Maintenance Alert

Just a heads up to all members that for the next few days (June 10,11,12) the good folks from the MD of Taber will be out at the range doing some mowing. They will clearly post a Maintenance sign on the range they are working on. It may not take all three days. We hope this doesn’t cause any inconvenience.There are plenty of ranges to accommodate any members wanting to use the range over those few days. Thanks to the MD for their support!

Cowboy Action

For those of you waiting for Cowboy Action to start up, the wait is over! Cowboy Action will begin on Wed. June 10th at 6:00 p.m. and every second Wed. after that. Dust of your boots and hats and come out to give it a try.

Next RSO Course June 10/2020

Our next RSO course will be offered out in the open at the Taber Range so we can comply with Covid 19 protocols. It will be held on Wed. June 10/2020 at 6:00 p.m. Please be sure to have paid for your membership of $100 and your gate key fob for $25 before the day of the course. We will absolutely not be handling any money out at the range. Payment can be made by Etransfer to treasurer@shoot-taber.org You can also make payment at A1 Fabrication in Taber or Section 8 in Lethbridge. Please arrive early to fill out your waiver. Sign up using the following link:
https://guestli.st/653745

New Firearms Regulation Petitions

More information has come to light with the recent OIC gun ban implemented by the government.  The legal team for the CSAAA (The Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association) has released a Statement that many 10 gauge and 12 gauge shotguns will fall under the ban as their barrel diameter may exceed the 20 mm requirement under section 95 of the OIC.  You can read more details at the CSAAA website here:
https://www.csaaa.org/blair-bans-12-gauge-10-gauge-shotguns-and-hunting-rifles/?fbclid=IwAR3BbwlPTHxDRFSgySWvMZwuv-sVQaFA0ct1w3ICorWNnufLt9ZGqUdw4Ww
if the CSSA site is overwhelmed also here:
http://wildboarcanada.ca/12g.pdf
Also please note a government petition has again started to request the OIC be reversed.  As this ban seems to affect more than just sport shooters but also bird hunters may be affected it is in all of our best interests to do what we can.  Anyone can sign this petition as there is no age limit.  The only restriction is each person must have their own email address.  Share the link with everyone you know.
https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2574&fbclid=IwAR3ny15z3W6nZSIQDH-veL3X5a06QLMjQdA0GIEj6lnmwCR8-zVwPNBxHj0

Please ensure you read the published gazette as well as the CSAAA release above to ensure you are in compliance with the law.

New Firearms Regulation Notice

Last week the Federal Government forced through changes to our firearm laws through an Order In Council (OIC).  The TSF executive suggest you review which firearms were affected by reading the published Gazette that the government has released.  The firearms listed are now immediately classified as prohibited firearms which cannot be transported or used at the range.  Included firearms include both those that were restricted and non-restricted.   It should be noted that many 12 gauge shotguns have a bore diameter greater than 20mm, so this ban also affects bird hunters.

As the executive for the TSF, we cannot answer any questions you have as the only information we have at this time is what is published in the the gazette and press releases.  There is a 2 year amnesty period where possession is allowed until a “buyback” program is to be put in place.  This “buyback” has not yet passed parliament.  The firearm advocacy groups, CCFR, NFA, CSSA are releasing further details continually.  Please visit their websites and social media for further information.

To review the Gazette visit:http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2020/2020-05-01-x3/html/sor-dors96-eng.html

If you have any questions specifically regarding your specific firearms, please contact the Canadian Firearms Centre:
1-800-731-4000email: cfp-pcaf@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

If you wish to express your displeasure with the governments actions contact:
Bow River MP – Martin Shields
Email: martin.shields.c1@parl.gc.caToll Free: 1-844-241-0020
Prime Minister – Justin Trudeau 

Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.caPhone 1 613 995-0253
Public Safety Minister – Bill Blair
Email :Bill.Blair@parl.gc.caPhone  1 613 995-0284
Letters to elected officials above can be sent to: (no postage required either)
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6  

Links to Advocacy Groups
CCFR – ccfr.caCSSA – cssa-cila.orgNFA – nfa.ca

Our Range during Covid19

The TSF would like all of our valued members to know that the range remains open for use. The range is large enough to easily maintain physical distance from each other. We encourage all members that enter the range to follow all Alberta Health recommendations. We also encourage all members to use their best judgement on whether or not to use the range at this trying time. Keeping yourself safe keeps everyone else safe.

Youth Group News

Due to Covid 19, we are cancelling all Youth Group activities for at least March and April. It could be longer. We are following AHS recommendations and will let you know when we resume activities. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Important RSO Course Announcement

Due to AHS recommendations, we have decided to cancel the RSO course scheduled for March 21st/2020. We will also NOT be offering an RSO course in April. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you need an RSO course, you can drop us a line and we can possibly connect you with one of our Directors who could give you a one on one course.

Rifle Silhouette Shoots Start April 16/2020

First off, this shooting sport is shot Standing Unsupported
Any .22 Rimfire Rifle, bring what you have (gopher gun)
.22 Standard Rifle 10.2 lbs max, any safe trigger
.22 Hunter Rifle 8.5 lbs max, with a 2 lb trigger
Any .22 ammo, short, long, or long rifle (No Stingers) A Hunter rifle can be used in Std. Match 
So we have two matches, back to back, one Std. and one Hunter. Scopes/iron sights, up to you.
Time limit 2 1/2 minutes for 5 shots Coaching and spotting is permitted and encouraged.
A match is 40 rounds, 10 each at Chickens, Pigs, Turkeys, and Rams.
Shoot the bottom rail first, one shot at each animal Left to Right.
After cease-fire and a restart, shoot the top rail left to right.
Chickens @ 40 Meters   Pigs @ 60 Meters Turkeys @ 77 Meters and Rams @ 100 Meters. We follow NRA Rules
You will shoot with people of your capabilities 
B 0-14  A 15-19
AA 20-25  AAA 26-31  Master 32-40
We will start Thurs April 16 @ 7:00 PM and every other week after that On the Silhouette/600 yard. Range.
For more info call  AL 403-553-3249 or Terry 403-894-4822

                   

                         

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Skeet & Trap Range

To those of you who have been patiently waiting for our Skeet & Trap range to be built, we would like inform you that this project is starting to come together. We have two enthusiastic members in Bryan Corns and Randy Luehr who have agreed to organize the project. They would like to find some people who might have skeet and trap experience or just have a keen interest in the sport and could assist them in the organizing, planning and implementation of the project. You can help make the Skeet & Trap range a reality. They encourage anyone that is interested or would like more information about the project to call Bryan Corns at 403-380-9586 or Randy Luehr at 403-223-8004. They hope to start organizing as soon as possible so if you are interested, they ask that you contact them by March 10/2020 so the planning can begin.

