting at 2 pm. No appointment necessary. If there are more than twenty people in attendance, orientations will be done in two groups consecutively. We will update this at a later date once it ends. 

 

 

 


Steel Shoot

We will be starting steel shoots on Tuesdays at 6pm starting tomorrow, 16 June 2020.  Fee will be $5. For contact info call Monty at 746-4147 or Dave Layte 697-0978 . 


Stage 3 New Club Regulations for Usage


Topics of Interest

1) NFA and CCFR have submitted a notice of application regarding the May 1,2020 gun ban. You can find links to the submissions here https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=canadian_coalition_for_firearm_rights_(ccfr)  

2) A group of local individuals have created a group on facebook for NL Firearms Advocacy. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/NLFirearmsAdvocacy . The page shares articles and information regarding the gun ban. This group is not operated by the SJRGC but it might be of interest to our club members.  


Club Cleanup Days

Please note that ALL Ranges at the club will be closed for Cleanup this Friday and Saturday, 22-23 May 2020.  Because of the Covid Pandemic clean up is going to look a little different. To spread it out, Ranges have been closed for two days. Instead of organized labour, we ask that members go out and work on their own. There is a bin located near the silver garbage bin next to Range B.

Tasks include picking up garbage along the road and in the woods. Repairing target stands and clearing away rocks on the back berms. Rocks can be piled at the foot of the berm and we will have them moved off range. Any junk on the Ranges can be placed in the bin as well.

Remember the Covid19 rules posted on the website. Social distancing of 2 m at all time, stay in your own bubble, ten or less members on each range and use hand sanitizer or gloves especially when handling gate locks etc.

Thanks to all who help. SJRGC Executive


TCH opens

The TCH has re-opened after DWST completed repairs to the culverts at Triangle Pond. The club can now be accessed in the normal way, that is westbound to Salmonier Line and the east to the club. Folks to the west can drive directly to the club.

SJRGC Executive


Alert Level 4. New rules and guidlines for the club

Attention alll members! New updated rules and guidlines for Club usage for Alert Stage 4. 


Petition Request

As most of you know, this past Friday the federal government made sweeping changes via order in council with regards to re-classifying over 1500 firearms to prohibited. This was done without proper consultation and no discussion or vote in parliment. Please see the attached petition regarding this absurd policy. 

Remember to confirm your signature. You have to check your email for the confirmation link for your signature to be recorded. 

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2574&fbclid=IwAR2ZHEexa8d0MHIV9iwOhaROiouDJsGYEiTjrPTkt9N0VrlihGRfNiaSkI0Petition


Facebook Members Group Closure

Attention all Members.

The SJRGC Executive has decided to amalgamate our Facebook social media and continue solely with and focus our volunteer efforts on our Offical Facebook Page. Follow our page at www.facebook.com/sjrgclub to stay updated on the covid-19 situation impact on the club, updates, cancellations, future news, events, photos, shoot winners, and more.

Please be advised that effective Friday, May 8, 2020 our Offical Members Group will be removed and no longer accessible. As members may have photos there they want to save or want to make connections with other members we are giving 3 days’ notice to allow for this. Please save any posts, pictures, or connections from our Members Group page before Friday.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to ongoing communication through the Official SJRGC Facebook page.

SJRGC Executive


Message from

Well folks what many of us most feared has come to pass. The Liberal Government has arbitrarily banned over 1000 firearms. I am truly disgusted and angry as hell. Their next focus will definitely be pistols. Let’s not let that happen. Start writing letters, emails, editorials, make phone calls, sign petitions. Do what ever you can think of to let people know that we are not the bad guys. Speak up, be heard. Don’t take it lying down.

To all of you who have not yet taken any action. Please write a letter or email, make a phone call or take what ever action you can to be heard. We need many voices to get our message across.

Gerry Carr

Chair, Firearms Advocacy Committee


Firearms Rights & Advocacy Committee

Are you opposed to the Liberals circumventing democracy by using an OIC for mass gun bans on legal owners?
 
Call:
 
Bill Blair 613-995-0284
PMO 613-992-4211
 
I dare you :)
 
I have already done so.
 
Gerry Carr
Firearms Rights & Advocacy Committee


Gate code

Please note that the code for the gate lock, clubhouse and Longbranch will be changed today.  The new code is located on the back of your membership card.

Executive, SJRGC


NEW ORIENTATION SYSTEM amid Covid19

 
MEMBERSHIP:
 
Membership processing is continuing as normal. Please continue to mail your properly completed renewal form along with payment to the mailing address listed on top of the form. Canada Post has resumed operations although delays in delivery are possible. Emailed forms and electronic payments are unavailable to the club at this time. 
 
 
NEW ORIENTATION SYSTEM:
 
All regular Sunday orientation sessions have been cancelled until further notice. We are replacing this system with a pre-arranged, booked/scheduled system incorporating multiple volunteers. Sessions will take place based on volunteer availability and can occur any day of the week & time in small groups of no more than 5 people (with proper social distancing measures in place). If you prefer a smaller group or a one on one session, please let our membership consultant know when you book your appointment. (more info below). Orientations will continue to be free under this system. 
 
  • This system will only be for NEW members or members lapsed 3 membership seasons or more. 
  • There will be no membership paperwork taking place at these sessions. We can't accept applications or payments, membership cards will be mailed after the session. 
  • At this time sessions will only be booked for members that have already submitted applications and have been processed to help clear the backlog of people waiting. 
  • Our membership consultant Sandra Ryan will be the point of contact for both volunteer instructors and new members and will coordinate matching members with an instructor. To book an appointment please email her at sandyryan@hotmail.com.
The executive has voted on and approved a brand new temporary Orientation Refresher course that will take place via standard mail or email for members who have lapsed for one or two membership seasons. This will greatly reduce the number of people required to attend in person orientations making this whole system faster, more efficient and therefore safer. Members lapsed 3 membership seasons or longer will still have to attend an in person orientation. Members who qualify for this course will be contacted directly by our membership consultant within the next 5-7 days.
 
Thanks,
 
Mike Smith
President
SJRGC
 


2020 Executive and New Directors

The 2020 AGM was held last week and we would like to extend thanks all members who attended, voted, and voiced their opinions. Elections for the Executive and for 3 director positions were conducted during the AGM. For the executive we have returning Mike Smith (president), Dave Reddin (2nd VP), and Alice Barbour (treasurer). New to the Executive team is Greg Elms filling the 1st VP and Diana Boyd filling the Secretary positions.

Executive (Term 2020-2021)

  • President- Mike Smith
  • 1st VP- Greg Elms
  • 2nd Vice President- Dave Reddin
  • Treasurer- Alice Barbour
  • Secretary- Diana Boyd

There were 3 Board of Directors positions up for election. The first round of voting ended with a tie for 2 of the 3 positions. This results in a second voting round. The Board of Director positions come with a 2 year term. Re-elected for the 2020-2021 term are John Tucker & Gerry Carr. Newly elected to the Board of Directors is Robert Kennedy.

Board of Directors

  • Troy Coldwell
  • Steve Pink
  • Scott Pike
  • John Tucker
  • Gerry Carr
  • Robert Kennedy

We would like to thank all members who put their names in for nomination. Our Executive and Board of Director members will strive to provide top services, supports, and promote the club for all club members.


All Archery Shoots Cancelled Until Further Notice.

