Newsletter August 2019
Up Coming Events
Ducks Unlimited Two Man Team Shoot
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Fun shoot (everyone welcome – no need to be a CNSCA or NSCA member!)
If not a Silver Willow member, you will need to show us your P.A L.

Shoot participants are only eligible for the “pre-registration price” if they pay before the day of the shoot. Otherwise participants will pay the "day of" shoot price. If shooters miss the online deadline, they can call with their credit card or drop into the club house to prepay.
Gil Ash - Shooting School Clinic
This is a GO !! Only a few spots left, book now !

NOTE * Clay prices will be on top of the lesson prices given below.
A per clay price will be paid for after the lesson based on .60 cents per clay,
The total of clays thrown by the group receiving instruction in that session, will be divided by the number of participants and paid for by each individual.
Silver Willow's First Annual Summer League
Spaces still available!!
Started July 11 - Finishing up August 22

Come and join our Fun Summer League, every Thursday evening starting any time after 5:00 pm, last time out 6:00 pm. Shooting must end at 7:55 pm. $100.00 to enter please call to register or register and pay online.

A total of 400 clay's will be shot over 7 weeks of which 200 targets must be shot on the green and 200 shot on the blue. Special Score cards have been created for this event and will need to be handed in at the end of each evening.

Our goal is to facilitate new members meeting other members. Members may also bring one non-member as a guest for the league. The member must be present with the guest for each evening of shooting, allowing guests to experience Silver Willow and meet other members.

Windup evening, August 22, there will be cash prizes based on number of league members.There will be one high score prize and a Lewis draw for the rest. Members will use their own clay cards.

Scores will be recorded on a spreadsheet and posted each week online.
Last Months Events
Stampede Grand
July 12th, 13th & 14th
Thanks to all the shooters that came out for the Stampede Grand event. Friday was the Prelim, it was a fun shoot with 100 clay's. The HOA winner for the Prelim was Kelly Charnek with a score of (91/100). The Main Event was held Saturday & Sunday (CNSCA & NSCA) 300 clay's. We had a shoot off in both CNSCA & NSCA master class between Aric Alexander & Bob Ferguson. Bob won for CNSCA & Aric won for NSCA.
Josh & Don Congratulate our Main Event HOA winner:
Hunter Brewster with a HOA score of 282/300 FANTASTIC

Each shoot this year, we will offer two "Golden Flash Targets" with a Jackpot pool opportunity. You will have the option to pay $10.00 to be included in this pool. There will be two hidden flash targets in each shoot, if you hit the target you will either win half the cash pot or split it with the 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 Stampede Grand July 14th running at $291.00 rolling into the Buster Day True Pair September 14th
Mid Summers Eve Event
Don Congratulates Jason DeJong the Duck Flurry winner.
Flurry at the Duck Pond
On Friday July 5th, we held our annual Mid Summer Eve Event. We invited members to join us for a casual summer evening of socializing. We closed the facility for members only from 4:00 pm till 10:00 pm. This year we hosted a Duck Pond Flurry competition and after the shooting our members enjoyed a Wine & Cheese Event. This included a beef on a bun dinner a selection of beer, wine and cheese and wonderful door prizes! Day & Co had a huge sale of clothing and sporting clay items.
Beef and Braley Day Parade
The Silver Willow
Parade Float
On July 20 Silver Willow joined in the fun at the annual Carstairs Beef and Barley Days parade. This year we had to cope with cooler temperatures but Josh & Jameson were ready to launch "soft" foam clay's & hats from the float. Staff members George and Kurtis along with family members Jena, Addison and Charlee, were tossing out candies to the anxiously awaiting, cheering children on the streets of Carstairs. Fun was had by All!!
The Silver Willow Team
Josh & Jameson on the
Silver Willow Float
Guest Blog Article - Musings of the Rookie
Good Days &
Bad Days

Musings of the Rookie
Sharing the Journey

If you are reading this, chances are you have at least shot clay's once – maybe several times. Perhaps it is an all consuming addiction. Perhaps the addiction is so strong that when you can’t be at the range, you try reading or writing about being there to get you through, (he says looking in the mirror).

Do you remember the first time you shot at a clay? Do you remember the first time you hit a clay target? It’s not on par with love’s first kiss, but you can see it from there. Then there was the first time you hit more than you missed. The curve moves quickly and even more so with good instruction or guidance. ADRENALINE! (Which can get you in trouble) and DOPAMINE! (Which is just a satisfying reward for a job well done.) 

Corporate Team Building or Private Events
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
Direct Line: 587-834-2490
Tuesday to Friday
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
Pre Hunting Season
Camo Gun Sale
A Camo Gun adds a little personalized touch to separate you from the rest of the pack. Now you can choose between auto-loaders and o/u with custom touches to make them stand out - in a good way!
 Camo finishes won't spook the wary waterfowl. 
Buy a Camo Gun in the month of August & get a
 Case of Browning Target Loads
Over Unders and Semi Autos only.
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  or
New Briley Hunting choke INV+ are in stock. Can order others.
Book An Instructor
Any time of year is a great time to refine your shot-gunning skills or to just learn the sport!
Private and semi private lessons are available at $100.00 per hour for one person or $110 per hour for two people. Gun rental, ammo and clays are extra. A minimum of 1.5 hours per lesson is recommended. Check out our website under Education and Instruction for all the details.
To book a lesson online, simply  Click here  Silver Willow is very proud to offer Canada's largest roster of NSCA Instructors. 
After an Instruction, clients get 10% off any in store product with the exception of guns and shells.
Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non Restricted Course
Saturday, August 24th-  registration deadline - August 21st 
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 - 
Sept 28th & 29th
Restricted Course
Sunday, August 25th- registration deadline - August 21st
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 

Dogs at Silver Willow
Members & guest dog's are welcome at Silver Willow, however Duchess, our dog is here all the time. She does like some other dogs but...... to be on the safe side please make sure you know where your dog is at all times.
Also please make sure you pick up after your dog!
Summer at it's best @ Silver Willow
"You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around!

 Like Minded!
Feature Painting
Quiet Moments 12 X 16 - Original Oil painting by Gwen Day

Hours of Operation
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
Winter Hours Nov 1 – Mar 31

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

Call if the weather is colder then -15 C before you drive out

Winter Course - 12 Stations 
Green Course - 10 Stations
Duck Pond - 5 Stand
Skeet Field

30133-Rg Rd 20
Mountain View County
(403) 337-2490