Kelowna & District
Fish and Game Club

Range Hours:
M-F: 9:00 am to Dusk
Weekends: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Office Hours:
Tues & Thurs: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

KDFGC Range Orientation

Every new member is required to attend a Range Orientation BEFORE using any of the Club's Archery or Firearms Ranges.  To use a KDFGC rifle or pistol range UNSUPERVISED the member must also pass the Range Safety Qualification Test.  For more information see Range Safety Qualification Course and Range Safety Qualification Test

The Range Orientation is also open to the public at no cost.   Drop by Saturdays, 10:00 AM at the Club Office or Contact Us for more information.

  • Drop-in at Club Office
  • Saturday's at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 
  • Confirm attendance with Club Office
  • Free to Members and Public

Orientation Objective

    • Provide Tour of Club's Ranges and Facilities
    • Provide Overview of Club's History and Organization
    • Provide Overview of Club's Range Rules

Student Requirements

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor weather
  • If member, membership card
  • Some walking but can adapt to accommodate persons with a physical disability
  • Good attitude

Orientation Outline

  1. Introductions
  2. Overview of Club History, Mission, Structure
  3. About Club Office and Residence
  4. Front Gate and Member Card and Access Rules
  5. Guest Registration Rules
  6. Shotgun Sports Overview
  7. Pistol Ranges Tour
    • Recreational Pistol Range Overview
    • Commercial and IPSC Range Overview
  8. Lower Ranges Tour
    • Field Archery Course
    • Archery Ranges
    • 25 – 50 Meter Range (Rifle and Shotgun)
    • 25 – 50 Meter Range (Rim-fire and Air Rifle Only)
    • 100 – 200 Yard Rifle Range
  9. Indoor Range Tour
  10. Club House Tour 
  11. Written Range Orientation Review Exam

Sample Range Orientation Questions

1

It is acceptable for a member or guest to be on a range without being registered at an access point.

TRUE

FALSE

2

It is acceptable to loan your membership card to another person so they can use club facilities.

TRUE

FALSE

3

It is acceptable to be on a range without displaying your membership card.

TRUE

FALSE

4It is acceptable for an uncased firearm to be taken to or removed from a firing line. TRUEFALSE

5

A RED range flag means the range is HOT and firearms are present on the range.

TRUE

FALSE

6

It is acceptable to be on a range and consume or be under the influence of any drug (licit or illicit) or alcohol that can impair judgement and/or reflexes. 

TRUE

FALSE

7

When a firearm is resting on the bench during a ceasefire, its action must be open.

TRUE

FALSE

8

When two or more persons are at a range, one must be designated as the Range Officer.

TRUE

FALSE

9

Only a Range Officer can call for a cease fire on a range.

TRUE

FALSE

10

It is OK to proceed down range to post, patch, or collect a target after a cease fire and the Range Officer has given their permission to proceed down range.

TRUE

FALSE

11

During a cease fire, it is acceptable to approach the firing line to retrieve something.

TRUE

FALSE

12

It is acceptable for your finger to be in the trigger guard when handling a firearm.

TRUE

FALSE

13

On a rifle or pistol range, the muzzle of the firearm must always point downrange.

TRUE

FALSE

14

It is acceptable to shoot from a standing position at the 100 / 200 yard rifle range.

TRUE

FALSE

15

Targets may be mounted on the ground baffles on the 100 / 200 yard rifle range.

TRUE

FALSE

16

It is OK to fire a .50 or greater caliber rifle at the 100 / 200 yard rifle range.

TRUE

FALSE

17

Center-fire firearms are allowed on the 25 / 50 yard rifle range.

TRUE

FALSE

18

Washing hands with cold water is recommended immediately after using the indoor range. 

TRUE

FALSE

19

Shooting from the hip is allowed.

TRUE

FALSE

20

It is OK to shoot something other than a paper target posted on a target board.

TRUE

FALSE

21

Any shooter can use the Commercial or IPSC range as long as someone else is not using it.

TRUE

FALSE

22

It is alright for an 11 year old to be on a pistol range as an observer.

TRUE

FALSE

23

It is acceptable to use a holster on the pistol range.

TRUE

FALSE

24

Cross firing onto targets from the firing line is acceptable.

TRUE

FALSE

25

KDFGC Range Officers, the Range Manager, and Club Directors have the authority to check, and at their discretion, seize membership cards.

TRUE

FALSE

26

Members under 18 years old are allowed to shoot without the direct and immediate supervision of an adult member.

TRUE

FALSE

27

Spent cartridges and targets must be cleaned up at the conclusion of a shooting session.

TRUE

FALSE

28

If there is evidence of one or more shooters at a range when you arrive, you must stay behind the safety line (or at least three feet behind the firing line) until given permission by the acting Range Officer to approach the firing line.

TRUE

FALSE

29

Members must pass the Range Safety Qualification Test to shoot unsupervised on a pistol or rifle range. 

TRUE

FALSE

30

Safety must be the first priority of all Club members and guests.

TRUE

FALSE

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