Project Mapleseed

Project Mapleseed is returning to Taber.  This year there will be 2 sessions, August 17 & 18.  Registration link will be shared when available.
Project Mapleseed is an apolitical rifle marksmanship training program that focuses on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship from standing, sitting/kneeling, and prone positions in a one day shooting clinic termed a "Mapleseed". We are a non-profit, all volunteer run organization committed to helping Canadians develop fundamental marksmanship skills and in the safe handling of firearms .
Why should you participate?
Project Mapleseed is challenging, educational, engaging and fun! We want to share our proud history and build a solid foundation for growth. Project Mapleseed’s goal is to introduce current and future firearm enthusiasts to essential safety and marksmanship skills along with sharing the important role of firearms in Canadian history. In sharing this history, we hope to encourage these individuals to help preserve our firearms heritage and freedoms in Canada.
How do you get started?
Project Mapleseed is open to shooters of all ages. The minimum you need is a .22 rifle, 400 rounds of ammunition and a teachable attitude. Mapleseed is open to all calibers and sight types including scopes. The .22LR semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles are the most commonly seen for their ease of use during the mandatory magazine changes and low ammo cost. Bring what you have, the shooting fundamentals taught apply to the shooter not their rifle. The goal is to learn and have fun. Subscribe today to find out more about Project Mapleseed and the upcoming training events near you and how you can get involved.

CRPS 2020 Western Championships

CRPS 2020 Western Championships 2-Day Match -Taber
Alberta August 15-16/2020
Match starts: August 15/2020 at 8:00 am, Match ends:
August 16/2020 at 5:00 pm
Location: Taber Shooting Foundation Range, Taber Alberta
2-day Western Championship Long Range PRS-style Rimfire
Match.
Restricted to .22 LR rimfire.
Maximum Round Count of 250.
24 Stages - 1-5 Steel targets placed between 75-300m.
Three Divisions are available - Production (Stock Rifles with MSRP under $500 with Optics under $700 - no modifications allowed to trigger, action, receiver).
Youth Division - Competitors under 18 years of age by the end of 2020.
Open Division is unlimited cost/modifications.
Production Division is limited to a bipod and one
support bag that must fit in a gallon size container with the lid closed.
Daily Agenda
Competitor Check-In: 9:00 am
Safety Briefing at: 10:00 am
Match Starts at: 10:30 am
Match Ends at 4:00 pm
Awards : 4:30 pm
Teardown and cleanup: 4:45 pm
Match booklet to be published 48 hours before the match with target sizes, props and distances declared.
Map and directions to the match will be sent to registered competitors.
For any questions, please contact the match director at info@rimfireprecision.ca
General match, with the following divisions:
Production, Open, Youth. To register for this match use the following link:https://practiscore.com/crps-2020-western-championship-match-taber-alberta/register

Taber Action League

Taber Shooting Foundation, Action Range 4, 6:30 pm, Thursdays May 14th/2020 to October 29th/2020. Taberaction@gmail.com

Every Thursday evening from May 14th until the end of October will be the Action League practice night. This is an IPSC style league night providing a series of drill specific courses of fire or, Level 1 matches for practice and competition. There is also the oppourtunity for multi gun events.

The evening will be run by a qualified IPSC Alberta Range Officer along with the experienced competitive shooters who arrive from time to time. If you are new to action sport shooting, this is an excellent place to become more familiar with the activity. New and Youth shooters are welcome. $5.00 per evening. No fees for Youth.

To participate, you must:

  • Be a member of the TSF or pay the appropriate drop-in fee*
  • Have a safe and functional semi-automatic handgun chambered in 9mm Luger or larger with a belt secured holster, 4 or more magazines and magazine pouches. SERPA holsters are prohibited.
  • A minimum basic comfort and familiarity with the firearm.
  • Minors are very welcome, but require the accompanying supervision to be met as outlined in the Firearms Act.**
  • Have appropriate eye and ear protection.
  • Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather, range conditions and activity.
  • Help with set up, tear down and cleanup. We police all brass and trash every evening.
  • Round count may vary from 75-100 per evening.

For more information please contact Rob Malmberg at taberaction@gmail.com

*The drop-in fee is outlined in the TSF-range rules. Any guest using the range for a shooting activity is required to pay a $15 range drop- in fee on their 3rd and subsequent range visits in that calendar year.

**A minor or any new shooter who requires more hands-on help or coaching can easily be accommodated.

Next RSO Course March 21/2020

Our next RSO course will be on Saturday, March 21/2020. The course begins at 9:00 a.m. but we are there by 8:00 a.m. so you can start filling out paperwork. Please bring your membership card if you already have one and your valid PAL. The course is free but you will have to purchase a gate key FOB for a one time refundable cost of $25. We accept E-transfer, cash or cheques, As on March 1st/2020 we will no longer using Paypal. Please sign up for the course at the following link: https://guestli.st/645456

Urgent Reminders for Members

First of all Thank You to all members that have already renewed their memberships. A reminder that the last day to renew memberships without a penalty is Feb.29/2020. Promptly on March 1st/2020 all memberships that have not been renewed will have their fob deactivated and the renewal will cost $125 at that point. Also, at our AGM the members in attendance had a discussion on whether the TSF should continue to use Paypal as a payment choice. The TSF looses $3.50 in fees to Paypal with every $100 payment made by members. The membership voted to drop the use of Paypal. Starting March 1st/2020 the TSF will no longer be using Paypal as a payment method. Please be advised that we will still accept cheque, cash, or Etransfer. We are finding that Etransfer is the most convenient and secure way to receive payments both for the TSF and it’s members.

Silhouette Events for 2020

March  28-29  Cranbrook  SB and HP
April     18-19  Cranbrook  SB and HP
May        9-10  Cranbrook  SB and HP
May      16-17  Taber  Alberta Provincial SB
May         23     RoseBud   SB and HP
June        6 -7   RoseBud   Alberta Provincial HP
June      13-14  Cranbrook  SB and HP
June    28-July 4  Canadian National Silhouette Matches
July      18-19  Cranbrook  SB and HP
July          25   RoseBud  SB and HP
August    1-2  Taber  Ralph Oler Memorial 
August  15-16  Cranbrook  SB and HP
August      15  Kananaskis  SB
August      22  RoseBud  HP
Sept.    19-20  Cranbrook  SB and HP
Sept.         26  RoseBud  SB and HP
Oct.      24-25  Cranbrook  SB and HP
Nov.         7     Cranbrook  Year-End  Fun Shoot and Banquet

AGM Results

The TSF wishes to congratulate Dave Johansen for accepting the nomination and subsequently being voted in as our new president. Dave was one of our Vice Presidents which left that position open for nominations. We would also like to congratulate Ben Elfring for accepting the nomination and subsequently being voted in as our new 1st Vice President. We know you will both do a great job.

