Long Range Closed to Members August 13 & 14

August 13 and 14, 2022 the Long Range is closed to the membership for a rental. The Rocky Mountain Rangers Primary Reserve Unit will be using the Long Range for training all day.

The 10 bays, Short Range and Archery range will still be open for all members on August 13 and 14, 2022.

Thank you

KTSA Executive

Passing of Life Member

Life member Paul Reibin passed away on the morning of May 12th, 2022. A gathering in his memory will take place on Saturday May 21st, 2022 at 1:00pm at the Frick and Frack restaurant. Please RSVP to Mark Anderson at pkeg@shaw.ca . 250-554-3425 or 250-299-4550.

3 D archery shoot

“Kamloops 3D shoot 2022 April 16-17. We’re back and able to put on a 3D shoot again! Come and enjoy the KTSA’s newest targets and be (one of) the first to put holes in them….i..ncluding the SASQUATCH! Lots of fresh targets out from Rinehart and Kong making up our best course yet. Camping on site, Gyldis food truck feeding the masses with pizza, ribs, wings donairs and all that good stuff. Also, EPIC prizes including a ready to hunt compound bow package along with quality raffle and door prizes galore. Fun shoots in the evening with a Saturday potluck dinner, lots will be going on. Come along and see what 3D archery is all about. “

KTSA Multi-Gun Match April 30, 2022

Kamloops Target Sports Association

Multi-gun Match                            

Rifle – Shotgun – Pistol – PCC -Rimfire

APRIL 30, 2022

Location: Bays 1,2,4,5                               

 3 Long Stages, 1 Medium Stage

Time: Setup starts at 8:00am, range briefing and match starts 10:00

Cost: $40 per person Round count: Shotgun 6 slugs, 58 birdshot, Rifle 65, Pistol 70. Round count is approximate, Bring more. Rifle Targets out to 125m

Rule set used: http://ussleagues.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/UML-Rules-v2.3.pdf Registration: https://practiscore.com/kamloops-target-sports-association-multi-gun-match-april-30-2022/register

Contact :  Geoff House

Email:  g75_01_28@hotmail.com                    Phone:  250-682-0442

British Columbia Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB) Program

Dear Kamloops Target Sports Association:

I would like to re-introduce the British Columbia Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB) Program in the Merritt area for the 2021 hunting season.

  • Program tasks:
    • Increase awareness of Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB) surveillance in the target area.
    • Serve as a local point person for the program and liaison for First Nations, government staff including the Conservation Officer Service, hunters, private land owners, ranchers and the public.
    • Provide community outreach and educational materials on Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB) and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at local functions, radio, social media, and with local organizations.
    • Coordinate and lead the voluntary head collection program for the community.
    • Maintain drop-off locations with marked freezers and accompanying supplies (posters, instructions, ear tags and other sample supplies).
    • Monitor drop off locations to ensure cervid samples are properly stored in bags with completed ear tag attached and maintain an electronic database of samples.  
    • Monitor drop off locations for freezer capacity, report to contract monitor and coordinate transport of heads as needed.  
    • Respond to calls from local sources and highway contractors and collect road killed cervid samples
    • Assist Wildlife Health staff with sample collections as required at game checks and other opportunities.
    • Provide a written report on completion of contract that summarizes surveillance activities, outcomes and contacts and provides recommendations.

If you could please post on your website and/or your association newsletter for the hunters that hunt in Wildlife Management Units 3-12, 3-19, and 3-20 (Merritt area) that would be greatly appreciated. These areas overlap into the Kamloops area.

There are 3 freezers for the samples located at: Merritt Conservation Office, Douglas Lake (Upper Nicola Indian Band) beside their green shed, and Benny the Butcher in Kamloops on the Circle Creek Ranch / Running Horse Ranch. At these locations in the freezers are bags for the samples, ear tags please fill out and attach to the samples ear with a zip tie that is also provided. Please inform Beth Coutlee of your donated sample – there will be some type of draw (prize to be determined).

For the 2021 season – please let me know as soon as you can for any help and/or assistance you can give to this vital program. Post article/poster for hunters to initiate awareness and hopefully submit moose, deer and/or elk heads for sampling. (Posters, rack cards, detailed information on BTB / CWD were attached to last season’s emails)

If you have any questions, please contact me at the provided contact information.

Covid 19 protocols are being followed, including the: use of hand sanitizer, social distancing and wearing of masks.

Thank you sincerely,

Beth M. Coutlee, N.R.T., BTB Program Coordinator
British Columbia Conservation Foundation
Ph: (250) 378-0808
Cell: (250) 315-6141
Email: BethCoutlee@gmail.com

IPSC

KTSA IPSC will be moving to the outdoor range April 13 4:30pm – to dusk. We will be practicing in Bay 1, every Wednesday. This will continue through the Spring – Summer – Fall until we move back to the indoor range for the Winter. I look forward to seeing our action pistol group back at practice.

Brent Andres

KTSA IPSC Director