There's Always More for You to Do at Our Club.
We're Vermont's largest outdoor shooting range and woodland sporting club.
The range is open all year round for members and closes daily at dusk. No shooting is allowed after dark.
Range activities include
Woods Walk Shoots
Black Powder Muzzleloading
Knife and Axe Throws
Clubhouse and grounds are also available for private functions and gatherings.
And be sure to keep scrolling to see what's new.
Club News & Events
Important Safety Reminder
No Shooting After Dark
During this time of year when night falls earlier every day, it’s important to remember a vital safety fact.
Shooting after dark is hazardous. And shooting after dark has always been strictly prohibited at the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club.
So we ask all our members to be sure to plan their range visits for daylight hours only. We're counting on you to be safe and to set a good example for the shooting community.
New Winter Skeet Program Meets Rapidly Growing Interest in Shotgun Sports
Public Welcome Sundays & Tuesdays, Noon – 4 pm
A brand new Winter Skeet Shotgun Program is now open to the public at the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club. The program was developed in direct response to growing interest in this exciting shotgun sport.
This year a wide variety of shotgun clinics, youth events and individual coaching activities—plus regular old fashioned word of mouth—have brought many new shooters to our range. And we're enjoying the return of many old friends as well.
Winter skeet shooting sessions will be held every Sunday and Tuesday from noon to 4:00pm. Club membership is not required. Each round of skeet is only $5; ammo is available for purchase on site. Loaner shotguns and safety gear can be provided as well.
Special thanks go out to our dedicated volunteers including Keith Ulrich, Mike Mayo, Wyatt Tallman and Doug Ryder for bringing this new program to life. Their continuing work in coaching, maintaining the range, building a heated warming area and planning for snow grooming will make for a really fun winter skeet season.
So, if you haven't yet experienced the thrill of shooting and breaking some clay pigeons, maybe this is your time to give it a shot!
For more information, please contact Keith Ulrich at 802-730-9340.
Armed Women of America
Empowering Women Nationwide
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Ladies, are you looking to learn about firearms?
Maybe brushing up on your skills?
Thinking about self-defense?
Wondering where to start?
Then take a look at Armed Women of America. We’re a nationwide organization of local chapters whose aim is to help women learn and grow as shooters.
We offer a welcoming and non-intimidating place to learn about a wide variety of topics related to the safe and responsible use of firearms.
Our local chapter meets monthly here at the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club. Meetings are open to women of all skill levels including beginners. And moms and daughters aged 16 and up are welcome to attend together. There’s always something for everyone.
Contact us for more information.
Chip Chaffee, Top Skeet Shooter
Congratulations to Chip Chaffee as Top Skeet Shooter of the 2023 season at the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club.
To win his title, Chip shot three perfect rounds breaking all 25 clays as well as numerous additional rounds where he hit 24 of 25.
And now there's the range's New Winter Skeet Program for Chip to continue honing his skills. We have no doubt that he's going to be doing exactly that.
Great shooting Chip and best of luck in the new season!
Sign Up for Hunter Education & Additional Outdoors Programs
There's a lifetime of adventure to be found in the woods of Vermont and The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department offers a variety of free programs for the public to learn about the great outdoors.
And we'll see you outdoors.
Youth Skeet Program Concludes with Youths vs. Parents Match
The Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club's popular Youth Shotgun Program finished its 2023 season with a fun skeet match pitting youths against their parents. The contest ended in a draw; a tie breaking shoot-off then gave the parents a plus one advantage to take the win.
Everyone had a great time learning the skill of shotgun shooting and the club is looking forward to holding another youth skeet program in May 2024.
As always, we welcome your feedback and ideas for future events. Contact Chief Trainer Keith Ulrich at 802-730-9340 with your comments. Thanks and we'll look forward to seeing you at the range!
We've Just Had an Unusually Wet Summer...
...and moisture and guns can make for a really nasty, rusty surprise. So, don't forget to check your firearms for corrosion now that the humid summer weather is behind us.
If you do find some light rust, typically a bit of elbow grease along with some #0000 steel wool or a brass brush and some gun solvent will usually do the trick. Follow that up with a good cleaning and a coat of gun oil and you'll be all set.
Then it's always a good practice to check your firearms every few months. Give them a wipe down with fresh oil even if they haven't been used to help keep the rust at bay.
After all, who wouldn't want to have a sharp-looking gun when they go to the range, right?
2023 Vermont Muzzleloading
Final Scores Posted
It was a fun and busy weekend for black powder enthusiasts. Muzzleloader shooters of all levels gathered to test their shooting skills on a wide variety of guns including percussion, flintlock, smoothbore, inline, pistol and cartridge firearms.
There was lots to eat as well with two huge cowboy cookout lunches and a big potluck supper on Saturday night.
And in the evenings, knife and hawk throwers sharpened their skills on a 19-station throwing course with four moving targets.
So be sure to join us again next year on Labor Day weekend for the 2024 Vermont State Muzzleloading Championships.
Trouble With the Gate?
Don't Try This
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
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.
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.
2023 Sixth Annual Primitive Biathlon
Recap, Photos and Top Scores
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.
A large insulated stainless steel travel mug featuring a gun-themed graphics design was found at pit #2. Contact me if it's yours.
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.