On Thursday, May 23, the North Thompson Fish and Game Society (NTFG) held its first Archery Night. It was a good turnout with seven youth shooters, and before the night was over most parents had at least taken a couple of shots.
The NTFG is still receiving phone calls about archery, and believe they will end up with a good youth component as well as a group of adult archers.
Archery Shoots will be held on Thursdays, 7 p.m. at Ben and Lorraine Thiesen’s property, 4901 Dunn Lake Road ( 1 km from Barriere Secondary School ).
To shoot you must join the NTFG Society. Youth membership is $15, and family membership is $65 per year. There will be a $2 per night charge.
The club will supply targets, but you must have your own equipment. The public is invited to come out and see what it’s all about; participants say, “It’s loads of fun!”.
Other NTFG activities include the Father’s Day fishing derby, youth day camp and shotgun shoots. There are also plans for rifle shoots and 3D archery!
The club is very active with over 100 members, and report they have just received preliminary approval for a 900 meter rifle range, small bore plus pistol and shotgun range.
“The people who would like these facilities, need to get involved,” says Ben Thiesen, “We have very good community support as well as support of the BCWF. Good things happen when people get together for a common goal.”
For more info on the club and activities call Ben, at 250-672-0156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting are the 4th Monday of the month at the Ridge, 7 p.m.