The Hanna Rod and Gun Club is an Alberta Fish and Game Association affiliate. This Club was instituted approximately 50 years ago by local Sportsman. Over the years it has had three name changes. Firstly, it was the Hanna Fish and Game Club, then the Hanna and District Gun Club, and last but not least it was re-organized to incorporate the hunters and fisherman. Now it is known by the name Hanna Rod and Gun Club.
From its conception where a few dedicated people kept the club going membership reached 122 members in 1986. The main objective of the club is to keep updated on the hunting and fishing regulations and try to make them fair for all. Bring better fishing and hunting into the area, and better the community by providing a safer community. The club teaches the Hunter training program if required.
The latest project of the club was to build a safe rifle and handgun range for the Hanna District. Through the grants and donations of labour, equipment, and material the club has completed a 250 metre range.
One of the major fund raisers is the annual gun, hobby and antique show that is held the third weekend of July each year. This show has 160 tables and brings displays and items for sale from all over western Canada. This show attracts people from near and far to buy, sell and trade.
Text courtesy of The Hanna Herald