Newsletter July 2020
Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility
Updating PAL Information
We are presently updating our computer system, and need a scanned copy of your PAL for our files. By having a copy of your PAL we can ensure we have your most up to date information. The next time you are out please ensure you hand us your PAL. If you have already provided us with your PAL card recently and we scanned it please disregard this request..
Last Months Events
Pheasants Forever 4 Person Team Shoot -
June 5th & 6th

Pheasants Forever Calgary is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants and other wildlife by restoring and enhancing the upland wildlife landscape. This event was set up in a 4 Person Team Buddy Format - Individuals on each team must alternate partners at each station. We had an amazing day, with 16 teams.  

Congratulations to our winners: The Clay Dusters- Stu Carter,
Shawn Bosse, Clint LaRiviere & Daryl Harvie with a HOA of 330
Winchester 2 Man Team Shoot - Saturday June 27th
The Winchester 2 Man (Person) Team Shoot was a brand new fun shoot for us, Two team members shot 110 targets each for a total of 220 targets. To ensure all participants have a chance to win one of the 4 guns up for grabs, all names were put into a draw.

Two Wildcat 22LRS were donated from Silver Willow and the SXP, 20ga and SXP 12ga were donated by R.J.P. Gibbs & Associates Inc., our Browning Representatives.

Congratulations to Jason Creed, Shawn McNeil, Willie Powell, and Bob Merkley who were the lucky winners of guns and Bob Ferguson, John Ferguson, Dylan Jobaggy, and Kevin Harris winners of the shells.

See the link below to view the live facebook draw.

XSP 20ga, SXP 12ga
2 Wildcat 22 LRS
Congratulations to our Winchester Two Person Shoot winners, Kevin Cole & Shaun McNeil
with a HOA of 190/220
Level 1 Instructors Course
Silver Willow will be hosting our fifth Level I Instructor course on October 16,17 and 18, 2020.

The Level I course is designed to provide competent, experienced shooters with the knowledge and ability they need to teach the fundamentals of shotgunning to beginning or novice shooters. The eligibility requirements for the course are:

  • Be an active member of NSCA
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have at least two years of shotgun shooting experience
  • Have taken lessons (2 hours) from Level II or equivalent before the course
  • Meet the Shooting Proficiency Requirement by EITHER having earned an NSCA C-Class rating at some point and shot a minimum of 3,000 lifetime registered targets OR by passing a basic Shooting Proficiency Test (SPT) during the course.

The class is limited to 12 participants. You can reserve your position on the course by registering online by clicking this   link .   Introducing new shooters to the clay target sports in a safe and enjoyable way is a rewarding experience. If you are interested or would like to learn more about this training, please contact Luther at  MP37332@hotmail.com
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
Men's & Ladies Shooting Vests
What should I look for in a shooting vest?
 
First is fit. Not only must your vest look good, but it also has to provide you with unrestricted movement. Test your vest on crossing targets, overhead/tower targets and targets below your feet. A vest that fits well length-wise will also tend to have the front pockets at the correct height. A roomy vest with a drawstring comes in handy when adding winter clothes as under-layers. This adjustability also comes in handy immediately following overindulgences at Thanksgiving and Christmas.


ENJOY
25% OFF
All Men's & Ladies (In Stock Only) Shooting Vests on Sale for the Month of July!
Visit the new Silver Willow On-Line Store
Exciting News....after months of work, we have our shotgun online store launched.

We offer Winchester, Browning, Zoli,

Clothing and Accessories will be available soon !!

Please visit: store@silverwillow.ca to order
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
Zoli Demo Week
We are happy to have Ethan the
Zoili Representative for Canada with us from
June 20th to 27th

Come on out and try a
DEMO GUN at the Duck Pond!!

Also
Ethan will be doing some custom stock fitting, you don't want to miss this amazing opportunity to
see this unique process and samples of finished product.

For more information about their products, please visit: www.artisanstockandgunworks.com
or

Custom Stocks.

Of all the various shotgun shooting disciplines, gear, techniques, guns and configurations, there is one common theme for shooters - they would rather hit more targets than not. This goes for the casual shooter of a case of shells a year or those who shoot several cases a week.
How each person fulfills that goal is multi faceted. While some shooters are naturals, having hand eye coordination that does not require methodical assistance, most of us struggle with getting the body aligned with what the brain wants it to do. When we watch a bird, the brain analyzes speed, angle, size and distance in a wink of an eye. It forms a model of fire control that includes lateral and vertical lead to put the shot string in a converging path with the target. It does all this naturally, regardless if we have a gun in our hands or not. The trick to shooting those targets is getting the gun in such a position and release the shot to capitalize on this natural phenomena unique to binocular predators like us.

Safe & Sound Hearing Solutions
Custom Inserts
If you are interested in purchasing custom hearing products, please email mail us a info@silverwillow.ca to set up an appointment. Claude from
Safe & Sound Hearing Solutions will be available the last week of July.
Corporate Team Building or Private Events
***NOTE***
At this point, we are suggesting these bookings plan into July
or later due to the COVID -19, unless one member of each team of up to 3 people, has a valid PAL willing to be a Team Leader. Then we can offer this anytime.

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. 

Check 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
How To Hit A Moving Target: Forward Allowance

AUTHOR: LUTHER CUTTS, HEAD INSTRUCTOR (NSCA LEVEL 3), COMPETITOR

Perhaps the most discussed aspect of shotgun shooting is the manner in which a shooter establishes the forward allowance, or lead, required to hit a moving target. Forward allowance is essentially how far in front of a target the projectile(s) must be directed to account for target movement during the time of flight of the projectile(s) from the muzzle of the firearm to the target. While it applies to all kinds of firearms, in this context we will only be considering shotguns.
From a technical perspective, determining forward allowance is a mathematical problem that requires a significant amount of data input to achieve a firing solution – things to be considered include:
  • Target speed
  • Angle to the target’s trajectory from the firing position
  • Distance to the target

Feature Artist - Gwen Day
"Summer Drive" 6 X 12 
$230.00

This stunning scene has struck me so many times on my drive to Montana.
I finally took the time to stop and photograph and sketch it on location.

-Summer Drive-
"Challenges are what make life interesting and
overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."
Joshua J. Marine
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