If we build it they will come!

What started as a vision months ago with a small group of enthusiastic volunteers has become a reality. Thanks to the thousands of hard applied hours and generous donations we have been able to provide Central Oregon with a fabulous course for novice and tournament shooters.

This past weekend 63 shooters participated in our first registered shoot. They came from Arizona, California, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. I could write pages about the days of shooting and reflect on the smiles of each person that participated or observed. Why not just read the comments written to our team about the weekend.

“Very good shoot, good terrain, good presentations, nice host”, Jim Champion

“Darryl set some great targets and the terrain was unique”, Reggie Beck

“A fun course to shoot with great hospitality”, Kevin Tollefson

“Great shoot, excellent targets and awesome staff. We will here again for sure”, Ron Olson

“Everything was done to perfection. Great targets.”, R Snead

Everything was set up perfect! I recommend it to everyone!”, Tom McVay

“Loved the targets. The terrain made it really interesting. The free beverages at the end of the shoot was awesome! Great hospitality.”, Mike and Lisa Worley

Here are a few photos that you all can put into the memory books for your next travel to Central Oregon. Thanks again to the shooters who attended and all that worked so hard to keep our dream flourishing. Come and shoot each weekend and enjoy our site.

My personal thanks to the volunteers who have created an environment where everyone feels welcome. David Gilbertson, Director

Saturday and Sunday

Our first registered shoot is happening this weekend both days. Five Stand is closed to provide additional area for this event. The sporting clay course will show case 14 stations with 28 traps.

Registration opens at 8:30 am with a shotgun start at 10 am. Your Sporting Clay Volunteers have put together from start to finish a wonderful event and would so appreciate your attendance.

You need not be an experienced tournament shooter to participate. Come and join in the hunter class. When the shoot is over each day stay and enjoy a visit with shooters both local and traveling. You also get access to the rifle, pistol and trap ranges for no shooter fee in the pm.

See you at the range tomorrow. The Sporting Clay Team – Eric, Phil, Darryl, Sarah, Bill, Jeff, Jim, Steve and David

Incredible Opportunity to Shoot a Tournament Set Up

This weekend we will be opening our pre-tournament 14 station course with 28 different trap presentations specifically designed for multiple levels of shooters. We have come from 5 stations and 10 machines just 9 months ago to hosting a registered shoot September 28-29 thanks to hundreds of hours of volunteer time, grants and generous donations.

Our course setters will be on site this weekend to receive your feedback on the new station locations and thrown targets. It is important for us to have numerous shooters come through the site and share their experiences. So come shoot by yourself using the Long Range time delay system or join a group and break some clays. Why not bring out a group for a fun day in the sunshine at your club?


Five Stand area is being used these next two weekends due to the larger area required to add stations for the tournament. Those who shoot five stand can enjoy multiple targets at any of the 14 stations this weekend.