The Outdoor Range is a vital part of our service offerings. Whether it’s for basic sighting requirements or sidearm training and skills maintenance, our outdoor range is a popular facility for our hunters and recreational target shooters.
Members must have their own guns and ammunition as the range does not offer rentals or loaners.
NO Shotguns! The range is not approved for these.
Membership with Range Privileges entitles all members to extra Liability Insurance. Keys are only issued after completion of Range Safety Course. This is necessary to be compliant with insurance regulations.
Range Hours Of Operation
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm or 1/2 hour before sunset (winter)
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm or 1/2 before sunset (winter)
PPC Wed: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm May thru October
From Red Deer west on Hwy 11 to Range Road 284 south to Township Road 372 turn east.
West from Penhold across river to Range Road 285 east to Township Road 372 West from Penhold across river to Range Road 285 east to Township Road 372 east.
Here, you’ll find the latest news and updates on our upcoming events, including the highly anticipated 2023 Red Deer Gun Show and our annual banquet and awards.
Range Use For Members With Range Privileges Only (Indoor & Outdoor Ranges)
Please see our Membership Page for membership benefits, regulations and pricing. If you are a Member with Range Privileges, you are allowed to purchase up to four (4) Gun Range Guest Day passes for adult friends/family per year.
Range Safety Courses
Range Safety Courses are mandatory for Memberships with Range Privileges. The club regularly schedules these classes as well as provides online support.
Access To Ranges
Keys are only issued after completion of Range Safety Course. This is necessary to be compliant with insurance regulations.
The Indoor Range is available for recreational shooting to RDFG Members with Range Privileges. The Indoor Range has scheduled times for members to shoot their handguns or small bore rifles (.22 LR etc.). Members must have their own handguns as the range does not offer rentals or loaners. The range does have .22LR caliber rifles for use if required.
Ammunition types that are allowed are .22LR, .38 Special, 9mm Luger, .45 ACP, and .45 Colt etc.
Military surplus ammunition with a steel core such as .32 x 25 mm Tokarov is not permitted.
Members who are new to handgun shooting are welcome. It is recommended that new handgun shooters start with a .22 LR handgun until they become proficient before advancing to a larger handgun. The regular shooters are willing to pass on advice and shooting tips.
Junior air gun shooting programs are offered. If you have questions regarding this program, please check the Contact Page to locate your club Junior Shooter’s Chair for help.
We stock paper targets, Junior air rifles and .22 target rifles.
Indoor Range Schedule
Sunday – Handguns / Small Bore Rifle 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Arno Baron
Monday – Handguns / Small Bore Rifles 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Bart Presley
Tuesday – Junior Shooters 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Billi-Jo Mcilroy
Wednesday – Handguns / Small Bore Rifle 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Wayne Brown
Thursday – Handguns / Small Bore Rifle 10:00 am – 12:00 am – Tiny Thesen
Thursday – Junior Shooters 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Billi-Jo Mcilroy
Friday – Family Fun Night 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Dave Golem
Indoor Range Rules
- Muzzle Control must be practiced at all times!
- Firearms are to be uncased only at a firing line when no one is down range.
- No firearm shall be loaded until on the firing line and the command range is open and fire when ready.
- All actions must be open with a safe chamber indicator inserted when firearms are not in use.
- Appointed RSO shall be obeyed at all times.
- No one shall handle firearms or ammunition while people are down range.
- Clean up any mess, take down targets and pick up brass.
- No alcohol or drugs while at range.
- Shooters must sign in with membership card.
- Obey all posted rules.
Indoor Range Contacts
Arno Baron 403-887-6575
Bart Presley 403-350-8342
Wayne Brown 403-506-5262
Tiny Thesesn 403-340-9700
David Golem 403-373-0919
Gary Rosenow 403-783-9711
Billy-Jo Mcilroy 587-877-5431
Address: 4230-58th Street, Red Deer / behind the school board
The Archery Range, here at the Habitat Land, is now fully functional and included with every membership. Access to it is at the bottom of the hill near the boat launch. There is a sign beside the brown gate pointing the way. It’s foot access only.
The yardage to the targets is from the front of the shelter (20-80 yards). The target boxes open to the side now. Close them when done, please. Please don’t move the target boxes around. Use the broadhead target box (on wheels) if you need to adjust your range to different yardages. If you find a flat tire or any other malfunctioning of these boxes, please check the Contact Page to locate your club Archery Range Chair for help.
You MUST complete the annual insurance form at your first visit of the archery range and sign into the sign up sheet/book each time you are there. A bell has been put at the trail head past the range to alert shooters of on-coming hikers. Hikers please us this alert system to avoid incidents. Shooters be respectful of the hikers. Upon hearing the bell no more shooting until hikers have cleared the area.
If you have questions regarding access to the Archery Range, please check the contact the archery chairperson at 403.391.6194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org