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2024 National Range Day

Sat June 01 2024 was our 3rd Annual Range Day Open House and each year we receive more guests than the year before. This year we were pleased to host over 150 people! This is fantastic as it was an overcast day with sporadic rain which did not dampen the enthusiasm. We would be pleased if you would join us. There is camaraderie within our Association and a sense of accomplishment. Your involvement is only limited by you as we always need volunteers, directors or helpers. Need more information? just send an email to: wlsa.websit@gmail.com Also, if you have any questions or are interested in any of these disciplines please send am email to: wlsa.websit@gmail.com Also you may want to check out: 2023 National Range Day, 2022 National Range Day This is a FREE event open to the public. Guests came out and were treated to firing club member firearms for free and a light luncheon was set up. We were please to present 6 types of activity that our members engage in – ARCHERY The archery element was hosted by volunteer and offered guests to try their hand at shooting traditional bows and compound bows at 3D targets. The Cariboo Archers hold provincially sanctioned events as well as club events to improve skills while in the fall, the Cariboo Archers and WLSA offer a Junior Olympic Program for our young people that is a provincially sanctioned class which is staffed by volunteers and the equipment is provided. BLACK POWDERThis is our new group and this was their inaugural launch with the Association. Volunteers provided the firearms and powder load free of charge and encouraged guests to try them out. COWBOY ACTIONCowboy Action Cowboy Action Shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, pistol calibre lever action rifles, and old time shotguns. Our guests INTERNATIONAL PRACTICAL SHOOTING CONFEDERATION (IPSC) IPSC is an exciting international activity involving several firearms and participation requires the successful completion of a safety and rules course known as Black Badge. It incorporates, movement, speed and accuracy while maintaining safety. The activity is rigorously supervised and events are well attended.BUT, on Range Day, our guests were able to experience the excitement of firing the firearms without completing the Black Badge course. RIFLEThis category covers a wide field of firearms. Association members brought their own firearms and ammunition was provided. The firing line was well staffed with several range officers who over saw all participants. Available here included the 22 cal rifle and the black power experience. SHOTGUNMembers provided 20ga and 12ga shotguns for our guests to try their hand at shooting clay birds, surprisingly there were a large number of first time shoots who hit the bird. (I must be doing something wrong) Our youngest guest …

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