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Military personnel

Active Duty military personnel shoot free of charge at Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club ! Reservists, National Guard, Merchant Marine, military veterans and law enforcement officers get half price annual memberships. It is our way of saying, "Thank You"! Free Annual Memberships for Veterans with service connected disabilities! Show your VA card with 'Service Connected' or your award letter and you will receive a free annual membership to Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club !

Clarification of Handgun Treatment

posted Dec 22, 2017, 1:19 PM by Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club   [ updated Apr 8, 2018, 9:22 AM ]

In the interest of keeping everyone out of harms way, we are enforcing more strictly a Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club (KSC) policy that has been in effect since 2011. The policy relates to the treatment of handguns being used at the range. Concealed carry firearms that remain concealed and unused at the range may continue to be carried concealed throughout your visit to the range. Openly carried firearms, typically in an external holster, that remain holstered and unused at the range may continue to be carried holstered throughout your visit to the range. Once a firearm is used at the range, all of the range rules apply to that firearm. In particular, firearm actions must be open, magazines out and the firearm placed face up on the bench during cease fires. Alternatively, the firearm may be placed in a case that completely encloses the firearm. Holsters are NOT considered to be cases. These rules are quite explicitly written out in both the RANGE RULES signs and the LIGHT SYSTEM explanation signs at the range. Holstering and unholstering firearms (draw & fire drills) is not permitted unless the exercise is part of official law enforcement training conducted during non-public range days. The RSO on duty has the final say as to what is and what is not permitted. Arguing with the RSO or conducting oneself in a disruptive manner will earn you an expulsion from the range. Remember, the whole reason behind these policies and practices is to maintain the highest level of safety and enjoyment for everyone who visits KSC. Stay SAFE my friends.

Snow Removal Services Needed

posted Nov 14, 2017, 2:58 PM by Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club

Now that our parking lot expansion is complete and all parking for range members and guests will be in our newly expanded parking lot instead of along Cty Hwy Z, we are in need of snow removal services for the upcoming winter months. If there are KSC members who could donate those services to the range that would be greatly appreciated. If donating services is not possible, please contact any range personnel to provide us with some estimated costs for snow removal services. Thank you very much!

New Parking Lot "Completed"

posted Nov 7, 2017, 12:20 PM by Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 8:37 AM ]

Our newly expanded parking facilities are now available for our members and visitors. It is still our intent to pave the parking areas at some point in the future but we want to see how rain and melting snow runoff is handled by the present surface. Along with the new parking lot comes a change to how access is gained to the rifle range. The pedestrian gate located along Highway Z to the North of the shooting range has been permanently closed. Parking along the highway has been eliminated and will be enforced by local law enforcement agencies. Pedestrian access to the rifle range will be by walking down the newly paved driveway or the footpath along the fence line bordering County Hwy Z that hooks up with the old stairway down to the range. That gate is located at the far North East corner of the range properties. We will be posting some new pictures on our photos page in the near future so be sure to check back often. 

Friends Enjoy the Range

posted Sep 17, 2017, 4:57 PM by Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club

On a beautiful day in Fall, four friends came with a parent to KSC to enjoy the experience of shooting. A couple of them had never shot a firearm before so not only was the new experience enjoyable but it was also educational. Near the end of their visit, they had an opportunity to shoot a vintage World War One firearm, a 1917 Eddystone. Each chambered the 30-06 round and took aim at the steel swingers 100 yards away. Each heard the ring of lead on steel after taking careful aim and pulling the trigger of the 100 year old firearm. The experience of a lifetime and the sense of accomplishment was evident as they posed for a picture with the firearm. That picture has been added to our Photos section of this website. The young men are from left to right, Ian Sorenson, Joe Radtke, Sam Radtke and Trey Anderson.

WORK COMMENCES ON DRIVEWAY TO RANGE

posted Jun 10, 2017, 12:18 PM by Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club

Work on the new driveway began today, June 10, 2017. The driveway will be paved and tied into the area by the clay thrower and continue to the end of the present concrete slab in front of the shooting benches. Paving the driveway will make foot traffic easier to negotiate the hill as well as permit vehicles to use the driveway for more months of the year. The project should be completed in June and, until it is complete, no vehicular traffic is allowed to use the driveway. We thank you for your understanding as we continue to make improvements to your favorite shooting range.

