The Gun Club is no stranger to activity. On any given week, the secluded creek canyon on 200 beautiful acres hosts members and their guest for fun shotgun shooting and target practice. This fall we’re adding some new dimensions to the Gun Club to sharpen your skills in archery and bird hunting.
Our primary Outfitter staff member, Kyle Gibson, has been planning the archery addition for over a year and he is excited to share his passion for archery with our members and their guest on the new course. As an avid archer, Kyle has single handedly designed, cleared and set the course that will consist of 10 different stations and offer shots of varying distances from 15-50 yards. A mix of Rinehart and Delta McKenzie targets were chosen for the course and will include deer, pigs, turkey, bear and other exciting 3-D targets.
“I think it’s an activity that is catching on with a lot of people around here. It’s getting to be a preferred way to hunt for some people, and for some landowners,” Kyle says with enthusiasm.
3-D archery is a very addicting and fun sport. Any skill level archer can participate in 3-D archery. One of the primary challenges in 3-D archery is having the ability to guess how far away the target is and know where to shoot to hit your target in the primary scoring or kill zone. We plan to have some fun and recreational tournaments that focus on learning to be accurate at judging distance. Private and group lessons will also be available.
The clay target game of Five Stand is very similar to Sporting Clays in that a wide variety of targets are thrown in an effort to simulate situations commonly encountered when hunting upland game and waterfowl. Five Stand is a great way to get a Sporting Clays-like experience in a small amount of space, with very little walking. No two Five Stand ranges are exactly alike, but they have one thing in common: There are five “stands” or stations from which you shoot. You can shoot our Five Stand course with one to five shooters. The Five Stand is also a great group activity.
The Five Stand has six traps, each of which throws a different target. Participants shoot in turn at each of the five stands and various combinations of targets are thrown from the traps. Our Outfitter staff will advise the shooter of the sequence of targets so you know what to expect. Our outfitter staff will have the ability to change the menu set so shooters can experience a wide variety of scenarios.
In the game of Five Stand, you shoot at five targets from each of the five stations, for a total of 25 shots per round. Our new Five Stand range is a great addition to the already outstanding facilities at the Gun Club. It is a great range to get tuned up at for your hunting endeavors.