Membership Information

How to Join

Benefits (see Range Key Policy note)

Membership Fees

Membership Form

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How to Join:

If you are interested in joining the Nova Scotia Rifle Association, we invite you to come out to two events and try them before joining.  Please see the Program & Schedule section for a description of each program.  See the Contact section to contact the appropriate person.

In order to join the NSRA you must have a Firearms Possession License or a Firearms Acquisition and Possession License, or be sponsored by an NSRA member.

Once you decide you want to join, fill out a membership form (see below) and send it and the appropriate fee to:

P.O. Box 482
Dartmouth NS   B2Y 3Y8 


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- Several shooting programs run year around, with an NSRA membership you can participate and compete in any or all the programs. Some  programs are competitive, some are recreational. 

- A newsletter is produced and distributed to all members twice a year to keep the membership informed of upcoming events and past results.

- Each member is covered by third party liability insurance up to $5,000,000.

- Members have access to NSRA ranges through the NSRA programs.

- Elgibility to compete in NSRA competitions.

- Courses are periodically given in basic and advanced marksmanship skills and Range Safety Officer training.

Note: Membership does not guarentee range booking privileges or a key to Bull Meadow ranges.  Please see the NSRA Range Key Policy.

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Membership Fees:

There are two classes of memberships, Junior and Senior.   Junior memberships are for those 18 years of age and under.  Senior memberships are for those 19 years of age and over.

Senior Membership fee is $350.00 per year reducing to $120 per year after four years. The extra $230 is referred to as an 'Equity Surcharge'. If you are an individual whose spouse or partner has a Senior membership a 'Spousal Exemption' waives the new member 'Equity Surcharge' component of a new membership.

If you are 19 years of age or over and a full time student at a recognized educational institution you may be eligible for a 'Student Deferral' of the 'Equity Surcharge' while you are a student.  Contact us with your education details to check.

The membership year runs from November 1 to October 31 of the following year.  If you wish to join NSRA for the first time after July 15, please contact us regarding membership fees.

Membership fees include HST.

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Membership Form:

Go to Membership Form to print a blank form for filling in and then send it to the address on the form with your cheque or money order

Or fill in the PDF form and save it to your hard drive and then attach it to an e-mail to Also e-transfer (through online banking) your fee to 

If you have questions about filling out the membership form please contact

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