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Where does everyone shoot?

Just want to get some feedback on where the members here shoot regularly and about how much it cost you in fees? What state and what type of facility? Private Club? Public Ranges? Public land? BLM? Out in the woods as far away as possible?

I'd like to see how much variation there is from region to region and state to state.

I get the idea that non-club shooters on Colorado's front range are getting the bad end of the stick. With few public ranges and unreasonable fees. Even though the Colorado Div of wildlife has a policy regarding them to maintaining ample shooting facilities for hunters, they simply do not. I've seen a few good ones close down over the last 15 years with almost no new public ranges opening. Just curious as to where you all shoot and what the situation is like in your state.

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Where does everyone shoot?

I belong to a club that just celebrated its 80th year. Must be an NRA member and $105 annual dues.

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Location: Nova Scotia
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Where does everyone shoot?

I mostly shoot at a club but since I live about a mile away from a public range, I go there as well.

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
Joined: 08/26/2007
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Where does everyone shoot?

I shoot at a club, dues are $60 a year they have a 600yd,550yd,300yd,and 50yd rifle ranges a archery 80yd range and coming soon a 24 station 3d archery range. Ive been told its one of the few long ranges in the area.

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Location: Mobile County, Alabama
Joined: 09/09/2007
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Pascagoula Shooting Club in Moss Point, MS. We have around 400 members and dues are $100 per year. We have a 50y pistol line, a 200y rifle line, and a 600y & 1000y match line.

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Location: Puyallup, WA / Grand Rapids, MI
Joined: 10/24/2007
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I can't afford to pay range fees often, so in Washington I use public land out in the woods and in Michigan I use a friend's farm. It can be tough to get accurate measurements on the targets for siting in, but I can go more often than I would at a range.

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
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boyd you can shoot in eatonville for $7 a gun, Im not sure where you would normally go but i used to do the same but, I was always concerned about getting blamed for someone elses garbage where I was shooting so this solves the problem.

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Location: Muskoka Ontario
Joined: 09/04/2007
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Where does everyone shoot?

Here in Ontario Canada I shoot at a private range $125.00 a year 20, 25 yrd pistol , and 50 , 75, and 100 yrd riffle. You can use your pistol on any of them. Or out my back door off my deck if I'm trying out an action or shooting my M.L.
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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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Where does everyone shoot?

Here in Upper Michigan, I belong to a local club with a $50 annual dues. Located less than 4 miles from my house, it is very convenient! Rifle range to 400 yds, pistol range, archery, sporting clays and trap ranges.

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Location: Antelope, Ore
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There are no clubs around here and I probably wouldn't use them anyway. I can shoot farther than you would believe a couple miles fron the house. Used to shoot about 2 min from the house, out to 1000yds easily. But the owner doesn't want anyone shooting there any more.

Lot of BLM and Grasslands around here. I used to use a line counter on a fishing rod to set the range, now I have a range finder. The line counter was awfully awfully close!

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Location: Arizona
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I shoot at a public range about 20 miles away. It's a decent facility, but you have to bring your own target stand and it's uncontrolled -- which can get a bit irritating. I don't know which is worse -- the idiots that decide to start strolling downrange before insuring that it's cold, or the arrogant jerks with the custom rifles and Swarovski spotting scopes that think they own the place. But it's free and they have good benches. The other option is to find a spot out in the bush and throw your rifle across the hood of the truck.

Surprisingly, Alaska doesn't have much for indoor ranges. There's one indoor range in Fairbanks run by the State, and to my knowledge there isn't one in Anchorage. There were a lot to choose from in North Carolina where it was warm, but not here.

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