Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  







                                   Proudly family owned and operated since 1988
December 2017

What's new at Silver Willow
Help us make a difference in our community.
 Hours of Operation
WINTER HOURS (November 1 - March 31)
Thursday  to Sunday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm or dusk

Winter Course - 12 stations:  open 
Green Course - 10 stations: open

** Open December 21, 22, 23 - CLOSED on Sunday Dec 24 
** Open December 28, 29, 30, 31 
Please call ahead to make your reservation   403.337.2490 
or Members can book online - email to have your account set up.
Access to Silver Willow will change January 1st - 2018
Access to Silver Willow will be available to members and their guests starting January 1st - 2018. Insuring quality service, booking availability and ultimate safety are among our top reasons for this change.   
Non-members will still be able to shoot at Silver Willow when accompanied by a club guide during specified times. Access will also be granted to guided corporate / team building events, participants of competitions and private shooting instruction sessions.  
March 1st is our annual renewal date for all memberships.    

Members 2018 "Refer A Friend" Promotion- receive 100 free t argets  when you are listed as the member referral on any new 2018 membership application (one referral per application, two references still required).

Email to request a membership application form or pick one up at the club next time your out. 

Upcoming Events

Silver Willow Invites You to Participate in Their Annual Christmas Toy Drive

We invite all our members and clients to participate by donating an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl or a gift card for groceries, anytime until Sunday, December 17th. Gifts for boys and girls between the ages of 7 - 11 are a specific request, but gifts for all ages are welcome.
The toys are distributed by the Carstairs Lions Club and charities in our local communities. Traditionally participants of the Winter Classic Shoot bring their donations out on Dec 9th and the local members of the Lions Club join us for lunch that day as well. 

2018 Shoot Calendar - Tentative**
February 10th - Valentines Shoot 200 (CNSCA) 
February 24th - Two Man Team Shoot - 200 (NR) 
March 17th - Silver Willow 30th Anniversary Shoot - 200 (NSCA) 
April 7th - Lorne Howes Cancer Shoot - 100 (NR) and
                The Pump Gun Shoot in the afternoon - 140 (NR)
April 21st - Silver Willow 200 (CNSCA) 
April 28th - Calgary Oilmen Invitational 150 (NR) 
May 5th - Shoot for the Cure - 75 (NR) 
May 12th - Ladies Learn to Shoot - 50 (NR) 
May 26th - Pheasant Forever Shoot - book online with Pheasants Forever
June 2nd - Two Man Team Shoot- Ducks Unlimited - 200 (NR) 
June 3rd - Junior Learn to Shoot - 50 (N/R) FREE
June 16th - Delta Waterfowl Shoot (NR) book online with Delta Waterfowl
July 12 - 15 - Western Regional Shoot - 100 FITASC, 50 Sub gauge,100                            Prelim Sporting, 300 Main Sporting, (NSCA)
Aug 18th - Alberta Provincial Shoot (CNSCA)  prices to be determined
Sept 8th - Calgary Oilmen Invitational - 150 (NR) 
Sept 15th - Buster Day True Pair - 200 (NSCA) 
October 6th - Fall Turkey Shoot and Sporting Clays - 100 (NR) 
Dec 8th -Winter Classic - 100 (NR) 
R - CNSCA registered targets
NR - non registered fun shoot
NSCA - National Sporting Clays Association- registered
Canadian Firearms Safety Courses

Non-Restricted Course  
Saturday, December 16th - registration deadline - December 15th
Course time 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (minimum), 
Individual testing 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (approximately) 
$195.00 + GST includes: lunch, coffee, tea and water.  
Restricted Course 
Sunday, December 17th - registration deadline - December 15th
Course time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (minimum), 
Individual testing 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (approximately)
 $150.00 + GST, includes: coffee, tea and water. Bring a bag lunch.

OR register for both courses at  $295.00 + GST 
Register quickly and easily - click  Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Upcoming Course Dates

January 6 & 7
February 17 & 18
March 10 & 11
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month

Great Browning and Winchester rebates on now!
Check out our huge shotgun selection and
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Silver Willow Gift Cards are a perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list!! 

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 for all your shotgun and shooting accessory needs
 If there is a type or style of shotgun you're interested in
call Josh or Don at 403-337-2490  or email them at or
Silver Willow is featured in the University of Calgary Magazine
This article was published in the University of Calgary's, 
Gauntlet Magazine
By writter Christie Melhorn, 
Growing up in a hunting and fishing household, seeing my dad in a camouflage windbreaker loading his truck with rifles was a Saturday morning tradition. While I've never gone into the bush with him for a hunt, my childhood was embellished with crisp fall and spring mornings at the shooting range. We would sit silently as his truck rattled over bumpy back-country roads on our way there. The consequential headache would usually make me resent being dragged away from my Nintendo 64. But once we arrived to the grounds, the clink of metal and echoing crack of a fresh bullet was captivating - especially at a clays course.
Sporting clay courses are fitted with machines that eject small clay discs at a variety of angles and speeds, simulating small-game animals like pheasants, ducks and rabbits. The  National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) website  explains that clay shooting helps hunters to sharpen their skills during the offseason. But Ron Hillman, an NSCA-certified instructor at Silver Willow Sporting Club in Carstairs, explains that the sport is purposeful for hunters and non-hunters alike.

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