Powell River Rod

& Gun Club

Club Activities

The Powell River Rod and Gun Club includes Shooting Sports, Fishing and Archery Contact Range Master, Bob Simonar captnbob@telus.net for all event scheduling.


Shooting Sports

Our firearms shooting sports are organised around four areas of interest and expertise: Shotgun, Centrefire rifle,.Rimfire rifle and Pistol. Each of these interest groups meets and shoots on a regular basis in an atmosphere of friendly competition. Club membership entitles you to join in any or all of the events organized by these interest groups from time to time (fees to participate in organized events or competitions may apply to cover the costs of targets, administration fees and maintenance of the individually dedicated facilities). Each of these interest groups tend to be active every week, all year long, so please consult the club’s calendar to find out about the next scheduled event you might be interested in. We also use email to keep in touch with our members, so every member can (and should) add your email address to the club’s email list by dropping us an electronic note, allowing your club to keep you fully up to date and informed about all of our activities. Our facilities are occasionally rented out for use by other groups (like the RCMP, for example) and will be closed to members on all such occasions.
Our facilities are occasionally rented out for use by other groups (like the RCMP, for example) and will be closed to members on all such occasions.


Hunter Shoots

The outdoor, up to 200 yards long rifle range is there to provide members a space for great individual shooting practice. It also provides a great venue for rifle target shooting competitions. One of these is the monthly “hunters shoot”: you bring your hunting rifle and a box of 20 cartridges. Each competitor is required to shoot 5 times at each of 4 targets, ranging from 20 to 200 yards away. The format is different every month and is always posted at the rifle range as well as to the club’s email list (yet another good reason to get your email address on the club list). This monthly competition always starts at 10:00 AM and each squad of up to 7 competitors (often there is more than one squad—it’s a popular event!) is finished in about 20 minutes. Top prize at each of these competitions is the coveted "TOP GUN" hat. The participation cost to each competitor is currently $5.00. Targets are provided by the club. Club volunteer co-ordinator for this activity is Bob Simonar.


Bench Rest Competition

This event is also held monthly at 10:00 AM on the outdoor rifle range. It is a test of your ability to shoot perfect targets using a bench rest for your rifle, often with your finely-tuned hand-loaded ammunition, which you are free to bring. There are no restrictions on your type of rifle, ammunition, scope, or rest—just bring your best equipment and have some fun. Bench Rest Competitions have three classes: Target rifle (heavy barrel); Hunting rifle (light barrel) and Rimfire rifle. The format is 3 non-consecutive squads of competitors in each class—5 one-shot scoring targets in each. (Prior sighting-in of your rifle is allowed on the included sixth “sighting in” target). Ranges for this competition also vary, and are either shot at 50, 100 or 200 yards, or in a combination of all three. Top Prize is the coveted "RIFLE MAN" patch. The participation cost to each competitor is currently $5.00. Targets are provided by the club. Club volunteer co-ordinator for this activity is Bob Simonar.

 

22 Rimfire Rifle Competitions

The Rimfire rifle group shoots their rifles on Wednesday evenings starting at 7:00 PM all year—in the 25 yard indoor range in winter and on the outdoor rifle range in summer.
The format requires competitors to shoot 4 targets with 10 shots each from the prone, kneeling, sitting and standing positions respectively. The participation cost to each competitor is currently $3.00, and there are no prizes—just bragging rights to your friendly weekly competitors.
If you do not have your own rifle the club has seven target .22 rifles and ear protection for you to use at these matches. You must supply the ammo, however. Targets are provided by the club.
Club volunteer co-ordinator for this activity is Bob Simonar


Pistol Target Shooting

Those interested in improving their Pistol shooting skills meet at the clubhouse on Mondays at 7:00 PM all year long.  The cost is $3.00 per evening, and targets are supplied by the club. We have both an indoor and an outdoor range, within and next to the clubhouse building respectively. All members are welcome to come out and to learn about the legal and safety requirements of Restricted  firearms ownership. Club volunteer co-ordinator for this activity is Rob Gilham.


Trap Section

The Trap Shooters gather every Sunday at noon and every Tuesday from 4:00PM to dusk. The cost of participating is $4 per “round” of 25 moving targets. New Shooters are welcome, and will be briefed prior to shooting, or they can arrange for a private lesson from a volunteer by approaching those willing and able to introduce other members to the sport. Club volunteer co-ordinator for this activity is Ken Jackson.


Yellow Jackets (Competitive Rimfire Rifle)

The club is also home to the competitive Rimfire rifle team the “Yellow Jackets,” which practices at our club on Thursdays (more in the summer and before competitions). The team provides coaching to .22 shooters of all ages in Prone and 3-Position (3P) competitive shooting. Its goal is to advance their members’ shooting skills—no matter their current skill level. The team travels to competitions outside our club and holds regular skill development clinics. To find out more about this team check out its team page


Bull Shooters 22 Cal Rifle Team

The team provides coaching to .22 shooters of all ages in Prone and 3-Position (3P) competitive shooting. Its goal is to advance their members’ shooting skills—no matter their current skill level. The team travels to competitions outside our club and holds regular skill development clinics.

The team practices every Thursday @ 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm from September until June.

For more info contact: Coach Dave Hodgins (604)485-2880.


Fishing

A core group of avid fishers has recently revived and re-emphasized the “Rod” part of our club’s name. To that end, everyone is invited to a meeting once a month, usually on a Tuesday at 6:30 PM, to explore fly-casting, tying flies, and other related fishing skills and pursuits. Club volunteer co-ordinator for this activity is Randy Mitchell. Check out our Fishing Page!


Archery

A new archery range is in the process of construction. Further details will be available soon.
Club volunteer co-ordinator for this activity is Dave Hodgins