Ranges

Outdoor Range

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

Range Closure Dates

April 15, 2019 10:00am – 3:30pm
June 1st, All day
June 7th, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm
June 8th, 2019 Closed for Ladies Day at the Range (See Event)
June 14th, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm
June 9 – 15  Work Bee (See Event)

Directions

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.

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.

If you have questions regarding the schedule or for keys, please contact the outdoor range chair at 403.350.9643 or outdoorrange@reddeerfishandgame.com

Membership Purchase Support (Indoor, Outdoor, Archery)

We have Membership Purchase Support available at the following Red Deer fire-arm supply stores for those special circumstances where online purchase is impossible and the membership is urgently required.

In our efforts to reduce the error, loss and privacy vulnerabilities of using the old paper system, we ask that you put forth your best efforts to buy online.

Do consider, however, that an online purchases can be made:

1) From your phone or computer with the help of a friend, from your phone or computer with the help of a friend.

2) By calling someone at the club more experienced in technology to do it for you.

3) By requesting that the Membership Chair place the order on your behalf.

Indoor Range

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.

2019 Indoor Range Schedule

Effective November 1st – May 31, 2020

Sunday – Handguns / Small Bore Rifle 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Arno Baron
Monday – Handguns / Small Bore Rifles 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Chuck Ford, Bart Presley
Wednesday – Handguns / Small Bore Rifle 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Wayne Brown, Gary Rosenow, Tiny Thesen
Thursday – Handguns / Small Bore Rifle 10:00 am – 12:00 am – Arno Baron, Tiny Thesen
Thursday – Junior Shooters 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Kristy Van De Veire
Friday – Junior Shooters Competitive Training Kristy Van De Veire

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.

Updates*

Red Deer Fish and Game Association has renewed the lease at the Indoor Range Facility for another year.

Progress is slowly being made to achieve certification of the Springbrook indoor range. An application to certify the range is being worked on to apply to the CFO. In the mean time the Indoor Range will be in operation and we encourage shooters to use the facility. Members are able to invite a guest to shoot or introduce them to the sport of shooting.

Indoor Range Contacts

Indoor Range Chair: Tiny Thesen 403-340-9700 tag@xplornet.ca
Asst. Indoor Range Chair: Wayne Brown 403-506-5262 millet47b@hotmail.com

Arno Baron 403-887-6575
Chuck Ford 403-598-1255
Bart Presley 403-350-8342
Tiny Thesesn 403-340-9700
Lyle Guthrie 403-800-4217
Gary Rosenow 403-783-9711
Keith Kenny 403- 302-8464

Archery Range

The Archery Range, here at the Habitat Land, is now fully functional. 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.

There is shelter and a picnic table at the archery range. There’s no garbage can so please take out any garbage with you. Cigarette butts need to go into the cigarette can, please. There is shelter and a picnic table at the archery range. There’s no garbage can so please take out any garbage with you. Cigarette butts need to go into the cigarette can, please.

You MUST 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.

Range Use For Members With Range Privileges Only
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.
Access To Ranges

If you have questions regarding access to the Archery Range, please check the contact the archery chairperson at 403.391.6194 or email archery@reddeerfishandgame.com

Mailing Address

Red Deer Fish and Game Association
PO Box 2, Red Deer, AB T4N 5E7
Mon 20

General Meeting

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
Aug 17

General Meeting

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
Sep 21

General Meeting

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
Oct 19

General Meeting

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
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