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Range Rules

1. ALL SHOOTERS PRESENT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RANGE CONTROL AND SAFETY.

2. NO ONE MAY USE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS OR BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WHILE HANDLING GUNS OR SHOOTING AT THE RANGE.

3. USE OF EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION IS REQUIRED BY ALL PERSONS IN THE RANGE AREA.

4. NO LOADED GUNS IN THE RANGE AREA EXCEPT AT THE FIRING LINE.

5. ALL GUNS MUST BE UNLOADED WITH THE ACTION OPEN AND MAGAZINE REMOVED OR UNLOADED AND HOLSTERED OR CASED WHEN THE SHOOTER IS OFF THE FIRING LINE.

6. ABSOLUTELY NO DRY FIRING OF GUNS EXCEPT ON THE FIRING LINE WITH THE MUZZLE POINTED DOWN RANGE.

7. MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE ONLY ONE GUEST AT THE FIRING LINE AT A TIME. THE MEMBER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ALL GUESTS.

8. SHOOTERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AND BE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF AN ADULT MEMBER.

9. A RED RANGE FLAG AND HOLDER IS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE ENTRANCE. (FLAG IS STORED IN WHITE TUBE ATTACHED TO THE GATE). WHENEVER A MEMBER ENTERS THE GATE TO SHOOT THE RED FLAG WILL BE DISPLAYED IN THE HOLDER. WHEN THE LAST MEMBER LEAVES THE RANGE, THE FLAG WILL BE TAKEN DOWN, STORED AND THE GATE LOCKED.

10. RANGE MEMBER ACCESS IS CONTROLLED BY A NON-DUPLICATABLE NUMBERED KEY SYSTEM. THE MEMBER ISSUED THE KEY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS SECURITY AND USE ONLY BY THAT MEMBER.

11. EACH YEAR THE GATE LOCK WILL BE CHANGED ON OCTOBER 31ST WHEN THE NEXT YEARS MEMBERSHIP IS DUE.

12. EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RANGE CLEANLINESS. PICK UP BRASS AND TRASH. SWEEP UP IN THE SHELTERS.

 
About Us
 

Northern Mississippi Rang Association (NMRA) was formed in the summer of 1999.

Objective of the organization was to establish a safe location for general shooting, hunter safety and law enforcement training.

A depleted gravel pit, known as the Wilkinson Gravel Pit located 5 miles south west of Cass Lake was chosen.

In the fall of 2000 Cass County Environmental Service Dept. approved reclassification of the pit for use as a range and a lease agreement was entered into between Cass County and NMRA.

The range was named Gordy Buchanan Memorial Range after a long time area conservation officer who conducted many hunter safely classes in that pit.

With a matching grant from LCMR and the help of the Leech Lake Tribal Construction Crew, the initial dirt work of leveling the bottom of the pit and establishing the range was undertaken.

Once the leveling and basic dirt work was done, the installation of some 100 yard target backers and bench rests made the pit start looking like a shooting range.

Then came a trap shooting area with an old used manual trap thrower. That has now progressed to a more modern automatic PAT trap with an active summer trap league.

In 2004-2005 another matching grant was procured which made possible major dirt moving and berm building to be done, increasing the ranges capabilities to 200 yards, a handgun area and archery range, and some more improvement to the trap range. This project also added fire line shelters on the 100 yard ranges and handgun area. This improvement made possible the safe use of all ranges simultaneously without one interfering with the other.

2009 saw the completion of NRA spec wall separating the handgun range to establish a dedicated 22 small bore, air rifle and plinking range