Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Shotgun Range

Upcoming Events:

Shooting Ranges Open this week [9:00 AM-] (except as noted in events)

4/27 Youth Shotgun Team [9:00 AM-10:00 AM]

4/28 Shotgun Range Open [10:00 AM-2:00 PM]

5/4 Youth Shotgun Team [9:00 AM-10:00 AM]

5/5 Shotgun Range Open [10:00 AM-2:00 PM]

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Be sure to display your membership card while at the range. You cannot shoot without a membership card.

No shot larger than 7½ on this range.

No handling weapons during a 'Cold Range'

On Sundays the club’s electric throwers will be in operation and shooters may choose to shoot rounds (25 targets) of trap, 5-stand, or the Hunter Challenge. The 5-stand course provides shooters the opportunity to select their own targets. The Shotgun Hunter Challenge presents shooters with a variety of singles, doubles, and simultaneous doubles, similar to what may be experienced when hunting waterfowl or when upland bird hunting. This course of fire is designed for beginner to advanced recreational shooters. New members are now given a coupon for a free shoot at the range. Give it a try! Loaner shotguns are available at the range. Free advice and limited coaching is available from range operators. The shotgun range safety and habitat enhancement effort has been completed with the planting of 175 seedlings. Success was assured by the efforts of our sponsored scout organizations, youth shotgun team members, and conservation committee. Chapter efforts will now focus on long-term care to ensure the seedlings survive and thrive. In keeping with the IWLA league’s conservation theme, the shotgun range has made significant strides towards efficiency and energy conservation. Thanks to the efforts of some of our members, 4 of our field trap machines are now solar powered. This not only reduces electric power requirements and cost, but simplifies operations, supporting our transition to 7 day a week trap machine access for all our members.

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The trap range opens Sundays, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, for members and up to four sponsored guests who want to shoot clay targets from electric throwers. The cost of shooting a round of 25 at the trap range on Sundays is $5 for members and $6 for guests.

Volunteer RSOs run the shotgun range from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. There are loaner guns available at the range, if you want to shoot and do not own a shotgun. This is a safe environment to teach shotgun skills to new users, including appropriate children. Many range personnel are shotgun instructors. The cost of shooting a round of 25 at the trap range on Sundays is $5 for members and $6 for guests.

At any other time, Members only may use the shotgun range with their own targets and throwers from 9am until sunset.

Groups of four or more may request a special opening of the range by appointment on days other than Sunday. A range operator must be available to run the range. Email the Shotgun Committee Chair Email one of the following members to request a group appointment: James G Dixon (Log in to see email & phone number) or Joseph F Kolos.

For more information, contact:
James G Dixon, Shotgun Range Committee Chair , JDIX110[AT]gmail[DOT]com , (Log in to see phone number)
Joseph F Kolos Jr, Shotgun Range Committee Chair , jkolos60[AT]verizon[DOT]net , (Log in to see phone number)

For more information on Outdoor Recreation/Shooting Sports, see IWLA Outdoor Recreation/Shooting Sports