SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES

SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES

LFGA Shooting Sports Facility
SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES

The leagues will run on the dates identified above unless that specific range is booked for a special event, in which case the league event will be cancelled for that date only. Special events could include matches, training sessions or closed events. LFGA members and the public are welcome to attend and generally participate, in all booked events (payment of a fee may be required) except closed events.

INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING A NEW LEAGUE or ACTIVITY

Lethbridge Fish and Game Association is interested in new activities at the range. Individuals or groups interested in starting leagues or programs at the range should contact Rick Blakeley 403-308-3541 or lfga.range.operator@gmail.com.

RIFLE  PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES
Many of these educational activities are supported by LFGA Casino funds and grants from the Alberta Conservation Association

JUNIOR RIFLE PROGRAM (TO BE UPDATED FOR 2018)

Rifle target shooting can be a safe, exciting, fun lifetime sport. Why not learn from a qualified instructor in an environment that ensures safety? Lethbridge Fish and Game Association is offering a free rifle shooting experience to anyone 17 years or younger (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). A qualified LFGA instructor will provide a one-on-one firearm experience and a safe place to try target shooting. Your instructor will provide basic firearm safety instruction and will then show you how to operate a bolt- action rifle. For those who express an interest and wish to continue, they will be invited to participate in a junior rifle league starting TBA. The instructor donates his time and LFGA , with the financial support of the Alberta Conservation Association, covers all costs for equipment and supplies. If you are interested, please contact Scott Sweetman at lfga.community.relations@gmail.com

CENTRE FIRE RIFLE BENCH REST LEAGUE

This year (2019) the Bench Rest League starts its 18th season.

The League will start at 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 19th and 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 22nd, and continue for 12 weeks on Range #2. Each participant shoots one night a week and can choose between Sunday or Wednesday evenings depending on what works best for their schedule. We shoot at 100, 200, and 300-yard distances. To complete our shooting season many of the participants shoot the Frank Leffingwell Memorial Shoot (August 17th).

If you would like to get the best performance out of your rifle give the League a try, its amazing what you can pick up on the firing line from the folks who have been doing this for a while.

Basic Information 
Cost:
$20 for 100 & 200 yards
$10 for 300 yards

Recommended number of shots required per evening is between 20 and 40 (depending on # of sighters)

FLMS – $35.00 if registered and paid by July 27, 2019- $45.00 thereafter.

Club members not participating in the League will be able to shoot on Range #2 under the direction of the League’s Range Officer if there are empty benches while the league members are shooting. The rules can be obtained by contacting Dave Fisher. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, contact Dave Fisher  – Phone 403-715-8148.

SILHOUETTE LEAGUE – .22 CALIBER RIFLE

The LFGA Silhouette League will run if there is enough interest and after we have finished rebuilding Range #3.  If you have any questions or would like to sign up, contact Terry Hertzke at 894-4822 or hertzke@hotmail.ca .

FRANK LEFFINGWELL MEMORIAL SHOOT

Join us as we remember the work of one of our great volunteers – Frank Leffingwell.

Bench Rest Competition for Score – LFGA Shooting Range 2

Saturday, August 17th, 2019   9:00AM

Three Classes – Open, Modified, and Hunter

Three Distances – 300 at 9AM, followed by 200, and 100

Fun Shoot – still to be decided

Prize money for each Adult class in excess of $1,000.00. Payout based on 60/30/10 split

Prize money for total Youth Hunter class in excess of $700.00. Payout basis is dependent on the number of registrants.

Early registration fee by July 27, 2019 is $35.00. 1st come 1st reserved.  After that it is $45.00

Payment by cash or e-transfer to e-mail below using Leffingwell’s first name as security question.

For a complete set of rules and information packet, please contact Madeline at 403-892-8571 or  maddie54@agt.net 

Cheques can be mailed to P.O.Box 831, Lethbridge, AB     T1J 3Z8

HANDGUN PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES

The Chinook Country  Shooters Club sponsors many of these educational activities through their fundraising efforts.


