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.
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.
Please note that the web calendar should be referenced for updates to the schedule.
There is considerable traffic at the range over the next 2-3 weeks with several of the enforcement agencies trying to get all of their training and qualification practices accomplished. These User Groups reserve the range venues during their regular working hours. Members may access the range in the early morning or later in the afternoon and evening on those busy days. Your understanding is appreciated.
As in past years, the entire range is closed while the Junior Canadian Rangers are on site during the last week of June and anytime organized youth groups are present. Members are welcome to use the range after 5 PM on those days.
Once the range dries up a little more, a clean up day will be announced. All you need for that is some work gloves and some old clothes and an hour or so of your time.
Tuesday evening March 26, 2013 eleven youth came out to participate in the end of season airgun competition. These young gentlemen have demonstrated good sportsmanship, enthusiasm and perseverance throughout the winter indoor season. Their shooting skills have improved as they learned to master the techniques necessary to hoist a 10 lb. air rifle to their shoulder and hold it steady enough to send the lead pellet down range to the target and consistently hit a bull only 1.5″ in diameter.
Check out the scores > Youth airgun stats march 26 2013
Cooey Ranger .22cal (donated by Geoff Fletcher)
Stoeger Airgun Targets and Pellet Traps
Princeton LED Headlamps
Many thanks to the parents who supported their kids achievements during this program and to the instructors, Dave, Nich and Dave for their dedication and guidance.