Brian Jensen

Nanaimo club shoots for good stewardship

NANAIMO – Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association offers firearm safety and wildlife conservation.

Having been around for 110 years, the Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association continues to offer instruction on firearm safety and wildlife conservation.

The association was founded in 1905 and has been headquartered at a facility on Nanaimo Lakes Road since 1956. This past weekend, the association held its annual turkey shoot fundraiser and proceeds will go towards a number of environmental projects.

“This summer we did a project on Haslam Creek going into Nanaimo River, right at the end of the airport, and they dug out and put in a lot of enforcement on the bank, so it wouldn’t erode the bank and planted willows around it,” said Al Brown, past-president.

Another activity is The Pinks for the Pier project that releases pink fry bred at Nanaimo River Hatchery. Fred Adkins, association spokesman, said at spawning time, a net is stretched across a shallow spot of the river and people in wet suits slowly swim upriver. Fish are collected, put into tanks and transported to the hatchery.

“They’re stripped of their roe and milt,” said Adkins. “The eggs are artificially inseminated and reared up there until they’re at a stage where they bring them back to the pens at the harbour.”

The association offers a place to practise and learn a number of shooting-related disciplines, including rifle, pistol and skeet shooting. Archery is also offered and is seeing a bit of a renaissance, according to Adkins.

“Since Hunger Games has come on, archery is just taking off,” said Adkins. “So we’re actually building another archery building. [The current] one is only six lanes … they’re building a 14-lane one.”

Adkins said new members are always welcome – the current total is 1,900 members.

For more information, please go to www.nanaimofishandgameclub.com.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Suspect and Mountie bitten by police dog during arrest south of Nanaimo

Two suspects were arrested in connection with a stolen pickup truck in Cassidy on Thursday evening

City to re-name community policing office and keep it open

Council votes 6-2 for city to maintain a presence at Victoria Crescent office

Nanaimo RCMP seek help finding missing Nanaimo boy

Chaas Mearns, 13, was reported missing Jan. 30

Construction set to begin on Nanaimo airport terminal expansion

First phase of construction project to begin in March or April

Duncan family says care home switched mom’s cat with robot cat

Staff alleged to have said they were taking cat for bath, then replaced her with robotic stuffed toy

VIDEO: Buccaneers double up Generals to win Game 2

Nanaimo now leads the best-of-seven series against Oceanside two games to none

Beefs & Bouquets, Feb. 22

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

More snow forecast to fall Friday on Vancouver Island

Environment Canada calling for 2-10 centimetres on the east coast of the Island and areas inland

VIDEO: Buccaneers double up Generals to win Game 2

Nanaimo now leads the best-of-seven series against Oceanside two games to none

Indigenous elders share history with Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District students

‘Our kids learning their history through elders is nothing that we can find in our textbooks’

UPDATE: One driver taken to hospital after three-vehicle collision in Harewood

Accident happened at Howard Avenue and Seventh Street at about 9:30 a.m.

B.C. ski cross racer wins Olympic gold

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Most Read