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.

Annual General Meeting Friday January 26

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday January 26th at 7:00 P.M. at the Taber Legion Hall.

The Membership Committee will be there by 6:00 pm to take renewals and new memberships for the 2018 season.

Come out to this very important meeting to hear the budget for 2018. This year we have many exciting projects and activities planned. Opportunities to join or form leagues or shooting sports as well as volunteer for work parties will be presented. The success of the MD Taber Sport Shooting Complex can only be achieved through the willingness of its membership to participate at every level. Please plan to attend and have input in your range’s future development and programs.

TSF Gun Raffle Sponsored by Taber Exhibition Association

The TSF is having another Gun Raffle, sponsored by the TEA. Draw date is March 15th, 2018

1st prize is a Revolver + Rifle + Shotgun.
2nd prize a $1000 Archery Package.
3rd prize a 1 year TSF membership.

Tickets are $10, and are available from TSF executive and many members. Tickets can also be purchased at Marksman Guns on 13th street North in Lethbridge and at the SARA Gun Show in Lethbridge .

Call 403-223-3459 for further info if required. Funds from this raffle are vital to our budget.

Tickets are $10 each available from many TSF members, as well as at the SARA gun show in Lethbridge on February 3rd and 4th.. Draw date March 15/18.

RSO Course Jan 20

Our next RSO Course is being offered on Jan. 20/2018.

Please register using the following link:

https://guestli.st/493500

An RSO course is scheduled for January 20/18 from 9am to noon. It will be held 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.

Taber Fish and Game Measuring Day

Taber Fish and Game Measuring Day, Saturday Jan. 6/18 at Taber civic centre. Bring heads in early for measuring. Come in and view this year’s hunting harvest. Cafeteria and bar open for patrons. Renew your 2018 F&G memberships. Contact Pat Horvath for more information at 403-331-7706.

RSO Course Sat. Dec. 2/2017

Our next RSO course is scheduled for Saturday Dec. 2/2017 from 9-12 at Kid Zone (5219 49 Ave) in Taber. Pre-registration at 8:30.
Please pre-register using the following link

                                          https://guestli.st/485409

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.

Firearms Safety Course

A non-restricted Canadian Firearms Safety Course will be offered on December 2/17 in Taber. Contact Allen Herbst (403-223-3459) or Russ Norris (403-654-2392) for more information and to register, no later than November 29. An RPAL course will be offered shortly after if there are enough registrations.

IMPORTANT Deadline Oct 30 for delinquent memberships

It has come to the attention of the Taber Shooting Foundation that numerous individuals have not renewed their memberships for 2017 with the TSF (MD Taber Sport Shooting Complex).  Many of these individuals are in possession of a Gate Fob.  Without a current paid up membership, any use of a  Gate Fob would be contrary to TSF Policy and thus constitute a Trespass and illegal entry to the range.  A paid up membership is required in order to fulfill the terms of our Insurance Provider and TSF Policies.  Any unauthorized access could put the TSF operating licence at risk.

With this in mind, on October 30 2017 the TSF will deactivate all Gate Fobs registered to those individuals that have not renewed for 2017 prior to OCTOBER 30, 2017.  After a fob is deactivated it will incur an additional $25 charge to have it reactivated (payable at time of membership renewal).

If you renew your membership prior to October 30 and have not used the range at all in 2017 we will forgive your arrears and approve your membership including 2018.  If you have accessed the TSF Range any time during 2017 while your membership was expired (according to the gate fob digital records) we would ask that you pay for your 2017 membership fee as well in good conscience.  If you have a Gate Fob, and do not wish to keep it, you may return it to the MD Taber office before October 30 and you will be refunded your $25 deposit.

The TSF success will only happen with the cooperation of its members.  The volunteers who make up your executive and directors work hard to ensure the Range grows and is developed to the enjoyment of its membership.  Asking members to keep their memberships up to date is not too much to expect.  We must comply with the TSF Policies and the Requirements of the RCMP Chief Firearms Office and our Insurance Providers.  Individuals must comply with this or lose their member privileges.

TAKE NOTE:  Any 2018 memberships that are not renewed by the last day of February 2018, will automatically have their Gate Fobs deactivated, and a $25 reactivation fee will be charged at time of renewal afterwards.  Renewals can be done via the website (PayPal) or by contacting a TSF executive member.

RSO Course Oct 14th 9am (New Location)

Our next RSO course is scheduled for Saturday October 14 2017 at 9am at Kid Zone (5219 49 Ave) in Taber.
Please pre-register using the following link:
https://guestli.st/480963
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.

RSO Course Sep 13 5:30 pm

Our next RSO course is scheduled for Wednesday September 13 2017 at 5:30pm at Taber Police Station – Basement West Entrance.
Please pre-register using the following link:
https://guestli.st/474663
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.