The TSF would also like to convey our thanks to Morgan Rockenbach who finished his term as President. Some of you may not know but Morgan has been involved with the formation of the TSF since it was just an idea. He has done an exemplary job in leading the TSF to the successful organization it is today. Without people like Morgan projects as large as our Shooting Range would not be possible. Thank you again Morgan for all your hard work and endless hours of volunteering.

Next RSO Course Feb.15/2020

The next RSO course is on Feb.15/2020.  It will be held at the Taber Police Station Training Room which is located at 5700  50 Ave. Taber AB.  The course starts at 9:00 A.M.  Please arrive early to fill out paper work.  We are there and ready to go by 8:00 A.M. Please bring your PAL. Also bring your membership card if you already have one.   We can accept cash, Pay Pal, or E-transfer. Please sign up at the following link: https://guestli.st/641451

Advertise With Us

You can now advertise your business at the Taber Shooting Range

4 x 8 sign displayed on fence:  $500 for 3 years

2 x 4 sign inside range shelters: $200 for 3 years per shelter

2 x 2 sign inside range shelters: $150 for 3 years per shelter

The advertiser is responsible for providing the sign and proper installation. Location of all signs must be approved by the Taber Shooting Foundation.

New Incentive for 2020

We are launching an incentive for all members. Starting Jan. 1/2020 we will be adding a new field to our online registration. The field asks if any of our range members had recommended them to join. If so they are asked to provide the name of that member. For each new member signed up, the current member that recommended them will have their name entered in a draw for a fantastic prize at the end of the year. We will be announcing what the prize is soon. This new incentive will run all year. Members of the TSF executive are not eligible for this incentive.

Range Flag Safety Protocol

We have been experiencing a lack of use by members of the safety flags out at the range. Members using the range are reminded to use the RED and GREEN safety flags and drop down signs that are positioned at the entrance to each shooting range. Make sure the RED flag is always displayed when the range is in use. Also make sure the drop down sign is displaying it’s RED side. When you leave and the range is not being used please remember to replace the RED flag with the GREEN flag indicating that that range is not in use and position the drop down sign to display the GREEN side. We would like to thank all members for their attention to this matter.

Membership Renewal Time

Just a friendly reminder that all membership renewal fees are due by Feb. 29/2020. All memberships not renewed by Feb. 29th will have their key fob deactivated promptly on March 1st. Renews after Feb. 29/2020 will be $125 to accommodated deactivating and reactivating the key fob. Thank you to all members that have already paid their renewal fees.

Annual General Meeting

The Taber Shooting Foundation’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Jan. 30/2020 at the Taber Legion Hall. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. You can also buy a membership or renew your current membership at this time. We will be ready to process new memberships and renewals at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there.

Next RSO Course Nov. 2nd/2019

The next RSO course is on Nov. 2nd/2019.  It will be held at the Taber Police Station Training Room which is located at 5700  50 Ave. Taber AB.  The course starts at 9:00 A.M.  Please arrive early to fill out paper work.  We are there and ready to go by 8:00 A.M. Please bring your PAL. Also bring your membership card if you already have one.   We can accept cash, Pay Pal, or E-transfer. Please sign up using the following link:https://guestli.st/625971

Next RSO Course Oct. 5th/2019

Our next RSO course is set for Sat. Oct. 5th/2019. It will be held at the Taber Police Service training room located at 5700 50 Ave. Taber. Please arrive early to fill out paper work. We are there and ready to go at 8:00 A.M. Bring your PAL with you. Also bring your membership card if you already have one. We accept cash, PayPal, or E-transfer. Register at the following link: https://guestli.st/624837

Volunteer Maintenance Days

The TSF would like to thank all members who give so generously of their time and skills to help with routine maintenance at the range. We are always looking for more help and understand that picking one specific day may not work for everyone’s schedule. To that end the TSF has decided to try and organize routine maintenance days each month in hopes that some members can help on any of these days. The days will be on the second Saturday morning of every month and the 4th Monday evening of every month. All work days will be posted on our calendar. Saturdays will start at 8:00 a.m. and Monday evenings will start at 6:00 p.m. We will also have “lead” people there on those days to insure everyone knows what needs doing and where everything is. Sign up for clean up days at the following links:

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Next RSO Course Wed. July 17/2019

Our next RSO course is scheduled for Wed. July 17 /2019. It will be held at the Taber Police Station training room.  Sign in starts at 5.00 p.m. and the course begins at 6:00 p.m.  Bring your P.A.L.  You can also buy your membership at the RSO course as well. Walk ins are always welcome on the day of the course. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable deposit required for the Fob. You can register at the following link:
https://guestli.st/617619

Project Mapleseed July 19/2019

 Project Mapleseed is open to shooters of all ages. The minimum you need is a .22 rifle, 400 rounds of ammunition and a teachable attitude.  Mapleseed is open to all calibers and sight types including scopes. The .22LR  semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles are the most commonly seen for their ease of use during the mandatory magazine changes and low ammo cost.  Bring what you have, the shooting fundamentals taught apply to the shooter not their rifle.  The goal is to learn and have fun.
This is a club members advance purchase offer before the event is published for the public as spots can fill up fast. The course comes highly recommended for all shooters. You can get in- depth information on Project Mapleseed as well as sign up for the course using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/project-mapleseed-taber-shooting-foundation-taber-alberta-july-19-2019-tickets-63120688679

Next RSO Course Sat. June 15/2019

Our next RSO course is scheduled for Sat. June 15 /2019.  There must be a minimum of 10 online registrations for the course to run.  If the course does not run, you will be notified. It will be held at the Taber Police Station training room.  Sign in starts at 5.00 p.m. and the course begins at 6:00 p.m.  Bring your P.A.L.  You can also buy your membership at the RSO course as well. Walk ins are always welcome on the day of the course. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable deposit required for the Fob. You can register at the following link: https://guestli.st/613893

Taber Action League Night

Taber Shooting Foundation, Action Range 4

6:30pm Thursdays May 23 – June 20, 2019

$2 per head per evening

taberaction@gmail.com

   Every Thursday evening from May 23 – October on Action Range 4 will be the Action League practice night.  This is an IPSC style league night providing a series of drill specific courses of fire or Level 1 matches for practice and competition.

   The evening will be run by a qualified IPSC Alberta Range Officer along with the experienced competitive shooters who arrive from time to time.  If you are new to sport shooting, there is an Introduction to Action Shooting program that starts at 5:30pm and runs from May 23 – June 20.

