Newsletter April 2020
Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility
Important Announcement 
In The Light Of Our Changing World

- Silver Willow remains open
however in a more restricted manner.

-We have changed the booking spacing to 30 minutes
apart from 15 minutes

-We will attempt to limit access to the clubhouse to a
maximum of 10 people at a time

-The clothing area of the store is closed, gun sales area remains open

-Sanitizing has been increased and hand
sanitizers will be made available

-Sadly the Cafe is closed

-At this point we will not be taking bookings for
lessons or guided guest bookings

-We are remaining open to members and their guests

-Washrooms in the clubhouse remain open for use

According to health advice, getting fresh air and sunshine is a very good thing for our health and well being especially during this time. We have 160 acres of open spaces for you to do just that.

Up Coming Events
For our April shoots we hope to proceed using a " European style" system. Which means shooters can come out and shoot whenever they want on the day of the shoot. Groups need to be kept to 3 people maximum. There will be no meal & no prize time. All activity will be kept outside the clubhouse and cookhouse. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page and our next newsletter. This way there will be no congregating, which is in compliance with the social distancing rules. Maximum registration is 50 people, to be in compliance with provincial guidelines.
Silver Willow Spring Opener
Saturday April 11th

NCSA/CNSCA Registered Shoot – 140 Reg Targets - $125.00

You will need to register for a time any where between 9:00 am
to 2:00 pm

Calgary Oilmen's Invitational

** NOTE ** this event may be postponed until the fall shoot
Saturday April 25th
The Oilmen's Invitational is a shoot that is extended to those shooters who have a work affiliation with the Alberta Oil & Gas Industry. 

(Fun Shoot 150 Clays)
Last Months Events
Lorne Howes Memorial Shoot for Cancer Research -
Mar 21st (Fun Shoot)

This shoot is in honor of Lorne Howes, who was a life long friend of Don Day and family. Lorne fought a courageous fight with Leukemia but lost the battle and passed away at the young age of 30. Each year, Lorne's brother Randy and his parents join us for the event.

We felt very blessed with the warm weather this year to host this, our 30th, Lorne Howe’s Memorial Shoot. In support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Registration was outdoors, and everyone went in small groups practicing social distancing.

No food served and limiting access to the clubhouse.


We’d like to thank you everyone for coming out and supporting this worth while cause. Just over 1450.00 was raised for the cause.
It is due to our local businesses and those who so generously donate that make the Lorne Howes Cancer shoot such a successful and fun event!!

Congratulations to Kelly from Calgary who shot 98 /100
The 50/50 JACKPOT POOL

Each shoot this year, we offer the "Golden Flash Target" with a Jackpot pool opportunity. There is an option to pay $10.00 per person to be included in this pool. There will be one or two hidden flash target/s in each shoot, if you hit the target you will win half the cash pot or in the case of two targets split it with one other shooter. The remainder of the 50/50 jackpot will stay in the pool until the next shoot and continue to build throughout the year.

The Jackpot as of the Pump Gun Side by Side Shoot is now at
$1380.00 rolling into the Silver Willow Spring Opener Shoot
April 11th 2020!
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
Come and try out our new line of semi auto
shotguns Batmaz.

BATMAZ GROUP

Batmaz Group  is a leading company in Turkey manufacturing and exporting finest quality classical and SHOTGUNS. We offer a variety of quality products at very competitive prices. We serve different communities across the globe in many areas and in the hunting sector.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will gladly help you find the products of your interest.

Total customer satisfaction is our top priority at Batmaz Group. We always make it a point to provide you with products that are of the finest quality. We as Batmaz group family are always after the innovation. For our classical series of shotguns contact our team today, or visit our company to learn more about the items we offer.

New Clothing
Insulated Ballistic Jacket
Browning's top performance shooting jacket for cold windy weather. Windproof and extremely breathable GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ fabric. PrimaLoft® Hi-Loft Silver 60 gram insulation. Synthetic suede overlays on chest and shoulders. Much more. Men's regular fit. 

