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Welcome to the Itasca Gun Club web site!

 


For updates on range closures, please check the
Calendar.  Updates to the calendar occur at night, so checking mornings is the best bet.


Our Hunter Sight In Days is a two-week event, open to the public, and runs for the two weeks preceding deer opener.  More information is available on the Sight In Days page.  The sign up sheet for volunteers already has some full days, and can be viewed on the Sight In page.  To select your date/shift, drop an email to Steve at igcsightin@yahoo.com    


Sight In Days Slideshow

Itasca Action Pistol Slideshow

Service Rifle Slideshow


The third Tuesday of every month until winter, the range is closed afternoons for two Service Rifle matches and a 100 Year Old Rifle match.  


The club's monthly meetings are held at 7:00 PM the third Tuesday of each month at the clubhouse.  



Range News!



We are going to need volunteers to run a number of work parties at the outdoor range to get ready for Sight In Days. 


The outdoor work that needs to get done includes:


  • Repair all wood target frames
  • Install mill felt in the ceiling of the shooting line (noise reduction)
  • Clean up the area east of the rifle firing line
  • Clean up the target shack on the west end of the firing line
  • Clean up the firing line
  • Clean up the office space in the garage
  • Install slow-speed traffic signs (still need to acquire signs)
  • Move items from the trailer to the Conex box
  • Replace the rope on the flag pole


Indoor shooting programs will be starting soon.  These events require a small fee, and are open to members and the public.



The indoor work that needs to get done for winter shooting includes:


  • Replace the rubber curtain in front of the bullet trap (the material has been acquired)
  • Clean the classroom, ready room, range and furnace room
  • Clean the makeup air unit filters
  • Take inventory of supplies


The existing clubhouse and indoor range will remain open and operational until the spring of 2019. IGC has been in discussions with the MN DNR to extend the club’s lease at that property into 2019, allowing us to continue using the indoor facilities this winter. In the spring, we will move the clubhouse over to the new range on Prairie Lake Road and begin site clean-up at the old location.


The clay facing has been added to the pistol range berms.






This fall, there are three things that will be accomplished at the new range.

 

1. The 50 yard pistol range firing line structure will be set in place, leveled and prepared for concrete. A contractor will then complete the north side berm past the firing line location to make it safe to use. This work will require the range to be shut down for three days in late August or September, we will schedule it to avoid conflicts with the Action Pistol league. Conley Janssen has the lead on this work.


2. Contractors will complete needed underground plumbing work and pour the concrete building slab for the classroom relocation. The concrete for the pistol range firing line will be poured at the same time. This work will likely happen in October. Mike Twite will be the IGC contact person for this work.


3. IGC Volunteers will need to clear enough timber this fall so that the building mover can get the clubhouse/classroom out to the new site. This means clearing everything out eight feet from the sides of the existing entrance road and maybe a bit more in some areas. We need the roadway cleared at least 30’ wide to move that 25’ wide building. This will also make snow removal much easier.  Joel Adamson is the lead for this work.





Handgun carry permit classes are taught twice a month by Certified Itasca Gun Club instructors.  Check the Calendar for dates and information.  


You can join Itasca Gun Club for only $30 a year, $18 for seniors, as a family membership.


The outdoor range hours are 08:00 until 1/2 hour before sunset.  People live in the area, and we want to remain good neighbors by not making noise too early or too late.  Tannerite and similar explosive targets are banned at this range, due to insurance requirements.  Be careful driving out to the range in the winter.  Don't exceed safe speeds for the existing road conditions.

 

There are multiple slide shows of range construction efforts on the "Range Relocation" tab above.  There's a new slide show as of Oct 17 2016 here.


While the range is open to members, please check the club calendar before you head out to make sure that the range is not temporarily closed for construction, training or scheduled shooting events.


Want to Join or Renew Your Membership?


Information on joining or renewing is on our Membership Page


 

Looking for a Pistol Carry Permit Class?

 

Certified Itasca Gun Club Instructors teach Minnesota Carry Permit Classes at least once a month at our indoor range and classroom. The cost is typically $75 for a one day class that meets all the requirements of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.  Check our Calendar for class dates and times.  Information about carry permits is on the same page as the classes.  Here's more information on Minnesota and Florida Carry Permits.


Looking for Fun Long Range Shooting?


We have built and placed the new 300 yard steel gong. It is 28” across and constructed of AR500 armor grade steel.  It will easily withstand 30-06 armor piercing at 50 yards so it should last a long time at 300 yard line! Conley Janssen and Grant Janssen built and assembled it, with Grant doing some of the final welding so he earned first “GONG”!  He put two shots in a 2 inch spotter with his custom 300RUM Remington 700 and Burris F class scope.  It rings very nice!  Gong Slideshow


 

Who Are We? 