JUNIOR HANDGUN PROGRAM

Handgun target shooting can be a safe, exciting, fun lifetime sport. Why not learn from a qualified instructor in an environment that ensures safety? The Chinook Country Shooters Club (CCSC) is offering a free handgun shooting experience to anyone 17 years or younger (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

A qualified CCSC instructor will provide a one-on-one firearm experience and a safe place to try target shooting. Your instructor will provide basic firearm safety instruction and will then show you how to operate a revolver or semi-automatic pistol. This first-time opportunity is offered at no cost. The instructor donates his time and CCSC covers all costs for equipment and supplies. If you are interested, please contact Scott Sweetman at lfga.community.relations@gmail.com

Chinook Country Shooters Club – YOUTH PISTOL COURSE / STP

The CCSC Youth Pistol Course (also for new STP members) May 1, 2019, and end May 29, 2019 (5 weeks) Wednesdays from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on Range #7.  To register email Scott Sweetman  lfga.community.relations@gmail.com

Chinook Country Shooters Club – ADULT ACTION LEAGUE 

The CCSC Adult Action League will  run on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.on Range #7. (start date 2019 TBA)

Chinook Country Shooters Club – JUNIOR PPC LEAGUE

The CCSC Junior PPC League will start May 1, 2019, and run on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Range #3 (PLEASE NOTE Range 3 is a .22lr only range but permission has been approved by the Range Officer for the use of different calibres on conditions including using different targets, this permission is ONLY for this league time) . If you have any questions, or to register for the Junior PPC League, contact Richard Coolidge rcool181@msn.com

Chinook Country Shooters Club – ADULT PPC LEAGUE 

The CCSC Adult PPC League will start May 16, 2018, and run on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Range #3. If you have any questions, or to register, contact Richard Coolidge rcool181@msn.com

NOTE: CCSC – These leagues and programs are delivered by the Chinook Country Shooters Club. The leagues will run on the dates identified above unless that specific range is booked for a special event in which case the league event will be cancelled for that date only.  Special events could include matches, training sessions or closed events. LFGA members and members of the public are welcome to attend and generally participate, in all booked events (payment of a fee may be required) except closed events.

SHOTGUN PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES
These educational activities are supported by LFGA Casino funds and grants from the Alberta Conservation Association

FIRST TIME AND JUNIOR SHOTGUN – SPORTING CLAYS PROGRAM

Aspiring new or young bird hunters this ones for you. Whether you chase upland birds or waterfowl, develop the skills necessary to become an all around shot in the field. Join us for an introductory look at the fastest growing shotgun sport, sporting clays. Shotgun safety will be a major theme throughout this program. It really is the most fun you can have slingin’ lead. This program starts on, Thursday, May 17, 2018 meet at the gate to the Range at 6:30PM accompanied by your parent or guardian. This program will end on June 28, 2017 LFGA will provide guns, ammunition, and targets for the duration of this program. This program is open to new shooters and preference will be given to youth under 18. Adults are welcome to join us however shooters over the age of 18 will need a LFGA Range Membership. All shooters under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by parents or guardians who are expected to be present for the duration of these sessions. Please pre-register by emailing Peter Visentin at Peter.visentin@icloud.com or call 403-394-1115 for more information.

FIRST TIME GENERAL SHOTGUN – TRAP, SKEET and 5-STAND PROGRAM 

This program will provide an introduction to trap, skeet and 5 stand with instructors.  Due to the lack of instructors, this program has been temporarily cancelled.  If you would like more information, please contact Madeline V. Balla at maddie54@agt.net or 403-892-8571

FIRST TIME LADIES  SHOTGUN – TRAP, SKEET and 5 STAND PROGRAM

This program will provide an introduction for ladies to trap, skeet and 5 stand with instructors. Due to the lack of instructors, this program has been temporarily cancelled.  If you would like more information, please contact Madeline V. Balla at maddie54@agt.net or 403-892-8571

OPEN SPORTING CLAYS NIGHT (TO BE UPDATED FOR 2017)

Sporting Clays will start April 26, 2018 and will run on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. This is open to participants of all ages and abilities. It is organized much like golf. Those who are present will squad up and shoot up to seven stations simulating most hunting situations. The Trap range may be opened during this time on request. Those interested should show up any Thursday come early and help with the setup. If you have questions you can contact Rick Blakeley at rick.blakeley@gmail.com

OPEN TRAP and SKEET (Electric Machines) (TO BE UPDATED FOR 2018)

Members/Day Pass Users Tuesdays starting at 6:00PM(when sunset if past 7:30) and Sundays starting at 1:00PM. The shotgun range skeet and trap field are open for members or individuals with a Day Pass who are interested in shooting trap or skeet on an informal basis. Come on down and have a blast. $5.00/round or a shoot card of 15 rounds for $60.00.

