Florida Gun Clubs & Shooting Ranges

 

Information on shooting clubs and rifle ranges in the state of Florida along with the types of shooting that is possible – rifle, skeet, pistol. Where possible, web sites, maps and email addresses of the shooting ranges have been included

  • Alachua – Turkey Run Gun Club Inc., 13013 N.W. Us Hwy. 441, Alachua, FL 32615.
    Phone: 386-462-5303
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: Wed.to Sun.
    Range Access: Public
    Email: turkeyrungc@alltel.net

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  • Apopka – Shoot Straight, 1349 South Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703.
    Phone: 407-889-0842
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Archery
    Range Access: Public

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  • Bartow – Saddle Creek Park Shooting Range, P.O. Box 9005 Drawer CS07, Bartow, FL 33831.
    Phone: 914-499-2613
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 & 50 meters), Outdoor Rifle (50 meters), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access:
  • Bronson – Levy County Sheriff’s Department, P.O. Drawer 1719, Bronson, FL 32621.
    Phone: 352-486-5111
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Private

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  • Brooksville – Hernando Sportsman’s Club, U.S. Highway 19, , Brooksville, FL 34613.
    Phone: 352-597-9931
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (10 Yds. – 200 Meters), Outdoor Rifle (25 – 219yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.hernandosportsmansclub.com
    Email: hsci@gate.net

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  • Brooksville – Phoenix Gun Club, Inc., 23451 Mondon Hill Rd., Brooksville, FL 34601.
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (up to 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public
    Email: mwohc@iwon.com

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  • Bunnell – Flagler Skeet & Trap Club, P.O. Box 875, Bunnell, FL 32110.
    Phone: 904-437-3361
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Private
  • Cape Coral – Citadel International, 918 SE 14th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33990.
    Phone: 941-458-2035
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50′), Pistol Silhouette, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Email: ssgsam@aol.com

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  • Cape Coral – Southwest Florida Sportsman’s Assoc. Inc., P.O. Box 100691, Cape Coral, FL 33910.
    Phone: 239-693-2180
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25m, 50m, 100m), Outdoor Rifle (25m, 50m, 100m), Muzzleloading
    Hours of Operation: 9a – sunset
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.swfsa.tripod.com
    Email: allanwhitman@hotmail.com
  • Casselberry – Shoot Straight II, 4700 S US Hwy 17-92, Casselberry, FL 32707.
    Phone: 407-834-2242
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (15 yds), Indoor Rifle (15 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public

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  • Chipley – H S H Wildlife, 1794 Milton Lane, Chipley, FL 32428.
    Phone: 850-638-1858
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 ft), Outdoor Rifle (60 to 100 yds), Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private

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  • Chuluota – Chuluota Sportsmen’s Club, 1101 Willingham Road, Chuluota, FL 32762.
    Phone: 407-359-8059
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50, 75 and 100 m), Outdoor Rifle (50, 75 & 100 m), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap
    Range Access: Private

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  • Crestview – Shoal River Sporting Clays, Inc., 3985 Hwy. 90 East, Crestview, FL 32579.
    Phone: 850-682-6708
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15, 25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: shoot@shoalriver.com

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  • Dade City – Dade City Rod & Gun Club, Inc., 35445 U.S.R. 52th, Dade City, FL 33526.
    Phone: 352-521-3165
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (33 ft, 50 ft, 25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 100 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
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  • Dania Beach – Hollywood Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., 2989 Stirling Road, Dania Beach, FL 33312.
    Phone: 954-983-9595
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Airgun
    Hours of Operation: 9:00 – 7:00 EST
    Range Access: Private

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  • Dania Beach – The Hollywood Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., 2989 Stirling Rd., Dania Beach, FL 33312.
    Phone: 954-983-9595
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: lindyd@is-netcom.com

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  • Daytona Beach – Strickland Shooting Range, 1670 Strickland Range Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32720.
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7, 15, 25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (7, 15, 25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
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  • Delray Beach – Delray Shooting Center, 1505 Poinsettia Dr. #H-6, Delray Beach, FL 33444.
    Phone: 561-265-0700
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (0-75 ft), Indoor Rifle (0 – 100 ft)
    Range Access: Public
    Email: M36995@AOL.COM

