Newsletter October 2019
Up Coming Events
Fall Turkey Shoot & Sporting Clay's
Saturday October 5th
100 (Fun Shoot)

Includes 100 target fun shoot (everyone welcome – no need to be a CNSCA or NSCA member!)
$110.00 Pre-registered targets, prizes and lunch!

**please note that you can get the “pre-registration price” if paid in full, before the day of the shoot. Otherwise Shooters will pay the day of the shoot price. If shooters miss the online deadline, they can call with their credit card or drop into the club house to prepay.
Last Months Events
Calgary Oilmen Invitational
September 7th

The Calgary Oilmen's Shoot is a
Semi - Annual event, held in April and September. The Oilmen's Invitational is extended to those shooters who have a work affiliation with the Alberta Oil & Gas Industry.  

Josh c ongratulates
Glenn Sheppard for HOA score.   
Buster Day True Pair
September 14th

This shoot is dedicated to honoring Don's Dad and Josh's Grandpa, Buster Day. Buster was an avid hunter and clay shooter and owned the land that Silver Willow is located on.
If you haven't noticed it before, there is a memorial plaque which is located between the green course station 10 and the duck pond .
It was perfect shooting weather for the Buster Day True-Pair, Josh & Kurtis did a great job setting up the course. We had a great turn out and are always happy to see how many shooters come out every year in honor of Buster.
Our High Overall Winner for the Buster Day shoot was Bob Ferguson 183/200
NSCA Provinical
September 15th

This was the 1st year Silver Willow hosted the NSCA Provincial Shoot.
We had 33 registered NSCA shooters participate in this challenging course. Josh & Jamieson were happy to congratulate Aric Alexander with a HOA of 191/200
The 50/50 JACKPOT POOL

Each shoot this year, we offer two "Golden Flash Targets" with a Jackpot pool opportunity. There is an option to pay $10.00 per person 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 the Buster Day Shoot is running at $499.00 rolling into the Fall Turkey Shoot & Sporting Clays October 5th.
NEW - Corporate Christmas Party Availability
Looking for a place to host your Christmas Party? Our cookhouse is a private facility, just the right place for groups up to 70 people.

We have Friday & Saturday nights available from Nov 6 to Dec 7th. Evenings from 5:00 - midnight.

The cookhouse will be beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. Full buffet meal choices will be Turkey, Ham or Steak with all the fixings. You can bring your own alcohol. (however you will be required to provide your own liquor license)

Book An Instructor
Prepare for the hunting season ahead! Take a lesson to refine your shot-gunning skills !
 
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 clay's 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. 
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
Pre Winter Sale!!
Our Cold Weather Coat  is the best winter shooting jacket on the market! Our coats features: The Poly/Cotton outside shell is water resistant and has proven years of service. Real Leather pad and pocket trim, NEW internal shoulder pocket for ShockEater® recoil pad, Insulation is warm but not bulky. Large shoulder gussets, Four expandable waist pockets, Elastic at waist prevents ride up, Machine washable & Lifetime warranty.

The Wild Hare Hydro-Elite Shooting Jacket sets the bar high with the following features: Waterproof breathable membrane with Direct Venting technology, 100% nylon outer shell with water repellent finish which is strong and durable, a 2-Way YKK AquaGuard waterproof zipper and Genuine leather pad and pocket trim. 
Available in both Right & Left Handed
ENJOY
10% OFF
Wild Hare Winter And Hydro Elite Jackets
On Sale for the month of October !
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
Water Fowl & Upland Shells
Just in time for hunting season,
we have a wide variety of
Water Fowl & Upland Bird shells to choose from.
Winchester, Kent, Browning & Federal Premium
Feature Blog Article - Luther Cutts
Etiquette in Hunting –

Etiquette, or courteous behavior, in the shooting sports is rooted in a desire to combine both safety and respect for fellow shooters. When everyone understands the fundamentals of etiquette, the enjoyment factor for the activity increases markedly.
The following points are a representative, rather than an exhaustive, list of etiquette tips for bird game hunters. I am hopeful that after having read through the list, you will be able to add one or two more of your own. 
Carrying of the shotgun – While there are several different types of hunting that can be undertaken with a shotgun, the two most popular types, and the focus of this article, are the hunting of upland game birds and the hunting of waterfowl. 
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
Email: events@silverwillow.ca  
Direct Line: 587-834-2490
Tuesday to Friday
New Employee Welcome
We are happy to welcome Olivia to our team. Olivia is a local gal who will be joining us on weekends in the Gun Brothers Cafe. What Olivia likes best about working at Silver Willow, is that everyone is so easy to get along with and so friendly. It is a Happy place to be!
Olivia has not yet created her Bucket list.
Rick has been helping us out at the gun counter for a while, however we never officially welcomed him as part of the team! We are happy to have him and the knowledge he offers our clients. What Rick likes best about Silver Willow is we are clearly client oriented in a friendly environment. Bucket list is a wild pheasant hunt in Alberta.
Fall Colors of Silver Willow
How to Cook Wild Duck
Many people shy away from cooking wild duck, because of preconceived assumptions that it is difficult to prepare. Fortunately, that isn’t the case. If you’re a duck hunter or are lucky enough to be acquainted with one, try slow cooking wild duck in a Crock-pot or other brand of slow cooker to achieve a tender and succulent bird that will be the star of your next meal.

Wipe down the entire, trimmed duck with paper towels. Season it inside and out with salt and pepper. Insert a bouquet of fresh herbs such as thyme and rosemary inside the duck, if desired. Alternatively, insert fresh fruits inside the duck such as apples, oranges or berries. You can also use root vegetables such as onions and carrots.
Saute the duck until lightly browned in a frying pan before adding it to the slow cooker to give it a roasted appearance, if desired. Place a wire rack inside your slow cooker and set the duck on top of it, breast side up.
Cook the duck on high for approximately 3 to 4 hours. Alternatively, cook it on low for 6 to 7 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the duck once it has finished cooking. Lift it carefully and place it onto a platter. Let the duck rest for 10 to 15 minutes prior to carving. Serve with wild rice and gravy or mashed potatoes and green beans.
Silver Willow Sunflowers 12 X 16 - Oil on Linen Panel.
Painted in Plein Air. Painting by Gwen Day
Hours of Operation
Summer Hours Apr 1 – Oct 31

Wednesday – Thursday
9:00 am – till dusk
(ceasefire at dusk)
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
403-337-2490

Winter Course - 12 Stations 
Green Course - 10 Stations
Duck Pond - 5 Stand
Skeet Field
30133-Rg Rd 20
Mountain View County
(403) 337-2490