Call for Nominations

Dear Members of the KTSA

It’s that time of the year again. The Club is preparing for its 2022 AGM (exact date in February 2022 still to be determined and will be annouced seperatly) and we are calling for nominations. If you are interested to help steer the club or know someone interested please read through the linked instructions (click here) how to nominate someone or get nominated.

IPSC Black Badge Training course

The KTSA IPSC discipline is offering a 2 day Black Badge training course at the indoor range, December 11-12, 2021. https://ipscbc.com/getting-started/ is a great place to learn about practical shooting on the IPSC BC site. Cost is $250.00/ person. This includes a years membership with IPSC BC. We are limited to 5 participants for the course. Registration closes on December 4th.

Contact: Geoff House, okanagan@ipscbc.com , 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 Indoor range October 6 from 7 – 9pm. This will continue through the winter until we can move back to the outdoor range in the spring. I look forward to seeing our action pistol group back at practice.

Brent Andres

KTSA IPSC Director

KTSA – Project Mapleseed Wed Oct 20, 2021 .22lr rimfire

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

Project Mapleseed

Provincial Shoot Boss and Senior InstructorBritish Columbia

www.mapleseedrifleman.com

Facebook: Project Mapleseed

Quesnel Rod & Gun Club 2 Gun Competition Nov 6-7th

We are having a 2 Gun competition Nov 6 and 7th (the same shoot on both days to allow attendance flexibility) and a bonus night shoot free for those competing to attend on Nov 6th.
It would be great to see some of you competing so I was wondering if you would be happy sharing the below information and poster with your club members? We’re hoping to have some good fun prizes and to provide a great challenge!
I’ve put the info below including some links to more detailed information but I’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

Location: Quesnel Rod and Gun CLub, 3398 Nazko Road, Quesnel, BC V2J 7G2

  • This 2 Gun Match (Rifle and Pistol) is comprised of 3-4 Stages, with a suggested ammo count: Rifle 150, Pistol 125, targets will be from 3 – 300m.
  • The same shoot will be conducted on both days.
  • Registration: Shooters must register using https://www.practiscore.com  
  • A rental semi auto rifle (5.56) and pistol (9mm) will be available for $10 each with magazines included. All those renting a firearm will be placed in the same squad
  • A free night shoot will be available on Day 1 to those competing after the competition shooting has finished.
  • Cash payments only for registration and firearm rentals on the day, no exceptions.
  • Full information can be found at: https://quesnelrodandgun.ca/3gun/2gun-competition-and-night-shoot/
  • Contact email: quesnelmultigun@gmail.com
  • NB: The night shoot is listed as it’s own match on Practiscore

Notice to KTSA Members: Closure of Outdoor Range

As you know, Kamloops has experienced an extreme wildfire hazard over the past few weeks.  Serious fire outbreaks have occured around and even within the city.  Even though weather conditions should improve for the next few days, it is expected to have little overall effect on our current hazard resulting from the unusually dry Spring and the recent record heat.
The City of Kamloops closed many of its outdoor recreation facilities a few days ago, including Kenna Cartwright Park which borders on our range.  Our landlord, DOMTAR, feels that they should follow the lead of the City in the use of their lands for recreation.  We agree that it is reasonable to align the use of our range with the status of that adjacent park and are doing so now.

Please be advised that our outdoor KTSA range will be closed as of 4:30 pm this (Monday) afternoon (July 5, 2021).
(The lock will be changed at that time.  The current lock will be put back once we are again open.)

We trust we have your understanding for this action that is being taken for the safety of our members as well as the protection of the land and our property.  We will notify you immediately when we are able to reopen.