Due to recent changes in relation to the covid-19 situation, the NLschool board has cancelled all use of gyms for community groups.
 
Due to this, all archery shoots have been cancelled until the situation changes. We will update you as soon as the situation changes. 



Congratulations

Congratulations to Jeff Thomas who is a member of the Tankard winning team Gushue at this year's Briar. Jeff is also a member of SJRGC.

Well done Jeff.


Club Road

Monday, 9 March 2020. Club road is open up to the clubhouse. The road is very icy especially in parking lots so be careful. Also road is narrow in places. We are running out of places to shove the snow.

The paths to the outhouses are not dug out so if someone could take that on it would be appreciated.

The Executive


Proposed Hunting Regulation Changes

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is seeking input from the general public and stakeholders to help inform the review of the following hunting regulations:

  • Aligning of Island Moose Management Area (MMA) season starting dates
  • Permitting hunting with crossbows
  • Permitting the use of small calibre [.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (HMR)] rifle ammunition

A public survey has been posted at www.engagenl.ca with a further explanation of the proposed changes.  We encourage all club members and the general public to participate in this survey and consider the potential impact of these changes.

Here are a few questions to consider when responding to the survey:

  • Would Eastern Newfoundland moose hunters benefit if the season is extended by three weeks and opens three weeks earlier than our normal first Saturday in October start date?
  • Could there be an impact on Eastern Newfoundland’s moose population if our season is lengthened by an additional three weeks?
  • Would outdoor enthusiasts (hikers, berry pickers etc.) on the East Coast be impacted if the moose season starts three weeks earlier (second Saturday in September)?
  • Will bowhunter’s on the East Coast be negatively impacted if the two week archery pre-season begins on the last Saturday in August?
  • If crossbows are legalized, when will they be permitted for use – during rifle season, during archery season or both?
  • Will there be a requirement for crossbow hunter education if they are legalized for hunting?

These are just a few questions to consider when responding to the survey.  The survey closes on April 3rd. https://www.engagenl.ca/engagement-initiatives/hunting-regulations-review 

You can use this link https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=proposed_hunting_regulations_changes_in_nl_ if you want to share this post on your social media page.


Executive Committee


AGM Election Process

Since the club AGM is fast approaching, this note is just to let you know the procedures for the election of club Executive and Board of Directors. Each year, a Nominating Committee is tasked with finding a good candidate for each position. This list of candidates will be presented at the AGM for consideration by members and vote. Other members wanting to run can do so by putting their name forward at the AGM. They will require a seconder.

Nominations Committee


Archery Shoot Updates

Due to events at our shoot location, changes in the archery schedule will be made over the next few weeks.  There will be No archery tomorrow Friday March 6th.   Our commitee head was able to procure a make up date for Sunday March 8th from 3:30-5:30p.  Due to other events, please do not show up any earlier than 3:30pm. We will shoot till 5:15 and then members have  to help with the take down so that we can be out by 5:30,


Club's Rss feed fixed

It was recently noticed that the club's news rss feed url wasn't working. It has been fixed as of now. If you use the feed, you may have to re-connect it to your rss feeder of choice. https://sjrgc.com/subscribe_info.php   

 


March Orientation - GOING AHEAD

As of right now Snowfall forecasted for Sunday will start in the afternoon/evening so orientation will be going ahead Sunday March 1st 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside.

Please check the website before leaving on Sunday in case of last minute cancellations. 


Archery Cancelled for Tomorrow

Attention archery members. Due to an event in the gym this weekend there will be no archery tomorrow night.


Annual General Meeting


Good Day Folks,

Our Annual General Meeting newsletter and membership renewal form has gone in the mail so all 2019 club members should be receiving them very soon. Our newsletter was delayed due to the State of Emergency declared in St. John's after a record breaking snowstorm back in January. Unfortunately that was the same week the newsletter was originally set to be printed and mailed. The executive proposed, voted and passed a motion to delay our Annual General Meeting from February 27th to March 12th to allow for 30 days notice to our members of the meeting. 

Our AGM will take place on Thursday March 12th, 2020, 7pm at the Elk's Club on Carpasian Road in St. John's. We encourage every member to attend to learn what took place at the club last year, to hear what we have planned for the upcoming year and to have your say as well. Attendees must have been a member in good standing in 2019.

Regards,

Mike Smith, President, SJRGC


OFCL Cancelled

Due to icy conditions OFCL is cancelled for this week, 20 February 2020.

 


Delta Waterfowl Dinner Evening


St. Valentines Shoot

The sporting clays annual St. Valentines Shoot went ahead on Saturday, 15 February 2020.  It was a fun shoot inspite of the cold and deep snow. 

The homemade soup for lunch was very welcome after a couple of hours in the cold outdoors. Thanks to those who arrived early and helped with shovelling and set up.

Sporting Clays Comm.


OFCL Postponed

Please note that OFCL originally scheduled for Wednesday is now postponed to Thursday, 13 February 2020.


February Orentation Cancelled

February orientation has been cancelled. Its been a very difficult couple of months with severe winter conditions postponing events at the club. With very slippery, icy conditions and limited access to the ranges due to snow accumulation we have decided to cancel this months orientation session and try again in March weather depending. 
 
Thanks,
 
 
Mike Smith
President
SJRGC


Archery Shoot update

If weather cooperates tonight our regular archery shoot will be going ahead. If the freezing rain makes for dangerous driving conditions, a decision to cancel will be made between 5:30-6pm tonight. Regardless, you are asked to make your own decision regarding hitting the roads tonight as we are unable to tell the driving conditions in all locations.
 
A makeup shoot has been scheduled for this Sunday morning from 9-11am.


February Orientation Postponed

Orientation Scheduled for February 2nd has been postponed until next Sunday February 9th due to the pending forecast of heavy snow. 

We do not want people travelling to or from the club in weather that poses a significant safety risk. 

See you next week!

 


Club Renewal Forms

Renewals will be going in the mail early next week. This delay is due to the blizzard and the State of Emergency impacting the printers and Canada Post operations.


February Orientation

Orientation will be going ahead rain or shine Sunday February 2nd 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside.

Please check the website before leaving on sunday in case of last minute cancellations.


Snow Alert Club Road

24-01-20.  Well good news. The club is open.  Be aware that there remains high snow banks and you would be advised to bring a shovel to access the Longbranch and clubhouse.

23-01-20  Club remains closed.

21-01-20. Club road is heavily blocked with snow. Our contractor is working at opening it up. But it will take a couple of more days.

19-01-20.  Club road is closed due to recent storm. Will update as soon as information is available.

17-01-20. Obviously, the club road is inaccessible today. We will post a note as soon as the club is opened up but be advised it probably won't be until Sunday or perhaps Monday depending on the current storm..

13-01-20.  Club road is open after last nights snowfall.  Road and walkways are slippery so be careful.

10-01-20.  Club road is open but slippery after recent rain and freeze. Ranges A, B, and C are easily accessed.  Shotgun ranges past the clubhouse are difficult to access but the shotgun site opposite the Longbranch shed is open for use.  Keep in mind to take a shovel and some form of heat as the locks tend to freeze in our damp climate.

9-01-20.  Club contractor reports the club road is open but drifting in up the hill by the clubhouse.  

8-01-20. With the coming storm the road may become blocked again.

7-01-20.  Club road is completely open.

