MFGA FAQ

What does membership to the MF&GA grant me?
Firstly, you become a proud member of one of NB’s largest and oldest hunting, fishing and conservation associations. By paying the additional range fee you gain access to the outdoor range. You have the opportunity to attend monthly meetings, meet and talk with guest speakers on wide variety of seasonal topics and vote on business and policy matters of the MFGA. Membership also includes liability insurance coverage through the National Firearms Association, and accidental death benefit through the NB Wildlife Federation. We have an active fly tying group who are always happy to teach the art of tying salmon flies and occasionally other courses such as GPS navigation are offered. You also get the satisfaction of helping other groups in our community.
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Who does MFGA support?
We have offered support to various community groups who have a wildlife or conservation interest. We are very proud of our community involvement. We provide funding support to Camp Centennial so that children in the community (who may be disadvantaged) have an opportunity to attend summer day-camp and enjoy its associated outdoor activities; we donate to the Atlantic Wildlife Institute (AWI) to help rehabilitate injured wildlife with the aim of eventually returning these animals back into the wild; financial support is provided to the Atlantic Salmon Federation for conservation efforts; and for each of the past two years we have financially subsidized interested female members to attend the Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) program delivered annually in Fredericton, NB. We are a supporting member of the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance with an interest in fish restoration and fish habitat.
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How do I apply for a membership?
You may contact either the Membership Director or Secretary for an application form or download it from our membership page. Complete the application form providing your Firearm License number if seeking range access. Certify that you are not suspended from possessing a firearm or under any hunting restrictions. You must also certify that you will follow all range rules as per our Range Handbook which is part of the membership package. Upon payment in full of appropriate dues and fees, you will be granted membership.
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Is there a special rate for people who already belong to a range/club or a family membership package?
Sorry, there is no special rate if you are a member of another club. Memberships are sold on an individual basis. As a non-profit organization, we attempt to keep membership and range fees as reasonable as possible. Students are granted free membership so it is not cost prohibitive for a family. Kindly note that a student under 18 must have an adult with a valid range access accompany them to the range.
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Are there any special events during the year?
Our biggest special event is the annual Sportsman Dinner which is held in late November. This dinner has been going on for over 40 years and is the single largest fund raising activity the MFGA undertakes. Tickets are $60 each, limited to 400 and they always sell quickly. Each year the MFGA is able to offer very nice main and door prizes along with other unique draws. The dinner is how we raise the funds to support various projects and groups in our community. We are always looking for volunteers to help at the dinner, sell tickets, or solicit prize donations. Kindly use the contact page if interested in helping.

The MFGA invites various guest speakers to our monthly meetings and we hold an opening and closing BBQ. Starting in January a group of members gather every Thursday evening for fly tying. They are always willing to teach new members. The tying crew donates several flies every year to the Atlantic Salmon Federation and our own association for fund raising.

The MFGA normally holds two Youth Range Days to teach youth firearms safety & introduce them to .22LR target shooting. Occasionally, other training events or friendly shoots may be organized. We coordinate a Range Safety Officer course usually every two years or based on requests. Note: During special events, there are times where access to the range may be restricted to event participants.
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Can I pay on-line?
Sorry we are not set up to accept on-line payment. Our due diligence requires that persons who join may have to present a valid firearms license (PAL/POL) for accessing the range. This has to be done in person before paying for membership.
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What are the requirements for range membership?
You are required to pay a $30 annual fee to join MFGA plus an additional $50/year range access fee. New members must also pay a one time $20 lock fee. Only those MFGA members who have paid the range and lock fee are allowed to access the range. The $50 range access fee pays for maintenance & improvements, grounds upkeep and target holder replacement. Your valid MF&GA membership card must be carried with you at all times while using the facility.
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Is the MFGA a gun club?
No, the MFGA is not a gun club per se. We are first and foremost a fish and game association that operates a provincially approved and inspected pistol and rifle range as a benefit to our members. The Victoria Road Range was built as a cooperative project many years ago between the MFGA and the DNR to provide a range that was available to the members of the MFGA and public (on specified days) for the purposes of sighting-in hunting rifles. Over time, standards for ranges were put in effect, the Firearms Act was promulgated, membership grew, and both safety and aesthetic improvements were made to the facility. The range is inspected and approved by the Department of Public Safety and is included in their list of Approved Ranges. Individuals who wish to use restricted or prohibited firearms may join the MFGA and pay the range user and lock fee. Your membership information is provided to the office of the NB Chief Firearms Officer who will issue the Authorization to Transport (ATT). Members of the MFGA who use the range are personally responsible to ensure that they have in their possession all required documentation as prescribed in the Firearms Act, associated regulations, and club rules.
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Where is the range located and when can it be used?
The gate to the range is located at 466 Victoria Road (4.8 off Indian Mountain Road), Indian Mountain, NB. Because the range is on Crown Land leased by the MFGA, we can operate from dawn to dusk & 365 days a year.
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What facilities are at the range?
The range has a 160 meter (180 yard) rifle range with four shooting benches, 2 covered shelters mounted on concrete pads, and a 25 meter (27 yard) pistol range with a covered shelter and 4 to 6 shooting positions available also on a concrete pad. There are also two small gravel parking areas adjacent to firing lines and an old fashioned outhouse for those in need. We offer drive-in access during the snow free season & walk-in / snowshoe access during winter. We require as part of our operating permit that all members use the sign-in book entering only their membership number and date of visit.
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Can others use the range?
The range is intended for members of the MFGA who have paid their access and lock fee. The public may obtain a sighting-in permit at a cost of $15 at the DNR Office in Dieppe. DNR sighting-in permits are a one-time permit for Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons only. MFGA members may bring a guest provided a $5 fee is paid. Sundays are reserved for members and approved guests only.

***All others found on the range will be viewed as trespassers and will be subject to prosecution***
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What does the range offer in way of set up (targets, sandbags)?
Members must bring their own targets, sandbags or any shooting equipment. Wooden target holders are provided as well as shooting benches and covered shelters. We recommend that you do not leave any personal material behind.
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I am interested in helping out or volunteering. How do I get started?
That’s great! The easiest thing to do is to use our contact page and let us know how you would like to assist. Even better, come to one of our meetings and introduce yourself to one of the executive. Either way we are happy to welcome all.
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What if I have other questions?
Kindly use our contact page. Your question will be directed to the appropriate person. Please be patient as the MFGA is a volunteer organization and it may take a day or two to get a response to your question…longer during hunting or fishing season .
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