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  • Edgewater – Cow Creek Hunt Club & Range, Dead end of Cow Creek Road, Edgewater, FL 32141.
    Phone: 904-423-1728
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 ft to 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50 yds to 200 yds), Trap
    Range Access: Private

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  • Eustis – Eustis Gun Club, P.O.Box 1284, Eustis, FL 32727.
    Phone: 352-343-5977
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (up to 10 0 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (100 & 200 yds.), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Private
  • Fort Lauderdale – AA Lock & Gun, 407 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
    Phone: 954-764-4395
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 Feet), Indoor Rifle (50 Feet), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: M-F 10-7 pm Sat11-5p
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.aalockandgun.com
    Email: aagun@aalockandgun.com

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  • Fort Myers – Fowler Firearms & Gun Range L.L.C., 3685 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
    Phone: 239-275-4867
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (15 yds)
    Hours of Operation: 7 day’s 10am – 5pm
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.fowlerfirearms.com
    Email: info@fowlerfirearms.com

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  • Fort Myers – Justin’s Rod and Gun Club, 13990 Rod and Gun Club Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33913.
    Phone: 239-368-5200
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (400 yds)
    Hours of Operation: 9a-5p W,Th,Fri,S,Su
    Range Access: Private

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  • Fort White – Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm, 2938 SW County Road 138, Fort White, FL 32038.
    Phone: 352-485-2302
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yards), Outdoor Rifle (50 yards), Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: Bradfordsportsfarm@yahoo.com

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  • Fort White – Ft. White Gun Club, PO Box 435, Fort White, FL 32038.
    Phone: 904-497-9403
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (35 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
    Email: cchidlow@ad.com
  • Gainesville – Gainesville Target Range, 1610 NW 65 Place, Gainesville, FL 32609.
    Phone: 352-376-8806
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25yd), Outdoor Rifle (100yd)
    Hours of Operation: 9am to dusk
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.gainesvilletargetrange.com

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  • Gainesville – Gator Skeet and Trap Club, 5202 Ne 46Th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609.
    Phone: 352-372-1044
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public

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  • Geneva – Seminole County Gun & Archery Assn, 1402 Osceola Rd, Geneva, FL 32732.
    Phone: 407-365-4648
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (300 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Sporting Clays, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Email: scgaa@aisinet.com

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  • Hialeah – Florida Gun Center, 1770 W. 38 Place, Hialeah, FL 33012.
    Phone: 305-825-3655
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 Yds.), Indoor Rifle (25 Yds.), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public

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  • Hialeah – Hialeah Range & Gun Shop, Inc., 1040 E. 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33013.
    Phone: 305- 688-8679
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public

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  • Holly Hill – C.D. Firearm Training, , Holly Hill, FL 32117.
    Phone: 407-474-0401
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public/Private
  • Holly Hill – Hot Shot Shooting Range, 1873 North Nova Rd. #6, Holly Hill, FL 32117.
    Phone: 386-677-1195
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (23 yds.), Indoor Rifle (23 yds)
    Range Access: Public

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  • Hollywood – 911 Store, 2231 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020.
    Phone: 954-922-9258
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (15 yds), Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: 9 am-7 pm Mon-Sat
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: WWW.ips911store.com

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  • Indiantown – J&R Outfitters, 7600 SW Fox Brown Rd., Indiantown, FL 34956.
    Phone: 772-597-4757
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (300 yds)
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.jroutfitters.com
    Email: hunting@jroutfitters.com

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  • Inglis – Robinson Ranch Trap & Skeet, 19730 SE 127th Terrace, Inglis, FL 34449.
    Phone: 352-489-7988
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: 9AM To 3PM T,W,T,S,S
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.members.cox.net/buckfife
    Email: etb62@worldnet.att.net

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  • Jacksonville – BULLSEYE INDOOR GUN RANGE, INC., 6041 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32211.
    Phone: 904-725-9582
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 Yards), Indoor Rifle (25 Yards), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: M-F 12-9pm, S-S 11-7
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: Bullseyegun.com
    Email: Bullseyerange@aol.com

