Sport Shooting


The club offers summer and winter trapshooting leagues.  Teams consist of five members and they can participate in either summer or winter leagues or both.  There is no team sponsor fee, however, there is a cost of $6.00 per person per night.  Shooters can also practice on league night (you do not have to be a member) for a fee of $6.00.  Summer Leagues are on Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Summer league is usually from May to September. Winter league is Thursday nights only from December through February.

A little snow and cold won’t stop dedicated trap shooters. Winter League begins Thursday, December 3rd at 5pm, and will run each Thursday from 5pm-10pm until the end of February. If you’re interested in joining a team or forming a team for this season; contact Dan Thienes 763.567.8446.



The Black Powder Shooters host two events a year.  The first is “The Hatchet Jack Memorial” on the Sunday before the Super Bowl.  This is a primitive event with a small entry fee and 50 cents to a dollar per target, the winner taking half the purse.  Sometimes because of the cooler weather it is a real test of your shooting ability under adverse conditions.  Remember to bring your mittens.

Our summer shoot is held over Father’s Day weekend.  This is a paper shoot with an entry fee and 75 cents per target cost.  The shooters compete at different distances for trophies, a turkey, and the traveling trophy.  All firearms are to be muzzle loading black powder rifles, pistol, muskets, and shotguns.  This also is a social gathering for the shooters who have been returning for many years to re-establish old acquaintances and  to make new friends.  At this time, there are no special outings for muzzle loader members only.



So, you think you are a good shot?  Well, here is a way to show off your stuff.  The members only turkey shoot is a time for members to get together and have fun on the range while showing off their shooting skills.  Each family has a chance to bring home a turkey by participating in  events such as the hanging clay pigeon, 50 yard poker chip,  swinging briquettes  and trapshooting.  This event is usually held in the late summer, early fall.  Watch the newsletter for more details.