OPEN SHOTGUN (Manual Thrower)

Remember you can come down and use the manual machine on the shotgun range at any time the trap field is not in use. Pick up the clay targets that have been left in the field by other programs for an inexpensive shotgun experience or use your own. Bring the family but make sure you use the range in a safe manner.

NOTE:
PLEASE
 make sure there are absolutely no shotgun activities on Range 6 when you go downrange to pick up the clay targets.

NATIONAL SKEET SHOOTING ASSOCIATION – Registered Monthly Targets

We are an approved range with the National Skeet Shooting Association and starting in April, anyone that is an NSSA member can shoot registered targets. The fee is $5.00/round or a punch on your shoot card plus 4 cents/bird for NSSA. Minimum of 50 birds must be shot to qualify to send into headquarters

LFGA Archery Events 2019
The following dates include all known formal Public events to be hosted by LFGA Archery and Partners including SABA and Bowbenders.
[This does not include school classes and pop up events.]
All events coordinated/hosted by LFGA Range Marshall

South Range Only
Youth 720 Rounds – Wednesdays 6.30 to 7.30 pm on the south range from May 15th to June 26th. [No Cost for Junior Archers 17 and under]
Coordinator Jude Hooey

Adult 720 Round Mail Match
[You compete by submitting your score to archery Canada which is then compiled and recorded against other archers of the same class and category across Canada]
Wednesdays June 5 to June 25th from 7.30 to 9 pm
Main match July 3 to September 25th from 6.30 to 8.30 pm.
[Cost is $10 per adult per day regardless if an LFGA member. Mail match/Archery Canada registration over and above if you wish to participate]
Special Note [There will be some youth archers trying to qualify for Canadians/ Olympics at the same time however no charge for youth]
Coordinator is Tim Lysyk

Adult/Youth 720 Round Competitions.
[Note Must be a member of Archery Canada to compete]
April 27/28 from 9 am to 4 pm each day
May 25/26 from 9 am to 4 pm each day
June 8/9 from 9 am to 4 pm each day
July 21 from 9 am to 4 pm each day
August 18 from 9 am to 4 pm each day
September 8 from 9 am to 4 pm each day
[Cost is $30 per adult per day regardless if an LFGA member]
[There will be accredited Canadian Archery Range Judges to monitor the event]

Coordinator is Jamie Brehaut

North and South Ranges
3D Archery – Youth to Adult
Tuesdays from 6 to 9 pm. From April 30th to August 13th inclusive. [Cost is $10 per adult per day regardless if an LFGA member and youth are free]
Special Note [A cooperative venture between SABA, Bowbenders and LFGA with each club coordinating specific days and supplying 3D targets]
Coordinator Tom Hopkins.

North Range Only
Youth Introduction to Archery [No Charge]
May 18 Saturday from 11am to 12 noon ages 8 – 12
May 18 Saturday from 12.30 noon to 1.30 pm ages 13 – 17
June 15 Saturday from 11am to 12 noon ages 8 – 12
June 15 Saturday from 12.30 noon to 1.30 pm ages 13 – 17
Coordinator Tim Lysyk with volunteers

S.A.F.E. Trailer Class Room (LFGA Shooting Sports Facility)
Learn to Bow Hunt ages 12 to Adult [No Charge]
May 13th from 6.30 to 9 pm
Coordinators Kevin Yee and Tom Hopkins

3D archery

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AIR RIFLE & PISTOL – L.A. HOT SHOTS

L.A Hotshots will be operating Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm and Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. We are a target rifle and pistol group dedicated to training and teaching those interesting in the shootings sports governed by the ISSF. We have members who have competed internationally for many decades in pistol events and have a national level rifle coach.

On Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm we will operate a family drop in/learn to shoot program where individuals can learn the basics to either air rifle or air pistol shooting. On Monday evenings from 6-8pm and Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm our club will be focused on training for upcoming events throughout the province. Our club runs year-round in the newly acquired classroom at the LFGA range.-President of L.A. Hotshots Jaden Neil

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LaHotshots/

Phone: (403) 315-1585