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A new season kicks off for the Bull River Shooters

A typical competition gathering for the Bull River Shooters. - Photo submitted
A typical competition gathering for the Bull River Shooters.
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The Bull River Shooters are ready to start a new season this month!

The snow is starting to melt away and members are getting excited about the start of the new season.  Already you can find the range busy with shooting (rifles and the “Bull”) on the weekends.  We are all excited to see how we do competing against each other and if we can bring our scores up enough to raise a class!  The schedule for the new season is as follows:

• March 22, Small Bore. • March 23, Hi Power.

• April 6, BRSA will host an introductory shoot to silhouette for non-members.

• April 12, Small Bore. • April 13, Hi Power.

• May 17-20, B.R.S.A. To host the BC Provincial Championships. Matches to start at 9am.

• June21, Small Bore.

• June 22, Hi Power.

• July 26, Small Bore.

• August 23, Small Bore. August 24, Hi Power.

• Sept 6, Small Bore.

• Sept 7, Hi Power

• October 25, Small Bore

• November 15, Fun Shoot and Yearly Windup. Match to start at 12 p.m.

All matches start at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.  Anyone can participate in a club match, even non-members (we expect you’ll likely want to join because you will have had so much fun and will realize what a great group we are!)  We do ask that participants arrive by 9 a.m. to register which allows us to organize the match and gives everyone a chance to warm-up and check settings on scopes.  Starting promptly at 10 a.m. allows the day to progress in a timely fashion.  We shoot a match in the morning and again in the afternoon, with most shooters competing in 2 classes of guns (so 2 matches in the am and 2 in the pm).  Lunch is usually available for a few dollars.  Match fees are $10 per gun for the whole day.

If you’re new to silhouette and feel nervous about trying it, then our Intro Shoot April 6 is perfect for you.  Members will be on hand to coach and even let you try some of our rifles.  The event will start at 10:00am.  We are very proud of our growing contingent of junior shooters and many of our members relish in the opportunity to mentor a new shooter (young or old!)  Don’t be shy.

Another important date to mark on the calendar is Sunday May 4.  That is the day of our annual range clean-up.  Members gather for a work bee as we paint and mow and repair and dig and rake…!  This has become a memorable day as we have a lot of fun making our range look great.  Work starts at 9 a.m.

Membership fees for the BRSA are $90 for the year (April 1 ~ March 31).  Additional dependant family members may join for $15  each, which covers insurance costs.  In addition to insurance (which includes liability protection for members if ever involved in a shooting accident) and ongoing club expenses, dues cover your participation in 4 club matches, scheduled throughout the season.  Juniors compete for free.   Membership for those 65 years and up is $35  but does not include any match fees.  Memberships can be purchased from Rob McKeeman at 250-426-2794. Memberships can also be purchased at any club match.

A wealth of information about Metallic Silhouette shooting can be found on the Internet.  For information about the BRSA please contact Rob as noted above.    New members are always welcome! We look forward to seeing you at the range.

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