To participate you must:

  • Help with set up, tear down and cleanup.  We police all brass every evening.
  • Be a member of the TSF or pay the appropriate drop in fee of $75 ($15/day x 5 days)
  • No fees for youth participants.
  • Have a safe and functional semi-automatic handgun chambered in 9mm Luger or larger with a  belt secured holster and 4 or more magazine pouches.  SERPA holsters are prohibited.
  • A basic comfort and familiarity with the firearm.
  • Minors are very welcome, but require the accompanying supervision to be met as outlined in the Firearms Act.
  • Have appropriate eye and ear protection.
  • Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather, range and activity.
  • Round count may vary; minimum 75.

Introduction to Action Shooting Sports

5 Week Introduction to Action Shooting Sports. Taber Shooting Foundation, Action Range 4. taberaction@gmail.com 5:30pm Thursdays May 23 – June 20, 2019 $50 This is a relaxed and friendly general introduction to the Action Shooting Sports.  It has a focus on safe gun handling and improving the skills of the novice and intermediate shooter.  This program will present sport specific training and practice with a little bit of competition thrown in to measure improvement and reward effort.  The 6 week introduction is not a recognized safety course or an IPSC Black Badge. It is an introduction to the rules, activities and expectations of a competitor and the TSF Action League.The Action League night starts immediately following these short sessions.  Intro to Action 5:30pm, League Night 6:30pm. If you are a new shooter and interested in participating in the TSF Action League nights, it is recommended that you participate in this introduction first.  If you are familiar with action and sport shooting, this is a good way to get more range time, further develop fundamentals and to help others with the same interest. The goals of the program are to introduce dynamic movement and begin the competitive environment for fun and skill development.  The Introduction to Action program is open to any interested person with the time and basic equipment. To participate you must: -Show up and pay the one time $50 fee.  This covers targets, tape, paint and props. Be a member of the TSF or pay the appropriate drop in fee of $75 ($15/day x 5 days) No fees for youth participants. Have a safe and functional semi-automatic handgun chambered in 9mm Luger or larger with a  belt secured holster and 4 or more magazine pouches.  SERPA holsters are prohibited. A basic comfort and familiarity with the firearm. Minors are very welcome, but require the accompanying supervision to be met as outlined in the Firearms Act. Have appropriate eye and ear protection. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather, range and activity. Round count may vary; minimum 75.

Next RSO Course May 14/2019 Has been cancelled due to lack of registrations.

Our next RSO course will be on Tuesday, May 14/2019. It will be held in the Taber Police Service Training Room. The actual course instruction starts at 6:00 p.m. but we are there at 5:00 and ready to take your registrations as it takes a while to fill out everyone’s paperwork. We hope this time will allow those to attend who can’t make it on a weekend. Please register at the link below. Walk ins are also welcome. We need a minimum of 10 online registrations before we can run the course. If you sign up and we do not run the course, you will be notified.

https://guestli.st/608970

Range Clean Up Day

Our Range Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th 2019 If you can spare some time to lend a hand it would be greatly appreciated. We will start at 8:00 A.M. If you can help please bring a rake, pitch fork, cordless drill, saw, etc. We will be cleaning the grounds as well as building some new targets. We need all the help we can get to keep our range in great shape for all our members. See you all on Sat. May 4th and Thank You in advance.

RSO Course April 20/2019

Just a heads up to everyone that signed up for the April 20th RSO course. We have enough signups to run the course so we’ll see you there. There is still room for more registrations so if you know anyone interest in the course let them know to sign up or just walk in.

RSO Course April 20/2019

The next RSO course is scheduled for Sat. April 20/2019.  There must be a minimum of 10 online registrations for the course to run.  If the course does not run, you will be notified. It will be held at the Taber Police Station training room. Please enter through the side door. The course starts at 9:00 A.M. but we start taking registrations at 8:00 A.M. as it takes time to complete the forms especially if there is a large group.  Bring your P.A.L. along.  If you have already received your membership card in the mail, please bring it along also. You can buy your membership at the RSO course as well. Walk ins are always welcome on the day of the course. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable deposit required for the Fob. We accept cash or cheques only. You can register at the site below:

https://guestli.st/604875

Special Meeting

Please be advised that the Taber Shooting Foundation will be holding a Special Meeting on Thursday, March 28th/2019 to vote for new executive positions. It will be held in the Reeves Room at the M.D. of Taber Office at 7:00 p.m. Please enter through the North side door.  Membership will be voting under the new guidelines of the amendments proposed at the Annual General Meeting in Jan. which state that any Executive member that has fulfilled their term can put their name forward for any other position. Members are encouraged to attend and cast your vote.

Cowboy Action Information Night

There will be a Cowboy Action Information night open to  any interested members.  Everyone is invited to explore this Shooting Sport on Monday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Taber Pistol Club. ( North Entrance of the Air Cadet Hall). If you would like more information you can call Bryan at 403-380-9586 or Randy at 403-223-8004

Next RSO Course Mar. 23/2019

The next RSO course is scheduled for Sat. March 23/2019. There must be a minimum of 10 online registrations for the course to run. If the course does not run, you will be notified. It will be held at the Taber Police Station training room. Sign in starts at 8:00 and the course begins at 9:00. Bring your P.A.L. You can also buy your membership at the RSO course as well. Walk ins are always welcome on the day of the course. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable deposit required for the fob. Sign up athttps://guestli.st/600429

Renewal Reminder

All members wishing to renew their membership for 2019 must pay their renewal fee by Feb. 28th/2019. All members that have not paid their renewal fee by Feb. 28th will have their key fobs deactivated on March 1st/2019. Renewal fees made after Feb. 28th will cost $125 instead of the regular renewal fee of $100. The $125 late renewal fee reflects a key fob reactivation fee. We would like to thank all members for their attention to this matter.

Special Meeting Alert for All Members

Please be advised that the Taber Shooting Foundation will be holding a Special Meeting on March 28th/2019. It will be held in the Reeves Room at the M.D. of Taber Office at 7:00 p.m. Please enter through the North side door. This is a follow up meeting which was approved at the Annual General Meeting in Jan. The Special Meeting is necessary due to proposed amendments to the current Taber Shooting Foundation Bylaws. The bylaw amendments must be brought forward to the M.D. of Taber Council before they can be approved. Because of this situation, voting for Executive positions was postponed until the bylaw amendments have been reviewed by M.D. Council. If approved, the membership will be voting under the guidelines of the amended bylaws, and if denied, the membership will vote under the guidelines of the current bylaws. This is a very important meeting. Every member is encouraged to attend and cast your vote.

