BRGFA Sporting Clay

NEWS

Posted by Kelly Bourns 2021-007-19

June 22, 2021 updateAttention all BRGFA members!If you receive an email stating the range is closed, please do not include sporting clays in the range closure.  If sporting clays is shut down it will be posted here, on facebook and an email will be sent out from brgfasportingclays@gmail.com.

Posted by Kelly Bourns 2021-03-26

Chase The Clay 2020
June 20th - #18 NO WINNER
July 5th Pot starts at $215.00
July 5th - #89 & #137 NO WINNER
July 25th Pot starts @ $258.00
July 25th - #23 NO WINNER
August 29th Pot starts @ $289.00
August 29th - #93 NO WINNER
September 26th Pot starts @ $306.00
September 26th - #2 & #45 NO WINNER
October 18th Pot starts @ $326.00
October 18th - WINNER Brandy McWilliams  $364.00

Posted by Kelly Bourns 2021-03-16

There is still some time to get youth involved in the NEW Junior Sporting Clays program.  BRGFA members have until March 26, 2021.  If there is no interest with membership, the program will open up to non BRGFA members.  

Posted by Kelly Bourns 2021-02-19

FYI...if anyone is looking for shells for the upcoming season.  We had heard that there is an ammo shortage in the US, clubs are limiting purchases and prices are increasing.  In some cases, over $100 per flat cdn.  We have talked to a couple of suppliers and both are not producing target loads right now.  Hunting loads are in production and all going to the US. 

 

If anyone is looking for shells please contact brgfasportingclays@gmail.com

Posted by Kelly Bourns 2021-02-15

BRGFA Sporting Clays Junior Program 2021

Open to youth 13 – 18 years of age that have no or little sporting clay/shotgun experience

Open to current 2021 members *must hold general and range use membership*

Must have the ability to get to the range location

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The focus of the BRGFA Sporting Clays Junior Program is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens.  Youth will learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of sporting clays and much more.

The activities of the program and the support of BRGFA sporting clays management provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth, and ethics.

The program will run from May 3, 2021 to July 11th, 2021.

Duties and responsibilities

Participants are expected to be present:

-Monday Night Sporting Clays May 3rd to July 5th – 10 weeks

-Saturday, May 9th and Saturday, June 19th, 2021

-Friday – Sunday, July 9th – 11th, 2021

Participants will assist with opening and closing duties associated with sporting clays.  Clean up garbage, haul targets, fill trap machines, throw manual traps, and assist with registration along with other duties as required. 

Participants will gain valuable instruction with regard to gun safety and handling, trap safety and handling, station management, and all the in’s and out’s of shooting sporting clays.

The cost of the program:

Each participant will pay $10.00 per 50 targets or $20.00 per 100 targets each Monday Night. Ammo and gear will be provided.    

If participants wish to shoot at the May 9th, June 19th and July 10th and 11th shoots, there will be more information provided at the first meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a participant of the program or for more information, please contact:

Kelly @ kellybourns@xplornet.com         204-791-7295

Dale @ dale.bourns@umanitoba.ca      204-293-0314

Posted by Kelly Bourns 2021-02-15

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Dale and I wanted to let you all know that we lost a very close and dear friend and a fellow shooter on January 13th, 2021.  (George Thomas) Allen Cove January 6th, 1940 - January 13th, 2021 passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.  Our hearts are heavy, but the memories we have we will hold close.  Al loved getting out to either St. Hubertus, Wpg Trap & Skeet and BRGFA as much as he could.  He loved sporting clays and skeet, but often he would let you know how much he hated trap! 

 

Dale and I spent a lot of time with Al, working out at the range, and in 2015 we practiced the entire spring preparing to travel to the World’s in Minnesota that year. Al loved competition and travelling out west, down south or just out to Brandon for a shoot.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World FITASC 2015 Caribou Gun Club, MN             World FITASC 2015 Caribou Gun Club, MN          Wild Rice 200, 2015, Wild Marsh, MN

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Al and Kelly loved to “gossip”!  Like 2 old ladies, or as it was pointed out that they were like the two “old grumpy guys” in the balcony on the muppets.  Keeping on top of what or who was doing what in the shooting community became a conversation Al and Kelly enjoyed to have, drove Dale crazy!

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pheasants Forever, Regina, SK            MSCA MB Provincial 2020

 

 

Al’s passion was shooting, but his love was his family.  He spoke about them often and worried about getting home to Loretta and first Kody and then Brady.  He was so very proud of his son, Brian and his daughter Karen and loved his granddaughters to the moon and back and had a story about them every time we were out at the range.

 

We wanted to do something to honor Al’s memory and after much thought and most fitting…Al loved dropping targets…the further down he could get them the better!  Last year we held the first Long Bird Challenge that was to become an annual event.  This event for 2021 will become the Allen Cove Memorial Long Bird Challenge.  The proceeds made from the event will go into training and education for youth and lady programs at BRGFA.  Dale and I will be sponsoring the plaque that will remain at the BRGFA clubhouse and a trophy for the winner (s) of the competition. The winners of the event in 2020 will be the first to be added to the plaque.

 

"I am better for knowing you, better for having met you and better for having you as a dear friend and fellow shooter.

May you be as blessed in the next life, my friend, as I was in this life by knowing you.

Shoot ‘em up, Al"

 ~Kelly & Dale~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRGFA Winter Shooting 2014

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