Welcome to the new Saskatchewan Black Powder Association website.
The S B P A was created to start a special hunting season for those who wanted to hunt with more traditional muzzle loading rifles. After successfully lobbying the provincial Government, the muzzle loading seasons for deer, both whitetail and mule deer, moose, and elk that we enjoy today were created. Since then the S B P A has gone on to become the umbrella organization for all kinds of black powder sports across the province. There are shooting ranges and clubs dedicated to shooting black powder as well as smokeless rifles and pistols of all kinds. At these ranges you'll find traditional side hammer muzzle loaders in the old Kentucky style, Hawkins , in-lines, Sharps cartridge rifles, Winchester High walls, antique military rifles including Sniders, and Springfields. The people you'll find shooting these antiques and reproductions are among the most knowledgeable shooting enthusiasts you'll find anywhere.
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To provide a common voice for all Black Powder Shooters in the Province.
To encourage development of the old skills and trades related to Black Powder.
To co-ordinate activities of the Black Powder Shooters in the Province.
The S B P A has membership on the Saskatchewan Wildlife Advisory Committee. This committee meets annually to discuss wildlife management issues and concerns and to aid the Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management (SERM) to develop sustainable wildlife management practice.
The S B P A has a Trophy System for members who are fortunate to bag the largest species of game (big game and birds) huntable within the boundaries of Saskatchewan.
There is also a "Hunter of the Year" trophy based on a point system (details to follow).
There is also a 50 yard Off-Hand Muzzle Loading Trophy. Participants are invited to send in their 3 best 50 yard off-hand muzzle loading rifle targets shot at the club sanctioned annual shoots
The S B P A holds regular meeting, scheduled events, and announces shooting events. See our Calendar for new updates.
Effective 1 July 2003 all firearms being transported for any reason must be accompanied by the registration certificate. This has been confirmed by the firearms center in Edmonton and the area officer from Yorkton. The certificate must accompany the firearm at all times, this would appear to mean that the certificates for the firearm(s) not in transit would have to be at home with the firearm(s)