6-01-20.  Holyrood area experienced 45 cm of snow and high winds during the recent storm.  Be advised that the club road is open as far as Range A.   Remainder up to the clubhouse is blocked by high drifts that will be cleared away as soon as possible. Ranges A, B and C are accessible and open for use.

Club Executive


Archery Cancelation dates

Due to the inability to access the gym for indoor shooting, the following fridays archery is cancelled. 

  • Jan 24 - cancelled
  • Jan 31 - cancelled
  • Feb 7 - to be determined

We will advise of any changes as they occur.

Greg Elms

 


URGENT REQUEST FROM Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR)

 
Attention members of the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club. Please view the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uecUrs7JaMg&feature=youtu.be
 
Also , just a reminder, the Club AGM is coming up in February. Please come out and support you Club. Watch the Club website for details.
 
Gerry Carr
Firearms Advocacy Committee


Leo's Invitational Cancelled

Leos Invitational scheduled for this Saturday, 25 January, is cancelled. Hopefully, February will be kinder to us and we can have our February shoot.

Sporting Clays Comm.


No archery

Due to continuing state of emrgency, there will be no archery this evening.  

There may also be scheduling conflicts over the next two weeks as well. Notification will be sent later in the week to confirm the next couple of shoot s.


Archery cancelled for tonight

Due to the state of emregency, archery is cancelled for tonight. 


CANCELLED:Sporting Clays- Leo's Invitational

Leo's Invitational is cancelled for this year. Hopefully conditions will improve and we will have our February shoot.


AGM Notices


January Orientation

Orientation will be going ahead rain or shine Sunday January 5th at 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside.

Please check the website before you head out in case of last minute cancellation due to severe weather or staff unavailability.


Happy Holidays!


RESULTS-Santa's Challenge

Santas Challenge went off in fine weather.  A very fun course was set by our target setters.   Twenty two shooters participated.  Top gun was Steve at 64, Bob with 58, and Leo with 57.  Top lady shooter was Nina with 46 and Jack our Junior with 46.

As always many thanks to all the people who make these shoots possible.  These include the chefs in the kitchen, target setters, and those who helped set and clean up.

Merry Christmas to all and all the best for a safe holiday.

Sporting Clays Comm.


December 1st Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation will be going ahead rain or shine Sunday December 1st 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside.


Archery Postponed

Attention Archery Members.  Please note that there will not be any archery for the following two Friday nights (Nov 22 & 29) due to gym unavailability. This weekend there will be a make up shoot Sunday Nov 24th from 9-11am. Set up begins at 8:30am.


Turkey Club Shoot Results

First off, apologies for the delayed posting of the Turkey Shoot 2019 results. Life got in the way but I now present you with the results!

Diana Boyd, Social Media Manager

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It was a wet and windy turkey shoot this year, but despite the poor weather there was a great turnout for all events. Thank you for everyone who came out to attend the shoot and a big thank you to all the volunteers who came to make sure our attendees had a blast…..lol see what I did there ;)

The Turkey Dinner was a great time held by all. This year the vegetables came from club member Ronald Tilley and his farm Tilley’s Acres.  Dave Beaudry, Ronald Tilley, Johnny and Peter Tucker peeled the 80 lbs! of vegetables.  Sandra Bassan, Josephine Martin and Joan Reddin were busy all day in the kitchen. Roger Butler, Dave Reddin and Bobby Kennedy helped carve the turkeys and serve dinner. 

This years lunch and dessert was provided by Monty Petipas and Monty’s Restaurant.

Kevin Healey and Nina Chandler handled the registration and got everyone through quickly with no issues and in record time. 

The club raised several hundred dollars for the Community Food Sharing Association . Update!! The club has raised $594.45. This is a combination of collected donations and the proceeds from the lunch and turkey dinner.

Lastly, Jack Hoddinott and Keegan Bartlett received their medals for completing the club’s Gun Quest Junior program.

 
 
 
 
 
 


November 3 Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation is going ahead rain or shine Sunday November 3rd 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside.

The club will be busy as our annual Turkey Shoot is taking place at the same time. Orientation will commence in the clubhouse once the event begins and shooters move out onto the sporting clays course. 


Turkey Shoot Notice

Don't miss the Turkey! Turkey dinner that is. Seating is limited and we have to make enough food.

The RSVP deadline is this Sunday (October 27) for the Turkey Dinner. Dinner tickets will only be available to those that RSVP.

Date: November 3. 
 
Events: Confirmed are Trap, Sporting Clays. Confirmation on the Archery and Pistol / Rifle to follow. 
 
Turkey Supper.  After shooting is done. Preregistration will be required. 
 
A collection for the Community Food Sharing Association will be in place again this year. 
 


REQUEST TO ALL SJRGC MEMBERS

The Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights (CCFR) is carrying out a tour to further promote our firearms rights and we need your assistance to cover the costs.  This is to request your support for this important initiative. Please donate to the cause by going to the CCFR website.  https://firearmrights.ca/en/integrity-tour/    
 
 
I’ll kick it off by donating $20.00.  I would appreciate hearing from you with regard to your donation. Your name will be confidential unless you other wise direct.

Thanks for your support.

Gerry Carr
Chairperson of the Firearms Rights & Advocacy Committee


October 6 Orientation POSTPONED

Orientation originally scheduled for Sunday October 6, 2019 is postponed due to Volunteer Availability. Tentative replacement date is in two weeks time Sunday October 19, 2019 but that date may be subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Thanks,

Membership Committee.


New Firearms Rights page and Federal Election 2019 Newsletter

The Club's Firearms Rights and Advocacy Commitee has a new, permanent page on our website. It can be found at https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=gun_advocacy_page. You can also access it from the Media Page. We shall keep this as updated as possible.  The Club is sending out a Federal Election 2019 Newsletter (viewable at the link above).  Anyone with concerns or questions regarding the newsletter is invited to contact Gerry Carr, Chairperson of the Firearms Rights & Advocacy Commitee. His contact information can be located here https://sjrgc.com/execinfo.php.


Sporting Clays Mini Shoot. Saturday September 28th

Sporting Clays Mini Shoot! Happening this saturday. Starting time 10am-3pm.

50 Birds in the morning, 50 in the afternoon. Cost $24 with a punch card. $28 without punch card (cash only). Juniors half price. Please bring exact change.

Lunch $5


Club Clay Target Championship - September 28

 
Please note that Saturday's Club Clay Target Championship shoot is being postponed until later in the fall. Stay tuned for details.


OFCL Change to Thursday

Hi folks, due to crappy weather forecast OFCL is switched to 19 September, Thursday for this week only.


Last outdoor archery shoot moved to sunday.

Attention archers! With the forecast for Monday not looking good and our shooting time in the evening greatly limited, we will hold our last outdoor shoot for the season on Sunday afternoon from 3-6pm (no shoot Monday). The forecast is looking good for Sunday so bring along something for the grill and we will fire up the BBQ at 6pm.


Beware, Scammer pretending to be club president

If you receive an email from our club President Mike Smith from the email address palasww12@gmail.com DO NOT respond. There is a scammer pretending to be our president to get you to make purchases for him.


Anyone coming West to the clubhouse

FYI anyone headed out to the clubhouse starting Friday https://vocm.com/2019/09/10/avondale-culvert-replacement/


Big Game Rifle Sight In

Sighting in your rifle can be tough sometimes but it is important to know how your rifle shoots when going for moose or caribou. So club members Brad and Gerry are offering a Sight In Day for members.  Brad and Gerry will be at the club on Range B to offer their expert advice on Saturday, 14 September. Time is from 10 am to 3 pm. Meet Gerry and Brad at the Longbranch near Range B. Bring your firearm and ammo.

