Pistol & Rifle Range Rules

Range rules update: The ranges will be closed from 12pm-3pm  on days when training classes are being held unless otherwise stated. Please check the calendar of events for upcoming events that may effect the range. Thank you for your cooperation.
The Three Rivers Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, Inc. operates its Ranges for the safe enjoyment of target shooting by its members The Range Safety Committee, its range officers under the direction of the Chapter President, and the Board of Directors are responsible for the safe operation of the Ranges.

Range hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m in the summer. Monday thru Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to sunset in the winter and from 9:00 to 6:00 p.m. on any and all Saturdays or Sundays. Other planned activities on the grounds may necessitate occasional range closures. A range officer or board member, may determine to close the ranges at any time for safety reasons, at such times as may be necessary and will give as much notice as is practical in the circumstances. Such notice may be limited to the posting of a written notice at the range or verbal directions. Compliance with any such notice is mandatory and non-compliance may result in temporary or permanent loss of range privileges.

SAFETY is ultimate priority. A Range Officer is in charge of safety enforcement and may eject a shooter from the range for cause if he/she is not a member or feels that the individual has created an unsafe condition on the range and refuses to abide by the officers request to correct the problem. This action will be noted in the Range Log Book and a report made to the Range Committee. Handguns and 22 rifles only may be used on the pistol range. Absolutely no fully automatic weapons allowed. Guns should not be taken from their cases unless within a safe shooting location. Keep all guns unloaded, pointed in a safe direction down range and fingers off the trigger until time to shoot. It is MANDATORY that ear and eye protection be worn by everyone in and near the shooting range. However, do not wear hearing protection when going forward of the shooting line. It is the shooter's responsibility to be aware of and adhere to all posted safety signs and these rules. Whenever a firearm is loaded, it WILL NOT be left unattended

Target holders are furnished by our Izaak Walton League. These target holders must stay in locations. You may choose to use your own holders if you wish but they must be placed at the berm. No shooting of objects in the trees, on the ground or in or on the water. No cross-range shooting or shooting over the berm allowed. State and Federal laws apply to our league property.

The Shooting range is for members only, over the age of 21. . A spouse of a member may shoot if they have a family membership together. A family membership is defined as a husband or wife and spouse living at the same address. Children of members under 21 years of age are not eligible to shoot any firearms on the Izaak Walton property unless they have completed a hunter safety course, are supervised by a parent and are in the presence of a range officer, or are a class participant during one of our age appropriate supervised junior workshops. All other under age individuals are not allowed on the range and must not advance beyond the shooting range parking lot. Members may be asked to present their membership cards at the range.

If you encounter a dangerous situation or vandalism, exit, and call a board member. Descriptions, license numbers, etc. are valuable. Members' range privileges are subject to cancellation for rule violations, unsuitable behavior or safety incidents. Reimbursement will be sought for any and all willful damage.

Persons other than the shooter must remain back of the bench until it is their turn to shoot. Spectators must be behind the boundary markers of the parking lot. No horse play! Drugs or alcohol or persons under the influence are not allowed at the range.. Parent are expected to supervise their under age children at all times.

Holstered and/or concealed weapons are not allowed outside the pistol range and on the grounds except by individuals possessing a valid Iowa permit to carry and by law enforcement officers. Armor piercing, incendiary, tracer, chemical and explosive projectiles, or devices designed to fire or propel explosive, incendiary, or chemical projectiles are prohibited. Last revised 1/24/12