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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

Resuming New Member Orientations

After about a two month pause, we are pleased to resume orientations – new members can now join the club! We are committed to following both the letter and the spirit of Public Health guidelines, working our way back to “normal” (whatever that turns out to be) in a cautious and graduated way. The KTSA is determined to keep the safety of our members and our community top of mind as we reintroduce club activities as conditions allow. Here is how we will begin to conduct orientations.

1. Small groups only – maximum of 5 individuals per orientation session.
2. Transportation – people must use their own vehicles throughout the orientation.
3. Physical distancing – we will maintain the 2 meter distancing requirement throughout the orientation session.
4. Health – do not attend if you have symptoms such as persistent cough, sneezing, fever or if you are feeling less than completely well. Obviously, you cannot attend if you are self-isolating or quarantined due to recent return from travel or known contact with infected persons.
5. PPE – use protective masks and gloves is encouraged, though not compulsory.
6. Bring your completed and signed application form. Payment by cheque is encouraged. We also accept cash, but please bring the exact amount to minimize money handling.
7. Bring eye and ear protection as we will likely be entering active shooting areas.
8. Review the range rules and be prepared to bring forward any questions for discussion.
9. You are certainly welcome to bring firearms if you wish to stay at the range and shoot after the orientation!

To arrange an orientation, please contact Jim Bartlett at 250-374-6651 or at jrbartlett@shaw.ca. (Please leave a contact phone number if you email).

Annual General Meeting

Kamloops Target Sports Association
Annual General Meeting
February 23rd, 2020


Kamloops Curling Club
700 Victoria Street
Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B6
(250-372-5432)

Meet & Greet Social: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting: 7:00pm – 9:00pm


This Annual General Meeting is called for the purposes of reviewing and adopting the:
President’s Report – 2019
Financial Reports – 2019
Director Reports – 2019
Election of Board Members (if required) 2020 – 2021
Meeting Board of Directors – 2020 – 2021
Establishing Membership Fees for 2021
Future Club Development & Improvement Discussions

Outdoor Range Condition

To all outdoor range users:

With the current weather patterns of rain, snow and freezing temperatures it has become impossible to keep the range access road in good condition.Unless you have GOOD Winter tires and /or CHAINS we strongly suggest you use the road with extreme caution. With any luck Domtar and the KTSA road maintenance group can get ahead of the ice and snow issues in the near future.

Don Morphy
KTSA Range Warden