Ponoka Fish and Game Association newsletter

It’s July already! Summer sure has flown by. The club has been very busy with the many club activities that we do every year. Archery, trap and rifle shooting are just a few of our things that happen every week.

By Robert Greene

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It’s July already! Summer sure has flown by. The club has been very busy with the many club activities that we do every year. Archery, trap and rifle shooting are just a few of our things that happen every week.

We now have two Conservation Camps coming up the last two weeks of July. Both weeks are booked to full capacity. Our volunteers are going to be very busy. Anyone who would like to help or would just like to observe, come on out and see what goes on.

On Aug. 1 we have a canoeing trip planned from Devon to Edmonton. They use the big Voyager canoes that hold 20 people each, plus the guide instructors. The price is $30 each and we will furnish a bag lunch. We also send as many supervisors as needed. Anyone who would like to go on this trip, call Wayne at 403-783-4140.

Yours truly and fishing palls Steve Tatterie, Bill Friskie and Norm Archibald, went on another fishing trip to Prince Rupert for Salmon and Halibut. Norm was the lucky guy, this year, with a 50-pound Salmon. Nice catch.

It has been very busy, for us, this summer with a lot of club improvements going on and the club has been rented every weekend this summer. We put in a new bridge on the range at Pofianga and two new bridges at our Glen Eden property, which make it easier to get up to the falls at Eden.

We have the Rifleman’s Rodeo and Turkey Shoot to do this fall. Phyllis Walcheskie is looking for help for the Rodeo on Labor Day weekend. It is a fun weekend so come join in.

Before we close for this time, I should tell you a ‘Whale of a Story.’ As I was telling you, we did go fishing again this year to Prince Rupert. As we were trolling along there were several killer whales swimming about where we were fishing. We not only got to fish but whale watch also. While we were doing both, Steve hooked a Salmon and after a good fight, he got the fish close to the boat so our guide could dip it up; suddenly, as the guide reached to dip it up, a killer whale came up and snapped it off the hook leaving only it’s head on Steve’s hook. The whale was so close to the boat he had to turn on the side to keep from hitting the boat. Needless to say everyone took a couple of steps back. Never let anyone tell you fishing is not exciting. Until next time, have a great summer.

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