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Lillooet & District Rod & Gun Club

Welcome to the Lillooet Rod & Gun Club Website

The Lillooet & District Rod & Gun Club provides ranges for rifle, handgun, trap, silhouette (.22 rim fire rifle) and archery.  The range is located at 505 Airport Road off Highway 12, approximately 5 kilometers outside of the town of Lillooet, BC.  Open hours are from 9 am to 8 pm but from time to time the range is closed for private events.

 

News



There will be a PAL course held on Saturday June 11 and an RPAL (restricted) course held on Sunday June 12.  If you are interested, call Mike at 250-256-0622 to register.


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Petition to Reject Long Gun Registry 2.0

- email from Brad Vis, MP, Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon

Petition to reject Long Gun Registry 2.0

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Vis, Brad - M.P. <Brad.Vis@parl.gc.ca>

07:30 (2 hours ago)

The Liberal government recently announced the coming into force of the Order in Council requiring all firearms retailers to maintain a registry of firearm acquisitions by licensed buyers. This came into effect on May 18, 2022.  


In response to this Order in Council, my colleague MP Todd Doherty launched a petition to reject the Long Gun Registry 2.0. The petition calls on the Government of Canada to repeal its recent Order in Council, which would introduce further restrictions on law-abiding gun owners and create a "shadow registry". 


I am reaching out to all gun club owners in my riding to share with you both the electronic and for-print PDF versions of this petition, rejecting the Long Gun Registry 2.0, as I know that this is an issue of importance to you. 


Here is the link to the e-Petition which you can sign and share with your members online right now – through social media or email. I also made a post on my Facebook page which you can repost to your club page. 


Also, I am sharing with you the PDF version of the petition which you can print, sign and share with your club members and then mail to my office (Brad Vis, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6) postage-free. 


Since the launch of MP Doherty’s petition, it has already received more than 8000 signatures. Let's unite efforts in collecting more signatures to let Prime Minister Trudeau know that we are opposed to the new policy! 

  

Sincerely, 


Brad Vis, MP 

Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon 


For more updates, please sign up for my email blast and follow me on Facebook 

*If you need assistance with any federal government departments or programs, please call my Constituency Office at 604-814-5710. 

- Petition to the Government of Canada

 

Board of Directors

President - Mick Maxwell

1st Vice President - Ted Holt

2nd Vice President - Colin Vidian-Jones

Secretary/Treasurer - Linda O'Donaghey

Membership - Linda O'Donaghey

1st Director - Sacha Fedora

2nd Director - Ken Clifford

3rd Director - Bob DeRoy

4th Director - Harold Ostrander

5th Director - Mike Moore

 

Benefits

The range provides members the benefit of the use of the range but also provides insurance coverage through Canada's National Firearms Association (NFA).  Each individual, or each individual member of an NFA insured club is covered anywhere in the world for legal hunting activities, for legal bow hunting activities, legal range shooting activities, legal range archery activities, legal fishing activities and legal re-enactment activities. 
NOTE: The NFA Liability Insurance does NOT cover activities involving horses or ATVS.  Additional insurance is required for those activities.

 
 

Membership

Membership

Annual memberships are valid from April 1st through March 31st of the following year.  Memberships may be purchased at the Club's monthly meetings.

it is imperative that all members sign in the registry book as soon as they enter the gun range and before proceeding to any of the various ranges.  Members must ensure that all guests they bring to the range complete a guest pass and put this pass and the $5 fee in the drop box before proceeding to any of the ranges.  Guests must be with a member in good standing at all times.  For insurance purposes no one should be on the gun range without signing in or completing the guest pass.  


Any member found not to have signed in or have guests with them who have not completed the guest pass and paid their fee, will have their membership suspended for a minimum of 3 months.  Members also have the right to request to see any person’s membership card at any time or check to see if member’s guests have completed passes.  Should someone be found on the range without their membership card or with guests who have not completed the guest pass, please ask them to leave and report it to any of our directors.


We have to work together to ensure that everyone stays safe and the gun range does not get closed due to our negligence.

Annual memberships may be purchased by contacting the Membership Coordinator at membershiplillooetrodgunclub@gmail.com.  The Winner's Edge Sports Store have additional contact information for the Membership Coordinator.