Ogden Shooting Shirt
Lightweight, highly breathable 100% polyester fabric. Underarm mesh panels. UPF 50+ sun protection. Bi-swing shoulder design improves mobility.
Also available in woman's.
Artisan Stock and Gunworks hope to be out the week of June 10-16

Available Demo Guns
Silver Willow's
Current RIFLE Inventory for Sale

SA GR-1 22LR $780.00 Browning
BUCK MARK TARGET LAMINATE 22 $780.00 Browning
Lever Action Rifle, BL-22 Gr. 2 OCT, S, 24", S-L-LR $1150.00
T-Bolt Comp TGT/VRMT 22 WMR $825.00
T-BOLT MAPLE 22LR $825.00
T-BOLT COMP. VARMINT 22LR $695.00
T-BOLT TGT/VARMINT 22LR $688.00

X-BOLT 300 COMP. STAINLESS STALKER $1035.00
X-BOLT ECLP HUNT NS 270WSM $1160.00
X-BOLT ECLP HUNT NS 300 WSM $938.00
X-BOLT ECLP HUNT NS 7MM $940.00
X-Bolt White Gold 300 $1550.00
X-Bolt Hells CN LR MCM MB 6.5cm $2300.00
A-BOLT III COMP STALKER 30/06 $550.00

M94 125th Anniversary HG, 30-30 Win, 24", $2880.00
M70 Ext Weather SS NS 270 win $1350.00
WILD CAT Bolt 22LR $395.00
Choose  Day & Co.
 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  josh@silverwillow.ca  or  don@silverwillow.ca
Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non Restricted Course

  *** NOTE ***This course may be postponed due to Covid-19

Saturday, May 16th  - registration
deadline - May 13th
Course time 8:00 am till 4:00 pm
(at minimum), 
Individual testing 4:00 - 7:00pm (approximately) 
$195.00 + GST, includes: lunch, coffee, tea and water.

OR register for both courses at $295.00 + GST


Upcoming Course Dates - 
July 4th & 5th
Restricted Course

*** NOTE ***This course may be postponed due to Covid-19
 
Sunday, May 17th - registration deadline - May 13th

Course time 8:00 am till 12:00 pm (at minimum), 
Individual testing 12:00 - 2:30pm (approximately)
 $150.00 + GST, includes: coffee, tea and water. 

OR register for both courses at $295.00 + GST 

Corporate Team Building or Private Events
*** NOTE***
At this point, we are suggesting these bookings plan into June
or later due to the COVID -19

Our guided, private events and BBQ's are a great way to get everyone together. W hether it is family and friends, staff team building, or giving back to your clients. 

Ch eck out our extensive  "Book Your Event" page on the website and pick the Group Package Option that's perfect for your group!  

Contact Jessica today to book your event or for details
Email: events@silverwillow.ca  
Direct Line: 587-834-2490
Tuesday to Friday
Blog Article - Luther Cutts
SHOTGUN SELECTION

Shotguns can be found in a bewildering range of types,
designs, sizes and prices. In this installment, we will examine the various types of shotguns commonly encountered in Canada.


All shotguns found in Canada consist of three fundamental parts – the stock, the action and the barrel. The stock is what we hold onto when using the shotgun, while the action is the part of the shotgun that moves cartridges into position and discharges the shotgun. The barrel is a steel tube that contains the pressure generated by the cartridge and directs the shot stream or slug out of the muzzle. There are essentially five types of shotgun actions, namely, the single shot, the bolt action, the pump action, the semi-automatic and the two-barrel models. Of these, only the last three are commonly encountered in the clay target games.
We will examine each type individually, describing them and briefly touching upon both their appealing characteristics as well as some of the challenges they present.


OSP Shooting Clinic
Feature Artist - Gwen Day
"Mr Ringneck"  
He is 12 X 12 oil on a cradled canvas, 
He will be the feature painting at this years Pheasants Forever Banquet, now planned for Sept 22. He will be auctioned off at that event.
Custom prints are available at Silver Willow, and on Gwen's website, click the link below.
On paper or on stretched Canvas. You can email gwen@silverwillow.ca if you are interested. The size can be made larger than original.

Sometimes The Most Ordinary Things Could Be Made Extraordinary Simply By Doing Them With The Right People!
Hours of Operation Reminder
Summer Hours Apr 1 – Oct 31

Wednesday – Thursday
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
(ceasefire at 7:55 pm)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(ceasefire at 4:55 pm)

Blue Course - 14 Stations
Green Course - 10 Stations
Duck Pond - 5 Stand
Skeet Field
International Wobble Trap
Winter Hours Nov 1 – Mar 31

Thursday to Sunday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm or dusk

by reservation, call 403-337-2490
or book on line

Winter Course - 14 Stations 
Green Course - 10 Stations
Duck Pond - 5 Stand
Skeet Field
International Wobble Trap
30133-Rg Rd 20
Mountain View County
(403) 337-2490
info@silverwillow.ca