Renewal Fees

Just a reminder that all renewal fees are due by the end of  Feb. Any renewal fees not paid by Feb. 28th will have their key fob deactivated on March 1st. Thank you to all members that have already paid their renewal fees.

Open House Featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Lynda Kiejko

The Taber Shooting Foundation’s Youth Group is proud to present an open house with Lynda Kiejko!

Lynda Kiejko has a deep history representing Canada in the shooting sports. A few of her many notable achievements include; winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, bronze at the 2003 Pan Am Games, two golds at the 2015 Pan Am Games, and most recently a gold at the Championships of the America’s in late 2018. This last win secured Canada a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Lynda is no stranger to the Olympics, she represented Canada at the 2016 Rio Games! This free event will start at 6:30pm on Feb 7th and is open to all members of the public. Lynda will be on sight answering questions, talking about her experiences with sport shooting and her Olympic journey. We will also have an air pistol range set up so attendees can try Olympic style target shooting.

 

Next RSO Course on Feb. 23/2019

The next RSO course is scheduled for Sat. Feb. 23/2019
It will be held at Kid Zone, 5219 49 Ave. Taber
Course starts at 9:00 A.M. Sign in starts at 8:30 A.M.
Please pre-register using the following link:
https://guestli.st/597909
Drop ins are always welcome but if we do not receive a minimum of 10 online registrations the course will be cancelled until next month.
Bring your P.A.L. If you’re getting a new membership please arrive
early. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

Annual General Meeting

The Taber Shooting Foundation Annual General Meeting will be held on Jan. 31/2019
Taber Legion Hall
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend
If you would like to become a member or renew your
membership please arrive at 6:00 p.m.
The Annual General Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you there

Ralph Oler Memorial Silhouette Shoot

Alberta Metallic Silhouette Association (AMSA)
Ralph Oler Memorial Silhouette Shoot
Provincial Small Bore Competition

This competition will be held at the Taber Shooting Range on Aug. 3rd & 4th/2019

First off, this shooting sport is shot Standing Unsupported
Any .22 Rimfire Rifle, bring what you have (gopher gun)
.22 Standard Rifle 10.2 lbs max, any safe trigger
.22 Hunter Rifle 8.5 lbs max, with a 2 lb trigger
Any .22 ammo, short, long, or long rifle (No Stingers)
A Hunter rifle can be used in Std. Match
We have two matches, back to back, one Std. and one Hunter
Scopes/iron sights, up to you
Coaching and spotting is permitted and encouraged
Chickens @ 40 Meters and Pigs @ 60 Meters
Turkeys @ 77 Meters and Rams @ 100 Meters
We follow NRA Rules
You will shoot with people of your capabilities B 0-14 A 15-19
AA 20-25 AAA 26-31 Master 32-40

If you are interested in learning more about this type of competition we will be offering information and practice sessions starting on Thurs.,May 9th/2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the  600 m Silhouette range and every other week after that.

For more info call Al Albers at 403-553-3249 or Terry Hertzke at 403-894-4822

Next RSO Course Sat. Jan. 26/2019

The next RSO course is scheduled for Sat. Jan. 26/2019
It will be held at the Taber Police Service meeting room.
Please use West door.
Course starts at 9:00 A.M. Sign in starts at 8:30 A.M.
Please pre-register using the following link:
https://guestli.st/593706
Drop ins are always welcome but if we do not receive a minimum of 10 online registrations the course will be cancelled until next month.
Bring your P.A.L. If you’re getting a new membership please arrive
early. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

Reminders to all persons using the TSF Shooting Range

Please be aware that anyone using the temporary skeet range must not change the direction of the launcher. It has come to our attention that some individuals have been moving the launcher in a direction which allows shotgun pellets and clays to fly over the berms of the other ranges making an unsafe situation for other shooters. The direction of all shooting at the skeet range MUST be directed ONLY in a North , North West direction. Failure to adhere to this request may result is a loss of your membership. The TSF strives to make the Shooting Range a safe facility for all shooters.

There is NO shotgun use allowed on the following ranges: 50m, 100m, 200m, 600m, and Cowboy Action Range. Shotgun use IS, allowed on the temporary trap range. Shotgun use is also allowed in the North East corner of the Action Range which has been nicknamed the Zombie range (Action Range 4C) although regular shells are prohibited there. Only SLUGS may be used on the Zombie range. The TSF thanks you for your adherence to the range rules.

Next RSO Course Saturday Dec. 8/2018

The next RSO course is scheduled for Sat. Dec. 8/2018

It will be held at the Taber Police Service meeting room.
Please use West door.
Course starts at 9:00 A.M. Sign in starts at 8:30 A.M.
Please pre-register using the following link:
https://guestli.st/589323
Bring your P.A.L. If you’re getting a new membership please arrive
early. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

Range Rule Reminder

Range Rule #14 States the Following:

“The consumption or possession of alcohol or drugs is not permitted within club boundaries while any portion of the
Range remains open to shooting. Anyone found in contravention of this rule, including shooters who have consumed
alcohol immediately prior to arriving at the Range, or appear to be impaired from any source, may be permanently
banned from the Range.”
The TSF would like to inform all persons using the range that just because cannabis is now legal it still falls under the
prohibited substances as mentioned under the above range rule. No use or impairment caused by cannabis will be
tolerated on the range.

 

TSF Youth Group Volunteers Needed

The Taber Shooting Foundation’s Youth Group is looking for volunteers!

The youth group runs events on a bi-weekly basis, during the warm months at the Taber Shooting Foundation’s range, and volunteers are expected to be able to attend a large portion of these events. We understand that family and work come first, but manpower is often our largest issue at our events, so we are looking for volunteers who are able to attend our events as often as possible. We try and schedule our event no less that 2 weeks in advance.

We ask that volunteers have both their PAL and have completed the Taber Shooting Foundation’s RSO course. These are important as we will be handling firearms and teaching safety to youth participants.
The youth committee operates largely electronically via Facebook and communicates mostly by email and/or FB messenger, all volunteers are expected to have some online presence to stay connected with our efforts.

During the winter months we are looking to host events at the indoor pistol range with a frequency yet to be determined. As well as working on our focus and programing for the upcoming outdoor season.

