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.
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?
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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-only/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-only/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:
December 14 (weather dependent)
Please feel free to email email@example.com with any questions!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to register. Registration accepted up to Wednesday, July 17th
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.