Looking for a range
I received a phone call from one of our Scouts. He was supposed to call me last month. The troop would like to do a troop shoot the weekend of the 19th or 26th. (i think he said the 19th). From my past experience we will probably get between 5 and 10 boys and probably 5 adults. Good news is I am a certified instructor and they have at least 5 certified range officers. We just need to find a place to shoot. Anyone have a range that we can use? Right now our options are:
A) Indoor ranges
B) Drive to camp butler (He's checking on that)
C) Drive to Lake Monroe (He's checking on that)
D) Atterbury Would work but I would like a smaller venue with less distractions.
The Scouts can only shoot single shot .22's and shotguns. Venture crews can shoot almost anything that doesn't require a stamp.
Scouts insurance will cover this event.
I don't know where your troop is located, but Camp Buffalo is a boy scout camp in Buffalo IN (Sagamore Council) that has a very nice range. You could possibly contact them if it is within a reasonable distance.
Welcome to Camp Buffalo!
Crossroads of America Council just recently opened (2-3 weeks ago?) a .22 range at Camp Kikthewenund. I don't think there is a shotgun range there, and that will also limit the fun for the Venturers. If you are in CAC, you might give them a holler.
Where are you at? In Dunkirk there is a place called frank merry Park. I don't know much about them but I saw that they were closed a few weeks ago due to scouts camping there. They have a 200 yard range also.
we are on the South side of Indy.
Indianapolis South side.
Originally Posted by jtwilson3
Camp Krietenstein near Brazil, Camp Ransburg on Lake Monroe
Last edited by Shootin'IN; 10-07-2013 at 17:25.
How about Beech Grove Firearms and Range? Great place to shoot indoors.
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Download a copy of the latest BSA Shooting Sports Manual. It goes into explicit details as to who may run a scout shooting event, and what they can shoot. Bear Creek Scout Reservation in Connersville has or had a suitable rifle range for .22 and air rifles, not suitable for shotgun or pistol. Ransburg as a range, as does Camp K now.
I think this is probably the best indoor range in the city, but you might have a problem. Their insurance company requires all underage shooters have the DNR hunter education certificate.
Originally Posted by GunSlinger
There is a range in Noblesville that I really like, and the rates are good.
Fox Prairie Gun Club