Category Archives: Regular Events

Public Access to the Range

Every Thursday evening from the beginning of May until the end of September, the WRPC shooting range is available to the public without charge. Range Safety Officers are on duty to ensure a safe shooting environment and all participants are expected to obey the Range Safety Officers. The range may close before 9 pm in the fall if light conditions are not suitable for shooting.

Please check out the Range Rules before you arrive to the range. The Range Safety Officer will advise you on approved targets and direct you to the appropriate shooting area.

Public night can be very busy in the weeks leading up to hunting season so if you are planning to sight-in your rifle for hunting get this task accomplished well before you plan to go hunting. Don’t forget to bring your paper targets, stapler, hearing protection and spotting scope or binoculars. Your time on the firing line may be limited when there are a large number of people wanting to shoot.

Youth Shooting Program

The YOUTH SHOOTING PROGRAM is gearing up again with enrollment on Tuesday November 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM. This program is sponsored by the Yukon Shooting Federation, which is the governing body for the Shooting Sports in the Yukon.

Parental permission is required.  See  Youth Program Brochure & Consent Form (PDF) for details.

WHO is it for?  Girls and boys, 10 to 18 years of age.

WHERE does it take place?  Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club, Indoor Range, located Mile 3.2 Grey Mountain Road.

WHAT HAPPENS? Youth will receive instruction on the safe handling of firearms and rifle shooting techniques using top quality air rifles. Youth will learn and follow the Range Rules to ensure a safe environment for all.  They will improve their target shooting abilities and also have fun  in the process.

COST: $50
Includes Youth Membership with Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club, pellets, targets, and firearms maintenance.

WHEN: Every TUESDAY EVENING 7 PM TO 9 PM  from November 3, 2015 until March 29, 2016.

 

Indoor Range Opens

Beginning November 3rd, 2014 the Indoor Range will be open on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 pm during the fall and winter season with the final evening being Monday March 30th, 2015. Two Range Safety Officers will be on duty to assist club members and visitors with understanding and following the range rules, and purchasing targets and ammunition.

Remember to carry your  non-restricted firearm into and through the clubhouse to the firing line with the muzzle pointing UP. This is the only safe direction in this situation.

The Indoor range will not be available when the temperature is minus 30 Celsius or colder.

The Indoor Range  will be closed on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st).

Rimfire (.22 cal) shooting is scheduled to begin at 7 pm. Only club members with Handgun Proficiency Status may shoot Centre fire handguns once rim fire shooters are finished.

Youth Air Rifle Program

The YOUTH AIR RIFLE PROGRAM for Youth Aged  10 to 19 years is gearing up again with enrollment on Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the gun club. Parental permission is required.

COST: $50
Includes Pellets and Targets and Youth Membership with Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club

This program is sponsored by the YUKON SHOOTING FEDERATION and is intended to provide instruction on the safe handling of firearms and rifle shooting techniques using top quality air rifles. The participants are expected to follow the Range Rules to ensure a safe environment for all.

This program will continue every TUESDAY EVENING 7 PM TO 9 PM  from January 21 to March 25, 2014.
THE YUKON SHOOTING FEDERATION IS THE SPORT GOVERNING BODY FOR SHOOTING SPORTS IN YUKON

Silhouette Rifle Matches on Wednesdays

Small bore rifle silhouette requires the shooter to knock the metallic silhouettes off the rails at 40, 60, 77 and 100 yards using a .22 cal rifle. In a series of relays, the 40 animal shapes -chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams – are shot off the rails, one at a time from left to right, from a freestanding position, within a prescribed period of time.  With center fire silhouette matches, the shooter must knock the metallic animals off the rails at 200, 300, 385 and 500 yards, also from a free standing position and within a prescribed time frame.

Rim fire silhouette matches happen every Wednesday evening from now until September. Center fire silhouette matches will be determined by the Section Head and interested participants. Come and check it out.

The Yukon Rifle Silhouette Championships will be held over the weekend of  June 15th & 16th, so get out and practice!

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