The North Thompson Fish and Game Club held their regular meeting on Monday, March 21, with 17 members attending.
A report was given on the 1st Annual Game Dinner fund raiser held on Saturday, March 19. This was a great success with a very good turnout of people. The Club thanked all those who helped make it such a success, in particular all those who donated items for the silent auction: Barriere Irly Building, Napa Auto Parts, Anglers Gift and Tackle, Barriere IDA, Sweetnams, Barriere Country Feeds, Insight Tire, BC Wildlife Federation, Rodger Vaughn, Mel and Thelma Schmidt, and Brian Watt; as well as those who supplied the game served for the dinner: Jay Butcher, Rob Wittner, George Lampreau, Jamie Collins, Art Turner, Mel Schmidt, Bob Strachan, Harley Wright, Ben Thiesen, and Ron Keely; and the club also thanked Bob Sorensen for preparing the wonderful feast.
Plans are underway for the spring Clay Pigeon Shoot. The tentative date of April 10 has been changed to April 17. The location has not yet been confirmed for this event.
The club’s annual BBQ has been scheduled for May 15 and will be at the same location as last year – the Agate Bay Community Hall.
There was a guest speaker at the meeting – George McKnight, Master Instructor for Firearm Safety and CORE Hunter/Wilderness Education. He gave an informative talk on firearms safety. Anyone who wished to hunt in BC must acquire a BC Hunter Number, and you can get this by taking the CORE course and passing the written test. Once you have the BC Hunter Number, it allows you to purchase hunting licenses and species tags. In order to acquire a gun or ammunition, one has to take one of the Firearms Safety courses.
The next regular meeting of the NT Fish and Game Club will be on April 18, 7 p.m. at the Volunteer Centre.