Welcome to the Southern Okanagan Sportsmen's Association or SOSA.
Our club was organized in 1942 and it has been said that the BC Wildlife Federation found its roots here. As a club we affiliate with the BCWF and membership for the BCWF comes with your SOSA membership. If you are into archery we can get you set up with a membership with the BC Archery Association as well. Our main mission is Conservation.
Conservation PledgeI give my pledge as a Sportsman to save and faithfully defend from waste the natural resources of my country - its soils and minerals, its forests, water and wildlife.
We offer a Archery Range, Black Powder Range, 22 Range for handgun and rifle, Trap Range, and a 100 meter rifle range. Our Archery coaches work with Kids as well as adults.
Our Ranges are open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year.
We affiliate with the BC Archery Association
We offer coaching and additional programs for the youth
We also coach adults
Bow HuntersWe are also Bowhunters
You will have the use of an outdoor Archery Range; currently set up with four target butts with a range of up to 90 meters. These are target butts only; not designed for use with hunting arrows equipped with broad heads so you will have to bring your own broad head block. There are plans to expand the archery range to include a practice range for broad heads as well as more target butts. At this time there is only one cross bow butt and the is located at the far end just below the cliff. This range is available from dawn to dusk all year round except when there are organized events happening.
We are planning on doing 3D rounds in the future.
When Winter comes we also offer an indoor archery in Oliver and run the program all winter on Monday nights. For more information on this program contact Mary Ostermeier email@example.com
We also offer membership in the BC Archery Association and their programs.
We have a 100 meter range that will accommodate three to six shooters at a time. The 100 meter shots have three pull down target frames that are located behind a bunker making target changes easy. There are also fixed wooden frames set up at two closer distances.
There are two trap ranges one of these are used weekly with an organized practice happening on Tuesday afternoons.
The rest of the time you would have to bring your own throwers to make use of this excellent setup.
We now have lights installed and the Ladies are making use of them on Wednesday nights, this is a great time to try out trap and learn from experienced shooters this is open for all that want to try it. For more information contact Joan McKay 250-497-7031
To all trap shooters and those that wish to shoot clay targets. bring your smoke poles and shells to the range on Tuesday afternoons. For more info contact Terry Thomas at 250 498 2253.
Black Powder Range
Membership will affiliate you with the BC Wildlife Federation.
As a paid up member in good standing, you are protected by an insurance policy where you may be held legally liable for the damage to property of others to a limit of $2,000,000.00 ; this insurance shall be excess insurance to any other valid liability insurance affording indemnity to such club members, such as personal liability. This coverage applies while the member is engaged in any hunting, lawful shooting or fishing. Check out this site for more information on what is happening; see press releases http://www.bcwf.bc.ca/
As well if you are looking for more information in region 8 www.peachlandsportsmen.com/bcwf50.html
Our web site is constantly being updated but it is important to note that:
"The Southern Okanagan Sportsmen's Association" does not Support the Similkameen National Park ReserveOur Address is PO Box 434 - Oliver, BC - V0H 1T0
Physical address is 10384 - 384th Ave ( we are located approximately 7 K North of Oliver of off Hyw97)