Upcoming range closure bookings

All range closure bookings will be posted in the Sign-In Shed as well.
Please respect these bookings, and shoot on an alternate area of the range during these time periods. These bookings generate much needed income to the TSF which will be reinvested in developing our range.

50m:
Aug 22, 9 to 4:30
Aug 28-31, 9 to 4:30
Sep 4-7, 9 to 4:30
Sep 11-14, 9 to 4:30
Sep 15, 9 to 4:30
Sep 18-21, 9 to 4:30
Sep 22, 9 to 4:30
Sep 25-28, 9 to 4:30
Oct 2-5, 9 to 4:30
Oct 12-15, all day
Oct 16-19, 9 to 4:30

100m:
Aug 31, noon to midnight
Sep 1, all day
Sep 7, noon to midnight
Sep 8, all day
Sep 9, all day
Sep 14, noon to midnight
Sep 15, 9 to 4:30
Sep 16, all day
Sep 21, noon to midnight
Sep 22, 9 to 4:30
Sep 23, all day
Sep 28, noon to midnight
Sep 29, all day
Sep 30, 1pm to midnight
Oct 5, noon to midnight
Oct 6, all day
Oct 11, all day
Oct 12, all day
Oct 13, all day
Oct 14, all day
Oct 19, noon to midnight
Oct 20, all day

Action Range:
Oct 12-15, all day

600m:
Sep 15, Noon to midnight
Sep 16, all day

Firearms Safety Course Sep 30

Registrations are being taken for a NON-RESTRICTED CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE to be offered in Taber.  The date for this class is Saturday, September 30 2017. Deadline for registrations is Sept 27.  This class is filling quickly, so register early in order to secure a seat in the class.  Call Allen Herbst (403-223-3459) or Russ Norris (403-654-2392) for more information or to register.  Those wishing to obtain their RESTRICTED FIREARMS license should notify us as well.  There will be one offered soon after the non-restricted course if sufficient registrations are made.

RSO Course July 19 5:30pm

RSO Course Wednesday July 19, 5:30pm.
Our next RSO course is scheduled for Wednesday July 19 at 5:30pm at Taber Police Station – Basement West Entrance.
Please pre-register using the following link:
https://guestli.st/470901
Please get your membership online at http://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.

Disciplines Meeting June 22 7:00pm

Attention all members: Disciplines Meeting June 22nd 7:00pm

Attention shotgunners, archers, IPSC, long range shooters, black powder enthusiasts, or anyone interested in joining or forming a group or league for these or any of the other various disciplines:

We invite you to attend the initial meeting to begin the organization of these groups at 7:00pm on Thursday June 22nd at the MD Taber building, North entrance.

At this meeting you’ll have the opportunity to meet others who have similar interests as you, exchange contact information, form committees or groups, and exchange ideas.

Please try to pre-register at http://guestli.st/468615 but also tell anyone else that they can still come even if they don’t pre-register.

RSO Course June 21 5:30pm

RSO Course Wednesday June 21, 5:30pm.
Our next RSO course is scheduled for Wednesday June 21 at 5:30pm at Taber Police Station – Basement West Entrance.
Please pre-register using the following link:
http://guestli.st/465825
Please get your membership online at http://www.shoot-taber.org before attending if possible. Please come early if you are getting a membership onsite! 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.

Upcoming Range Closures

Great news, we have been renting our ranges out which means groups really love our range and it’s good income for the club. However that means that some of the ranges will be closed for bookings as follows:

100m Closed May 15-19, 24-26, May 29 through June 2, June 5-9
50m Closed May 18
50m Closed June 12,16,22,23
600m Closed June 21
600m Closed June 2 and 3

RSO Course May 9th 5:30pm

Spread the word!  Our next RSO course is scheduled for Tuesday May 9th at 5:30pm at A1 Fabrication in Taber.

Please pre-register using the following link:

http://guestli.st/460704

Please get your membership online at http://www.shoot-taber.org before attending if possible.  Please come early if you are getting a membership onsite!  This is 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.

100m closed May 1 through May 21, 8am-5pm

The 100m will be closed from 8-5 every day from May 1st through May 21st for a special range rental. This is great for our club as it’s income that we can really use.

It’s possible that the 100m will be available on the weekends but not guaranteed, so if you plan on going out please be aware there’s a good chance you will have to use one of the many other ranges available including the 50, 200, 600, etc.

!!! RSO Course Location Change!

The RSO Course on March 11 location has been changed to Taber Police Service, Basement, West-side Entrance.  5700 50 Ave.  9:00 am start (earlier for memberships/renewals).

Please buy your membership online in advance as we have a large amount of people.  Become A Member

Please arrive early for memberships.

