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BCWF Region 2's New Hunter Bootcamp

BCWF Region 2 is offering a "New Hunter Bootcamp" that can help new and aspiring hunters gain the basic knowledge they need to get a safe start in the sportParticipants will be learning sound hunting and shooting basics from passionate outdoor enthusiasts with many years of hunting and shooting experience.

No P.A.L., C.O.R.E., or experience necessary!

The New Hunter Bootcamp takes place September 19 to 21, 2014, at the Ridgedale Rod and Gun Club.  Fees include Instruction, equipment, accommodations, and meals are all included - just bring yourself!

Click here to download the Registration Form

Featured Workshops Include:

Introduction to Trap Shooting:  A hands-on course specifically for beginners or any participants with limited shooting experience – it’s a great way to build self-confidence in your ability to shoot.  Learn how to safely handle shotguns, how to hold them properly, track clay targets and hit them!

Rifle Marksmanship:  Fundamentals of handling rifles safely, rifle actions, and shooting for target or sport.  Learn how to position the firearm, sight the target, the art of trigger control and breathing.

Introduction to Archery:  Learn how to stand, how to hold the bow, sight the target, and release the bow.  You will be shooting arrows!

Hunting & Game Handling:  Fundamentals of hunting, tracking your game, using range finders, spotting scopes and binoculars.  Includes field dressing and handling game.  Learn tips about food sources for wildlife and game care.

Wall Tent Assembly & Set-Up:  Making camp.  Somewhere to sleep …

Backpacking:  Tips for a successful outdoor experience; take essentials, know what they are.

Goose & Duck Calling:  Talk to the birds…

Decoys & Blinds:  Learn how to set decoys and make blinds.

Hunting Tips:  Sharpen your hunting skills.

What is included in the Fees for the New Hunter Course?

  • Instruction, program materials, and the use of demonstration equipment
  • Firearms and archery equipment
  • Meals and accommodations


  • Alcohol
  • Axes / hatchets
  • Broadheads
  • Firearms
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • Smoking (other than in designated areas)
  • Pets - none! - not even little ones...

Course Fees

BCWF Members          $210
Non-Members              $315

Register Today - Space is Limited!

Click here to download the Registration Form

Call 1-888-881-BCWF (2293)

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We want your vote - have your say in the 2015 BCWF Artist of the Year competition!

For the first time ever, YOU have a chance to cast a vote and help choose the next BCWF Artist of the Year! This year's worthy finalists were selected from more than thirty submissions, and include works by Valerie Rogers, Laura Levitsky, and David Flatt.

Click here to cast your vote for the 2015 Artist of the Year - voting ends September 30th, 2014!

2015 Artist of the Year Finalists

Down by the River by Valerie Rogers


Valerie Rogers is a naturalist painter. She paints in-depth visual studies of nature and it's creatures in their own quiet places. She focuses on the natural beauty around her and translates it to paint, paper, and canvas. A lifetime spent immersed in nature, studying plants and animals as closely as possible provides the background information for her paintings. Her love for the outdoors is reflected in her artwork. That artwork helps to support the conservation efforts of numerous local and national environmental groups.



A Quiet Repose by Laura Levitsky


Laura Levitsky is quickly gaining a solid reputation as a recommended emerging artist to watch.  She is a nature artist, inspired by British Columbia’s landscape, wildlife and landmarks.  There is a great amount of time and energy invested in each painting as Laura, in no way neglects the smallest of detail.  Laura is an outdoor enthusiast, and never goes anywhere without her sketch book and camera equipment.  Whether it’s the research of her subjects that take her on her outdoor excursions, or her outdoor excursions that take her to her subjects, Laura’s field studies allow her to recreate the natural settings of her subjects.



View from Above by David Flatt


David Flatt is a painter and sculptor living and working in Vancouver. He was born in 1962. David began his training in drawing and painting with classes at Kwantlen College and the University College of the the Fraser Valley. He has attended workshops at the Scottsdale Artist School with Greg Beecham and at Hollyhock with Robert Bateman. David has also been trained in classical stone sculpture from Alberto Replanski. In 2012, David was named as a finalist in Artist’s Magazine 29th Annual art competition in the wildlife category.  


Click here to cast your vote for the 2015 Artist of the Year!


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