All outdoor ranges will be closed from first light until 1:30pm on Friday May 20. The lock will be changed for that period to ensure no members access the range. This is for a range inspection by our lease holder and the City of Kamloops.
“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. “
I would like to re-introduce the British Columbia Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB) Program in the Merritt area for the 2021 hunting season.
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
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.
Hello KTSA members,Project Mapleseed is back for it’s 4th appearance Wednesday Oct. 20, 2021! The cancelled event earlier this spring was sold out in less than 24 hours so grab one of the 15 spots on the firing line while you can. The Eventbrite link to get your spot for this event is: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/project-mapleseed-ktsa-kamloops-bc-wed-oct-20-2021-22lr-rimfire-event-tickets-175206195447 If you have any questions please see the links below or you can email me but I do have a day job away from computers so I’ll answer what you don’t find answers to in the links when I have time (usually evenings).
Hope to see 15 of you on the Range!– Darrin Ostapowich
Provincial Shoot Boss and Senior InstructorBritish Columbia
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