Northwest Minnesota Shooting Ranges Receive DNR Grants

Three northwest Minnesota trap shooting ranges were among the recipients of nearly $400,000 in small range trap shooting grants approved by the Department of Natural Resources. Crookston Gun Club Inc. received $8,187, the Lake of the Woods Rod and Gun Club received $4,000, and the Thief River Falls Trap Club was the recipient of a…
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EGF Rod And Gun Club Hosts Free Event For Youth Shooters

The East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club is hosting a free session for youth shooters age 6 to 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the gun club north and west  of East Grand Forks. During the session, youth shooters will learn safe and proper gun-handling techniques, and a number of different types…
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Hunting, Wildlife Groups Weigh In Against Universal Background Checks

The National Rifle Association and 30 other hunting, wildlife and conservation groups sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate this week opposing background checks and other restrictions they say are unnecessary to reduce crime or prevent tragedies such as the Connecticut shootings. The letter also lays out a five-point plan it says will…
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Cancellations Roll In After Pennsylvania Sports Show Bans Display Of Rifles

The National Wild Turkey Federation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are among the organizations, companies and celebrities who have withdrawn from a Pennsylvania sports show after Reed Exhibitions, the show’s organizer, banned the display of modern sporting rifles. The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show is scheduled for Feb. 2-10 in Harrisburg, Pa. In a…
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GF Indoor Archery, Small-bore Rifle Leagues Set To Begin

You know it’s winter when area archery and rifle clubs start gearing up for their respective shooting leagues. It all starts Jan. 3, when the Red River Archers hosts a swap meet and chili feed at 7 p.m. in their indoor range at 2100 N. 42nd St. The next day, the Forks Rifle Club launches…
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