Applications and fees can be emailed to membershiplillooetrodgunclub@gmail.com with fees etransferred to the same email address.  We can email the application forms and membership cards once payment received.  Applications and payments can also be mailed to PO Box 1647, Lillooet, BC.  During the pandemic these are the preferred methods.    

Membership Fees

Note:  We now accept etransfers sent to membershiplillooetrodgunclub@gmail.com


Definitions:

  • Single - single adult

  • Family - includes up to 2 adults and any children up to the age of 18 years who normally reside at the same address; all minor members must be accompanied and supervised at the range by a current adult member in good standing of at least 1 year of the Lillooet Rod & Gun Club

  • Junior - for 12 - 18 year olds living at home but have no family member living at the same address who is a current member of the Lillooet Rod & Gun Club; Junior members must be accompanied and supervised at the range by a current adult member in good standing of at least 1 year of the Lillooet Rod & Gun Club

  • Business - for use of the range only, does not include insurance coverage

  • Guest Pass - valid for 3 consecutive days; guests must sign in at the range and be accompanied by a current adult member of at least 1 year; guests may include adults, or children age 12 - 18 years.  Adults must sign the pass for children.

  • Activity Participant Pass - for participation in club open activities.  Valid for 3 consecutive days; children age 12 - 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult.  

  • Private Use of Range - use of range resulting in range closure for members.  Must be a member in good standing for a minimum of 5 years to rent the range for private use.

2020/21 Fees:

  • Single Adult - Resident - $55

  • Single Adult - Non-Resident - $60

  • Family - Resident - $75

  • Family - Non-Resident - $80

  • Junior - Resident - $20

  • Junior - Non-Resident - $25

  • Guest Pass - $5/day

  • Activity Participant Pass - $5

  • Private Use of Range - $200/day 0r $100/half day (20% discount for rentals over 1 day).

$20 Large Crest - 16 available on Feb. 21, 2022

$10 Small Crest - 8 available on Feb. 21, 2022

$15 Caps - 4 available on Feb. 21, 2022

Procedures

Signing in at the range is for tracking total range use for the Chief Firearms Officer, not to track individual member use.  Privacy is maintained by all members and their guest when signing in at the gate with their membership number, not their name.  All members at the range may be expected to prove current, paid membership status.

Guests must also sign in and must have their completed Guest Pass with them at all times.  Any member of the club may ask to see their Guest Pass, or, if the guest is a member of another club, their membership card for their home club.

Do not take the targets from the pistol range to use at the rifle range. You must bring your own targets to use at the rifle range.


Do not use damaged steel targets on any of the ranges; this is a dangerous practice and someone could get hurt or worse.



 

Contact Lillooet & District Rod & Gun Club

lillooetrodandgun@gmail.com to learn more about our range.
membershiplillooetrodgunclub@gmail.com to learn about memberships and how to apply.

 

Range Rules & Safety

Range Rules

  • Max caliber allowed on Rifle Range is 338 Lapua, Handgun Range 357/9MM

  • Only current (paid) Lillooet Rod and Gun Club members and paid, registered guests may use this range.

•REMEMBER TO SIGN IN WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER OR NAME

  • The sign-in book is located in the green metal box. This is your record of range use should the Chief Firearms Officer need this information. This is especially important for those members with restricted firearms.

  • All guests of members require insurance by way of purchasing a GUEST PASS. Guest Passes are available for $5.00 per day. Guest passes can be emailed to you via lillooetrodandgun@gmail.com or  membershiplillooetrodgunclub@gmail.com. Passes can also be found in the box near the gate at the range. Guests MUST be accompanied to the range by the Member Sponsor. Leave completed passes and fees in the lock box inside the box near the gate.

  • All minors, guests and Junior Members must be under direct supervision of current (paid) member.

  • Spectators attending activities are not insured and are in the gun range at their own risk.

  • Children must be accompanied by their parents or a responsible adult at all times.

  • All members must prominently display their membership card on their person or be prepared to be asked to produce it if requested by any club member. Guests must produce their guest pass when requested by any club member.