This is part of a new mentoring program at the club. So stay tuned for more mentoring programs.


Safety reminder

Just a reminder to everyone that ranges D (trap field) and E/G  (sporting clays stations) are restricted to 7 1/2 shot or smaller. Smaller size shot would be 8 and 9.  This is a requirement of the Firearms Office.


Results - OP Hunters Challenge

Today was a great day for the OP Hunters Challenge Sporting Clays at the club.  With a hurricane eminent but thankfully standing off here are the results. 

HOA-Herb at 84

Runner Up-Bob with 83

B Champ was Bobby at 75

C Champ was Dave at 68

D Champ was Brandon at 48

Ladies winner was Nina with 64

Seniors winner was Leo with a 82

Juniors winner was Liam with a 71

The OP Hunters Challenge included a very exciting Orange Crush Challenge.  The challenge was to break a chandelle clay at long range.  Herb broke 3 of 4 long range targets to win.  Steve, Jen, Leo and Noah broke 2 of 4. These four had a tie breaker and Leo won with the only broken target. Congratulations to all especially Jen and Noah who are enthusiastic newcomers. Thanks to Steve who provided the Orange Crush targets.

Much thanks to everyone for coming out and especially all the people who came out on Friday and Saturday morning to set up. Also Alice and Joan who prepared and served a lovely lunch.  Many thanks to Jeremy at OP Outdoors for continued support of this fun event.


September Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation is going ahead rain or shine Sunday September 8th at 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside. 


Hunters Challenge

The OP Hunters Challenge is going ahead today, Saturday 7 Sept 2019. See you there.


2019 Atlantic Trap Championship Results

St. John's Rod and Gun Club, St. John's (closer to Holyrood), NL

This year the Rod and Gun club was honored to host the 2019 Atlantic Provinces (AP) Trapshooting Championships. There were many in attendance and the weather was perfect for the competition.

Congratulations to all Atlantic Provinces Champions including Singles, Double, HAA and HOA Champion Troy Coldwell, Handicap Champion Janaya Nickerson and Singles Open Champion Jim Wood who shot a 200/200 to claim the title.

Shoot Highlights (Taken from APTA website)

  • 40th anniversary of the St. John's Rod and Gun Club hsoting the Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot
  • First Atlantics held at the St. John's Rod and Gun Club was in 1979
  • Record event entries for a NL shoot were tallied in all events
  • Shoot attendance was boosted by the large contigent of shooters from Ontario, Alberta and Quebec
  • Troy Coldwell claims 4 /5 Championship titles
  • Jim Wood shoots the first 200/200 at the St. John's Rod and Gun Club and first 200/200 at an Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Championship
  • Janaya Nickerson becomes the first lady shooter to win the Atlantic Provinces Handicap Championshp

For all shoot results please visit the APTA website: https://shootatlantic.com/assets/images/apta_championships/results/2019_Results_Final.pdf

The 3 Sub Junior shooters pictured below scored all 3 days for us and also shot the Singles Championship on Saturday. Pictured with Troy and Andrea are Jim Wood (ON) Doug Blades (NS) and Jim Pollock (ON).  They often shoot together at the Atlantic Trap Championships and Canadian Trapshooting Championships.


2019 Hunters Challenge

2019 Hunters Challenge  information click here

Hi folks, just to let you know about our sporting clays end of season shoots. They are

Sept 4 - EOS Evening Sporting Clays. This will be our last Wednesday evening shoot of the 2019 season.

Sept 7 - Outdoor Pros Hunters Challenge. Annual event to signal the start of the hunting season. It is sponsored by Outdoor Pros.  Click on link above for more information.

Sept 11 -  OFCL will begin at 10 am on Sept 11 with accompanying Bistro at noon.

October thru March -  we will have our usual monthly Saturday shoots throughout the fall and winter.

Hope to see you at the club.

 


Results- Canadian National Sporting Clays

Congratulations to Steve Pink from our club who has won in Class B at the Canadian NSCA Sporting Clays Championsips. Well done Steve.


End of Season Sporting Clays

Hi folks, just to let you know about our sporting clays end of season shoots. They are

August 28 - The Gun Dealer Sporting Clays. This is our usual Wednesday evening shoot but sponsored by The Gun Dealer who is attending the Atlantic Trap Championships over the long weekend.

Sept 4 - EOS Evening Sporting Clays. This will be our last Wednesday evening shoot of the 2019 season.

Sept 7 - Outdoor Pros Hunters Challenge. Annual event to signal the start of the hunting season. It is sponsored by Outdoor Pros.

There will be more info on the Hunters Challenge as it becomes available so check the club website. OFCL will begin at 10 am on Sept 11. As well, we will have our usual monthly Saturday shoots throughout the fall and winter.

Hope to see you at the club.


Results-Memorial Shoot

2019 Memorial Shoot Results

The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club hosted the 14th annual Memorial Shoot on Saturday, August 17, 2019.  The weather was fantastic and all events were well attended. Thanks to all that made the day possible. A special thank you goes out to the Molly, Bidgood, Anstey and Mackey families for joining us for this very special day.

These shoots involve a lot of work in planning, purchasing supplies for lunch, preparing and serving lunch, setting up Shoot courses and then taking everything down and cleaning up.  Thanks to everyone who helped out and especially those who come out to help but don't shoot.


Pictures of all events can be seen on the club’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsrodgunclub
  • Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/769067206587833
  • Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/stjohnsrgc

    Shoot Highlights
  • Events included Sporting Clays, Trap and a steel pistol shoot
  • Troy Coldwell breaks a 44 / 50 to claim the High Gun award in the Sporting Clay Competition Kevin Healey scored a 40/50 and Andrea Bassan with a 38/50.

  • Bassan breaks a 49/50 in the trap singles to claim the John Molloy Singles. Close behind were Troy Coldwell and Joe Rosa with 48 and 47 respectively.

  • Coldwell’s 47/50 in the Doubles led him to claim the Dave Anstey High Gun Overall (Trap) award

  • The Roger Bidgood 2 Man Team Award was won by Andrea Bassan and Jack Hoddinott.

  • Monty Petipas led the scoring in the steel challenge shoot claiming the Tony Mackey Memorial Award.

 
Sporting Clay Results

Lewis Class Awards

 
Champion: Troy Coldwell. 44/50

Runner up: Kevin Healey. 40/50

B Class - Herb Butt (36/50)

C Class – Randall Power (33/50)

D Class – Andrew Finn (27/50)


Concurrent Awards:

Ladies - Nina Chandler (30/50)

Senior - Dave Reddin (36/50)

Junior – Jack Hoddinott (37/50)


Trap Results

Lewis Class Awards

- John Molloy Singles Champion: Andrea Bassan. 49/50

- Runner Up: Troy Coldwell. 48/50

- B Class – Peter Tucker  (44/50)

- C Class – Paul Bailey (39/50)

- D Class – Dave Reddin (31/50)


Roger Bidgood 2 Man Team Award

- Andrea Bassan and Jack Hoddinott – 89/100


Dave Anstey High Gun Overall (Singles and Doubles)

- Troy Coldwell 95/100


Steel Shoot Results

 
The Steel Challenge Pistol Shoot held in memory of Tony Mackey was won by Monty Petipas, runner up was Mitchell Howell, and 3rd place was Alex Evans.


