about us

Cedar Valley Conservation Club is a privately owned shooting club with membership open to the public.

Our facility is located 3 miles north of Austin Minnesota on US Hwy 218, making it easy for members to enjoy. Located on forty acres of beautiful woods and fields, the facility includes a training range, 2-50 yard, 2-100 yard and 1-200 yard rifle range, 4-25 yard handgun ranges, 4 trap fields, a skeet field and a 5-Stand sporting clay field.
The clubhouse facilities feature a business office, meeting and training rooms, an area for social gatherings and a kitchen. Members can purchase shooting supplies at the clubhouse.

 

NORMAL RANGE HOURS - 8:30 - Dusk

 

Exceptions:

Rifle and Pistol Ranges ARE NOW OPEN DURING NORMAL TRAP & SKEET ACTIVITIES

Tuesday after 6:00 PM - Year Round

Sunday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM - Year Round

What our members say

As a relative newcomer to the CVCC, I just love to be able to improve my marksmanship on so many levels from pistol to rifle to shotgun because of the extensive facilities of the CVCC. This place certainly has so much "bang for the buck" when it comes to shooting.

Davin Alan

I became a member here shortly after I got out of the service in 1956. I believe that makes me the most senior member with 61 years. I really like the close knit family atmosphere we have here at the CVCC. We give each other the raspberries but we have a lot of fun doing it.

Don Johnson

Want to thank members who put together a fine 2018 summer trapshooters banquet and shooters games before hand. We needed more gunners for the afternoon festivities but the quality really showed up!!!

Dick Gunderson
 

 

our Rules

GENERAL SAFETY RULES: June 2017
  1. 1. Be aware of and obey all range safety rules.
  2. 2. Eye and hearing protection is required on all ranges.
  3. 3. All firearms should remain unloaded until ready to use and when you are done shooting the breach or bolt should be open and the firearm unloaded.
  4. 4. Know your firearm and make sure it is safe to shoot before firing.
  5. 5. Make sure you are using the correct ammunition for your firearm.
  6. 6. Know your target and what is behind it before shooting.
  7. 7. Novice shooters should be accompanied by an experienced shooter at all times.
  8. 8. Even when unloaded – always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
  9. 9. You should not be handling firearms while people are down range from the firing line.
  10.  10. Your finger should not be on the trigger until you are at the firing line and are ready to shoot.
  11.   11. Be aware of those around you and should you see an unsafe situation address it with those involved.
  12.   12. The use of alcohol or drugs prior to using the ranges as well as eating or drinking while on the firing line is prohibited.
  13.   13. All firing should be done from either the designated shooting benches or firing lines.
  14.   14. The different ranges are set up for different firearms so you need to make sure you are using the correct firearm on the correct range.
  15.   15. While you are using various ranges all shooters are asked to clean up after themselves in order the keep the ranges safe, clean, and ready for the next shooter.
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  17. IN ORDER TO MAKE OUR RANGES SAFE FOR BOTH MEMBERS AND THOSE LIVING CLOSE TO THE RANGES - INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE RULES, RULES PERTAINING TO A SPECIFIC ACTIVITY, OR GENERALLY HANDING A FIREARM IN AN UNSAFE MANNER MAY LOSE RANGE PRIVILEGES FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, AND COULD POSSIBLY LOSE THEIR MEMBERSHIP TO THE CEDAR VALLEY CONSERVATION CLUB.  INFRACTIONS WILL BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE CEDAR VALLEY CONSERVATION CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHO WILL REVIEW THE INFRACTION AND DETERMINE THE ACTION TO BE TAKEN.
TRAP and SKEET RULES:
  1. 1. The maximum shot size allowed for lead shot is 7 ½, and steel shot is 7 and no shotguns larger than 12 gauge are allowed.
  2. 2. All shot shells must be standard trap loads with shot loads not to exceed 1 1/8 ounces and powder loads not to exceed 3 drams in a 12 gauge shell.  High velocity and magnum loads are not allowed.
  3. 3. Except for authorized operators – no one is allowed to enter the field forward of either the firing stations or the high / low house windows during the course of the round even if the firing has stopped.
  4. 4. Firearms should not be loaded until the shooter is at their shooting station and ready to begin the round.
  5. 5. Once loaded all firearms should always be pointed down range.
  6. 6. Skeet specific – while shooting single targets, loading two shells is permissible with the exception of station #8 – high house.  However, you are NEVER allowed to load two shells for the last single target on any station.
  7. 7. Shooters on station will not be allowed to change stations or leave a station until all shooters on the squad are finished and all firearms are open and empty.
  8. 8. While waiting to shoot you should be at least 6 feet behind those individuals who are shooting.
  9. 9. The practice of tracking targets behind a shooting squad is not permitted because it is both unsafe and distracting to those who are shooting.
  10.   10. The shooting squads shall be made up of 5 shooters or less.
  11.  11.  When NOT shooting – ALL firearms must have the breech / bolt open, be unloaded, and be in the racks provided.
  12.   12. Picking up of spent shells is prohibited until all firing has ceased.
  13.  13.  In the event of a misfire and a live round remains in the firearm continue to keep the firearm pointed down range and ask for assistance.  DO NOT open the breech / bolt for at least 30 seconds.  All shooting will cease until the situation has been safely handled.
  1.  14.  Shotguns with release type triggers are allowed, but the firearm needs to be clearly marked has having release triggers.
  2.  15.  Picking up unbroken clay targets is prohibited.
RIFLE RANGE SAFETY RULES:
  1. 1. The only approved targets are PAPER targets.  No clay targets, cans, bottles, or any other objects are allowed.
  2. 2. The paper targets should be attached to the upright fiber backing boards that are provided and should be both in front of and close the earthen berms.
  3. 3. Under NO circumstances should you shoot at a target placed on the ground – ANYWHERE on the ranges.
  4. 4. You should never shoot from an unstable position.
  5. 5. All loaded rifles need to be pointed safely down range at all times.
  6. 6. Fully automatic rifles / machine guns are not permitted.  The only exception is when law enforcement personnel are using the range during authorized training sessions.
  7. 7. All tracer, incendiary, explosive ammunition as well as ALL exploding targets are prohibited.
  8. 8. No firearms set up to fire in “bump fire” mode are allowed.
  9. 9. The 50 and 100 yard rifle ranges can be used to sight in shotguns firing slugs.
  10.   10. With the exception of scoped hunting pistols – Thompson Contenders, pistols are not allowed on the rifle ranges.  All regular pistol shooting should be done on the designated pistol range.
  11.   11. A one hour time limit is in place when others are waiting to use the range.
PISTOL / RIMFIRE RANGE SAFETY RULES:

