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Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility

Newsletter April 2024

Summer Hours Return

Summer Hours are Apr 1 – Oct 31

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

(or dusk)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

We encourage Members to book online. Email to have your account set up.

Summer Blue Course Re-Opens on April 1st.

Easter Weekend Hours

Good Friday March 29th - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday March 30th - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Easter Sunday - March 31st we are Closed to honor our faith.

We Wish Everyone A Happy Easter !!

Last Months Results

Pump Gun Shoot

March 9th

The Pump Gun was designed and introduced in 1893 by John Browning, and had revolutionary features, style & handling abilities.

We always get such a great turnout for this event! The use and enjoyment of the good ole Pump Gun is still going strong.

Josh Day congratulating our winner Allan Duan,

who had the HOA of 88/100.

Good Shooting!!!

To View Scores, Click Here

Lorne Howes Memorial Shoot for Cancer Research March 23rd

Lorne’s family and friends, have banded together for 34 years to carry forward and celebrate the life of Lorne Howes.

He passed away of Leukemia at the age of 30. He was a life long, best friend of owners of Silver Willow, Don and Gwen Day.

This was our final Lorne Howes Shoot for Cancer. We will run a fundraising shoot next year however it will be for a local charitable organization.

Randy Howes (right) & Don and Gwen Day (left) with Allan Duan (center) our winner of this year's Lorne Howes Shoot with a HOA of 96/100! What an awesome score!

We would like to thank all the shooters who participated this year. We had a pretty good turn out even with the weather being cold and snowy. $30.00 of each registration fee was donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in Lorne's name. We raised $1955.00 in total donations from the competing shooters. Thank you to all our local businesses, client business owners who donated prizes and those who so generously donated extra cash. These contributions make the Lorne Howes Cancer shoot such a successful and fun event!! Thanks again to all those who participated.

To View Scores, Click Here

Up Coming Events

Junior Learn To Shoot

April 27th

Saturday, April 27th 40 Clays

Only 30 Spaces left!

Click here to register!

Corporate Team Building or Private Events

Our guided, private events and BBQ's are a great way to get everyone together, whether 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 Abby today to book your event or for details.


Direct Line: 587-834-2490

Instructor Andrew Harvison is coming to Silver Willow in May

Andrew Harvison is a well known and globally respected shot, having

won numerous British and English National titles in Sporting Clays,

Skeet and Trap. He is still competing at the highest level and was

selected as recently as 2010 as the England Sporting Team Captain.

Andrew is a highly qualified coach, one of the founding members of

the UK’s Association of Professional Shooting Instructors and author

of many published comprehensive articles regarding shotguns and

technique. Trained in firearms, ballistics and ammunition Andrew

has a specific talent and expertise in gun fitting, embodying all he has

learned in a long and illustrious career honed over many years.

Andrew is solely responsible for the resurrection of Holloway &

Naughton Gun makers, an English manufacturer of handcrafted

shotguns dating back to 1909. Being truly bespoke shotguns, every

detail is produced to the customer’s specification whilst the experience

of owning a Holloway & Naughton is enhanced by the exceptionally

high standard of Andrew’s gun fitting and coaching advice.

It has been said Andrew has the unique ability to be closer to his client’s

aspirations about shooting, and the ability to help them succeed.

In a sport where many voice opinions, Andrew’s are backed up by

competitive achievement, hands on expertise and the skills of actually

designing and making English Shotguns: as a competitor, gun fitter and

coach he is an uniquely qualified educator.

For any inquiries about shooting lessons while he's here visiting Silver Willow, please contact Andrew directly -

2024 Wingshooting Clinics at Silver Willow this season.

Blog Article - Mark Roberts

Hard Focus, Soft Focus or

No Focus

The process of using Visual data to shoot moving targets


In my previous two articles, I mentioned the predictive process all brains, large or small, feeble or robust; use to manage data various senses retrieve and deliver to the brain. In this last part, I will attempt to explain how and why this relates to visual data and the shooting solutions we form to hit moving targets. 


While it may not seem like a 'method' to directly increase your scores, it may help you, or in conjunction with a coach, to evaluate how your brain requires vital information from the external world to formulate shooting solutions, transform them into muscle movement, and thus fulfill that prediction back out in reality. How your brain can be tricked, starved or strained with either too little or too much data that can lead to the point of missing targets; even if your mount and other physical factors are down pat.

Click Here to Continue Reading

The Day and Co.

Feature of the Month

Now is the time to Demo a Zoli Shotgun.

We have Flat Rib 28" 32", Mid Rib 32" and High Rib 32" with the option of slim forearm and beaver tail.

Also right hand, left hand, and Bella stocks.

Zoli Official Website

ZOLI Tradition

Where does the ZOLI quality come from

The origin of Antonio Zoli S.r.l. finds its roots in the historical and cultural context of the post-war period following World War II. A real embodiment of the typical entrepreneurial spirit that marks people from the area around Brescia, Antonio Zoli played an active part in the rebuilding stages following the war events that also involved the valley of the river Mella, where the company is located, placing the first steps for a business that would have shortly projected his name on the markets around the world. Antonio Zoli was born in 1905, his father Giuseppe built flintlocks in his shop in Magno, a small village (hamlet of Gardone Val Trompia) perched on the mountain above the present company location, the place where several famous gunsmith families come from.

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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

Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Non-Restricted and Restricted Courses

Non-Restricted -

Saturday, April 20th

Restricted -

Sunday, April 21st

Non-Restricted - Course time 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (at minimum),

Individual testing 4:00 - 7:00pm (approximately)


Restricted - Course time 8:00 am till 12:00 pm (at minimum),

Individual testing 12:00 - 2:30pm (approximately)

Non-Restricted - $200.00, Restricted - $150.00, or register for both courses at $300.00. All prices include GST. Coffee, tea and water are provided.

Click Here to Register

Upcoming Course Dates 

May 4th, 5th

June 1st, 2nd

Joke of the Month!

How does the easter bunny keep its fur in place?

~ With Hare-Spray!

2024 Shoot Dates

April 27th- Junior Learn To Shoot

May 30th- Calgary Oilman Shoot

June 7th- Pheasant's Forever Team Shoot

June 8th- Winchester 2 Person Team Shoot

June 15th- Ladies Learn To Shoot

September 7th- Ducks Unlimited

September 28th- Buster Day True Pair Shoot & No Whining No Crying

October 19th- Fall Turkey Shoot

November 30th- Winter Classic

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

*NOTE- in the winter if it's -20 C or below, please call to check if we remain open before driving out.

Winter Course - 14 Stations 

Green Course - 10 Stations

Duck Pond - 5 Stand

Skeet Field

International Wobble Trap

For A Reservation Book On Line or call 403-337-2490

30133-Rg Rd 20

Mountain View County

(403) 337-2490

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