We ask all persons wanting to join the youth committee join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TSFYouthGroup/) and message either Shane Bonner or David Johansen, or email TSFYouthGroup@gmail.com

Thanks;

TSF Youth Group

 

Next RSO Course Nov. 10/2018

The next RSO course is scheduled for Sat. Nov.10/2018

It will be held at the Taber Police Service meeting room.
Please use West door.
Course starts at 9:00 A.M. Sign in starts at 8:30 A.M.
Please pre-register using the following link:
https://guestli.st/585597
Bring your P.A.L. If you’re getting a new membership please arrive
early. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

RSO Course Oct. 13/2018

The next RSO course is scheduled for Sat. Oct. 13/2018

It will be held at Kid Zone, 5219 49 Ave. Taber
Course starts at 9:00 A.M. Sign in starts at 8:30 A.M.
Please pre-register using the following link:
https://guestli.st/583716
 If possible, register ahead of
class using the link on this website. Otherwise, just show up.
Bring your P.A.L. If you’re getting a new membership please arrive
early. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

Maximum Calibre

MAXIMUM CENTREFIRE RIFLE CALIBRE
(ON THE 50 YD. RANGE) IS 22 CALIBRE (.224 DIA.)
(All centrefire handgun calibres are allowed in both handguns and rifles.)
(All rimfire handguns and rifles are allowed.)
22 centrefires: (source – Nosler #6 manual)
22 Hornet
221 Remington Fireball
222 Remington (also incl. 222 Rem. Magnum)
223 Remington/5.56 X 45mm NATO
22 PPC (USA)
22 BR Remington
225 Winchester
22 – 250 Remington
220 Swift
223 Winchester – WSSM.
(BC 2018 – 09)

Cowboy Action

Hello Gentlemen, Ladies and Youth

The cowboy action group has started up. Wed. Aug. 29th was our first evening, with 8 in attendance. Our next day is Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 5:30. You are welcome to come early and help setup. They will run each Wed. night as long as the weather holds up, perhaps the end of Sept. All instructions for equipment (guns) will be explained at the beginning of the evening. Some tryout guns and nominally priced ammo will be available. Contacts for this activity are Randy Luehr, Bryan Corns, and Derrick Krizan. Bring hearing and eye protection, long sleeved shirt, boots (no shorts), a western hat is encouraged. All participants must have a current PAL and abide by the safety rules of the range.

ABSOLUTLY NO LIQUOR ALLOWED.

Cowboy Action Start up and Demo

The cowboy action group will be starting up on Wed. Aug. 29th at 5:30 p.m.  You are welcome to come early and help setup.They will run each Wed. night as long as the weather holds up, perhaps the end of Sept. All instructions for equipment (guns) will be explained that evening.  They will supply some tryout guns and ammo will be nominally priced. Contacts for this activity are Randy Luehr, Bryan Corns, and Derrick Krizan.Bring hearing and eye protection, long sleeved shirt, boots (no shorts), western hat is encouraged. All participants must have a current PAL and abide by the safety rules of the range.

ABSOLUTLY NO LIQUOR ALLOWED.

RSO Course Sept 19/2018

Next RSO course is scheduled for Wed. Sept. 19/2018

It will be held at the Taber Police Service meeting room.
Starts 5:30. Sign in starts at 5:00
Please pre-register using the following link:
 https://guestli.st/579612
 If possible, register ahead of
class using the link on this website. Otherwise, just show up.
Bring your P.A.L. If you’re getting a new membership please arrive
early. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

Non-restricted Canadian Firearms Safety Course

    A Nonrestricted Canadian Firearms Safety Course will be offered on September 29/18 in Taber. Contact Allen Herbst (403-223-3459)                                        or Russ Norris (403-654-2392) for more information and to register, no later than September 25/18. An RPAL course will be offered shortly                            after if there are enough registrations.

Next Range Clean up and Work Day Sept. 8/2018

Our next Range clean up day will be on Sept. 8th.  Anyone who would like to help out is asked to show up at 8:00 a.m.
Help is needed for construction, painting, general clean up, mowing, etc.  If possible bring some basic tools along.
All help is greatly appreciated. A big thank you goes out to everyone that has donated their time and skills on our
previous Range clean up days.

Next RS0 Course is on Tues. Aug. 14/2018

Next RSO course is scheduled for Aug. 14/2018

It will be held at Taber Police Service meeting room. Starts 6:30. Sign in starts at 6:00

Please pre-register using the following link

  https://guestli.st/576732

 If possible, register ahead of
class using the link on this website. Otherwise, just show up.
Bring your P.A.L. If you’re getting a new membership please arrive
early. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

Ladies Range Night

Ladies Range Night

July 30, 2018

When: July 30, 2018 from 6:30pm to sunset

Where: M.D. OF TABER SPORT SHOOTING COMPLEX – 10km North on Hwy 864, as measured from the intersection of Hwy3 and Hwy864 (at the Rocky Mountain Equipment corner)

Cost: $10 per person – Cash at the door only

Ladies, this is your chance to enjoy a night out and experience a ladies only shooting experience!

The CCRF and the Taber Shooting Foundation are excited to host a Ladies night at the Taber range. This event is open to all women no matter your age or shooting experience! We will have ammunition, rifles, and experienced shooters on hand, ready to teach participants! We ask that all women under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please register on our Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1783011838447446/

Or by emailing Shane at theshaneler@gmail.com

Presented by:

All event proceeds will go to the Taber Shooting Foundation’s Youth Group.

Mapleseed Shoot Early Registration

Registration is open for the Project Mapleseed shoot on Aug 4 at the range.  They have given Members of the TSF a 7 day advance notice before public posting on their website.  Below is  the pre-registration link

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/project-mapleseed-aug-4th-2018-at-tabor-shooting-foundation-tabor-sports-shooting-complex-tickets-47447174777

Project Mapleseed is an apolitical rifle marksmanship training program that focuses on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship from standing, sitting/kneeling, and prone positions in a one day shooting clinic termed a “Mapleseed“.  We are a non-profit, all volunteer run organization committed to helping Canadians develop fundamental marksmanship skills and in the safe handling of firearms

Project Mapleseed is open to shooters of all ages. The minimum you need is a .22 rifle, 400 rounds of ammunition and a teachable attitude.  Mapleseed is open to all calibers and sight types including scopes. The .22LR semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles are the most commonly seen for their ease of use during the mandatory magazine changes and low ammo cost.  Bring what you have, the shooting fundamentals taught apply to the shooter not their rifle.  The goal is to learn and have fun.

For more information about Project Mapleseed visit:

https://mapleseedrifleman.com/

 

 

 

Range Work Day July 7th

We will be having another Range Work Day on July 7th.  All help is greatly appreciated. Things are really progressing well at the Range.  The 600 m is just about finished.  The 200 m will be done probably next week, if the weather holds.  The golf cart shed is coming along, as the volunteers get time.

