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Firearms Laws and Documentation

Canada Firearms Centre with the latest official information relating to Canadian federal rules and regulations and permits.

ATF Bureau (U.S.) for relevant information needed when transporting a firearm into the United States for hunting or target competition.

Firearms and Hunter Education Courses in the Thunder Bay Area

Joe Coughlin -- Restricted Firearms Course; Unrestricted Firearms Course; Hunter Education Course. Note there are some combination courses also available. (807) 344-6566 or cell 624-8092.

General Shooting Information

Firearms Canada is an incredible resource with links to nearly every maker of firearms and related sporting equipment. It also has contact information for shooting clubs everywhere in Canada (including ours) as well as listing gun shows. Lots more good stuff.

TargetShooting Canada which is a very informative and useful site for both beginners and old hands. Topics covered include extensive tips and resources for developing shooting and coaching skills. The site even hosts monthly postal matches for Canadian and international competitors. And there is much more to see.

The Hunting Gear Guy is a blog of Canadian shooting and hunting topics featuring about 100 articles with a great deal of practical information.

Local Clubs and Asociations

Thunder Bay District Fish & Game Association operates a number of year-round rifle and pistol ranges, and now an archery range, on their large property within the city. Their facility hosts several approved pistol clubs along with a benchrest rifle club. Joining requires paying a general F&G fee to shoot non-restricted firearms, plus individual fees for the specific clubs you also wish to shoot with. As an F&G general member, you can use any range when it is not booked by one of the clubs.

Thunder Bay Trap and Skeet Club has year-round shotgun ranges for Trap and Skeet and Sporting Clays about 6 km past the Stanley Hotel on Hwy 588.

Northwestern Ontario Sportsmenís Alliance was founded in 1998 to speak out on behalf of our interests and concerns as they pertained to wildlife management and conservation issues.

Vendors and Services

Antilla's Workshop in Thunder Bay where they buy, restore, collect, and sell old/antique woodworking tools. Phone Jason: 807-707-2023 or Kristen: 807-620-5110.

Bighorn Sales in Houston B.C. with custom benchrest barrels and reamers and Harrell tuners. Phone: 250-845-2201/4196 or Email:

Black and Tan Taxidermy in Thunder Bay where we have witnessed superb life-like examples of animals, birds, and fish done by Jamie Black. Phone: 807-630-5440 or Email:

Cabela's Canada in Winnipeg has a very extensive line of firearms and shooting supplies and accessories, as well as camping and fishing equipment.

D&R Sporting Goods in Thunder Bay has your needs for hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities.

Great Northern Gun Works -- "Gun Broken, Can Fix" in Vermilion Bay, Ontario. Phone: 807-227-3000 or Email:

M2 Sales and Consignment in Thunder Bay for quality firearms and knives with Matt Marsonet and Mike DiMeo. Phone: 807-627-2429 or Email:

Mliss' Makings for gorgeous freshly picked flower bouquets provided directly to customers' doorsteps as well as for weddings and special events; she also creates exquisitely made crafts. Mliss was an enthusiastic NOSA Junior Shooter for several years.

S/K Enterprises in Thunder Bay for quality firearms and knives. Phone Stan Kushnier: 807-623-32322 or Email:

Titan Reloading specializing in sales of Lee Precision reloading products. These folks are situated very close to the Lee factory and provide excellent service. Titan owner Dennis Gorski is an engineer who worked with John Lee to develop some of their products.

Outfitters Used and Recommended by NOSA Members

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Numzaan Safaris in South Africa which is the outfit used by Wes W. on three occasions, for photo and hunting safaris; highly recommended by him. For Susan and Wes's latest hunting adventure in South Africa, Wes wrote it up for NOSA -- click Member Ramblings in left column of this webpage.

Gun Shows and Related Sports Shows

DECC -- Duluth Entertainment Convention Center with Detailed Information and Maps.

Local Museum of Interest

Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre in Thunder Bay is preserving the aviation history of NW Ontario and is a frequent exhibitor at NOSA gun shows.

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