Progress while we wait

. . . continues to grow.

There will come a day when we can get back to enjoying our sporting clays and 5-Stand.  Currently, the gun club Board plans to meet next Saturday, April 18, to discuss the possibility of opening or whether to continue the closure.   We’ll make an immediate announcement of the decision on this blog and it also will be on the Club website.  If you have registered to follow this blog via email, you will receive the announcement when it is added.

Until then work continues at a feverish, but socially-distanced, pace on the new south course, now named Twisted Tree for the beautiful spiralling tree on Station 5.  Thanks to numerous volunteers and donors the pathway is complete, the 16 covered stations are all under construction, and 25 new Atlas machines are on their way.  The course will have up to 40 machine locations with each station boasting a remarkable setting thanks to the sporting clays team and their friends.

Donations continue to support the needs of our site.  All of the 2020 goals are definitely within reach and with that comes an incredible sense of pride.  Please continue to access the blog frequently and get others to sign up for updates and a chance to win free targets.  If you would like to help with the finishing touches of Twisted Tree, spiff up 5-Stand, or participate in other areas of sporting clays, please send us a message using the form below. 

We will also be opening a challenging 10 station archery course as we transition from our old sporting clays course to the new one.

Be well,


It’s time to add to the excitement and spruce up 5-stand. 

  • It starts with renewed cinders
  • Shooter station upgrades
  • 8 full machines with creative presentations: incoming, outgoing, left, right, overhead, rabbit, curling, etc.
  • An additional training/warm up station where 4 more machines give simple throws for beginners and those that want to hone their skills
  • Professional lessons are available

If you or your business would like to sponsor one of the 5-stand stations, a large 24″ x 36”aluminum sign will be proudly displayed with your personal message or company logo.  Help us to continue to grow our discipline with a one-time $500 donation that will hold your advertisement slot of five years.  Redmond Rod and Gun Club is a 501-c4 non-profit entirely managed by volunteers.

March Blog Winner and Cont’d Closure

Congratulations to Ann Frischkorn of Bend! She is the winner of the third drawing for a gift certificate worth 50 targets.

The next drawing will be in May. Anyone who signs up during March or April (besides Ann) is eligible so be sure to share this post with your family and friends. A drawing will be held monthly throughout 2020.*

The Redmond Rod and Gun Club Board has extended the closure through April 18th. Re-opening will be a moving target for the time being.

Work on the new course is continuing at chukar-like flight speeds. Want to help? Contact David @

* Drawing applies to email subscribers only.

Gun Club Closed

From David Gilbertson, the Director:

The board has made the decision to close the club until April 7th at which time the latest data and guidelines will determine the reopening. My thanks to all of you for volunteering. The new course, Twisted Tree, is coming along wonderfully with several stations built and more going up. If you would like to work on an outdoor station by yourself or in a socially safe area with a partner there is lots to do. Framing, staining, decking, etc. Send me an email, text or call if you would like to come out. We will be there Thursday at noon for a build.

Please continue to sign up for lodge slots and we can modify as needed.

Be well – David

We would love your help with the continuing construction of this new course but do not come out without permission from David. If you do not have David’s contact information, complete the form below and he will contact you.

Stations which are still in need of donors can be viewed on our goals page along with the exceptional donor partners who have already provided funds and materials.

You can sign up for a lodge slot through SignUpGenius.

To view the range closure decision by RR&GC’s board, visit

Use this form to contact David about helping on the Twisted Tree course.