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Attention: It's time to renew your Vermilion Gun Club membership. 2020 Memberships are now available.
The 2019 combination is no longer valid. From this point forward members are to use the 2020 combination number that is printed on your membership card.
Be sure to renew your Vermilion Gun Club membership as soon as possible to ensure continued access to the Vermilion Gun Club Gun Range. Memberships are available for purchase and pick-up at the Vermilion Cornerstone Co-op Gasbar or by downloading a membership application from the Membership section of this website. Fill in the form and include payment and we will send you a 2020 membership card. Prices are the same as last year: $60 for a Regular membership, $85 for a Family membership and $10 for a Youth membership (under 18 years of age only).
Membership allows you access to the Gun Range from 8 AM to Dusk 24/7 year round (unless deep snow conditions in the winter block the road).
As of January 1, 2020 the road to the range is in excellent condition so if your wish to get in some winter shooting now is a good time to do so.
And now for some interesting stat's regarding the Vermilion Gun Club and range usage. The club finished off the year with 353 members and our members made good use of the gun range. We had 720 member sign-ins with 156 guests registered. Just a reminder to our members that any guests you breing down must sign-in and sign the waiver form especially if they are going to be shooting.
Results of the 2019 Big Buck Contest
On Sunday, December 1, 2019 the VGC held it's annual Whitetail Deer Big Buck contest. We had 85 entries purchased with 13 of those being Youth hunters. Since not all of the entrants were successful in harvesting a WT buck 15 Adults and 5 Youth did bring in heads to be measured and scored. Ab England our B&C scorer was busy scoring these heads along with 2 elk heads, 3 mule deer heads and 1 bear skull.
Winners of the 2020 Big Buck are:
1. Blaine George, 161 6/8, who won a $600 gift certificate for Warehouse Sports.
2. Jason Veitch, 157 3/8, who won a Bradley Smoker.
3. Kyle Baker, 145 1/8 who won a set of Vortex binoculars.
1. Hunter Kripps, 137 3/8, who won a $400 gift certificate for Warehouse Sports.
2. Hunter Fries, 133 4/8, who won a Spymaster Game Camera.
3. Jayden Hammernyk, 132, who won a set of Vortex binoculars.
Check out our Photo Gallery for photos of the winners and their racks.
In addition several other raffles and draws were held and a few lucky folks went home happy.
1. Hunter Kripps won a draw for a free horn mount by local taxidermist Randy Barlow.
2. Claire Scheilke won a gift basket provided by Mainstreet Hardware Store.
3. Bob Cholowski won the draw for a Ruger 10/22 sponsored by the Vermilion Gun Club.
No event in successful without supportive and generouos Sponsors. We wish to thank and recognize the following for their support.
1. McDonald's Family Foods, Vermilion
2. Cornerstone Co-op Gasbar, Vermilion
3. Rona, Vermilion
4. Mainstreet Hardware, Vermilion
5. Upper Edge Outfitters, Vermilion
6. Legacy Construction, Vermilion
7. Randy Barlow, Taxidermist, Vermilion
8. Mark White, Bush King Apparel
9. Warehouse Sports, St. Paul
10. Wildside Outdoors, Lloydminster
11. Profit River, Lloydminster
12. Canadian Tire, Lloydminster
This annual event takes a lot of planning so a Big Thank You to the following VGC members who do the work so that we can continue to hold a Big Buck contest for local Whitetail hunters.
- George Gerski, Big Buck Director, key planners and prize getter.
- Ab England, official B&C scorer.
- Dave Moore, scoring assistant and club Treasure.
And the other club members who pitch in to do whatever it takes to make the event a success including:
Len Chetter, John Betz, Claire Scheilke and Bob Cholowski.
The Vermilion Gun Club would like to thank all of the entrants who purchase an entry to support the work of the club. This event is the club's main fund raiser and all profits go towards maintaining the gun range.
See you all next year at the 2020 Big Buck contest.