 

The Itasca Gun Club of Grand Rapids, Minnesota is an all-volunteer, 501(c)4 non-profit corporation. Our facilities include a clubhouse/classroom that can seat up to fifty, an indoor pistol and smallbore range, and outdoor rifle and pistol ranges.  We host a number of types of classes - click the Calendar tab above to see upcoming events or change the calendar to a "list" view.

  • Adult Permit to Carry
  • Women-Only Permit to Carry
  • MN DNR Youth Firearms Safety
  • MN DNR Adult Firearms Safety (not for carry permits)
  • Mother-Daughter MN Youth Firearms Safety
  • Train the Trainer for Youth Firearms Safety
  • Train the Trainer for Adult Permit to Carry



The club has relocated to a new site about a mile away from the old range.  The new outdoor range will include two pistol ranges, a smallbore range, a 300 yard rifle range and eventually a 1,000 yard rifle range.  The indoor range at the original site will be open until the spring of 2018.

 

MN DNR Firearms Safety for Youth

Firearms Safety Certification for Adults (not for carry permits)

Hunter Safety Certificate Requirements for Other States

Mentoring the Young Hunter

 
Range Relocation Info
Please check the "Range Relocation" tab above for maps, layouts and information on range design and construction.

 

Club Activities Info

 

Click the "Calendar" tab above to view the full list of upcoming events.  You can choose to see it as a list or as a calendar.



Upcoming events

09/29/2018 8:00 AM • New Range 28716 Prairie Lake Road, P.O. Box 201, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.
10/01/2018 6:00 PM • Contact Bill Peltier 218 244-4005
10/02/2018 6:00 PM • Contact Bill Peltier 218 244-4005
10/03/2018 6:00 PM • Contact Bill Peltier 218 244-4005
10/04/2018 6:00 PM • Contact Bill Peltier 218 244-4005
  • 06/06/2018 5:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Itasca Gun Club is a club of skilled people.  We’re looking for a licensed plumber who can help with laying out the sanitary drain drawings for pouring the concrete slab for our new clubhouse location.  If you can help with this, please call Mike Twite at (218) 259-3795. We need this layout in order to go out for concrete bids.

     

    Range Construction

     

    It will be a busy and unpredictable summer.  Range construction will result in multiple range closures as contractors do their work.  Please check the calendar regularly if you plan to use the range.  Sometimes we have no control over when contractors can do their work, and range closures may happen on short notice.

     

    In the short term, contractors will be hauling fill dirt for backstop berms, hauling clay for surfacing the berms to keep rocks from causing ricochets and building up three outdoor pistol bays to safety standards. 

     

    Concrete will be poured for the new pistol shooting points, and overhead cover will be erected.  Concrete will be poured for the new clubhouse location, and a mover will haul the clubhouse over and place it on the concrete.  

     

    This work is being funded by a grant from the IRRRB.

     

    There will be a great deal of work in disassembling the clubhouse, ready room and indoor range -  breaking down the heating and ventilation systems, removing the interior fittings, the cabinets and other items.  A new trail for DNR Youth Firearm Safety classes is laid out and needs to be constructed.  


    This will require a large chunk of volunteer work.  We’re looking to club members and other volunteers to get this work done in stages, as specific work tasks.  Your volunteer work helps the club twice, as the hours spent are recorded as an in-kind donation, which helps the club acquire future grants.

     

    In order to ask for volunteers, we will be sending a few more regular and irregular emails asking for work parties to accomplish specific tasks. 

     

    The outhouse will be moved to the new site, and the existing port-a-potty by the rifle range will remain.  The clubhouse will operate on a generator until heavy construction is finished.  At that point, power can be run into the new site.

     

    Summer Programs

     

    Itasca Action Pistol happens every Thursday evening.  Service Rifle matches are held every third Tuesday, as are the 100 Year Old Rifle matches.  There will be pistol carry permit classes in the clubhouse/indoor range June 9 and June 23 (these require pre-registration).  Monthly IGC meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month.  And a new pilot event, a 3 Gun Run will be held June 23.  All these events are open to the public, and are on the Calendar, where you can click on any event to learn more and find contact information.


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Mailing Address - PO Box 201, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Clubhouse / Training Classroom Address - 10000 Arbo Road, Grand Rapids, 55744

New Range Address - 28716 Prairie Lake Road, Grand Rapids, 55744

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