Results-Zombie Apocalypse

The eighth annual IDPANL Zombie Apocalypse Multi-Gun Shoot was held on Saturday, 10 August 2019.

The weather was once again excellent - it was hot! - and a total of 28 shooters attended, including participants from other provincial gun clubs such as the Discovery Shooting Club in Elliston and the Northwest Arm Rod & Gun Club in Winterland. Many thanks to those guys for showing their repeated interest in our event!

There were four stages or courses of fire which included a variety of target types (paper, steel and frangible) and varying presentations (disappearing, pop-up, etc.) that were required to be engaged by a mix of firearms – including handgun, shotgun, and rifle.

The four stages, developed around a theme of popular zombie movies, were:

Stage 1 - The Winchester Plan (a 21 round shotgun and pistol stage)
Stage 2 - Don't Be a Hero (an 18 round pistol stage)
Stage 3 - Beware of Bathrooms (an 18 round pistol stage)
Stage 4 - Corpus Separatum (a 51 round rifle, shotgun and pistol stage)

Top scores overall
1 Scott Smith - 245.06
2 Adam Waterman - 280.47
3 Scott Pike - 294.33

In keeping with the spirit of IDPA, prizes were drawn on a random basis and awarded so that all participants had an equal chance of walking away with a prize. These prizes included complimentary one year memberships for the St. John’s Rod & Gun Club (SJRGC) and for IDPANL; raffle tickets for a Stag 10 rifle package, from the Labrador Trap & Skeet Club, and a large variety of small prizes. Congrats to the winners!

The match ran very well, thanks to the core group of volunteers who helped to set up on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and more importantly, to act as staff for the event. Many thanks to all of the folks who played a role – no matter how small – in helping to make it a successful and enjoyable event, whether it was in preparing lunch, helping set up or tear down the stages, or just doing your part to patch targets and re-set steel and props.

A special thanks to the hard working safety officers and scorekeepers who went above and beyond – including having to run the entire course many times over – to ensure that those in attendance were able to complete it in an efficient, safe and enjoyable manner.

Thank you for attending and we hope you enjoyed it. We continue to have regularly scheduled IDPA matches and side events like this one throughout the year and we encourage potential new members to come out and try the sport.


Results-Regatta Day Blast

The 2019 Regatta Day Blast was held on August 7, 2019. The event included 100 sporting clays targets and side games shot over the course of a beautiful summers day. A total of 35 shooters came out to participate in the annual fun shoot. A few people went home with some prizes that were drawn for at the end of the day.

Thanks to everyone who helped in any way including set-up and take-down, especially Bobby and Steve, as well as "chefs" Alice, Joan and Scott who kept us well fed throughout the day and served up a lovely steak supper at the end of the day.

Shoot Highlights:

The Champion for the day was Herb Butt with a score of 89 followed by Runner-up Steve Pink with a score of 87.

The winners of the Miss-and-Out Challenge were Kevin Healey and Steve Pink, who received 50% and 25% of the pot, respectively.

Leo Carns and Larry Rosa were the Champions of the "Two-Man Flurry", following a double tie-breaker with Herb Butt and Andrew Finn.

NSCA Class Results:
A - Bob Barbour (71)
B - Herb Butt (89)
C - Steve Pink (87)
D - Bob Bishop (83)
E - Andrew Finn (66)
Sub-Junior - Kaleb Cheeke (77)
Veteran - Andrew Finn (66)
Senior Veteran - Bob Bishop (83)
Ladies - Nina Chandler (61)

Top Hunter Class shooters for the day were Joe Rosa with a score of 83 and John Penney with a score of 81.


New Firearms Advocacy Committee

Gerry Carr has been appointed as the Chair to the new Firearms Advocacy Committee for the Club. You can find the call to action under our Media Page.  If you have any questions about this new committee or about the call to action itself please  contact Gerry.


Reminder Memorial Shoot happening this weekend.

The club Memorial Shoot which is held annually to remember club members who contributed significantly to club activities but are no longer with us will be held on Saturday, 17 August 2019.  Lunch will available for $5.

Memorial Shoot Activities

Sporting Clays

Fifty sporting clay targets. Cost $15. Juniors $7.50.

Trap Shoot

Event 1: 50 Singles. Cost: $12.50. Juniors: $5.
Event 2: Use same info that's on 2018 poster.
Event 3: 25 pair Doubles (50 targets). Cost: $12.50. Juniors: $5.
ATA Fee (ATA Members only) $2.50

Registration: 9 AM. Start time. 10 AM.

ATA Registered Targets available for ATA Members.
A limited number of complimentary ATA Memberships will be available.
Prizes for all skill levels.
Everyone is welcome.
Contact: Andrea

Tony Mackey Memorial Shoot

Steel Shoot - Range C
Cost: $5
Registration / Start Time: 10 AM
Don't have a pistol but want to try the steel shoot? Bring some 9mm ammo (100 rounds recommended) and organizers will have a pistol for you to try.
Contact: Monty Petipas. mwpetipas@hotmail.com, 709-746-4147

https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=memorial_shoot for more information.


8th Annual IDPANL Zombie Apocalypse

The eighth annual IDPANL Zombie Apocalypse Multi-Gun Shoot was held on Saturday, 10 August 2019. The weather was once again excellent - it was hot! - and a total of 28 shooters attended, including participants from other provincial gun clubs such as the Discovery Shooting Club in Elliston and the Northwest Arm Rod & Gun Club in Winterland. Many thanks to those guys for showing their repeated interest in our event! There were four stages or courses of fire which included a variety of target types (paper, steel and frangible) and varying presentations (disappearing, pop-up, etc.) that were required to be engaged by a mix of firearms – including handgun, shotgun, and rifle.

The four stages, developed around a theme of popular zombie movies, were:

Stage 1 - The Winchester Plan (a 21 round shotgun and pistol stage)
Stage 2 - Don't Be a Hero (an 18 round pistol stage)
Stage 3 - Beware of Bathrooms (an 18 round pistol stage)
Stage 4 - Corpus Separatum (a 51 round rifle, shotgun and pistol stage)

Top scores overall
1 Scott Smith - 245.06
2 Adam Waterman - 280.47
3 Scott Pike - 294.33

In keeping with the spirit of IDPA, prizes were drawn on a random basis and awarded so that all participants had an equal chance of walking away with a prize. These prizes included complimentary one year memberships for the St. John’s Rod & Gun Club (SJRGC) and for IDPANL; raffle tickets for a Stag 10 rifle package, from the Labrador Trap & Skeet Club, and a large variety of small prizes. Congrats to the winners!

The match ran very well, thanks to the core group of volunteers who helped to set up on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and more importantly, to act as staff for the event. Many thanks to all of the folks who played a role – no matter how small – in helping to make it a successful and enjoyable event, whether it was in preparing lunch, helping set up or tear down the stages, or just doing your part to patch targets and re-set steel and props. A special thanks to the hard working safety officers and scorekeepers who went above and beyond – including having to run the entire course many times over – to ensure that those in attendance were able to complete it in an efficient, safe and enjoyable manner. Thank you for attending and we hope you enjoyed it. We continue to have regularly scheduled IDPA matches and side events like this one throughout the year and we encourage potential new members to come out and try the sport.


