5 Card Archery Poker Shoot & Potluck
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 4pm – 10pm, supper at 6pm
Where: Archery Range and Clubhouse
Cost: $20.00/person to shoot, plus $10.00/person for potluck
Distance: Up to 40 meters
5 Card Draw – Three Down, Two UP/3-2 (Archery Range)
First Draw – Playing cards are face down, archers shoot 1 arrow.
Second Draw – Playing cards are face down, archers shoot 1 arrow.
Third Draw – Playing cards are face down, archers shoot 1 arrow.
Fourth Draw – Playing cards are face up, archers shoot 1 arrow.
Fifth Draw – Playing cards are face up, archers shoot 1 arrow.
Prizes awarded for top three best hands, standard poker hands apply. In the event of a tie a shoot out at a 3D target with 2 arrows will be applied. Standard 3D archery scoring will apply to determine the winner.
Potluck (SPFGA Clubhouse)
Bring a potluck item to share with the group, enough to serve 4 to 6 people and BYOBeverage.
A choice of Steak or Chicken will be provided, Please let us know your preference before end of registration.
Campfire at the clubhouse following supper, weather permitting.
Email email@example.com to register. Registration accepted up to Wednesday, July 17th
Outlaw Rimfire Precision Shooting (ORPS) Matches
Have a .22 rimfire and want to spend some time out at our beautiful range with some like-minded club members? SPFGA has an event for you: we’re hosting Outlaw Rimfire Precision Series (ORPS) matches at the Overflow range through the spring, summer and fall.
What is OPRS? It’s a national marksman competition involving shooting .22 LR rifles at targets between 25 to 100 yards from a variety of shooting positions. The targets vary in size from a slender 0.25″ sliver to a 4″ gong. ORPS is an inexpensive and fun way to hone your marksmanship skills in a collaborative setting that’s much more exciting than shooting from the bench. You will need a .22 LR rifle and about 100 rounds of good .22 LR ammunition. A scope isn’t absolutely necessary, but it’s definitely helpful. You can find out more about ORPS at: https://outlawrimfire.com
The rules for ORPS can be downloaded from the OPRS website (https://outlawrimfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ORPS-RULES-AND-REGULATIONS-2019-V1.00.pdf). Each month, OPRS publishes a course of fire for that month’s match, also available on their website.
Registration for SPFGA members is $20.00 and requires online registration through PractiScore at https://practiscore.com/outlaw-rimfire-match-orps-sherwood-park-fish-game-association/register. We’ll initially be limiting our registration with these matches, but as our capacity and volunteer base builds, that will increase.
Participants should meet at 8:00 a.m. on match day at the Big Bore Overflow range to help set up the stages. Start time is 9:00 a.m. sharp. When you arrive, please leave your rifle in your vehicle until the range is setup. Matches proceed rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Make sure you bring your membership card (you need it while you’re on the property) and, of course, bring your PAL (you’ll need it for the waiver, in addition to legal transport requirements).
Matches have already been held in May and June, and future matches are planned monthly July through December (skipping October & November so as not to create problems for those sighting-in for hunting season):
December 14 (weather dependent)
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
See you there!
3D Archery Shoot
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 9am – 12pm
Where: Archery Range
Cost: $20.00/person to shoot
All skill levels welcome
Registration 9am – 10am
Shoot 10am – 12pm
Hot dog BBQ following shoot.
Youth Archery Shoot – 15 & under
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 9am – 1pm
Where: Archery Range
Cost: $10.00/person to shoot
Must be accompanied by adult to participate. Limited archery equipment available to use.
Registration 9am – 10am
Shoot 10am – 12pm
Registration included hot dog, pop & chips following the shoot for each registered participant.
Email email@example.com Re-curve equipment available in limited supply at no extra cost and will be shared
SPFGA Mapleseed Clinic
Mapleseed at SPFGA
Mapleseed clinics are held across Canada each summer. SPFGA has booked a Mapleseed clinic at our range for July 9, 2019!
The clinic runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will accommodate a maximum of 20 participants.
Registration fees are as follows:
- $75 adult SPFGA members
- $95 adult non-members
- $50 SPFGA member CAF/EMT/LEO’s
- $70 non-member CAF/EMT/LEO’s
- $25 for all youth (under 18)
(CAF=Canadian Armed Forces, EMT=Emergency Medical Technician, LEO=Law Enforcement Officer)
Registration and payment will be through the project Mapleseed website: https://mapleseedrifleman.com/events
We will update additional information regarding the clinic as it becomes available, so please check back on this space from time to time to stay abreast of the information as it develops.
Project Mapleseed is a made-in-Canada, non-profit, volunteer-run training program focusing on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship. One day marksmanship clinics, termed ‘Mapleseeds’, teach and reinforce the shooting fundamentals. Mapleseeds are open to shooters of all skill levels and all ages, so long as they have a .22 rifle, 400 rounds of ammunition, and a teachable attitude. The past attendees of Mapleseed clinics have run the gamut between young children at their first formal shooting event to a former Master Sniper with the Canadian Armed Forces.
The goal is to teach the participants the marksmanship skills they need to consistently hit a target 4 minutes-of-angle (MOA) in size. To put that into perspective, this would be equivalent to putting a large dinner plate at the 300m berm on the big-bore overflow range and being able have all the bullets from your .22 consistently hit that plate (assuming the wind doesn’t push the bullet off course).
Mapleseed clinics consist of a couple hours of marksmanship instruction followed by hands-on shooting and coaching from the Mapleseed instructors. Some of the things that are covered at a Mapleseed clinic:
- Rock Solid Shooting Positions – The fundamentals of shooting at a target from the standing offhand, sitting / kneeling, and prone positions.
- Natural Point of Aim (NPOA) – The Natural Point of Aim is important to not only making that first shot as accurate as possible, but is also important to ensuring that follow-up shots will be as accurate as possible and strike the same point of aim.
- Six Steps to Firing a Shot – Learn to apply these techniques to create a repeatable, stable and accurate shooting style.
- Sight Adjustment – Learn how to properly adjust your sights for elevation and windage, as well as fine-tuning to stay on target as the distance changes.
If you want to learn more, check out the Project Mapleseed website (https://mapleseedrifleman.com) and their official Facebook page: Official Project Mapleseed-Group Discussion.