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There's Always More for You to Do at Our Club.

The Lamoille Valley Fish and Game club is Vermont's largest shooting and outdoor sporting range. And we're always open all day, every day, all year long.

 

Range activities include Target Shooting, Skeet, 3D Archery, Competitions, Woods Walk Shoots, Black Powder Muzzleloading, Knife and Axe Throws, a Primitive Biathlon, Special Events and more. The Clubhouse and grounds are also available for private functions and gatherings.

 

Why don't you join the range, sign up for a free New Member Orientation and Tour and see for yourself. And be sure to keep scrolling to see what's new.

Bullet Points
Club News & Events

 

WANTED: Cowboy Action Shooters

Weekend of September 22-23

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The Verdant Mountain Vigilantes are back in action for the 2023 season! 

 

Cowboy Action Shooting is one of the fastest growing family oriented shooting sports in the country. Everyone is welcome to come down and have some fun. 

 

It’s an old-time event. All firearms used—revolvers, shotguns and lever action rifles—are antique style cowboy guns of the 1800s. In fact, you'll even see many of the shooters themselves dressed in period attire too.

 

Shoots are scheduled for the weekends of July 22-23 and September 23-24. Each shoot begins at the clubhouse at 8am and then continues at 9am on the skeet range starting with a safety briefing. Be sure to keep an eye on the Verdant Mountain Vigilantes website for the latest news.

So, are you ready for some cowboy action? Then mosey on down pardner and join us!

Popular Youth Skeet Program 

Four Weeks Starting September 7

Youth Skeet Program

Discover skeet shooting and experience the excitement of breaking clay targets flying through mid-air in our popular Youth Skeet Program. 

 

You’ll learn the fundamentals of handling shotguns safely and then work on developing the sharp focus and eye-hand coordination to successfully hit a fast moving target. And when it all comes together, wow, what a thrill!

 

Chief Trainer Keith Ulrich is an NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor as well as Shooting Sports Director at Mount Norris Scout Reservation. He has actively instructed youths and adults in a wide variety of shooting sports for over 12 years.

 

This fun and informative activity is open to the public for all young men and women ages 12 through 17. Sessions will be held on the shotgun range on four consecutive Thursdays, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, and 9/28 from 4:00 to 5:30pm. 

 

The program cost is $80.00. Included is expert instruction, firearms, ammunition and safety gear. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm.

 

Sound interesting? Call Keith at 802-730-9340 to enroll. See you there!

Experience the Thrill of Skeet Shooting

Open to the Public

Sundays & Tuesdays at 2pm

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Join us to break some clays every Sunday and Tuesday afternoon starting at 2:00pm.

 

This fun sport is open to all; club membership is not required. Each round of skeet is only $5. Ammo is available for purchase and safety gear and loaner shotguns can be provided as well.

 

Skeet sessions continue through the afternoon until all shooting is done. If you find however that you're running a little late, please text Mike Mayo at 802-793-5745 and we'll do our best to accomodate you.

 

We welcome everyone to participate and try their hand at the sport. To arrange for an introduction to skeet shooting or for more information, please call Keith Ulrich at 802-730-9340.

 

See you there!

2023 Vermont Muzzleloading Championships

Labor Day Weekend

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Which match will you win?

There'll be something for all muzzleloaders. Percussion, flintlock, smoothbore, inline, pistol and cartridge firearms will be represented. Juniors and novices are welcome to shoot too.

 

The event runs for three days.

The clubhouse gate opens on Friday, 9/1 at noon for campers to set up. Shoot Saturday, 9/2, 8:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 9/3, 8:00am to 2:00pm. Click to download a match program.

 

Hungry? We've got that covered too.

Chow down at our Cowboy Cookout Lunch. There will be 11 dishes including BBQ baked beans, pea soup, dutch oven lasagna and more all cooked over a charcoal fire. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

 

And on Saturday, we're having a Potluck Supper in the clubhouse. Bring your specialty to share with the group and dig in.

 

Plus there's a Knife and Hawk Throw.

Even though this is a shooting event, bring your throwing knives and tomahawks. We'll have a 19-station Knife and Hawk Walk for you to enjoy—and this even includes four moving targets. Give it a try and show your friends how the "real pros" do it!

 

Some notes on the event:

  • Smoothbore matches are front sights only

  • Unlimited matches are any sights

  • Cartridge matches are ten shots

  • The championship shoot will be held at the 100-yard range only. All other pits will be open for regular club use.

 

So, mark your calendar and join us. You'll have a blast! For questions, click to email Loretta Cruz or Rick Reed.

Armed Women of America
Empowering Women Nationwide

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The Armed Women of America exists to enable women to learn about being their own self-protectors to create a strong sense of personal freedom, peace of mind and confidence within themselves.

 

Chapters all across the country offer a welcoming and non-intimidating place for women to learn about a wide variety of topics related to the safe and responsible use of firearms.

 

Our local group meets monthly at the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club. Come join us at our next meeting on Saturday, September 9, from 10am to noon. 

 

Email us for more information.

 

Lost Item

A large insulated stainless steel travel mug featuring a gun-themed graphics design was found at pit #2 recently. Contact me if it's yours.

3-D Summer Archery League

Every Wednesday Now Through September 6

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Shhffft! That’s the sound of your arrow hitting the target when you join the New 3D Summer Archery League at the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club.

 

Archery Program Director Adam Tasker has put together a new Archery League program at the range for archers to get together, learn and sharpen their skills with the bow and arrow this summer.

 

Besides being a top-notch archer himself, Adam is an avid outdoorsman and spends his time hunting, camping, canoeing, biking, logging, sugaring, woodworking and leather crafting.

 

Shoots will take place every Wednesday at 6:00pm now through September 6. Archers will meet at the Archery Clubhouse and then proceed from there along the range’s 1.5 mile 3D Archery Trail.

 

Download a registration form and sign up for the league. For more information, contact Adam at 541-630-3262 or adamrtasker@gmail.com.

 

Join us, you'll have a blast. (But then again, this is archery and it’s a lot quieter than that!)

Trouble With the Gate?
Don't Try This

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Please note that the security gate at the range entrance is always locked in the down position. Attempting to raise it manually will only break it off. The surveillance video frame pictured above shows exactly how this can happen.

 

So if you do experience a problem with the gate, always call 802-371-7280 for assistance. Thank you.

VT Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Legislative Resources

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One of the primary missions of the Vermont Federation of Sportsman's Clubs is working  with the State Legislature to protect our rights to hunt, fish, trap and own firearms.

 

The Federation's website has a wealth of information including fact sheets for gun owners as well as a listing of new legislation being monitored.

 

And if you see something that makes you think you'd like to make a statement, the Federation has a convenient online tool for you to take action and make your views known in the State House.

Sign Up for Hunter Education

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New hunters, this is the first step to take for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department offers free Hunter Education classes to prepare you for your hunting license. 

 

Look on the Department's website to learn more and find a class that's convenient for you. It's never too late to get started for the upcoming season.

2023 Sixth Annual Primitive Biathlon

Recap, Photos and Top Scores

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On the snowy weekend of January 28-29, black powder enthusiasts gathered at our club to test their muzzleloading shooting skills at our sixth annual Primitive Biathlon.

 

See the recap to learn more about this traditional event.

2023 Annual Report Points Up Club's Accomplishments

2022 was a great year for the Lamoille Valley Fish & Game Club. Thanks to our members working together to support the range, we were able to host a number of exciting programs and events.

Read the report and see what we've done.

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