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  • Jacksonville – Gateway Rifle & Pistol Club, 9301 Zambito Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32210.
    Phone: 904-389-2782
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7.5), Outdoor Rifle (7.5), Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Email: dennis@glasscock.com

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  • Jacksonville – Gun Gallery, Inc., 10268 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246.
    Phone: 904-641-1619
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public

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  • Jacksonville – Jacksonville Gun Club, 12125 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226.
    Phone: 904-757-4584
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: jaxgunclub@hotmail.com

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  • Lake City – Big D Plantation, CR 131 S. of Lake City, Lake City, FL 32040.
    Phone: 386-752-0594
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: BigDplantation2001@yahoo.com

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  • Lake City – Lewis D. Whitaker Osceola Shooting Range, off Forest Rd. 278 near Lake City, Lake City, FL 32055.
    Phone: 386-758-0525
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (2 – 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100, 200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public

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  • Lake City – Osceola Rifle & Pistol Range, Forest Road 278, Osceola National Forest, Lake City, FL 32055.
    Phone: 386-758-0525
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (2@50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (1@200 yds)
    Hours of Operation: sunrise to sunset
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: members.atlantic.net/~scoop10
    Email: steven.robbins@fwc.state.fl.us

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  • Lake Worth – Palm Beach Shooting Center, 501 Industrial Street, Lake Worth, FL 33461.
    Phone: 561-588-4867
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (75ft)
    Hours of Operation: 10am to 9pm
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: palmbeachshootingcenter.com
    Email: pbsc4guns@aol.com

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  • Lakeland – Lakeland Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., 2000 Lasso Lane, Lakeland, FL 33801.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7, 25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private

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  • Lakeland – On Target of Lakeland, 610 N. Combee Road, Lakeland, FL 33801.
    Phone: 941- 666-2744
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (75 ft), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public

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  • Lakeland – Tenoroc Shooting Range, 3755 Tenoroc Mine Road, Lakeland, FL 33805.
    Phone: 863-666-2500
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.tenoroc.com

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  • Land O’Lakes – Tampa Bay Sporting Clays, 10514 Ehren’s Cut-Off, Land O’Lakes, FL 34639.
    Phone: 813-995-9282
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: doublebarrel@mindspring.com

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  • Leesburg – The Gun Shop Inc. & Gun Range, 1310 State Road 44, Leesburg, FL 34748.
    Phone: 352-787-4570
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (50 yds)
    Hours of Operation: M-F 10 TO 7S-10 TO 5
    Range Access: Public
    Email: thegunshop@aol.com

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  • Loxahatchee – Palm Beach County Long Arms Shooting Range, Twenty Mile Bend Boat Ramp Road, Loxahatchee, FL 33470.
    Phone: 561-233-0255
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (50yd, 100yd, 200yd)
    Hours of Operation: 8AM-6PM
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/fdo/Admin/Shooting_Range.htm
    Email: pbcshootingrange@co-palm-beach.fl.us

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  • Marianna – Hinson Gunshop and Range, 1551 Highway 73, Marianna, FL 32448.
    Phone: 850 482-4525
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (100 YARDS), Outdoor Rifle (100 YARDS), Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public

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  • Melbourne – Action Gun Outfitters, Inc., 2787 Aurora Road, Melbourne, FL 32935.
    Phone: 407-242-1114
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public

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  • Miami – Ace’s Indoor Shooting Range & Pro Gun Shop, Inc., 2105 NW 102 Place., Miami, FL 33172.
    Phone: 305-717-3277
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yrd), Indoor Rifle (25 yrd)
    Hours of Operation: m-f 10-10 sat-sun9-6
    Range Access: Public
    Email: aceshoot@aol.com

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  • Miami – Everglades Conserv & Sportsman Club, P.O. Box 524005, Miami, FL 33152.
    Phone: 941-695-2573
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (200 yds), Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
  • Miami – Sporting Clays International, 17601 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33194.
    Phone: 305-225-6967
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: shootsci@aol.com

