As we really start to feel that fall air now… Deer Hunting season is just a few weeks away.
In this weeks Get Outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch heads to a local Sportsman Club to sight in some deer rifles.
We are now a couple weeks out from Minnesota deer opener, making now the time to get a head start on sighting in your rifles. One place you can do it is at The United Northern Sportsman Club, by Island Lake.
Robert Kuettel, V.P. of United Northern Sportsman, said “This is a members only club but we open up to the public for sighting their deer rifles.”
Membership fees are 35-dollars per year, but if you are looking to just use their facilities for hunting prep, there is a nominal fee.
“All members and the public are invited to come up here and shoot inside in their rifles and we charge everybody, including members, five dollars a gun.” said Kuettel.
The United Northern Sportsman Club is a non-profit run by all volunteers. The money raised from sighting in hunting rifles goes right into their summer youth programs.
Kuettel said, “We do this in conjunction with the deer hunters Association. We actually let them shoot clay pigeons and shoot 22’s. We usually have archery, and they also get a Black powder demonstration.”
The big bore range has targets from 25 to 300-yards, which should suit the vast majority of hunters.
“When people come out here to shoot, sight in their rifles, we do furnish the targets and the target stands. You just have to bring your own gun and ammunition.” said Kuettel.
But The United Northern Sportsman Club is more than just a gun range too, if you’re interested in the full membership.
“We have camping, we have The ranges, we have a launching facility, we have eight docks out there. We have everything that you would expect to have in northern Minnesota at a club like this.” said Kuettel.
You can head to the United Northern Sportsman Club to sight in your rifles starting November 2nd.