SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES

SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES

LFGA Shooting Sports Facility
SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES

PLEASE NOTE: Some entries on this page have not been UPDATED TO 2018 INFORMATION

We will be asking those running programs to provide the updated information as soon as possible.

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 canceled 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 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 403-329-8481

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 Allan Friesen at alfriesen@gmail.com or call 587-220-8840.

Chinook Country Shooters Club – YOUTH PISTOL COURSE / STP

The CCSC Youth Pistol Course (also for new STP members)  May 14, 2018 and end June 18, 2018 (6 weeks) Tuesday’s from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30  p.m. on Range #7  If you have any questions contact please contact Allan Friesen at alfriesen@gmail.com or call 587-220-8840  or to register email Scott lfga.community.relations@gmail.com

Chinook Country Shooters Club – ADULT ACTION LEAGUE 

The CCSC Adult Action League will start May 14, 2018, and run on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.on Range #7.

Chinook Country Shooters Club – JUNIOR PPC LEAGUE

The CCSC Junior PPC League will start May 16, 2018, and run on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Range #3. If you have any questions, or to register, 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 canceled 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