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Upcoming Activities or Events

Here find details of the upcoming shooting activities and related events at NOSA, the family-friendly Thunder Bay rifle and pistol shooting club.

There will be more club shoots or activities announced here during the year as arrangements are finalized, so check this page periodically for updates.

NOSA Junior Shooters' Indoors Wednesday Shoots Recommenced 04 January 2023

The following procedures will apply.

Juniors' shooting will take place at the Thunder Bay District Fish and Game facility at 260 Pento Road. Juniors' Shooter is on Wednesday nights, the parents must bring them to the entrance gate there promptly between 6:45 and 7 p.m., when volunteers will have the gate unlocked.

Arrival procedures: When the Jrs arrive, they will proceed to the clubhouse; there they will Sign In and find out what line they are on.

We will have a short class, in the club house. They will remain in the clubhouse until their line is called. Parents are welcome to wait in the clubhouse.

When the Jrís line is called they will proceed into the range. And wait for further instructions from the range officers.

We are going to use both sides of Range One, setting up air on one side and .22RF on the other. 5 Jrs per line. They will shoot air, then .22RF. That line of Jrs will then go back to the clubhouse to score their targets, with the help of Samantha. Depending on the time, we may have time to run the lines again.

We ask that returning Juniors please bring their safety glasses and hearing protection that was supplied. New Juniors will be assigned a bag with safety glasses and hearing protection to take care of. We supply the first set. If these are lost or damaged the parents will be responsible to supply any others. It will be their responsibility to bring these items weekly to Jr Shooters. For health and safety reasons, if they donít bring them, they canít shoot!

If you have any questions please feel free to call, text, or email Samantha -- 626-4003 or (but first replace the xxxx with the normal email symbol).

NOSA Adult Shooters' Indoors Friday Shoots Recommenced 06 January 2023

The indoor shooting start date for the Adult Shooters is Friday 06 January for 2023. The following procedures will apply.

Indoor Adult shooting will take place at the facilities of Thunder Bay District Fish and Game (also referred to on this website as TBFG or F&G) at 260 Pento Road.

NOSA Members (and any guests) while on the F&G grounds shall obey all rules and regulations issued by the TBFG Executive for conduct at this facility.

This will be the last Friday evening for NOSA Members to gain admittance through the F&G Main Gate using their current NOSA key. They shall lock that gate immediately after passing through, when coming into, and when departing, the F&G Facility. They shall sign the NOSA attendance book, located in the desk just inside the Main Gate, using their NOSA Membership Card Number.

After 06 January 2023 only NOSA Members who are also Members of F&G are allowed to shoot on the F&G Ranges and will then gain admission using their F&G electronic key fob.

Indoor shooting for rimfire rifles will take place from the building at Range 1 and indoor pistol shooting will take place from the building at Range 8.

A map for the F&G Facility showing the location of its numbered ranges will be found in a link near the bottom of the NOSA website's Range Rules page, and further details for use of the F&G Facility will also be found there.

NOSA Gun Show in Thunder Bay -- Saturday and Sunday, 11 & 12 March 2023

Gun Show Visitors

This annual two-day NOSA Spring Gun Show will feature the opportunity for the public to buy, sell, or trade: Guns, Knives, Ammunition, Collectors' Cartridges, Reloading Supplies, Optics, and Accessories. A food concession will also be on site.

Location: The Slovak Legion, 801 Atlantic Ave., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 2S7 Canada.

Show Hours for the Public:
            Saturday 11 March -- 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
               Sunday 12 March -- 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission for the Public: $5.00 each day, and free for those under 12 when accompanied by an adult.

NOSA will have an information display about our Club, and our activities promoting the shooting sports including our Junior Shooters Program. This show provides some of the annual funding for the Juniors.

Administrative Information for Dealers. Dealer setup will be at 4:00 p.m on Friday 10 March 2023. On-site security will be provided overnight on 10 and 11 March. There are about 70 tables available at a cost of $35.00 each.

NOSA Rules and Regulations for Gun Show Exhibitors and Dealers can be downloaded by clicking here.

NOSA Gun Show Application for this 2023 show in Thunder Bay can be downloaded by clicking here.

Volunteers from NOSA will be needed to assist Samantha D.-R. with various duties necessary to make this show a success. We'll remind you again closer to the event, but feel free to contact her at least a week in advance of 10 March. Her contact information is available through the Club Contacts link in the column to the left. And yes, volunteers do enjoy working at these shows. It gives you a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and vendors and discuss our favourite sport.

NOSA Adult and Family Members' Outdoors Shooting at Nolalu in 2023

The NOSA Club Outdoor Shooting Range is known as the Nolalu Shooting Range or the JR Range. It will again be in operation in 2023 for NOSA Club Days Thursday and Friday and Saturday and Sunday from May through the end of October, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. or darkness.

For detailed information and instructions regarding our Nolalu Range, or any other ranges we use, please read our Range Rules page -- link is in the column at left.

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