Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility
Newsletter August 2023
Group Photo taken during the FITASC shoot on May 13th 2023. In this photo is: Brenda Colepy, Tom Stenger, Kevin Cole, Stu Carter, Fred White, Doung Manzer and Tom Millar.
Upcoming Events

Buster Day True Pair Shoot & No Whining No Crying
(Fun & Registered Shoot)

Saturday, September 16th




Buster Day Shoot- 120 clays in the morning
No Whining No Crying (Optional)- 80 clays in the afternoon

In remembrance of
Buster Day,
Don & Allan Day's Father


Last Month's Results
Stampede Grand Slam
This two day event was a Fun Shoot as well as a dual NSCA & CNSCA Shoot. Thanks for coming out and smashing some targets!

Congratulations Aric Alexander to winning this years shoot with a HOA of 224/240!!

Advertising Signs
We have a few spots left for sign advertising on our course shelters.
-2023 pricing is reduced to $375 for the year
-2024 pricing will be $750 for the year
Give us a call/email if you wish to claim a spot!
Reminder
Please note that if the controller at the station is not working, use the black box.

You can let us know that the controller is not working when you get back to the clubhouse.


Farewell to Anne, Jack & Pat!
 Welcome Joey!
We are so thankful to have had Anne, Jack and Pat working here at Silver Willow over the years. We are sad to have them leave but wish them all the best!

Jack has been a very hard worker over the years and has done lots for Silver Willow. He was always the guy to call if something on the course wasn't working right. He is heading to college in Lethbridge. Have fun and learn lots, Jack!

Anne has been our event coordinator since the start of last year. She has done a great job working with our cooperate groups. Anne has recently decided to pursue a new opportunity! Good luck Anne, we will miss your big heart.

Pat has been with us for many years; she finished up with Silver Willow at the end of May! Pat has been writing our newsletter for years, working the front desk, and helping out wherever needed. She has also been the banana bread master! Pat is enjoying more time with her grandkids and playing golf all year! Enjoy Pat!
Welcome Joey!
Joey started with us about a month ago and is the new groundskeeper.

Joey's plan is to work here for a few years until he finishes high school. His goal is to get his outdoor first aid certificate in Montana through YWAM (Youth With a Mission).

Joey already loves working at Silver Willow and enjoys making things run smoothly and keeping the course clean. Joey loves the outdoors and everything it entails, which fires his passion for hunting and fishing!

Welcome to the team, Joey!
Shooting Clinics at Silver Willow
Wingshooting is our life-long passion and we welcome the opportunity to share this experience with you through one of our clinics. These are full day events including a range of instructional themes and styles including small group seminars, interactive discussions, curated practice on clays with tailored setups, as well as breaks and lunch to provide time to interact with others.
Clinics have themes to address particular interests related to wing shooting, including those specifically for women, so check the offerings below to see which one best suits your interests.
Clinics aren’t just an event, but an investment in your passion and personal growth.

We will be offering these clinics at Silver Willow!

BLOG Article - Luther Cutts
The Confluence of Safety and Etiquette


Author: Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3) and shotgun competitor

If you are reading this, you are likely one of the many people who really enjoys shooting sporting clays. We are a large and diverse group, ranging in age from our teens to those of us in our 80s, people from every walk of life. There are a lot of varied opinions within our population – what is the best gun, the best load, the best gauge, or the best target presentation. 
 
One thing that we all seem to agree on, however, is safety. If this were not a safe sport, I am confident that the number of people shooting sporting clays would decrease by at least 95%. There is no way I am going to take my friends and family to a place where they would be exposed to unsafe practices and risk them being injured or worse. People who are unsafe with a firearm are not those I want to have anything to do with. Thankfully, 99.9% of the people I see at the club demonstrate good safety practices. One of the real attractions of going to Silver Willow is the effort everyone puts into being safe.


Book an Instructor
Prepare for the hunting season ahead of time.
Take a lesson to refine your shotgunning skills!

Private and semi-private lessons are available at a per hour rate. Gun rental, ammo and clays are extra.

A minimum of 1.5 hours per lesson is recommended. Check out our website under Learn 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.
Feature of the Month
Magnex 5 (5 Lens Set) Magnetic Lens System
For more information on Evolution glasses, click here.
Day and Co.
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 Courses
Non Restricted and Restricted Courses

Non Restricted -
Saturday, August 12th
Restricted -
Sunday, August 13th

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 - 
----------------------------------September 23rd/24th & November 18th/19th
"You are off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so... get on your way!" - Dr. Seus
2023 Shoot Dates
Sept 16th – Buster Day Shoot (am) / No Whining No Crying Shoot (pm)
October 14th – Fall Sporting Clays and Turkey Shoot
November 25th – Winter Classic Shoot
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
To Make a Reservation, Book Online or Call 403-337-2490
30133-Rg Rd 20
Mountain View County
(403) 337-2490
info@silverwillow.ca