PLEASE NOTE THAT THE UPPER RANGE ON BEAVER LAKE ROAD REMAINS CLOSED AT THIS TIME, DUE TO THE EXTREME FIRE HAZARD RATING.
Spectrum Lake in Monashee Provincial Park received a dock this week. It's an easy 6 km hike in with 16 campsites & pit toilets; trek in your gear and fishing for rainbow trout off of this new dock.
The dock was funded by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and in partnership with BC Parks B.C.'s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. ... See MoreSee Less
17 hours ago
Shooting range on Beaver Lake Road is now open to members of the Oceola Fish and Game Club (and their guests). We would like to thank you all for your patience.
Be safe, and have fun! ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
The road was good on way up today! Potholes filled But watch out for herd of cows on road all over
YESS!!! So excited!!!
was a member years ago and would like to rejoin.....can I get a contact name and number...Please and thank you
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1 week ago
Sidnee Oesch yup every time
We are receiving several emails daily with regards to opening the shooting range, including some pretty downright nasty ones blaming the Board of Directors for keeping the range closed unnecessarily, stating "all I see to lose is the cover over the shooting benches and an out house."
It's not that simple. All it takes is one spark. These photos are of the aftermath of BC's fires. We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
I am sure MOST of our hunting community supports and respects the decision to keep it closed! Thank you for standing your ground on this.
It's sad how ignorant some people can be.
The right call is often not the easiest
It's hard because I love to shoot and have a place to shot. I know at the upper range you shot paper target into a pill of dirt but that is not always the case. I have seen some people use steel dong. But then on other hand I know Armstrong gun club is open now so it make the decision hard. But for me if you say it's closed its closed because it wasn't an easy decision for you guys to make.
I'm a new member (just joined a few weeks ago). I was very disappointed to find out that I had no place to go to sight in my new hunting rifle, but as with all matters related to guns and hunting, safety first. Look forward to meeting some of you all at the range once it is back to business as usual!
looking for Joanne SCHILDS MOM CALLING NINE 11 dad out at the lake know how to look after myself
You don't know either?
It also didn't help that some people shot at explosive targets in the past up there.
Thank you for staying closed in these dry times! YOu are right one spark is all it takes. I wish the backcountry was closed too like they did in the East Kootneys. Just because we had a little rain does not mean our forests are safe! thanks again!
Thank you for making the responsible decision.
These complaints may be from some of the people that whine that they don't get enough for their membership dollars that add up to the price of a couple beers a month or never contribute or show up when help is requested or maybe the ones that think somebody else should be cleaning up after them because it is beneath them and their mother told them they don't have to or maybe the guys that think its cool to destroy the place that volunteers put in hours to build for them because somebody will fix it for them.. I'm guessing they are not any of the people that put the roof on the outhouse and buildings for them. We don't have to worry about the majority of very responsible members but always have to plan for the very small but incredibly stupid and dangerous few . Maybe they could join Kelowna club or just save their money and go up Postill. If something bad does happen are they going to the first there to fix it or just complain that noone is doing it fast enough for them.
Smart decision. Better to play it safe than risk lives, infrastructure and millions a fire can consume.
I'm of 2 minds on the range being closed. On one hand, it's probably a good decision considering the fire hazard, on the other, it forces those that don't have access to other ranges to go into the bush to sight in rifles under less controlled conditions and possibly pose a higher risk for starting fires by doing so. Bottom line is that it remains closed and, as members, we need to respect that
I am appalled at some peoples comments, complaining about the range closure. Those complaining should trade in your firearms for airsoft rifles! These complaints are pathetic and self centered. The range is managed by about 20 people who volunteer out of approximately 800 + members. I know that most of these complaints are from non volunteers. These negative comments are an embarrassment to myself, the club and to all those truly concerned with the outdoors. If you stick with airsoft toys, you dont need a firearms range!!!
October 1st in the Vernon area.
Kokanee Salmon Run
If you would like to join our Explorer Days, please sign up at naturekidsbc.ca for a membership with the North Okanagan branch for only $35/year per family! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
On August 31st Golden CO’s received a report of a limping bear on the local golf course. The officers responded and found the bear with a canine leg-hold trap on its front paw. The animal was captured by CO’s and the trap was removed. Upon release, the bear gave the officer a long stare that was perceived as a respectful thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Lucky it wasn't in Fort St John they would have just shot it
Cos here shoot here to the cos looking for brownie points....
It's contest time again! Help us name our new cougar! If you have a name suggestion for our new cougar, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. One entry per person, the contest closes on September 30th! A winner will be picked on Thanksgiving weekend! #contest #cougar #wildlife ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Range Use For Members:
As Our Range Remains Closed
Due To The Ever Increasing Fire Hazard,
Here Notification From
The Kelowna & District Fish & Game Club:
"AUGUST 28 – SEPT 10,
“ HUNTER DISCOUNT “
Due to wildfire activities throughout the Okanagan this summer, some Clubs have been forced to close ranges to members. KDFGC recognizes the need for ranges to be available to members with the 2017/2018 hunting season coming up quickly.
We are happy to offer existing members of neighbouring Okanagan Clubs currently closed, a $5 discount on our guest day pass for $20 entry to our ranges in order to get ready for hunting season. We also ask for a limit of not more than 4 guests at any one time accessing the long ranges. Time will be limited to 1/2hr per person if range is busy and no chronographs please. Guests must be accompanied by an existing member of KDFGC.
Please have your own club membership available to view."
Thank You to the Kelowna & District Fish & Game Club
Please everyone be reminded that the Upper Range on Beaver Lake Road
is closed due to the ever increasing fire hazard.
Today, Saturday, September 2nd, 2017,
a Member of the Executive was contacted by the local RCMP Detachment,
them having received notification of gun fire from our range.
In the future they will respond to such notifications,
as they have been advised that any such activity
at the present time represents a trespassing infraction.
With over 140 individual wildfires burning in this province,
the extreme fire hazard certainly is nothing to be taken lightly.
As stated since July 17th, 2017,
Violation of the Range Closure will result in Disciplinary Action. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Sure makes the guest pass at our club look cheap eh boys!!!
I'll just wait till I'm able to use the oceola range. I did buy a membership and haven't even been yet at all.
Campfire Ban Enforcement
Despite a well advertised campfire ban being in place most of the summer, some campers are choosing to light fires anyway. Conservation Officers and Natural Resource Officers are conducting patrols to ensure compliance with the campfire ban and other Wildfire related restrictions. Over the last week COs issued 37 violation tickets for Wildfire Act offences. COs will be patrolling during the upcoming long weekend. Persons found violating the campfire ban may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
I would like to see every single violator ticketed and a better system in place to collect fines from those who do not live in BC. We are all so disgusted by those who risk our lives and the lives of our firefighters.
I agree but fines tripled or higher! and confiscate vehicle until fines paid!! simple just gov'n not have the guts!
The Upper Range on Beaver Lake Road remains closed at this time due to increased risk of wildfires. We will alert everyone when we can safely reopen to our members and guests. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
with the cool nights and dew in the am will you open the range this week