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Project Mapleseed at BRGFA

"Project Mapleseed is a rifle marksmanship training program. A Project Mapleseed event is designed to provide... a solid framework of basic rifleman skills that benefits new and experienced shooters alike. For the new shooter we can teach you to use your rifle safely and also be able to hit your target. For the seasoned shooter we can teach you to shoot more accurately - even out to 500 yards."

For more about Project Mapleseed please see their website:
Stay tuned for news of the next Mapleseed at BRGFA!

Past Mapleseeds:
June 2023

The second (hopefully annual at least) Mapleseed at BRGFA was a success! Thank you to Project Mapleseed and our instructors, Craig, Ryan, Chris, and Shaun. These guys travelled all the way from Saskatchewan and Thompson to teach us marksmanship, and we could not be more thankful!

We had a couple things working against us for this day -- the fact that on Father's Day not everyone wants to spend it learning to become a better marksman (I can't imagine why not, but that's me), and the HEAT. Oh, and the biting flies. It's only June, but it was a scorcher! Despite these things we had a really incredible day. We learned a ton, and had a great time doing it. We had three youth shooters among 9 total students, which was really encouraging.

We also had one among us who earned his Rifleman patch. Rifleman status is an accomplishment one achieves by scoring at least 210 out of 250 points on a 4-stage qualifier. Shooters are tested on three positions -- prone, sitting/kneeling, standing -- and the qualifier makes you prove proficiency of a variety of marksman skills. Congratulations Tyler Scarfe!!!

Thank you to the organizers, including Dawn Scarfe on the BRGFA end, who worked to make this happen. Thank you to the sponsors of Project Mapleseed -- without the support this amazing program simply would not be. Next time you're in need of goods or services, consider Canada's Gun Store, The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights, Savage Arms, MilCun Training Centre, Korth Group, Smith Army Surplus, and Ragnarok Tactical. Additional thanks to Project Mapleseed partners, Canadian University Shooting Federation (CUSF) and Dominion of Canada Rifle Association (DCRA).

Hopefully we'll see YOU for the next Mapleseed at BRGFA! 

Congrats to Tyler Scarfe for earning his Rifleman patch!

The day was HOT, and the relief brought by cloud that blocked the sun for just 10 minutes was photo-worthy!
We had a few wildlife encounters during the day, including this little duckling! It appeared as if it might stay and learn marksmanship skills with us, but it soon made its way to the sporting clays pond. 
Mapleseeds are suitable for shooters of all ages and skill levels, though the day is tough. Our three youth shooters did amazing work out there! 
Thank you to Clifford Crickett, Dawn Scarfe, and Anika Evans for capturing photos! If you have photos from this Mapleseed and would like them to be posted here, please email them to
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