August Orientation Going Ahead

Orientation is going ahead Sunday August 4th at 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. 


Call for Help & Volunteers!

Help us show our Newfoundland hospitality!

The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club will host the 2019 Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships August 29 – September 1. This shoot will attract trapshooters and guests from across the Atlantic Provinces and other parts of Canada as well.  We’ve even hosted some American trapshooters over the years.

Hosting the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships is a huge endeavor for the club’s Trap Committee. Planning and preparations actually started in the fall of 2018.

The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club and Newfoundlanders are well known for being terrific hosts, and to help make this year’s shoot another success we’re looking for help. We need scorers, trap loaders and general help (setup, tear down and clean up etc) throughout the 4 day shoot. We also have small items that need addressing before the shoot. There’s some painting, cleaning and small improvement items that need attention. There'll be a training session for anyone wanting to help score.

If you’re able to spare some time to help out with one of Atlantic Canada’s premier trapshooting competitions, please contact Andrea Bassan, 709-746-8426, aabassan@gmail.com

Thanks.

Trap Committee
St. John’s Rod and Gun Club


August Orientation

Orientation is happening sunday Aug 4th. 10am start. No fee or pre-registration required. New and renewal applications will be accepted from 930-10am. Part of the orientation is outside so dress appropriately. If a cancellation happens, it will be posted online asap.


Regatta Day Blast

The 2019 Regatta Day Blast(sporting clays event) will be held on Wednesday, 7 August 2019, or whenever Regatta Day is.  The cost is $60 ($30 for Juniors) which includes lunch and a steak dinner.

As with all club events, all club members are welcome. This is a NSCA registered shoot. However, non-NSCA members will shoot in Hunters Class.

Shoot Schedule

Registration and squading will take place starting at 9 am.  Shotgun start at 10:30 sharp. There will be 50 targets in the morning and 50 in the afternoon. Lunch will be served after the morning targets are shot.  Shooting challenges will be held after lunch consisting of a Flurry Challenge(random teams of $10 per team) and Miss-and-Out Challenge.  So remember to bring 100 shells (7 1/2 shot or smaller) and extras for the challenges.  All ties will be decided by shoot-off.

After shooting is complete, there will be a steak dinner.

To reserve a place please RSVP Herb at  herb.butt@gmail.com

 


2019 Top Guns Provincial Championship Results

We enjoyed very good conditions for the 2019 Top Guns provincial championships on Saturday, 13 July, and there was a great turnout for the match, with 14 shooters. A classifier was made available for those who needed to update their chosen division classification, or just as a warm up stage. For the match, there were six stages, including one standards and five scenario stages chosen from high level competitive matches from around the globe. Some of them proved considerably more challenging than might have appeared at first glance.

The stages were:

  • Stage 1 - Standard (an 18 round standards stage, from the 2019 Italian Summer Cup)
  • Stage 2 - Best Friend (a 16 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Italian Summer Cup)
  • Stage 3 - Shrieking Eels (a 16 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Miss'ippi Showdown)
  • Stage 4 - Gun Raffle (a 17 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Gulf Coast IDPA Championship)
  • Stage 5 - Black Gold (an 18 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Italian Summer Cup)
  • Stage 6 - Gun Store (a 15 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Texas State IDPA Championship)

Full results are available at the IDPANL website but these are the top competitors:

  • High Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP)/High Overall - Mike McGrath 173.64
  • High Stock Service Pistol (SSP) - Jeff Dowden 195.15
  • High Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) - Mike Saunders 260.58
  • High Compact Carry Pistol (CCP) - Gary Noftall 220.51
  • High Revolver (REV)/Most Accurate - Chris Butt 353.60
  • High Senior - Gerry Carr 247.43
  • High Distinguished Senior - Joe Banoub 528.42

It was a great match. And congratulations to the winners! We will put up some photos and video in due course.

Thanks to everyone for their help with running the match, and with setting up and tearing down stages.  The next club match is scheduled for Sunday, July 28. This will be the last regularly scheduled club match before the Zombie Apocalypse VIII Multi-Gun Shoot on August 10.


2019 NL Trapshooting Championship

2019 NL Trapshooting Championships Results

Saturday was a decent day for shooting but Sunday was a real treat. Cold, wind, fog, rain and drizzle left shooters asking “did we miss summer?” Mother nature threw the gamut at our shooters but they persevered!

Congratulations to NL Trapshooting Champions:

  • Troy Coldwell (Singles, Doubles and High Overall),
  • Nina Chandler (Lady Singles Champion),
  • Paul Bailey (Senior Singles Champion),
  • John Tucker (Handicap Champion).

Nina preparing for Sunday’s Doubles Event (winter hat and all). John Bellows and John Tucker after their shoot off with Russ Brown for Handicap Champion through 3rd Place.  Tucker took Champion, Bellows was Runner up and Brown took 3rd place.


Sporting Clays July NSCA Shoot

Folks, our next NSCA registered shoot of the year, the "July Evening Special" is being held on Wednesday evening, July 17th. This will consist of 50 sporting targets at a cost of $15 (or two card punches + $3). This will be for the first 50 targets. After that it's regular Wednesday cost for subsequent rounds.
Please note that this is one of a small number of Wednesday evening registered shoots that we have planned this year. During NSCA registered shoots, both NSCA members and non-NSCA shooters are all welcome (non-NSCA shooters shoot in "Hunter's Class"). For information, or to join the National Sporting Clays Association visit: http://nsca.nssa-nsca.org.

Just click the "members" section at top of page and click "sign up/renew". It only takes a few minutes!

For those of you who are unsure if you want to join NSCA at this time, there is a complimentary limited membership available to first-timers. The application and details can be found here: http://nssa-nsca.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CLM_NSCA-rev.-3_14.pdf.

Just fill it out, bring it to the next registered shoot you attend and hand it in during registration - Do not mail to NSCA. This will enable you to join NSCA on the spot and have your targets registered until the end of the year. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Herb Butt at

herb.butt@gmail.com.


2019 NL Trapshooting Championship

NL Trapshooting Championships are scheduled for this weekend. If you plan on attending please let us know so we can help plan lunch and shooting times.
 
An ATA Membership is required for this shoot. We have a limited number of complimentary ATA Memberships available for first time members.
 
See you at the shoot!

https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=nl_provincial_trapshooting_championships


Canadian Trapshooting Championship

Troy Coldwell, Paul Bailey and Andrea Bassan attend the 2019 Canadian Trapshooting Championships last weekend in St. Thomas, Ontario. They shot well and brought home a few trophies.

Complete results and pics can be seen on the Ontario Provincial Trapshooting Association's Facebook page and the Canadian Trapshooting Association Facebook pages. Some more info at https://shootatlantic.com/apta_abroad.php?year=2019

Club Shooter Results from the 2019 Canadian Trapshooting Championships

Event 4 - Preliminary Doubles (50 Pair)
Class AA: Troy Coldwell 99

Event 7 - Canadian Singles Championship (200 Targets)
Champion: Andrea Bassan 199

Event 8 - Canadian Doubles Championship (50 Pair)
Class AA Closed: Troy Coldwell 95

High All Around (400 Championship Targets)
Open Runner Up: Troy Coldwell 381
    


Results-June NSCA Sporting Clays

Below are the results for the club's NSCA registered shoot, the June Evening Special, held on the evening of June 26, 2019:

Steve Pink and Ronald Tilley tied the high score for the evening with a pair of 39s. Dave Reddin was Runner-up with a 35.
NSCA Classes:
A Class - Ronald Tilley (39)
B Class - Herb Butt (31)
C Class - Steve Pink (39)
D Class - Dave Redddin (35)
E Class - Tom McGarry (28)
Senior Veteran - Dave Reddin (35)
Sub-Junior - Keegan Bartlett (22)

Hunter's Class - Larry Rosa (33)


Multiple Announcements

IDPANL

IDPANL Top Guns provincial championships have been rescheduled to Saturday 13 July. 