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Reminder: RSO Course March 11th

Our next RSO course is March 11th.

Register in Advance Here

If possible please purchase your membership at http://www.shoot-taber.org in advance.
This is both the in-class and on-range portions of the RSO course to be held at A1 Fabrication in Taber at 9:00 am March 11th. Please come early if you are planning to purchase a membership on-site.
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.

Upcoming PAL Courses Apr 29, May 6

Upcoming PAL Courses Apr 29, May 6

Apr 29: NON-RESTRICTED CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE to be offered in Taber on Saturday, Apr 29. Deadline for registrations is Apr 25. This class is filling quickly, so register early in order to secure a seat in the class. Call Allen Herbst (403-223-3459) or Russ Norris (403-654-2392) for more information or to register.

May 6: Those wishing to obtain their RESTRICTED FIREARMS license should notify Allen or Russ as well. There will be a RESTRICTED course offered on May 6. You must have completed a Non-Restricted course before taking the Restricted course.

Vehicle traffic damaging the ranges

Please DO NOT drive on the ranges with vehicles until further notice… there are deep ruts being created by vehicle traffic and things are quite soft out there.

Thank you for your cooperation in protecting our range from damage! We are working to mitigate this somehow, possibly using some of the gravel that we have out there east of the Training and Resource Centre (formerly known as the “clubhouse”), but in the meantime it’s just too soft.

Reloading Course Mar 25th in Lethbridge

Reloading Course March 25th in Lethbridge
Pre-register by March 15th by contacting maddie54@agt.net

Reloading Course March 25, 2017
9am to 4pm at the Lethbridge Fish & Game Hut
9th Avenue & 10 Street South

Basic introduction to reloading for centerfire rifles. Hands on course that includes: Setting up dies, cleaning and inspecting brass, resizing and trimming brass, deburring brass, cleaning primer pockets, determining overall length of cartridge, introduction to powders and primers, proper measuring of powder, quick overview of bullets, basic understanding of reloading manuals and where to start. Demonstrations will be on .223 and 7mm RemMag but can be adapted to any calibre. All supplies and lunch are included for $25.00 which must be paid in full before March 15, 2017 by cash or e-transfer. Register by contacting maddie54@agt.net

RENEWALS: FINAL NOTICE

FINAL NOTICE: Membership renewals are overdue for 2017.

We will be deactivating gate fobs for anyone who hasn’t renewed their membership for 2017 by February 19th.

If you renew after February 19th you will be charged a $25 fob-reprogramming charge as we have to re-activate it and it is an involved process.

Online renewals by credit card are available at: https://shoot-taber.org/renew

RSO Course Mar 11

Our next RSO course is March 11th (tentative based on at least 10 registrations).

Register in advance

If possible please purchase your membership at http://www.shoot-taber.org in advance.
This is both the in-class and on-range portions of the RSO course to be held at A1 Fabrication in Taber at 9:00 am March 11th. Please come early if you are planning to purchase a membership on-site.
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.

Upcoming PAL Courses Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 4

Feb 11: NON-RESTRICTED CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE to be offered in Taber on Saturday, Feb 11. Cost is $110. Contact Cindy Lauwen at 403-223-1169 for more information or to register.

Feb 25: Registrations are being taken for a NON-RESTRICTED CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE to be offered in Taber on Saturday, Feb 25. Deadline for registrations is Feb 22. This class is filling quickly, so register early in order to secure a seat in the class. Call Allen Herbst (403 223 3459) or Russ Norris (403 654 2392) for more information or to register.

Mar 4: Those wishing to obtain their RESTRICTED FIREARMS license should notify Allen or Russ as well. There will be a RESTRICTED course offered on March 4 if sufficient registrations are made.

Measuring Day Jan 6th/7th

Measuring Day Jan 6th/7th in the auditorium in Taber. Bring in your racks Friday evening after 6:00pm. Then measuring starts 9:00am on the Saturday, $5 at the door. Also enter the photo contest. http://www.tabertimes.com/sports/2016/12/28/measuring-day-fast-approaching-for-hunters/

RSO Course Dec 3rd

Register here

9:00 am at A1 Fabrication in Taber.  Please get your membership online at www.shoot-taber.org before attending if possible.  Please come early if you are getting a membership onsite!  This is 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.

Register here

RSO Course Oct 1st

Click here to register

Please sign up in advance.

This is both the in-class and on-range portions of the RSO course at A1 Fabrication in Taber at 9:00am October 1st. In order to obtain an electronic fob to the range gate, all members will need to attend the RSO course at least once. Please click here to register and attend the course, and don’t forget to bring your TSF membership card, PAL, $25 for the fob deposit, and $100 for membership/renewal.

