Current Events

Black Powder Shoot

The SPFGA Black Powder Shoot, held under the auspices of the SPFGA & run by volunteers from the Edmonton House Brigade, will occur on Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2019

Registration will be at the club house. For morning events, registration will be from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., with the event occurring 9 a.m. – noon. Prizes will be given out at 1 p.m. For afternoon events, registration will be from 1 – 2 p.m., shooting from 1 – 4 p.m. Prizes will be given out at 5 p.m.

Schedule

Shoot Rules

  • Non-SPFGA members are welcome.
  • $5 entry fee per person, per event. No blanket prize needed. As in the past, prizes
    will be cash.
  • All rifles must be muzzle-loaders, with iron sights, shooting patched round balls. This includes inline rifles.
  • Trade guns are flint lock smoothbore, with no back sights.
  • Trade gun event will include five clay pigeon, so bring bird shot & wading. (Providing enough shooters)
  • Pistols can be cap & ball revolvers or muzzle loaders. Revolvers to be loaded using one chamber.
  • The uses of sabots or maxi type bullets are NOT permitted. They destroy our gongs.
  • Use only patched round balls. Please, no greased lube patches as they can start grass fires
  • Inline rifles with scopes can be used, but cannot win 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes. They are eligible for all other prizes
  • Some shooters will be asked to help manage an event

Liability Insurance

  • All shooters (including Juniors) must have their own liability insurance.
  • All competitors must be a member of one of the following associations or an affiliated club. These associations have liability insurance for their members:
    • Alberta Fish & Game Association
    • Alberta Black Powder Association
    • BC Wildlife Federation
    • Canadian Shooting Sports Association
    • National Firearms Association
    • Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
  • Membership cards must be presented and will be checked.
  • As required by section 14(1) of the Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges Regulations (SOR/98-212) , the PAL number of each shooter must be collected. This will be recorded on the SPFGA requested waiver.

Fire Prevention / Patch Lube Test

In the interest of fire safety, any patch lube which has the ability to smoulder and start a fire will not be accepted. Please ensure that you don’t start a million dollar fire.

Other Information

  • Tin Teepee camping by the club house and in the camp ground. Please refrain from using power from the clubhouse, unless needed for medical reasons (e.g.: CPAP machines)
  • A large primitive camp area will be located behind the club house
  • Camp set up as early as Friday morning. All campers can stay until Monday morning
  • Saturday evening potluck supper
  • $10 camping for non SPF&G members.

Contact / More Info

Paul Christiansen, Black Powder Chair
blackpowder@spfga.ca

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