Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can anyone use the Club facilities?
  2. Can I rent the Club and its facilities for a stag party or other social gathering?
  3. How do I join?
  4. If I pass in my application at the orientation, I’ll receive my membership card faster, right?
  5. If I pay the annual membership, when does it expire?
  6. How can I pay for my membership?
  7. What’s the orientation course for?
  8. Does the club have any facility where I can safely store firearms rather than transport them from home?
  9. I’m a member and want to renew my membership. When I complete the renewal form and submit the fee I’m automatically accepted, right?
  10. What are Club hours?
  11. How do I know what’s going on at the Club?
  12. Does the Club close during the winter?
  13. I can’t wait the processing time for my membership approval. If “the sqweeky wheel gets the grease” can I call and I get the approval process sped up?
  14. I need my membership card quicker because my ATT is about to expire. If I call explaining this, can my application be processed faster?
  15. Does the club provide firearms and ammunition?
  16. What safety equipment do I need?
  17. Are there rules and regulations at the club?
  18. How many employees does the club have?
  19. How can I help?
  20. When can I go "skeet" shooting?
  21. I would like to report a range safety concern.
  22. I have a Range usage question.
  23. What is a RSO?
  24. As a member, can I bring a guest?
  25. Who answers the club phone?
  26. Where do I shoot at the club?

For further safety information, please click here.

 

Can anyone use the Club facilities?

The Club is for the sole use of members and their guests and well as organizations renting the facility. Therefore, you must be in possession of your current membership card to have access to club facilities including sighting in firearms prior to moose hunting. All non-members may use the facility only as a guest in the presence of a current club member. The only exception to this are organized shoots advertised as open to the public.

 

Can I rent the Club and its facilities for a stag party or other social gathering?

No, the Club facilities are not for rented for such purposes.

 

How do I join?

Please visit the Membership Page for full information on becoming a member of the SJRGC.

 

If I pass in my application at the orientation, I’ll receive my membership card faster, right?

No. By passing in your application at the orientation you bypass the time your application is in transit through the mail. Your application still needs to be reviewed and accepted by the Executive Board before you can receive your permanent membership card.

 

If I pay the annual membership, when does it expire?

Our membership year runs from March 1 – February 28, so all memberships expire Feb. 28, irrespective of when it was paid. Club membership fees are not pro-rated.

 

How can I pay for my membership?

Currently, the methods of payments we accept are: Cash, money order or cheque. You can mail your application or deliver it by hand at any regularly scheduled Facilities Orientation Session.

 

What’s the orientation course for?

New members or renewing members whose membership has lapsed for 1 year must complete a Club Facilities Orientation (schedule on the announcements page) in order to obtain their membership card. The orientation reviews safety procedures and how to operate the each of the Ranges at the club.

 

Does the club have any facility where I can safely store firearms rather than transport them from home?

The club does not provide storage facilities fir firearms or ammunition. Thus, your firearms must be stored at home and transported to the club. Your club membership card provides permission from Wildlife to transport firearms from your home to the club and return even during closed hunting season. In the case of Restricted Firearms, you will need an Authority to Transport (ATT) issued by the Canadian Firearms Office.

 

I’m a member and want to renew my membership. When I complete the renewal form and submit the fee I’m automatically accepted, right?

No. Renewals and even pre-paid multiyear members are subject to the same review by the Executive Board as are applications for new members. The executive reserves the right to reject any application it deems unsafe or unsuitable for club membership.

 

What are Club hours?

Club can be accessed from sunrise to sunset. Club members are given access to the club with their membership card. Members can access the club facilities when those facilities aren’t in use for club events or rentals. Check the website for a schedule of events.

 

How do I know what’s going on at the Club?

The website (Calendar and Announcements Pages) is your best source of information.

 

Does the Club close during the winter?

Members have access to the Club facilities throughout the year. In winter, the road may not be immediately cleared and you may have to walk over the unplowed road. Because of high winter use, the Executive has had the road plowed but it still may have drifted in after it was plowed.  The road and parking areas can be quite slippery depending on weather conditions. Moreover, club locks have a tendency to freeze up due to our damp winters. A BBQ lighter or hand warmer generally will thaw the lock sufficient to open it. Please check the announcements page on the website for up to date road information particularly after a storm.

 

I can’t wait the processing time for my membership approval. If “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” can I call and I get the approval process sped up?