Google map to A1 Fabrication in Taber

Sep 24th: Free Admission Day / Sight-in

Free admission, public and guests welcome on September 24, 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00pm on the 100 yard range. Tell all your friends to come out and see the range and try it out. We will have volunteers on hand to help ensure your gun is set up correctly and sighted in for the upcoming rifle season. MUST HAVE VALID FIREARMS LICENSE ON YOUR PERSON. MUST BRING HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION.

Suggestion: Bring $100 for a range membership just in case you want to buy one while you’re there… it’s a great deal and helps the club with the funds required to improve the range!

Calling all volunteers Sat July 16th 9:00am

Calling all volunteers for Saturday July 16th at 9:00am to lay and tie the rebar on the 600m range!

We need to do this on July 16th in order to prepare for the concrete pouring on the 18th. Please bring gloves and kneepads if you have them.

Please make sure to stay off the gravel on the 600m range starting now until July 21st (after the concrete is fully cured).

RSO Course June 11 (Last one before Sept)

http://guestli.st/419781

Please sign up in advance. This will likely be the last course before September.

This is 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. Please sign up in advance at http://guestli.st/419781 and attend the course, and don’t forget to bring your TSF membership card, PAL, $25 for the fob deposit, and $100 for membership/renewal.

Google map to A1 Fabrication in Taber

Work party April 16th, calling all hands

TSF is having a work party all day on Saturday April 16th at the range.  We have much to do on the range, including building the 50m shelter, painting, cleanup and organization, etc.

All members are encouraged to please come out and volunteer!  Bring your work boots, gloves, hats, tools, etc.  The more volunteers we can get out for this day the better.

RSO Course April 9th

http://guestli.st/412590

Please sign up in advance.  Location A1 Fabrication in Taber

This is 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. Please sign up in advance at http://guestli.st/412590 and attend the course, and don’t forget to bring your TSF membership card, PAL, $25 for the fob deposit, and $100 for membership/renewal.

February 2016 update

Reminder, 2016 renewals are due on Feb 28!  You can use our online payment system at http://shoot-taber.org/renew to get your 2016 renewal in ASAP before your fob is deactivated.  Please consider donating at the same time.

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March 12th: Milk River: Outdoorsmen Gun Show and Swap, please open the attached jpg for details.  TSF will have a table; come get a membership or renew!

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Next Range Safety Officer (RSO) Course March 19th 9:00 am

Please sign up at:  http://guestli.st/406434

Google Map to A1 Fabrication Shop

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Regular monthly meeting will NOT be held on March 17th, it is put off until March 24th at 6:30pm.

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Fall Sight-In Day: September 17th.  Details to follow.

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AGM Jan 28th: Details

Everyone is invited to our Annual General Meeting on Thursday January 28th, 2016!  Please come out and support our club, purchase a membership or renew your membership, find out about all the great things happening at the Taber Shooting Foundation, volunteer, voice your opinions, and meet your fellow shooters.

Location: Taber Legion, Upstairs (Google maps to: 5205 48th Ave, Taber, AB)
6-7pm Membership Renewals and New Memberships
7pm Meeting Start

Coffee and water will be provided.  This is a great opportunity to renew your membership before the February 28th keyfob deactivation date.

 

RSO Course Jan 9

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

We will be hosting a Range Safety Officer Course on Saturday January 9th at A1 Fabrication (upstairs) for those who haven’t taken it yet.  Please sign up at http://guestli.st/400656

Please bring your TSF membership card (or $100 to buy a membership).  If you need to buy a membership please come a little early.

Bring your PAL, and $25 for the gate FOB deposit.  This is both the classroom and on-range portions of the Taber Shooting Foundation RSO (Range Safety Officer) Course which all members must take before receiving their gate keyfobs.

Thank you A1 and the volunteers/trainers for making these courses happen!

Sign up: http://guestli.st/400656

Google Maps Link to the A1 Fabrication Shop (Upstairs) in Taber.

Free Admission Day / Sight-In Oct 3rd

Tell all your friends!

Free admission, public and guests welcome on October 3rd, 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Taber Shooting Foundation / MD of Taber Sport Shooting Complex!

Come out and see the range, try it out and sight in your guns for free.  Volunteers will be on hand to help out and give pointers.

Bring $100 for a range membership just in case you don’t have one yet… you might want to buy one while you’re there!  It’s a good deal, and it really helps the club get the funds required to finish the range.

MUST HAVE VALID FIREARMS LICENSE ON YOUR PERSON IF YOU BRING A FIREARM.  MUST BRING HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION.  MUST SIGN IN UPON ENTRY.  MUST OBEY ALL RULES AND RANGE SAFETY OFFICER COMMANDS.

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

Google Maps (Satellite View)

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