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Award night to focus on juniors

Measuring a  moose antler in preparation for next month’s annual awards banquet are Joe Cordeiro (left) and John Weber, members of the Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club. Deadline for entries is Feb. 19. - contributed
Measuring a moose antler in preparation for next month’s annual awards banquet are Joe Cordeiro (left) and John Weber, members of the Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club. Deadline for entries is Feb. 19.
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There are still tickets left for this year’s Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club’s annual big game awards dinner next month.

The event will focus on juniors in the club, with proceeds from the fund-raising event going to the junior rifle, trap and archery programs. Awards will be given out for first deer harvested by a junior member, as well as for adult hunters.

Club president Mark Rogers explained, “The KDFGC, along with partner clubs in the Okanagan region, is focused on environmental stewardship, and fostering hunting and other healthy outdoor activities among young people.”

The club has more than 50 acres of land on Casorso Road where it has a clubhouse and range and where it offers instruction for young people in the safe use of firearms, trap shooting and archery.

In addition, during the spring and early summer, volunteers from the club teach youngsters the basics of fishing at the Hall Road children’s fish pond.

The club supplies rods and reels, bait and nets along with members’ experience and guidance.

The club was among a group of Okanagan clubs that donated money toward this winter’s aerial moose survey near Kelowna to gather information for the ministry of natural resource operations.

Those wishing to enter this year’s awards competition must have been a member last year and again this year.

Antlers must be taken to L&O Jewellers on Dolphin Avenue by Feb. 19 for measuring and scoring by John and Hedi Weber, Rudy Litz and Barry Marciski.

Those attending the banquet will also be eligible for a door prize as well as have the opportunity to try their luck in raffles, draws and in a silent auction.

The main door prize will be a Diamond Razor’s Edge compound bow package from Harcore Archery, and there will also be raffles for a .410-gauge shotgun and a .22-250 varmint rifle, both suitable for juniors.

Tickets for the banquet are available at A&C Sports, Grouse River Outfitters, Hardcore Archery, L&O Jewellers, Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, Robertson’s Clothing or at the club office on Casorso Road.

For more information, go to the club website at: www.kdfgc.org

jsteeves@kelownacapnews.com

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