Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

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Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

Postby FlyingKat316 on Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:08 pm

Hey everyone,

I started an unofficial trapshooting club here at the U and currently we are looking for a place to shoot. As many of us are students, we have little disposable income to spend $10 a round at the various clubs in the area. I am wondering if anyone has some land that they would allow us to use for trapshooting near the cities. Thank you!
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Re: Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

Postby atomic41 on Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:45 am

If I had land, I would work out a deal. Maybe you should talk to the local ranges about sponsoring your club. I would think they just might be willing to do that since it would promote their business with a large group of shooters. Start writing up proposals with what the club might have to offer a range, and start knocking on doors.
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Re: Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

Postby Ghost on Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:24 am

atomic41 wrote:If I had land, I would work out a deal. Maybe you should talk to the local ranges about sponsoring your club. I would think they just might be willing to do that since it would promote their business with a large group of shooters. Start writing up proposals with what the club might have to offer a range, and start knocking on doors.

This, by finding a range it'll add legitimacy and potentially allow for expansion. Find an off peak time that works for your group.
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Re: Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

Postby wasfuzz on Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:23 am

Way back the U had a range out at U More Park in Rosemount, is that not still around ? I know there are several other ranges down there. If we were closer I know our club would let you shoot for cost of clays only, but I don't think you want to drive to far southern MN. Check with some of the local high school teams see were they are shooting, maybe you can catch a break that way. Good luck.
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Postby unfitmother on Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:10 am

Here is a thread about that range. Too much red tape to be an option, unfortunately. UofM Firearms Range - Rosemount, MN
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Postby sprigfan on Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:58 pm

I agree that you should start calling/emailing local gun clubs. Start with the nearest and work your way out. I think someone will be willing to accomodate you.
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Postby photogpat on Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:06 pm

The High School Trap phenomenon has tied up nearly every available club's time in the state. Some clubs are expanding to accommodate the boom - but near to the metro makes it harder.

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Re: Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

Postby FlyingKat316 on Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:27 pm

Thank you everyone for the responses! I am going to get to work on finding a range that might let us use it.
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Re: Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

Postby Sigfan220 on Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:51 pm

Gopher campfire and rainbow Sportsman's allow you to throw your own trap. Membership is around $40 a year. Both are good ranges but I shoot at gopher more.
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Re: Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

Postby wasfuzz on Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:46 pm

unfitmother wrote:Here is a thread about that range. Too much red tape to be an option, unfortunately. UofM Firearms Range - Rosemount, MN


Nope not that one- there was a range that was used by students, educators, etc. - maybe they morphed it into the above range I dunno!
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Re: Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

Postby unfitmother on Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:32 pm

I sincerely hope I'm wrong! Is there more than one range in Rosemount that is also managed by the U?
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Re: Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

Postby andrewP on Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:42 pm

FlyingKat316 wrote:we have little disposable income to spend $10 a round at the various clubs in the area.


Trap, skeet, and 5-stand are all $6/round @ BESA. It's a bit of a drive from campus, but it's at least less expensive than the $10 you're quoting. Might be a decent option if you can't find something cheaper.
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Postby grimbeaver on Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:02 am

I believe high school leagues pay $8 per round to shoot at Metro in Blaine. Could try and work out something similar with them.
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Re: Anyone willing to allow UMN Students to shoot on their land?

Postby benny on Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:18 pm

You can try out Beaverbrook gun club in East Bethel, I think they are $8 per round and there is a skeet range there as well. If your a member it is like $3 right now but that will change soon.
There is a Frisbee golf coarse near there to so you and your friends could make it a day trip and spend the day at both places and not have to drive a long way out.

I think their web page is http://www.beaverbrook.us or google them, they are usually right on top of the search results.

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Postby katmandoo on Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:27 pm

Oakdale added 2 trap ranges, shouldn't be hard to get in there.

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