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: https://outlawrimfire.com/downloads/
For adults, registration for SPFGA members is $20.00 and requires online registration through PractiScore at https://practiscore.com/outlaw-rimfire-match-orps-sherwood-park-fish-and-game-association-spfga-members-and-registered-guests-only-1/register.
For members under 18, use this link instead (bypasses payment): https://practiscore.com/outlaw-rimfire-match-orps-sherwood-park-fish-and-game-association-spfga-members-and-registered-guests-only-1/register/freeyouthregistration
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 are planned monthly April through December:
October 19 October 26
December 14 (weather dependent)
Please feel free to email email@example.com with any firstname.lastname@example.org!
See you there!
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.
Saturday morning: Rifle
Saturday afternoon: Pistol
Sunday morning: Trade Gun & Rifle
Sunday afternoon: Knife & Hawk
- 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
- 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.
- 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 Information
Paul Christiansen, Black Powder Chair
Summer Family Fun Event
We will be holding a Summer Family Fun Event on August 24 at the clubhouse. This will be a BBQ with games & activities, including:
-tents with fun activities for the kids
-a ‘Learn to Fish’ event at the Fish Pond
-a ‘Discover Archery’ event at the archery range
-a walking tour of the unique features of the property
-scavenger hunt with prizes
Attendance is $3/person. Tickets are limited & can be purchased through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spfga-family-fun-event-tickets-66703476895
Monday Night Rimfire Silhouette Shoots
Join us at the SPFGA Overflow Range Mondays 5:30-8 p.m. during July & August for an all-ages, family-friendly & fun evening of rimfire silhouette shooting. We typically start the setup around 5 pm, begin shooting at 5:30 and stop at 8 pm to begin the take-down.
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What do I need?
Is there anything that’s out?
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Registration accepted up to Wednesday, July 17th
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.
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.
SPFGA Photo Contest
2019 SPFGA Photo Contest
Prizes for best photos are awarded annually to members at the Awards Banquet in the Scenic and Wildlife categories.
For 2019, we’re broadening the types of submissions we’re capable of receiving and will be accepting jpeg image files as well as physical prints (details below).
Photo judging will be done by staff from the Sherwood Park Mall McBain Camera location. The winner in each category will receive two tickets to the Awards Night banquet and their photos will be on display at the banquet.
- Photo submissions accepted until February 22
- Up to two photos can be submitted in each category
- Photo prints (8×12” maximum size) or USB drives with jpeg image files can be submitted in person at the Sherwood Park Mall McBain Camera location
- Jpeg image files can be shared from cloud drives (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.) to McBain Camera staff: email@example.com
- Prints and USB drives will be returned in person at the Awards Night banquet or via Canada Post
Members are encouraged to enter their Scenic and Wildlife photos submitted from last year’s contest!
For any additional questions, contact Richard Rothwell: 780-467-6425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Membership Renewal Deadline: November 30, 2018
Please note: After this date renewals will not be processed, no exceptions.
With the opening of our new Member Portal, SPFGA will no longer routinely be processing renewals by paper forms sent via regular mail. Membership renewals will now be processed online.
Invitation emails have been sent out to all members who have not yet renewed (see sample email below), ensuring has the information needed to access the Member Portal to process their 2019 renewal.
Renewals will be accepted until November 30, 2018. (Please note: only renewals are being processed at this time. New Memberships or upgrades to Range Memberships are not currently available. If you wish to be added to the wait list click here to submit your interest.)
Notes for logging in:
- Your user name is your Membership number which can be found on your membership card. (See card sample below)
- If your email address is being shared with another member, each member will have a unique ‘accept invite’ link and will need to click it in order to access the portal.
- If you currently hold a Family Range or Regular Membership with a child that has recently or will be turning 18 this year you will also receive separate login credentials for them as they will be moved onto their own Membership for 2019.
- Please notify the office if you wish to discontinue your membership at any time.
Already renewed? You’re all set and won’t receive renewal reminder emails like the one below.
Haven’t renewed but still haven’t received the email below? Try the following steps:
- re-check your inbox to see whether it might have in fact arrived; searching with the term ‘member portal’ may be helpful
- check your junk mail and ensure SPFGA emails have not been flagged as spam
- ensure you haven’t unsubscribed from SPFGA emails (this is a common problem and makes it very difficult for us to contact you – check to see if you’re receiving any emails from ‘email@example.com’ (that’s us))
- if none of the above prove helpful, contact Candance or Shauna at the SPFGA office at (780) 412-1311 for assistance
Do you have a friend or family member who does not communicate by email or have a computer? If they have not received renewal information by regular mail from us, it’s possible our information for them needs to be updated. Contact Candance or Shauna at the SPFGA office at (780) 412-1311 for assistance.
If you have any questions about the renewal process or the Member Portal, please contact Candace or Shauna at the SPFGA office at (780) 412-1311.
The Sherwood Park Fish and Game Archery Section
The archery section held its first 3D archery shoot on the new course on Sunday, May 15. There were 19 members that participated in the 42 target event. There was a variety of targets to shoot at including a mosquito, wolverine, fish, baboon, deer, bear, boar, snake, elk and bison. Distances ranged up to forty yards and targets were setup in hunting type scenarios. Our youngest shooter was Brianna at the age of 4 and we will not say how old the oldest was. All present thought it was a great course and are looking forward to the next shoot. Proceeds from the shoot were donated to the Red Cross Ft. McMurray Recovery Fund. You can view pictures of the event on both the SPFGA Website and Facebook.
Winners are indicated below:
Male Bow Hunter
First Kris Skelly
Second Norm Devaleriola
Third Jordy Cox
Female Bow Hunter
First Dallas Varoney
Second Veronica Yen-Klissner
Youth Male Bow Hunter
First Liam Skelly
Youth Female Bow Hunter
First Kaitlyn Amon
Pee Wee Female Bow Hunter
First Brianna Bilodeau
We would like to thank Elaine Xenos for the cooking and great cookies. Pat Harris is responsible for the pictures taken and we would like to thank him also.
The course will be setup through the summer so please come out and enjoy.
Our next 3D shoot will be on Sunday, August 21. This will give lots of time to practice for the shoot and hunting season which will start a couple of weeks later. We hope to see you there.
Annual Awards Banquet
The Annual Sherwood Park Fish & Game Association Awards Banquet is scheduled for March 23, 2019
Woodvale Community Facility Golf Clubhouse
4540 – 50 Street, Edmonton.
(Millwoods Golf Course clubhouse)
Cocktails: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Awards: 8:00 PM
Children (2-10 years) $20
Child under 2 – No Charge
Ticket Order Form: https://bit.ly/2RTt7sB
2018 Awards Banquet
The 2018 SPFGA Annual Awards Banquet will be held March 24, 2018 at Woodvale Community Facility Golf Clubhouse (Millwoods Golf Course) located at 4540 – 50 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.