Delta Waterfowl Draw


Ranges ABC-Maintennce

There will be some range work going on throughout Saturday and Sunday on Ranges A & B. This will have a minimal impact on shooting other than brief ceasefires for A, B and C when at the 200 on B shorter ceasefires when working on the 50 and 100.


Club Hydroseeding

Members are asked to stay out of hydroseeded areas adjacent to the Trap fields (Range D) and clubhouse. Areas have been marked by flagging tape.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Newfoundland Sportsman Shoot Results

The 21st annual Newfoundland Sportsman Shoot was another successful and well attended shoot. Thanks to our shoot sponsors - Newfoundland Sportsman Magazine, Outdoor Pros, CG Emery, Blue Ridge Outfitters and Vortex Optics.

Herb Butt and Ronald Tilley are this years winners of the Ed Brocklehurst Award. Pictured here are Ed’s sons ( Barry and Steven) along with Gord Follett presenting the award.

 


Sporting Clays-NSCA Shoot

Folks, our next NSCA registered shoot of the year, the "June Evening Special" is being held on Wednesday evening, June 26th. This will consist of 50 sporting targets at a cost of $15. This will be for the first 50 targets. After that it's regular Wednesday cost for subsequent rounds.
Please note that this is one of a small number of Wednesday evening registered shoots that we have planned this year. During NSCA registered shoots, both NSCA members and non-NSCA shooters are all welcome (non-NSCA shooters shoot in "Hunter's Class"). For information, or to join the National Sporting Clays Association visit: http://nsca.nssa-nsca.org. Just click the "members" section at top of page and click "sign up/renew". It only takes a few minutes!

For those of you who are unsure if you want to join NSCA at this time, there is a complimentary limited membership available to first-timers. The application and details can be found here: http://nssa-nsca.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CLM_NSCA-rev.-3_14.pdf. Just fill it out, bring it to the next registered shoot you attend and hand it in during registration - Do not mail to NSCA. This will enable you to join NSCA on the spot (as a limited member) and have your targets registered until the end of the year. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Herb Butt at herb.butt@gmail.com.


IDPANL Top Guns Match, 23 June 2019

The annual IDPANL Top Guns provincial championships match will be held on Sunday, 23 June, on Ranges A and C.

The course of fire is a mix of stages from sanctioned matches throughout Canada and the USA in late 2018 and so far in 2019, and will include a classifier as well as one standards and five scenario stages. "


APA Gun Lottery

Results-Beaumont Hamel/Red Rifle Shoot

These are the results of the annual IDPANL sponsored Beaumont Hamel / Red Rifle military surplus shoot that took place on Saturday, 1 June 2019.

The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity to bring out a wide variety of firearms and cartridges that have been historical service among the world's armed forces, and to use them in creative and challenging target shooting events.

We had an excellent turnout for the event, with 30 people in attendance and most of them choosing to participate in two or more of the six available shooting events.

There were six events in all, including four rifle events and two pistol events, as follows:

Rifle events (scored out of 100, for a total of 400 over all four stages, higher is better):
4 Rifles - engage 5 targets with 20 rounds, using two bolt action rifles and two semi-auto rifles at 50 yards (iron sights)
Enemy at the Gates - engage 5 targets with 5 rounds, from 30 to 75 yards, using a Soviet Mosin Nagant rifle (iron sights)
100 yd Battle Rifle - engage a target with 10 rounds at 100 yards (iron sights)
200 yd Team Sniper - a randomly drawn team of two shooters, each engaging a single target with 5 rounds at 200 yards (optics)

Pistol events (scored by raw time plus penalties, lower is better):
3 Pistol Drill - engage 5 targets with 25 rounds, using a Nagant revolver, a Tokarev TT33, and a third pistol of your choice
A Tribute to Sgt York - engage 12 targets with 18 rounds in tactical priority

The full results follow:

4 Rifles:
First place - Brad Leyte (89/100)
Second Place - Tom Cromwell (84/100)
Third Place - Nick St. Croix (80/100)
Top Junior - Nick St. Croix (80/100)

Enemy at the Gates :
First Place - Jason Augot (100/100)
Second Place - Evan Kearley (99/100), Rodney Hickey (99/100)
Third Place - Mike Saunders (98/100)
Top Junior - Alex Newman (97/100)

100 yd Battle Rifle:
First Place - Rodney Hickey (84/100)
Second Place - Brad Leyte (79/100)
Third Place - Mike Saunders (76/100), Dmitrijs Hotsajevs (76/100)

200 yd Team Sniper:
First Place - Dmitrijs Hotsajevs, Brad Leyte (99/100)
Second Place - Tom Cromwell, Andrew Tuck (86/100)
Third Place - Mike Saunders, Evan Kearley (79/100)

Overall, all rifle events:
First Place - Brad Leyte (361/400)
Second Place - Dmitrijs Hotsajevs (336/400)
Third Place - Mike Saunders (291/400)

3 Pistol Drill:
First Place - Mike Saunders (53.54)
Second Place - Brad Leyte (54.79)
Third Place - Dmitrijs Hotsajevs (74.13)

Tribute to Sgt Alvin York:
First Place - Jason Augot (30.30)
Second Place - Martin Lewis (31.94)
Third Place - Adam Waterman (32.82)

Overall, all pistol events:
First Place - Brad Leyte (97.41)
Second Place - Martin Lewis (101.80)
Third Place - Mike Saunders (111.16)

For lunch Dmitrijs Hotsajevs and his better half graciously provided the ever popular (and even more delicious) pot of borscht, potato salad and apple cake (with ice cream!), and we are very thankful for their contribution.

IDPANL is happy to put off this event every year and we are thankful for everyone's help in setting up the stages and targets, pasting and scoring, acting as range safety officers, and then tearing down everything at the end of the day. It is a lot of work, especially when there are a lot of people, but it is a rewarding experience we are pleased to share.


