Newsletter October 2021
Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility
Fall Hours of Operation
Wednesday & Thursday 
9:00 am till dusk. 

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

Please call ahead to make your reservation 403-337-2490 
Up Coming Events
Fall Sporting Clays and Turkey Shoot

Saturday October 2nd
Annual Fun Shoot
- 120 Clays -

Winter Classic

Saturday November 21st
Annual Fun Shoot
- 120 Clays -

Last Months Events
This shoot is dedicated to honoring Buster Day, Don's Dad and Josh's Grandpa. Buster, an avid hunter and clay shooter 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 did a great job setting up the course. We had a good turn out and are always happy to see how many shooters come out every year in honor of Buster.

Congratulations to Bob Ferguson with a HOA score of 109/120

The Next Generation

Jameson (age 3) is a 5th generation Day living on the family farm. He is driving his little gator with our trusty family labrador (Duchess) heading to the pond.
In the distance is the original Day family homestead. This is where his great great Grandpa Percy Day, homesteaded.
Make A Wheel Difference

Addison Day, Josh's daughter would like to say Thank You to all the generous shooters who donated to "Make A Wheel Difference". This fundraiser is to get wheelchairs for children with disabilities in Kenya. Addison was able to collect $470.00, which is almost enough for one wheelchair. For more information or to donate please Click the here.
Clays for the Cottage
On September 23rd Silver Willow hosted "Clays for the Cottage Shoot." Over 200 seasoned and aspiring clay-shooting enthusiasts, join us for a loads of fun Pulling Together for Kids! Proceeds from our 5th annual Clays for the Cottage event will provide local children with the support they need to get through a life-altering crisis. We would like to thank all the volunteers from Clays for the Cottage and all the Silver Willow Guides who provided assistance to make this event such a success!!!
The Tent
Station 5 on the Blue
We all get a turn!
The 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 or
Tangle Free
Silver Willow
is a full dealer for Tangle Free and we have a bit of inventory on
full body Canada geese decoys.

Tangle Free is a family owned and operated waterfowl company offering hundreds of functional field-proven decoys, blinds, gear and accessories that has been committed to providing industry leading customer service since 1972.
Water Fowl & Upland Shells
Hurry in to buy your hunting shells before they are all gone,
we carry a selection of
water fowl & upland bird shells to choose from.
Winchester, Kent, Browning & Federal Premium
Safe & Sound Hearing Solutions
Electronic Ear Plugs Starting at $325.00
Solid Ear Plugs - $90.00
Filtered Ear Plugs - $180.00
Safe & Sound Hearing Solutions
Specializes in customized ear plugs. They are for your ear canal shape, your unique noise situation & your technology preferences.

For more details click below to visit
To request a fitting please contact Claude at 587-877-7130 or email

Pheasant Recipe
Crockpot Pheasant With Balsamic Marinade

Although originally from Asia, pheasants are now found across the globe due to their readiness to breed in captivity and since the bird can naturalize in many climates. It has been known to be a popular game bird since the time of the Stone Age humans.
Level 1 Instructors Course
Silver Willow will be hosting our 5th Level I Instructor course on October 15/16/17, 2021.

The Level I course is designed to provide competent, experienced shooters with the knowledge and ability they need to teach the fundamentals of shot gunning 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
 We will be looking for volunteer students
for the instructors in training. 

There will be three sessions available, volunteers can chose one:
- Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning or Sunday afternoon.
New shooters or novice shooters preferred .
The cost of instruction for volunteers is free,
you will need Gun, clays and shells at your cost.
Silver Willow has rental guns and clays and shells available for purchase.

If you are interested, please contact Luther at
Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Restricted and
Non Restricted Courses are unavailable in October

Upcoming Course Dates
November 13th & 14th
December 11th & 12th
Guest Blog Article
Musings Of The Rookie -
Sharing the Journey
Author: Rob Ridley

5 Things: Sporting Clays Tips
I've Learned Along The Way
Part ll

Musings – 5 things –
5 almost completely unrelated things you want to *avoid* or be aware of on the course.

1. Phone addiction. I’m guilty of this, but usually if I’m shooting when on call. I’d like to apologize now to all the shooter’s whose perfect focus was messed up by my call rings or text notifications.

Feature Artwork for the Month
Enjoy the "Paint The Barn Red"
You Tube Video

or follow Gwen's painting adventures on Instagram

The Paint the Barn Red book project artistically preserved the history of the Mountain View County Barns. The project saw paintings made of 49 iconic barns in the County.
See Gwen Day and hear her explanation. She was the co founder and one of the 37 artists
who contributed to the book.
Books available at Silver Willow $50 (Cash or Cheque please)

Be Grateful for all the obstacles in your life.
They have strengthened you,
as you continue with your life's journey.
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