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Range, Woods & Waters
The Newsletter of the
Precision Valley Fish and Game Association
December 2017



The 2018 annual meeting is hereby warned for 6 January, 2018, 7 PM - in case of storm, 13 January, 2018.
Election of officers, setting of dues, and other business will be conducted.

2017 was another very good year.  Membership is up to our highest in almost 20 years.

Work Projects   

Outdoor range maintenance:
Kevin Stewart and Graham Kennedy continue to maintain our outdoor range target areas and equipment,
 replacing backstops and repairing reactive targets.

Indoor Range backstop:  Lanes 5-8 were rebuilt, re-welded and basically brought back to new condition by Ralph Goings and Carl Hurd.
  Ralph also made several welding repairs on lanes 1-4, re-welding and replacing target holders.
  Ralph Goings and Dick Odette repaired the bathroom roof to stop a leak.

The rear (North end) of our club house was finally clad with T-111 siding, closing in that end of the building.
  Panels can be removed for any work that needs to be done in the future.
  Work was performed on a Sat. morning by volunteers:  Carrie Atwood, Jacki Gosselin, Ron Gosselin and Dick Shaw.

New surveillance cameras were installed for the front area and the indoor range by Ralph Goings and Dick Shaw.



The usual indoor activities including pistol and rifle leagues, junior rifle, 4H and junior archery were held during the first 4 months of the year.

Hunter Education and Trapper Education programs were also held during the year.

In June the fishing derby was held at Keith Ferguson’s pond.  Thanks again to Rod O’Neil and Carl Goings, our veterans of many derbies.
Unfortunately, no fish were caught for more than an hour and we shut down for lack of fish!
Apparently, the trout leaked thru/under the dam during the night, so we shut down.  Better luck next year after the dam is repaired.

The 3D archery program at the outdoor range was held May thru September on Thursday nights.

Metallic Silhouette handgun shooting supervised by Ralph Goings on Wednesday nights, May thru September was well attended.

Trap will continue on Sundays at 1 PM, weather permitting.


Hunting and Fishing Day, 2017

Once again we had a successful day with decent weather.
Thanks to Russ Aldredge, Ralph Goings and Chris Vollmann for organizing and managing this event.
We were co-sponsored by Ruger Firearms, supplying their great guns and plenty of ammo to shoot them.
Mike Sylvester, representing Ruger, brought trap guns, ammo and his expertise to new shooters on the trap range. 




Dick Shaw



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