Whitehorse will be hosting the Junior Canadian Rangers in their summer enhanced training exercise. These youth come from across northern Canada to experience a variety of outdoor and skill building activities. Included in the schedule for these 300 or so youth is a day of live fire rifle shooting at the WRPC range.
For seven days starting Thursday June 16, 2016 at 8 am through to the end of the day on Wednesday June 22, 2016, the Whitehorse Rifle and Pistol Club will be closed to general access by members and user groups while these youth are on the gun range. Members are welcome to access the range after 4 pm for the regular schedule of activities.
During the same time frame the adult Canadian Rangers will be using the PPC Range every evening from 6 pm to 9 pm for selection of team members to participate in the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Competition. The regular Trap and Silhouette matches will continue as usual. The Bench Rest Rifle range, the falling plates and silhouette handgun ranges continue to be available for use by members in the evening.
For information about 1CRPG check their website
Monday evening 7 pm to 9 pm at the Bench Rest Rifle area.
Bring a stable rest for your rifle, a few rounds for sighting in and your spotting scope if you have one. You will require 5 rounds per target.
Targets at 300 meters scored on group size.
Shoot one target, or two and maybe three if there is time and interest.
The TRAP range and the RIFLE range will both be busy this weekend with two scheduled events – a Registered Trap Shoot and the Yukon Rifle Silhouette Championships. Refer to previous posts for event details.
In order to maintain a safe and controlled firing line the Bench Rest Rifle area will be unavailable during the day while these two events are happening.
Members wishing to use the bench rest rifle range area are welcome AFTER 4:30 pm when the trap and silhouette activities should be completed for the day.
This is a reminder regarding wildlife on the range.
Bears have been observed at the range over the past few weeks and while they do appear friendly and cuddly-looking, they are still wild animals and unpredictable when stressed. Sightings of wild animals can also include fox, deer, caribou and bobcat.
The Range Rules state that all wildlife at the shooting range is protected. Primarily, this means that they are given the right of way when observed moving in and around the various shooting venues and people should not be shooting near them in an attempt to scare them away. Call a cease fire and wait for them to move away before you resume your shooting activity.
Fines can be levied for feeding wildlife as it is an offense under the Wildlife Act to leave attractants around for wildlife to then become a nuisance. This means that if you bring your lunch or snacks when using the range that any food that you do not eat will be either taken home with you or put into the covered dumpster in the main parking area.
Respect the animals. Do not entice them with people food.
Cast Bullet Shoot on Sunday May 28, 2016 from noon to 3 PM.
Cast bullet ammunition. Rifle with iron sights only. No scopes.
Bring your single action revolver for some additional challenges.
You will be shooting at various distances out to 200 yards using crossed sticks, shooting prone over a log, sitting and kneeling.