We came up with this list of improvements:

—-put up downed traffic signs on roadway
—-green Range flags need to be replaced with durable materials.
—-50 m range shed needs to be pressure washed as well as toilet interior
—-the shed posts and the toilets need to be painted.  There is white tremclad in the TRC for the posts. Toilet interior paint will need to be purchased at Home Hdw and brushes can be picked up at the dollar store.
—- there needs to be a couple more ceasefire signs ordered by Derrick.
—-each range needs at least one good quality broom and dustpan.  Anyone know a cleaning supply company that would donate this?
—-the steps on the gravel slope of the 600 m need to relocated to the east entrance
—-Jake Bergen needs to install the handicap ramp on the south entrance of the 600 m
—-the MD needs to put down asphalt on the lane from the parking lot to the 100 m as well as the cart paths down each side of 600 m
—-an entrance gate, similar to the one on the 50 m Range needs to be built at the entrance to the 200 m in order to restrict vehicle access
—-the weeds etc at the main gate entrance need mowing
—-more target stands (both fixed and portable)need to constructed for the 50/200&600m Ranges. There is lots of lumber out there to use.
—-the target backstops on the 100 m need lots of repair.
—-gun racks are needed in each shelter
—-seating benches are needed in the 600 and 200 m shelters just like the ones in the 50 or 100 m. Brackets, bench frames and cover boards are in the TRC and 100 m shelter.
—-all the scrap lumber around the TRC and piled by the Skeet houses needs to be hauled to the dump.  Cory Armfelt needs to be contacted to arrange permission to haul to the landfill.
—-Target boards for the portable targets should be precut and and placed on each range for shooters to install when needed.  Full sized sheets should be placed under each shelter for the same reason
—-the golf carts need to be serviced. I believe we have a few mechanics that might help get them operable.  If you know who, invite them to work on the carts
—-the approach off the highway and near the fob reader needs some gravel spread

 

 

Notice to all TSF Members

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS OF TABER SHOOTING FOUNDATION

No doubt, most of you are aware that 2018 has brought about many developments on the TSF Shooting Range. If you’ve been out there lately, you will see that the 600 m Range has a shelter over the benches. It was just initiated recently by the SAPRL competition June 16. The 200 m Range shelter is currently under construction, with completion expected in the next couple of weeks. In the parking lot, you can’t miss seeing the new maintenance shed that our industrious Maintenance Committee Volunteers are presently building. This will eventually house the golf carts and the Bobcat as well as other maintenance paraphernalia. The RCMP have installed a Windscreen on the 50 m Range to protect their classroom tent. The Training and Resource Center building has been completely tinned, from roof to ground. Pouring the concrete basement floor, and placing floor beams will be completed this summer as well. Unfortunately, the Skeet/Trap area is still undeveloped, but we are ready to install the houses and equipment as soon as the MD of Taber can direct their equipment resources in that direction. A number of factors, of which we have no control, have necessitated this project delay. Numerous groups have been patronizing our Range, and as such, have generated much needed funds that has allowed us to make the improvements you can see on your next visit.

As you know, many members and businesses and supportive individuals donated $250/Shooting bench when we first started developing the Range. Initially we received funding for 57 benches. To date 42 have been installed. We have 4 on hand, ready to be put in place. We will be ordering 23 more benches, from our very generous business, RUGGED TANKS, that we hope to have built this summer yet. Thanks also to A1FABRICATION for installing the metal legs and seats, as well as    placing them onto the firing lines. This provides us with 69 Shooting benches, once it is all done. As I said earlier, 57 have already been sponsored. This leaves 12 more opportunities for a member to sponsor a Shooting bench. The signage, recognizing the sponsor will be placed above a bench on the Ranges that spots are still available. There is 1 more sponsor needed for the 600 m Range and 11 more needed for the 200 m Range. The signage can accommodate up to 25 letters or numbers  to recognize the sponsor.

Many of you have inquired in the past about sponsoring a Shooting     Bench. If you are interested, please contact ALLEN HERBST TSF VICEPRESIDENT at 403-223-3459. The sponsorship will be done            on a first come/first serve basis. There are numerous other ways that      you, as a member, can contribute to the development of our Range. So,       if it’s not a bench, then volunteer for some of the other numerous tasks    that need your time and talents to complete.

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Next RSO Course July 17/2018

Next RSO course is scheduled for July 17/2018

It will be held at Kid Zone ( 5219-49 Ave. Taber Ab) Starts 6:30. Sign in starts at 6:00

Please pre-register using the following link:

https://guestli.st/573114

 If possible, register ahead of
class using the link on this website. Otherwise, just show up.
Bring your P.A.L. If you’re getting a new membership please arrive
early. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

Range Clean Up

We are planning a range clean up day on July 7th.
We are also hoping to do some building of  targets.
All help is welcome. Bring your rakes and tools.
We will be starting at 8:00 A.M.  If you need
any more information please contact Dave Johansen
at johansen.dave@gmail.com

C-71 and You

Call to Action! The free C-71 book is now available on our website at https://shoot-taber.org/thec71book
This book gives simple and straightforward explanations of what we all need to do to fight the proposed C-71 legislation which really targets and harms law-abiding firearms enthusiasts. If you don’t know what the C-71 legislation is about, please read the first few pages, it will shock and offend you. Doing something about this is easier than you think!

RSO Course June 19/2018

Next RSO course is scheduled for Tues. June 19/2018

It will be held at Kid Zone ( 5219-49 Ave. Taber Ab) Starts 7:15p.m.

Please pre-register using the following link:

https://guestli.st/570081

 If possible, register ahead of
class using the link on this website. Otherwise, just show up.
Bring your P.A.L. If you’re getting a new membership please arrive
early. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

 

 

We Sustain

Alex Barry
Owner, WE SUSTAIN
wesustain.ca@outlook.com
Ph:403-405-2044    Cell: 403-795-4179

As a member of the TSF and the TSF Executive and Membership committees, am offering a 10% discount on all products, to all members of the Taber Shooting Foundation. WE SUSTAIN, offers an extensive selection of Survival Gear, Emergency Preparedness & Camping Supplies. I encourage members to visit wesustain.ca and check out the extensive range of products. Enter the code tsf10 at the checkout, to receive your 10% discount on all orders over $50. This discount does not expire.

RSO Course May 16/2018

Our next RSO course is scheduled for  May 16/2018 from 5 pm to 9 pm

 Taber Police Station Classroom Pre-registration at 4:30

Please pre-register using the following link:

https://guestli.st/509727

An RSO course is scheduled for May 16/18
from 5 pm to 9 pm. It will be in the basement classroom of the
Town of Taber Police Station. If possible, register ahead of
class using the link on this website. Otherwise, just show up.
Bring your P.A.L. if you’re getting a new membership please arrive
by 4:30 pm. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

 

 

 

RSO Course April 21/2018

Our next RSO course is scheduled for  Apr.21/2018 from 9-12

 Taber Police Station Classroom Pre-registration at 8:30.

