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

2021 Annual Meeting of the Itasca Gun Club

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Itasca Gun Club will at 7 PM Saturday January 23rd.  Due to COVID restrictions, we will not meet.  We will hold a virtual business meeting so we can handle annual elections and other annual club business.  We will use Zoom software.

The documents for the Annual Meeting are here.  Please review these if you intend to vote on any club business.

Members will receive an email on 1/17/2021 with instructions on how to connect.  That email will also list two practice meetings, if people would like to test out Zoom on their computer or smart phone.  If you did not receive an email, please check your junk folder, then use the contact below:

If you have questions right now, you can contact the webmaster.

Slideshow, range development work under a 2020 grant from the NRA foundation and the Itasca Chapter of the Friends of the NRA.

Hunter Sight In Days 

Hunter Sight In Days finished on Nov 6th.  The number of people sighting rifles was down a little this year, but we still topped 1,000 rifles sighted in.  A huge thank you to our volunteers who make it all happen.  We sold out the raffle tickets this year, and ran the drawing right after shooting closed.  The winners this year are:

1st -- Kent Basil,  Mossberg Patriot 308 ca. Rifle (Glen's Army Navy/Itasca Gun Club)

2nd -- Bob Smith, Honor Guard Defense 9mm Pistol (Glen's Army Navy/Itasca Gun Club)

3rd --  Shawn Nelson, Ruger 10/22 (Glen's Army Navy/Itasca Gun Club)

4th -- Joe Oliver, Burris 3X9 Fullfield Scope (Janssen Fabricating/TTTC)

5th --  Renee Marcom, Leupold BX-1 McKenzie Binocular(Glen's Army Navy/Itasca Gun Club)

6th  --  Rick O'Shea, Buck Bucklite Max Knife (Glen's Army Navy/Itasca Gun Club)


See the 2020 Sight In Slideshow  a lot of volunteers put in a lot of work to prepare the range for Sight In Days.

IGC's outdoor range is open

Minnesota outdoor gun ranges are allowed to be open.  Ranges must be able to support 6 foot distancing between members of differing households, and proper sanitizing of the facility. Any use of outdoor facilities must be done in accordance with Minnesota's Guidelines for Outdoor Recreational Facilities.

You can read more details on our new COVID page.

Permit to Carry Classes and other programs are Halted

The shut down incurred by Executive Order 20-99 forces us to shut down indoor classes and our normal indoor winter shooting programs.  We are waiting to see if the shutdown extends beyond December 18th.  The outdoor range can be used as described above.  We considered outdoor classes, but those are specifically prohibited under 20-99 6. b. ii.

Here's our detailed COVID-19 Management Plan, describing procedures and methods for teaching classes in the COVID-19 era. Students as well as instructors must abide by this plan.  Check the Calendar for upcoming classes.

Summer Shooting Programs are Complete

Our summer shooting programs are over, and we're considering how to best gear up for winter indoor shooting programs with the numerical restrictions due to.  Normally we have open indoor shooting Monday nights, Wednesday and Friday mornings, but we will have to manage the number of people in the building.  This will possibly mean some sort of signup so we don't go over limit.     

It's a good time to Join the Itasca Gun Club

It's a good time to join or renew your membership in the Itasca Gun Club. You can join Itasca Gun Club for only $30 a year, $18 for seniors, as a family membership.  That's a terrific price for year round use of a range.  Check our Membership page.

It's a good time to Join the NRA

Join the NRA through the Itasca Gun Club.  Good representation of gun owners is important in today's political climate.

Join the NRA, or renew your membership through the Itasca Gun Club, and NRA will credit the club with a commission.  See our NRA Recruiter page.  Club members and anyone else can use this feature to save a little and bring a commission to the club.  Joining the NRA adds to the strength of the voice of gun owners on a national and local level.

And, you get a free hat!         

Outdoor Range Rules

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 or muddy periods.  Don't exceed safe speeds for the existing road conditions.  Do NOT shoot at rocks or target frames.  Rocks create ricochets.  If you damage the frames or target holders, volunteers have to spend the time and money to repair them for all range users.  Be a responsible range user. 

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 include a pistol range and a 300 yard rifle range. Plans include adding another pistol range, a smallbore range, and eventually a 1,000 yard rifle range.  The indoor range at the original site remains open in 2020.


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

01/23/2021 4:30 PM • Virtual Meeting Via Zoom Software
01/24/2021 5:00 PM • New Range 28716 Prairie Lake Road, P.O. Box 201, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.
01/28/2021 3:00 PM • Indoor Range, IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
  • 04/17/2020 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Itasca Gun Club and others have petitioned the governor, through our local elected officials, to allow outdoor ranges to re-open.  Minnesota Executive Order 20-38 allows outdoor ranges to re-open.  Officially, that can occur as of Saturday morning, April 18th.  But the Itasca Gun Club has an obligation to make sure that the range is ready for social distancing and the capability to sanitize things that get touched - handles, benches and the like.  The gate is locked until we are ready, using a different combination than normal.

  • 12/20/2019 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is no regular meeting in December due to the holidays.  The IGC Annual Meeting is coming up in January, on Saturday the 18th at Sugar Lake Lodge.   There will be a social hour beginning at 4:30, an Italian buffet dinner, and a short business meeting.  Then we’ll elect officers for 2020 – we’re looking for a candidate for Vice President, and nominations are open.  You can respond to this email with questions.  And, there will be awards,  the annual raffle for three firearms, and a surprising amount of door prizes.  Informational / reservation  cards will be mailed out to members soon. 

  • 12/20/2019 3:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There’s a nice weekend coming up, and the outdoor range is open.  Four people have volunteered to plow if they are able to as storms hit.  Right now (December 20) the road into the range is plowed, as are the pistol and rifle range parking lots, and the road out to the 300 yard line.  Member Dan Oberg did this plowing job, and there was one volunteer plowing job completed earlier.

    Plowing the range is a lot of work.  If you like to use the outdoor range in the winter, consider making a donation to our plowing fund.  You can find the donate button on our donations page, or click Donate here.  So far there has been $160 donated for plowing this winter.  The club has already matched this, and is willing to match additional donations so that the volunteer plow folks can recover some of their costs.   You can click the donate button, and choose where you would like to direct your donation.  Donation options include snowplowing, youth programs, building fund, range maintenance and general donations.

    If you use the range in the winter, please be careful on that winding road!

    If you choose to make a donation, or are ready to keep up on your membership dues, we are no longer using PayPal.  You will see that the new payment system is AffiniPay, and is integrated with our main software.

  • 04/16/2019 5:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May brings the start of all the summer shooting program options at the Itasca Gun Club.  These are open to members and the public.  Check out the calendar on this page to find options you might be interested in.

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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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