RANGE RULES slightly expanded

posted Sep 20, 2016, 4:44 AM by Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 6:55 AM ]

We certainly do not want to wish away the summer months but Fall will be upon us before we know it and with that comes the increased activity levels at the rifle range in anticipation of the deer hunting season. You might notice that an extra rule has been added to our RANGE RULES signs. We thought that adding shelves along the canopy wall and the building would be a good place for visitors to store their gear while shooting to keep from tripping over it, etc. Unfortunately the range staff found themselves looking at the business end of a lot of firearms as some visitors uncased their firearms on the shelves and then swept the firing line with their muzzles. Therefore the necessity of the new rule which requires that all guns be cased and uncased at the benches with muzzles pointed down range!!! It is always a good idea to refresh your familiarity with the RANGE RULES each time you visit the range for a day of shooting because we all know that change is the one constant in our lives. As a reminder, effective October 1st our Fall hours of operation return to 9:00am to 4:00pm Wednesday thru Friday and 9:00am to 4:00pm on the weekends. The Winter schedule is 10:00 to 3:00 Wednesday thru Friday and 9:00 to 4:00 on weekends beginning December 1st. Be sure to check the calendar on the home page for any special events that may cause our "normal" hours to change. Winter trap league runs every other Sunday morning from January until mid May and the Hunter's Safety Field Day are a couple of things that cause minor changes to our normal hours of operation. Calling the range prior to stopping down is always a good way to avoid disappointment just in case something unexpected should arise that might cause our operations to deviate from normal.

Jeff Comes Through For Us Again

posted Sep 20, 2016, 4:29 AM by Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club

As promised in an earlier update a new swinger stand at the 100 yard distance has been fabricated and installed by Jeff Niemuth, our resident welding and fabrication wizard. This stand is primarily constructed of ar500 steel once again but contains some new features to make future maintenance much easier. We understand that most of our members will not get too excited about new swinger stands but most of the staff get downright giddy as we continue to enhance the infrastructure and overall safety of the range. Timing is also perfect as we begin to ramp up for the Fall activity level and deer season soon afterwards. Stop out for a day of shooting, try the new swingers/gongs and experience the KSC difference.

Upgrade to 100 yard Swinger Stand

posted Oct 4, 2015, 7:38 AM by Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club

If you have visited the range recently, you may have noticed the new swinger stand out at the 100 yard distance. Jeff Niemuth, our resident welding and fabrication wizard, designed and constructed the new stand using primarily ar500 steel which should withstand the thousands of bullet impacts much better than its predecessor. Over time, we also are planning to replace the mild steel swingers themselves with ar500 swingers. The ar500 material rings nicely when hit by projectiles, is very reactive because of the lighter weight design and is safer too because the face of the swinger doesn't get cratered the way mild steel does. It is an all-around win for our members who enjoy shooting the gongs/swingers.

Range Safety Officers (RSOs) Needed

posted Oct 6, 2014, 12:29 PM by Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club   [ updated Mar 27, 2016, 8:29 AM ]

Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club (KSC) is a not-for-profit organization and we're looking to add a few range safety officers (RSOs) to our staff. These positions are basically volunteer in nature so we're really looking for someone who has an interest in continuing the community service that KSC's corporate charter specifies. Hours are very flexible and totally at your discretion. If you've ever thought about giving back to the local community in a fun and enjoyable manner, or know of someone who would, please contact any of KSC's officers. Before you jump too fast though, be sure to read what it takes to be an RSO. Go to the 'Range Officer Candidates' tab on the side navigation bar and go through the write-up on what it takes to be an RSO. No requirements to leap tall buildings in a single bound or be faster than a speeding bullet, but some core competencies that we generally look for in individuals. It will also give you a little insight into the people that run KSC on a day-to-day basis and are there for our members. Thanks !

Did you know???

posted Apr 8, 2013, 5:17 AM by Kaukauna Sportsmen's Club   [ updated Apr 8, 2013, 5:18 AM ]

DId you know that it is permissable to drive your vehicle down the hill? Yes, it's true but there are some restrictions. If you are bringing a lot of equipment to the range for a day of shooting such as firearms, ammunition, boxes of clays, lead sleds, etc. you may carefully drive down the East entrance to unload your gear. At your first opportunity, which for most vehicles would be a cease fire, you must drive back up the hill and park your vehicle in one of the designated areas. At the end of your visit to the range, you may then drive down the hill once again to pick up your gear. One word of caution, when driving down the East entrance driveway, go slowly and never pull your vehicle in front of the firing line when the range is active.

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