Please pre-register using the following link:

https://guestli.st/507306

An RSO course is scheduled for Apr.21/18
from 9am to noon. It will be in the basement classroom of the
Town of Taber Police Station. If possible, register ahead of
class using the link on this website. Otherwise, just show up.
Bring your P.A.L. if you’re getting a new membership please arrive
by 8:30 am. Upon completion you will be issued a Key Fob that
will permit entry to the TSF Range. There is a $25 refundable
deposit required for the Fob.

 

Nonrestricted Firearms Safety Course

A Nonrestricted Canadian Firearms Safety Course will be offered on April 14/18 in Taber. Contact Allen Herbst (403-223-3459) or Russ Norris (403-654-2392) for more information and to register, no later than April 11/18. An RPAL course will be offered shortly after if there are enough registrations.”

RSO Course

Our next RSO course is scheduled for  March 24/2018 from 9-12

 Taber Police Station Classroom Pre-registration at 8:30.

Please pre-register using the following link:

https://guestli.st/501492

Please get your membership online at https://www.shoot-taber.org before
attending if possible.
Please come early if you are getting a membership onsite and bring PAL and
cash/cheque! This is 3 to 3.5 hours for both the in-class and on-range portions
of the RSO course. In order to obtain an electronic fob to the range gate, all
members will need to attend the RSO course at least once and sign the waiver.
Please sign up in advance here, bring your PAL, and attend the course, and if
you are getting a membership onsite don’t forget to bring your PAL, $25 for
the fob deposit, and $100 for membership/renewal.

Urgent Reminder

This is just a reminder that the 2018 membership dues should be paid soon.
 Your 2017  membership has expired.  Your Key Fob will be deactivated
on March 1/18.  Avoid having to pay a $25 reactivation fee by renewing your
membership now.  This can be done over the website via PayPal, or by
contacting TSF executive members such as Allen Herbst (223-3459) or
Morgan Rockenbach (222-2409) or Bloyce Coles (380-3551).  One of us
will arrange to update your membership.
We very much appreciate your patronage, but we need paid up members to
be able to do all that must be done at our Range.  Please cooperate.

Notice to Members

Members renewing for 2018 who are in possession of deactivated FOBS
will need to return those FOBS to the MD of Taber office in exchange
for a new FOB.
MD of Taber staff will ask to see your 2018 membership
card before the FOB exchange is made, so please be sure to have the 2018
card with you.
A 2018 membership card will be issued by TSF as soon as
the renewal fee of $125 is received from the member.
FOBS were
deactivated after 2017-02-28 if a 2017 membership was not purchased
by that date.

Important Notice To All TSF Members

As you are already aware, the Taber Sport Shooting Complex is BOOMING with activity.  With the incredible amount of growth to date, as well as plans for the 2018 season, we find ourselves needing to appeal to the TSF membership to take on a more ACTIVE ROLE in the operation of our Range.  We, the TSF Executive, have identified a couple of areas where we need to establish a committee to provide the following services:
FUNDRAISING/GRANT APPLICATION COMMITTEE:
Currently, we are struggling with the task of acquiring Funds from sources outside the regular membership fees.  In order to move ahead with major projects, such as the completion of the Skeet/Trap Range, or the Training and Resource Center, this Committee, (hopefully composed of at least 3 TSF members), would coordinate any Raffles as well as research and apply for any Community Grant programs.  There is also a market for Corporate Sponsorship from various business enterprises that are involved with Shooting Sports and would pay to post their advertising on our Range and Website.  Initially, there would be a fair amount of effort required to get organized, but afterwards it would be very routine.  We already have a Template for many Grant Programs to assist this committee.
MAINTENANCE/CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE:
With the increased development and activity on the Range, there is a greater need for regular maintenance and minor construction to be done.  Simple things,like emptying garbage bins, replacing shot out target boards, etc. need to be done to keep our Range in prime operational condition.  MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS would be contracted out, such as the shelters on the 600m and 200m ranges.  What we need is a small committee of 2 or 3 members who would periodically check out the Range and arrange any MINOR repairs/maintenance that need to be done.  We would expect each of the Shooting Sports (such as Cowboy Action, IPSC, etc) to take a turn on a monthly schedule to complete their assigned tasks.
YOUTH SPORT SHOOTING LEAGUE:
The future of all our shooting sports is dependent upon us to bring the Youth of our community into the safe and ethical participation of the various shooting sports out there.  The TSF very much wants to see this happen.  Once again, we need adult leaders to undertake this activity.  We have many resources available to assist and promote this venture.  It only takes the parents of these youngsters to make this happen.
No Doubt you could identify other areas where the TSF Sport Shooting Complex could grow.  All this will happen in the future, if the membership is PROACTIVE and uses their time and talent to provide the necessary initiative to carry forward.  Your Executive cannot do this alone.  We (the Executive) will do anything in our power to provide interested parties with the Ways and Means to achieve their goals.
You may contact either Morgan Rockenbach (403 222 2409) or Allen Herbst (403 223 3459) to express you willingness to be part of these essential committees.  An organizational meeting will be planned for sometime in the Spring, if sufficient response is received.

 

SAPRL Practical Marksmanship Challenge

Registration opens on: February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 AM · Registration closes on: April
30, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Match starts: June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 AM · Match ends: June 16, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Location: Taber
The first SAPRL Match of the 2018 season
General match, with the following divisions:
Open, Tactical

Price: $110

Notice to all TSF members regarding Raffle

There are still 40 books of raffle tickets to be sold for the 3-Gun Raffle/Archery Package/1 year membership, sponsored by the TSF.  Funds from this raffle are vital to our budget in order to complete planned projects for 2018.  All members should feel obliged to sell at least one book of tickets.  Tickets can be obtained from Rory Martinson at A1 Fabrication (403-223-4737) located at 5601 66 ave Taber.  This raffle will be drawn on March 15, so we need you to get selling them.

RSO Course Feb.24/2018

Our next RSO course is scheduled for Saturday Feb.24/2018 from 9-12

 Taber Police Station Classroom Pre-registration at 8:30.

Please pre-register using the following link:

https://guestli.st/485058

Please get your membership online at https://www.shoot-taber.org before
attending if possible.
Please come early if you are getting a membership onsite and bring PAL and
cash/cheque! This is 3 to 3.5 hours for both the in-class and on-range portions
of the RSO course.In order to obtain an electronic fob to the range gate, all
members will need to attend the RSO course at least once and sign the waiver.
Please sign up in advance here, bring your PAL, and attend the course, and if
you are getting a membership onsite don’t forget to bring your PAL, $25 for
the fob deposit, and $100 for membership/renewal.