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Junior Canadian Rangers Summer Training Exercise

Again this year Whitehorse will be hosting the Junior Canadian Rangers from across the north in their summer training exercise. For seven days starting Saturday June 22nd at 8 am through to the end of the day on Friday June 28th, 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. The JCR’s will be occupying all areas of the range for their shooting experience. Members are welcome to come up after 5pm for the regular schedule of activities.

Yukon Rifle Silhouette Championship

Sponsored by the Yukon Shooting Federation, the annual Yukon Rifle Silhouette Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday June 15th & 16th at the Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club. All are welcome to participate.

Registration opens at 0800 am on Saturday. Guns are weighed in on Saturday morning.Shooting starts at 0900 am.
On Sunday, shooting continues beginning at 0900 sharp.

Registration fees: $10 per rifle classification.

Small bore (rim fire) Hunter and Standard Class in the morning
Large bore (centre fire) Hunter and Standard Class in the afternoon

Awards presented on Sunday.

SKS SHOOT Monday June 3rd

The SKS shoot is a fun family event that requires no skill. Events such as the Balloon Bust, Water Jug Race and SKS golf are more about luck and sending lead down range. Don’t worry if you don’t own an SKS rifle, just come see the fun and we can loan you one or share during the event. Just bring 7.62X39 rounds or we can sell you some at the event. Open to all ages and skills. Come see what the fun is all about.
Contact Mike @ 335-1776 for more info.

Future SKS events: Monday July 15, August 26

Wind up SKS Shoot Sunday Sept 15th with a BBQ to follow.

** Please note a typo on the Fun Shoots Schedule that shows the first SKS Shoot on June 30th – that should read June 3rd. The web calendar is correct.

Clean up Day – no shooting please

Can you spare a little bit of time to clean up the gun range? Dress for dirty work! Don’t forget to wear shoes suitable for working in the rough areas of the range. Bring your work gloves and bug repellant and maybe the sunscreen, too.

Sunday June 2, 2013  10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Cease fire on the entire range during this time.

Jobs to be accomplished: pick up of paper and other debris from around the site,  empty garbage barrels, wash windows, rake gravel away from the building foundation, pick up discarded brass, clear brush around the target areas, paint, repair targets, fix the outhouses, and small jobs.

There are woodworking projects that need to be accomplished. If you have the time and the skill to build or repair, come and find out what needs to be done to improve your club facilities.


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!