Memberships are processed in the order in which they are received. Contacting the membership committee only takes time away from processing memberships and may result in further delay of your application.  They are volunteers and can be quite busy especially at renewal time.

 

I need my membership card quicker because my ATT is about to expire. If I call explaining this, can my application be processed faster?

No. Memberships are processed in the order in which they are received. Our volunteers try their best to get the membership cards to you as quickly as possible. Please apply in plenty of time before your ATT expires to avoid delays. It is your responsibility to apply in a reasonable timeframe not ours.

 

Does the club provide firearms and ammunition?

No, you must provide your own.

 

What safety equipment do I need?

Shooters and non-shooters at the ranges must provide and wear safety glasses and ear protection.

 

Are there rules and regulations at the club?

Definitely. A list of rules is provided on the website under “Range Rules and Regulations”. All members must read and follow these instructions at all times. Infractions will be reviewed by the executive.

 

How many employees does the club have?

Just one, our membership coordinator to complete processing and printing of our membership cards. The club is volunteer based to keep our rates amongst the lowest in Canada. All of the basic maintenance work on club Ranges, Buildings and Grounds is done by volunteers.

If you wish to volunteer please email the club or contact one of the committee chairs.

 

How can I help?

Every little bit helps a lot. In particular rebuilding damaged target stands on Ranges A&B is vital and time consuming. Supplies are located behind the 50 & 100 yard berms, and hand tools /supplies are located in the Longbranch to rebuild the target stands and attach coroplast.  To speed up the process you could bring your own power drill.  Also there are garbage bags stored in the Longbranch so if you see the garbage bins full, please empty, replace the bag with a new one, and place the full bag in the silver garbage bin behind the parking lot.

If you would like to become further involved, please contact the executive and/or the club committee chairperson for which you would like to help. Your assistance would be most welcome!

 

When can I go "skeet" shooting?

The club offers organized Trap shoots on Sunday afternoons and Sporting Clays on Wednesday evenings during the spring/summer/fall shooting season. Skeet which is a specific clay target shooting sport is not currently offered. Check the website for upcoming events.

 

I would like to report a range safety concern.

Contact the executive or the Rifle and Pistol Range Chairperson to voice your concern. If it involves a fellow member or guest, identification of the individual and a description of the problem is crucial. There is a Report An Incident link on the Nav bar of the club website for your use. Your report will go to the appropriate Director on the club Executive And will be dealt with.

 

I have a Range usage question.

Refer to the Range Operating Rules and Safety Instructions or contact the Rifle and Pistol Range or Trap Chairperson.

 

What is an RSO?

A RSO or Range Safety Officer is a club member who has successfully completed the club's RSO Course and volunteers to supervise the range when present. The club maintains a group of dedicated Range Safety Officers (RSOs) including Junior members. These members assist with safety at the club by advising on safety issues, running club events, and supervising general shooting on the range. You can learn who they are by clicking RSO List.

 

As a member, can I bring a guest?

Yes. Members may bring guests to the range but each guest must be 100% supervised (at arms length) while shooting on the range. That means if you bring more than one guest, only one guest may shoot at a time. If you are shooting, none of your guests may shoot. Individuals may make three (3) trips to the club as a guest, after that they need to apply for club membership. ALL guests must sign into the guest register before shooting activities begin and deposit $5.00 daily fee into the box located next to the sign in register for liability insurance fee.

 

Who answers the club phone?

The club phone line is anwsered by club volunteers, twice per week, generally on Mondays and Fridays. It is a voice message line only as there is no physical phone.

 

Where do I shoot at the club?

The club has five ranges open for club members. They are Range A which is first on the left as you drive along the club road through B, C, D to Range E located on the hill behind the clubhouse near the end of the road. Where you go depends on what you want to shoot. Thus. Range A, a 20yd range, is for pistols and 22 rimfire. Range B has 50, 100, 200 yd stands is for pistol and rifle. Range C is our pistol pit and offers a 25 m pistol range plus 50 m rifle range. Also shotguns can be used here. Range C is a good place to go if you are shooting tactical style shotguns. Range D is our trap range for shotguns only; and Range E on the hill is our sporting clays trail available for shotguns only. Archers can make use of Archery Range F or the trap field when not in use by shooters. Check our Range Rules and Regulations page to see what restrictions apply to each of these ranges.