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How do I get to be a member?
In May of the year, we send out renewal notices to all the members. By June we
typically know who is dropping their membership. At that point, we send out ‘invitations
to join’ to the people on the top of the waiting list.
Once we have all the people we need to replace our membership, we open the waiting
list to refill it. This is done Only on the web site.
This happened in early July of this year and only took 2 days to fill up again.
We do advertise when the list is open on both the web site and on Facebook. Start
watching in June of the upcoming year.
How long does it take on the waiting list?
Most people are on the waiting list for 2-3 years before being offered a membership.
Are there any shortcuts?
Nope. We don’t allow anyone to bump onto the list because they are friends or relatives
and there is no way to pay to get on. We are straight first come first served.
How many members are there?
Our membership is currently capped at 600.
How much does it cost?

That’s a 2-part question:

A) Our yearly dues are $75. In addition, members are required to perform 8 work hours for the club.
If they do not, they are billed $25/hour for any they did not work. The maximum a person can expect in yearly dues is $275.

B) Joining the club has a couple additional expenses. We have a $25 signup fee
and a $200 work hour deposit. Added to your first year’s dues and that makes
the cost to join $300. The work hour deposit is refunded when you leave the club
provided you have worked all of your hours that year.

What are the requirements for membership?
Prospective members need to provide either a copy of their MN Concealed Carry Permit or valid MN
Permit to Acquire a Handgun. Both of these documents require a government background check for
prospective members. Of the 2, the Permit to Acquire is the quickest and is no charge and can be
obtained from your local police department. You simply drop by, fill out the paperwork and in 1-2
weeks they mail it to you.
What are the hours where we can shoot?
Monday- Saturday:                      8:00 AM to 9:00 PM or sunset (whichever is earlier)
Sunday:                                       12:00 noon to 9:00 PM or sunset (whichever is earlier)
Can my spouse join too?
Yes, we offer joint memberships for couples legally married. The joint membership gives each of you the
right to use the club independently. You only pay 1 set of dues, but you also only get 1 vote on yearly
rules changes. Both of you are required to provide documentation.
Will I be able to bring friends?
Yes! Most gun enthusiasts enjoy sharing their sport with others and we encourage it. Each member can
have 2 guest at the club at any time.
What kind of ranges to you have?

We have quite a variety:

• A Youth only rimfire range (allows us to host youth events without displacing our members)
• An Archery Range
• A Clay Target Range
• A Shotgun patterning board
• A rifle range with backstops at:
o 25 yards
o 50 yards
o 100 yards
o 200 yards
o 300 yards

• A bowling pin range
• A pistol range
• A multipurpose range that can be used for most anything including cowboy action shooting

That work hours thing worries me. What if I am disabled/busy/hate work/etc.?
Since we are an entirely volunteer organization, there are Always things that can be done for members
of all abilities.
If you can shoot, you can also spot for someone at our annual Deer Rifle Site In, you can
sit at the county fair and answer questions for bystanders or you can help with mailings.
Of course, there are always physical labor jobs to do around the club.
And members who are unable to complete their work hours can pay the additional $200 for that year.
This is great, but I have a question that you didn’t answer. Who do I contact?