Fish & Game hosts annual Kid’s Camp

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Submitted by Robert Greene

In July we held our annual Kid’s Camp at the Fish and Game Club. We had 29 kids this year and I must compliment them on being one of the best classes we have had over the years. During the camp we gave them a hunter education class, archery and canoeing lessons, and after a lesson in how to handle different types of guns safely, firearms shooting.

Our senior group, which was at the camp last year, went on an overnight outing at our Chain Lakes property. They learned how to shoot black powder guns and how to pack a horse with a packsaddle for going on a trip into the mountains sometime. They also learned how to set up a camp tent, but they a slight problem, as they found out. When they got it all set up there was a tree in the middle of the door — bet they don’t do that again. Maybe next year we will send the next senior group. We were lucky with the weather — only one rainy day.

The next week we had a zone camp with 30 kids. They also learned all the basic courses plus a full firearms and hunter education course. Needless to say it was a very busy two weeks. We must thank all of the volunteers for their time and talent.

Our place was rented every weekend this summer as it usually is. We are still making improvements as time permits.

Our annual Rifleman’s Rodeo is coming up on Sept. 3 to 5, the Labour Day weekend. We hope the weather is good as we have a very wet summer. It’s hard to keep your powder dry in the rain.

Bow season opens soon and rifle season is not very long off, so come on out and get practiced up for the real hunt.

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