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  • Miami – Trail Glades Range Inc., 17650 S.W 8th Street, Miami, FL 33165.
    Phone: 305-226-1823
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 & 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public

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  • Milton – Santa Rosa Small Arms Training Center, Inc., 6424 Smith Wixon Ln., Milton, FL 32570.
    Phone: 850-675-6744
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Private

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  • Mims – Titusville Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc., Gun Club Lane (2299 Hatbill Road), Mims, FL 32754.
    Phone: (321) 268-1312
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 & 50 Yd), Outdoor Rifle (100, 200 & 300 YD), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Hours of Operation: Daily
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.mywebpage.netscape.com/clownno1/homepage.htm
    Email: TRPC@bellsouth.net

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  • Molino – Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club, 2700 Mathison Rd., Molino, FL 32533.
    Phone: 850-587-5435
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 100, 200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Airgun
    Range Access: Private

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  • Myakka City – Manatee Gun and Archery Sports Park, 1805 Logue Road, Myakka City, FL 34251.
    Phone: 931-322-0055
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15, 25 & 50 yrds), Outdoor Rifle (Up to 500 yds), Muzzleloading, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.manateegunclub.8m.com
    Email: rangemaster@manateegunclub.8m.com

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  • Naples – Southwest FL Shooting Center, CO. Rd 951, Naples, FL 34112.
    Phone: 941-774-3309
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle, Archery
    Range Access: Private

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  • Nokomis – Sarasota Gun Club, P.O.Box 802, Nokomis, FL 34274.
    Phone: 941-488-3223
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Private
  • North Fort Myers – Lee County Bowhunters, Inc., Nalle Grade Park, Nalle Grade, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.
    Phone: 941-995-6840
    Facilities include: Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: TBPITB@aol.com

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  • Ocala – Ocala Public Shooting Range, Forest Rd. 88 (north of Sate Rd. 40), Ocala, FL 34470.
    Phone: 352-625-2804
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public

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  • Odessa – Silver Dollar Trap Club, 17202 Target Way, Odessa, FL 33556.
    Phone: 813-920-3231
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public

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  • Okeechobee – Mike’s Okeechobee Guns, 105 SW Park St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.
    Phone: 863-763-0122
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (200, 300 & 600 yds), Trap
    Range Access: Public

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  • Okeechobee – Quail Creek Plantation, 12399 NE 224th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.
    Phone: 863-763-2529
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: quailcreekplantation@hotmail.com

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  • Orlando – Central Florida Rifle/Pistol Club, 14646 Wewahootee Rd., Orlando, FL 32832.
    Phone: 407-380-0547
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (30 – 300 m.), Outdoor Rifle (300 m. , 100 m.), Muzzleloading, Trap, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: cfrpc.com

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  • Orlando – East Orange Gun Range, 7210 Gardner Street, Orlando, FL 32792.
    Phone: 407-679-1995
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Indoor Rifle (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public
    Email: bullseye@netwide.net

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  • Orlando – Oak Ridge Gun Range, 632 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, FL 32809.
    Phone: 407-857-5663
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public

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  • Orlando – TM Ranch Shotgun Sports, 15520 TM Ranch Road, Orlando, FL 32832.
    Phone: 407-737-3788
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public

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  • Oviedo – Oviedo High School NJROTC, 601 King St, Oviedo, FL 32765.
    Phone: 407-320-4062
    Facilities include: Archery
    Range Access: Private
    Email: ottsrotc@magicnet.net

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  • Pace – FWC Public Shooting Range, 6850 Ouintette Rd., Pace, FL 32571.
    Phone: 850-995-0084
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Public

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  • Pace – Santa Rosa Sporting Clays & Gun Club, 6950 Quintette Road, Pace, FL 32571.
    Phone: 850-995-9377
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Hours of Operation: 9:00a-5:00p Wed-Sun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: santarosaclays@vol.com

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  • Palatka – Palatka Skeet Club, Inc., 301 Skeet Club Rd., Palatka, FL 32178.
    Phone: 386-325-5425
    Facilities include: Skeet
    Hours of Operation: W, S, S 12-5
    Range Access: Public