  • Members are expected to bring their own ammunition including clay pigeons to the range and to the weekly activities.  The Club does not sell ammunition; it is available for purchase at Winner’s Edge.

  • Depending on availability, the Club may supply ammunition for the weekly and public shoots at a small fee to the participant.

  • Members are expected to supply their own paper targets.

  • Close and lock the gate after entering or upon leaving range to prevent access by unauthorized persons. Be sure to spin the dials on the combination lock after closing the padlock.

  • The RED FLAG, located in the box near the gate, must be raised when the range is in use. The last member leaving the range must lower the flag and replace it in its box.

  • When there are two or more persons using the range, one member must act as a Range Officer to ensure safety on the firing line.

  • No drugs or alcohol allowed.

  • All members are asked to observe, record and report any incidents of abuse of the range rules or range improvements to the LRGC executive

Safety

  • Eye and hearing protection is highly recommended when shooting or when near the shooter.

  • Firearms must be unloaded except on the firing line.

  • Everyone is to be behind the firing line before shooting commences and during shooting.

  • Firearms must be unloaded with actions open when at or behind the firing line whenever anyone is down range.

  • No centre fire rifles on the pistol range.

  • All targets must be range approved.

**KEEP THE RANGE CLEAN**

The range is operated and maintained by club members on a voluntary basis for the benefit of all other club members.  ALL CLUB MEMBERS share the responsibility of maintenance and upgrades. Please do your part by:

  • Removing your targets from target boards and disposing of them in the barrel.

  • Picking up your spent brass and shot shells. Dispose of them in the barrel or take them home.

  • Leave the range as clean--or cleaner--than you found it.


Remember that your behavior on the range and the condition you leave it in will determine if this range will continue to exist.

Archery Range Rules

**FOLLOW SAFETY GUIDELINES AT ALL TIMES**

Arrows are just as dangerous as firearms and must be treated with the same respect.

Do not dry-fire your bow.  This can lead to bow breakage or de-lamination.

Arrows must not be knocked except on the firing line.  Knocked arrows must be pointed down range.

Broadheads must only be used on broadhead targets, not on stuffed bales.

**FIRING LINE PROCEDURES**

Explain to participants the activity and the rules.

**RANGE OFFICER COMMANDS**

Range is Active - no one is forward of the firing line.

Shooters Ready - archers take their place on the firing line and knock their arrows.

Cease Fire - archers are to stop shooting.  Note:  ANYONE may call "Cease Fire" if they observe a dangerous situation or if there is an emergency.

Rack Bows - place bows on rack or bench.

Range is Clear - archers go forth to retrieve arrows.  Note: When extracting arrows from the target, stand to one side of the person pulling the arrows free in order to avoid being poked by the knock end of the shaft.

 

Activities

 

Weekly Fun Shoots

Weekly fun shooting events are held May through October:

- Silhouette (.22 rim fire rifle) on Wednesdays.

- Archery - to be determined

- Trap - to be determined

The Rod & Gun Club will be hosting the following activities in the coming weeks. 


Ladies Only Shoot – Sunday May 15, 2022 – 10 am to 2 pm.  All ladies welcome.  Free for Club members or $5.00 for non-members (covers insurance).  Location – Gun Range on Airport Road.  Hamburgers and a drink will be sold for $6.  Ammunition will be $20.


Introduction to Shooting Sports – Sunday May 29, 2022 – 10 am to 2 pm.  Everyone welcome.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Free for Club members or $5.00 for non-members (covers insurance).  Location – Gun Range on Airport Road.  Hamburgers and a drink will be sold for $6.  Ammunition will be $20.


Fly Fishing Clinic – Sunday June 12, 2022 – 10 am to 2 pm.  Everyone welcome.  Free for Club members or $5.00 for non-members (covers insurance).  Location – Rec Centre lawn.

Meetings

The Club holds monthly meetings from April through June and September through March.  Most meetings are held at the Lillooet Rec Centre at 930 Main Street, in Room 201 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm. on the first Tuesday of each month.  Meetings are subject to change.

The June and September meetings are held at the range dependent on weather, with a members only barbecue starting at 6 pm.