Results-Sporting Clays NSCA Shoot May 2019

For our first NSCA registered shoot of the year, the May Evening Special, 11 brave souls came out to shoot in the rain and wind, which made for very interesting targets! The results are below:

Steve Pink had the high score for the evening with a 41.Ronald Tilley was Runner-up with a 40.
NSCA Classes:
A Class - Ronald Tilley (40)
B Class - Leo Carns (37)
C Class - Steve Pink (41)
D Class - Dave Redddin (34)
Veteran - Bob Barbour (28)
Senior Veteran - Leo Carns (37)

Hunter's Class - Larry Rosa (36)


Call to Action Bill C-71

We like to direct your attention to Bill C-71 which may impact the St. John's Rod & Gun Club as well as members of our club. Call to Action on Bill C-71


Two Events Happening this weekend

National Trapshooting Day is brought to you this year by the St. John's Rod and Gun Club, the Amateur Trapshooting Association, the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association, and the folks at Outdoor Pros.  Happening Sunday, May 26, 2019 with registration starting at 10am.  Visit the event page for more information https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=outdoor_pros_national_trapshooting_day

IDPANL Open House is also  happening on Sunday May 26th at the Club. This is their first open house where you will be able to learn about action shooting and get to try out this exciting and dynamic handgun Sport. Visit the event page for more information https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=idpanl_open_house


Sunday Trapshooting

Sunday Trapshooting

The club’s Sunday trapshoots have started for the season. Setup for our regular weekly trapshoots will begin at 10:30 AM with shooting at 11 AM. Late arrivals are always welcome to join in after the 11 AM start. Just make your way to an active trap field, wait for a break in shooting and ask to be squadded. If you have to leave early, wait for a break in shooting, pick up your empties, pay your target fees and we'll see you next time. If we’re hosting a special shoot start times may vary, so stay tuned to the club’s website and Calendar of events for details.

Interested in trying trap? Come join us. We charge a nominal fee for your targets - $5 for a round of 25 targets. Shooters must provide their own ammunition (# 7 ½ or smaller), shotguns, hearing and eye protection. If you’re new to trapshooting, an experienced shooter will give you a breakdown of the rules and provide some basic instruction. Just identify yourself or better yet, contact us ahead of time so that we can make time for the introduction.

We have another busy shoot schedule for 2019. See the club’s Calendar and Events page for a complete list of our shoots. We offer shooting for all skill levels and for the recreational and competitive shooters alike. Our Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) registered shoots provide competitive shooters the opportunity to practice but it by no means implies that everyone need shoot this many targets. Our policy is that you may shoot as much or as little as you like. Our goal is to accommodate everyone and during all shoots we will have trap fields designated for both ATA and recreational shooters.

The club’s Trap Committee is considering adding a weekly trapshoot to our shooting schedule this year. If you’re interested in organizing the Tuesday evening shoot please contact us. If you’re interested in attending please let us know so we can gauge interest.

The Trap Committee contact info can be found under the Contact Us page. Feel free to touch base with us if you have any questions or would like to give trapshooting a try.

See you at the club.

Trap Committee
St. John’s Rod and Gun Club


Evening Sporting Clays

Evening sporting clays shoots will resume this Wednesday, 8th of May 2019 and will continue every Wednesday until the fall.  Shooting will begin at 4 pm after the course is setup and go until dusk.  As in recent years a snack will be available at $5.  A course of 25 targets is $7 cash or if using the new card system $60 for 10. Shooters must bring their own ammo and firearm.  Ammo is restricted to 7 1/2 or smaller.  All participants and spectators require eye and hearing protection.

Newcomers are welcome and an experienced shooter can advise on shooting tactics.

Sporting Clays Comm.


Results - Duck Pond Dust Off

Very exciting action on the clays trail today with our first Duck Pond Dust Off Sponsored by Delta Waterfowl. Ronald shot a 67 out of 79 for HOA, Dave was runner up with 65 and Herb in 3rd place with 63. Good shooting guys and as always everyone had a great time.  Meanwhile, in the Duck Pond, the action was fast and furious.  When the dust had settled the team of Herb and Bobby W had the top score of 25 out of 30.

Thanks to all who came out early to help set up, create and serve a fantastic lunch, and those who stayed behind to clear up and put everything away.  The concept of a spring clay duck shoot is great and will be repeated.  Also thanks to Delta Waterfowl for their support and participation in the event.

BTW - Diana had personal best of 3 out of 8. Good shooting!

Sporting Clays Comm.


Lock Codes Changed

The lock codes on the gate, Longbranch, clubhouse and storage locker have been changed. You will find the new code on the back of your 2019 membership card.

The Executive, SJRGC


IDPA-NL Safety Officers

IDPANL is pleased to announce that four new Safety Officers - Jay Green, Gerry Carr, Gerard Fitzpatrick, and Gary Noftall - have recently received their SO certification.

The role of an IDPA Safety Officer includes: ensuring the safety of the shooter and bystanders on the range; helping new shooters to complete the course of fire, using correct and concise range commands; enforcing IDPA rules consistently to ensure that the match is conducted in a fair and impartial manner; and helping everyone to enjoy the match.

The addition of new Safety Officers will help spread the workload at IDPANL matches at SJRGC.


Upcoming Sporting Clays Events

Sporting Clays has some exciting shoots coming up. See the list below and mark the dates on your calendar.  Bring your own ammo and gun. As usual ammo is restricted to 7.5 size shot and smaller. Usual prices for targets apply with punch cards costing $60 for 10 rounds of 25 or cash at $7 per round. Punch cards will be used for our regularly scheduled Wednesday shoots.

The spring schedule is as follows:

23 March, Saturday 100 rounds - Bring a Buddy theme

27 April, Saturday 75 rounds plus afternoon clay target Spring Duck Flurry

8 May, Wednesday Weather permitting, Wednesday evening sporting clays start up

More information will follow as we get close to the shoot date.

Sporting Clays Comm.


Sample Content


2020 NL Trapshooting Championships

Additional information and prices of events can be found in the 2020 NL Trapshooting Championships Manual 


December 1st Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation will be going ahead rain or shine Sunday December 1st 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside.


July 7th Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation is going ahead Sunday July 7th at 10am sharp, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation tales place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. 


June 2nd Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation is going ahead Sunday June 2nd at 10am sharp, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation tales place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. 


IDPANL Promotional Contest

Many of you will have heard of the federal Liberal government’s latest ill-advised attempts to impose more gun control, and more particularly, Bill C-71. That Bill is currently in third reading in the Senate, and could become law before the end of the week. There is also a persistent rumour that the Liberals will follow up on C-71 with an Order in Council (OIC) that will immediately reclassify certain restricted firearms, most notably the AR-15, into a new prohibited class. If that happens, it may be impossible for you to acquire an AR-15 in the future.

In response, IDPANL is putting off a promotional contest where one lucky person will win a reimbursement of up to $150.00 towards their purchase of an AR-15.

We believe this is a great way to let Justin Trudeau and the gun control lobby know how you feel about this nonsensical legislation, which is unfairly targeted at legitimate, law abiding gun owners, and at the same time, add a new (or another) AR-15 platform to your collection!

Here are the ground rules of the contest:

1. Given the current rules around possession and acquisition of restricted firearms, we require that all contestants purchase, at a minimum, a stripped lower AR-15 receiver. The lower is what's considered the restricted firearm. You can choose to purchase an entire AR-15 or any combination of parts, as long as it includes the lower.
2. The contest is limited to purchases made between between March 28, 2019 and June 30, 2019.
3. Proof of purchase will be required, and must include your name, a description of the item(s) purchased, cost, and date of purchase.
4. You must also be a participant in a minimum of two (2) IDPANL sponsored matches between May 26, 2019 (the scheduled date of our Open House) and August 10, 2019 (the scheduled date of the annual Zombie Shoot).
5. For every such sponsored match you attend, you will receive one (1) entry for the contest.
6. After the Zombie Shoot a winner will be chosen at random to receive up to $150.00 in recognition and reimbursement of their AR-15 purchase.

By all accounts, the Canada Firearms Center is already being flooded with new restricted firearm purchases. So come on folks, let's get out there and make that flood a torrent! Please forward this to any interested parties.

Thanks,
IDPANL


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