 

  1. 1. The only approved targets are PAPER targets.  No clay targets, cans, bottles, or any other objects are allowed.
  2. 2. The paper targets should be attached to the movable upright fiber backing boards that are provided.
  3. 3. Ground targets are NOT allowed.
  4. 4. All shooting should be done from either the benches or behind the designed firing lines.  If the target needs to be closer – move the target stand – DO NOT shoot from ahead of the designated firing line.
  5. 5. Shooting at targets thrown in the air is never allowed.
  6. 6. Pistols should be unloaded and the action open until the shooter is on the firing line and ready to shoot.
  7. 7. Even when unloaded make sure the pistol is pointed safely down range.
  8. 8. Any spectators should be at least 20 feet behind the firing line.
  9. 9. A one hour time limit is in place when others are waiting to use the range.
PATTERN BOARD SAFETY RULES:

 

  1.  1. The metal patterning board is for lead shot ONLY.   No steel shot or slugs are allowed.
  2. 2. Never shoot at the pattern board if you are closer than 20 yards, or 30 yards if using #4 shot because of possible splash back.
  3. 3. Shot larger than #4 should not be used on the pattern board.
  4. 4. Use the white grease and paint roller to cover the metal surface and hide previous lead shot marks.
  5. 5. There are yardage markers provided to help you determine the distance from the pattern board.
  6. 6. Shoot at the center of the pattern board.
  7. 7. Know what is beyond the patterning board before shooting.
SHOOTER RESPONSIBILITY:
Gun safety is everyone's responsibility, no matter your age or ability level. If you see someone else violating the rules of safety—no matter who it is—you should speak up and get out of the situation immediately.

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