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  • Palatka – River City Gun Range, 706 St. John’s Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
    Phone: 386-328-9280
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (20 yds), Indoor Rifle (20 yds, smallbore only), Pistol Silhouette, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: RiverCityGuns@aol.com

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  • Palm Bay – Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club, PO Box 60307, Palm Bay, FL 32906.
    Phone: 407-723-3497
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
  • Palm City – Martin County Sportsmen’s Association, Inc., 8415 SW Busch St., Palm City, FL 34900.
    Phone: 772-287-9567
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 ft. to 100 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (50 ft. to 100yds.), Muzzleloading
    Hours of Operation: dawn to dusk
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.mcsa.cc

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  • Palm Coast – Flagler Gun & Archery Club, P.O. Box 351221, Palm Coast, FL 32135-1221
    Phone: (888) 823-4251
    Facilities include: Trap Fields, Skeet Fields, Sporting Clays, 200 Yard Rifle Range, Pistol Range, Silhouette Range, Archery Range, Black Powder, Action Pistol Range
    A variety of Firearms courses taught by fully certified NRA instructors
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site:  http://FlaglerGunClub.com/
    Email: Membership@FlaglerGunClub.com

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  • Palmetto – Bullseye Indoor Pistol Range, 1012 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221.
    Phone: 941-729-7906
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (52 ft), Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Range Access: Private
    Email: tsan5008@aol.com

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  • Panama City – Bear Creek Sporting Clays, 9216 Camp Lake Road, Panama City, FL 32466.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: mgr@bearcreek.net

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  • Panama City – Marx Armory/Gun Fun, Inc., 3219 Highway 390, Panama City, FL 32405.
    Phone: 904 769-4495
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol, Indoor Rifle, Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public

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  • Pembroke Park – American Range & Gun Shop, Inc., 3130 S.W. 19th Street, #453, Pembroke Park, FL 33009.
    Phone: 954-989-6968
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yd)
    Hours of Operation: M-F 11-9, S&S 9:30-6
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.americangunrange.com
    Email: gunrange@bellsouth.net

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  • Pembroke Park – Big Al’s Gun Range, 3300 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Pembroke Park, FL 33315.
    Phone: 954-927-8000
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Email: big-als@mindspring.com

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  • Pinellas Park – Wyoming Antelope Club, 3700 – 126th Avenue, Pinellas Park, FL 33742.
    Phone: 727-573-3006
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public

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  • Pompano Beach – Revere Gun Range, 601 NE 28th St., Pompano Beach, FL 33328.
    Phone: 954-942-3777
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Indoor Rifle (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public

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  • Port Richey – Firing Line, 6123 Ridge Rd., Port Richey, FL 34668.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.firinglinerange.com

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  • Port St. Joe – Gulf Rifle Club, Hwy 71 North, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
    Phone: 850-229-8421
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (0-60 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 100, 200 & 300 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Trap
    Range Access: Public

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  • Port St. Lucie – Anchor Gun Range & Gun Shop, 1592-k S.E. Village Green Dr., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.
    Phone: 561-398-4867
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (15 yd)
    Range Access: Public

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  • Port St. Lucie – Self Defense Shooting Center, 1592 K. Village Green Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.
    Phone: 561-337-1400
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public

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  • Punta Gorda – Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area Shooting Range, 29200 Tucker Grade Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955.
    Phone: 941-575-5768
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15 to 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50 to 200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public

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  • Punta Gorda – Cecil M. Webb Public Shooting Range, Tucker Grade Rd. on Babcock/Webb WMA, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
    Phone: 863-648-3206
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100, 200 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public

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  • Ruskin – Gun Craft, Inc. -Gun Craft Pistol & Rifle Club-, 2403 21st Ave. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570.
    Phone: 813-645-3828
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (35 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds, by appt.), Muzzleloading, Airgun
    Range Access: Private

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  • Sebastian – Indian River County Shooting Range, Near I95 & State Rd. 512 in Vero Beach, Sebastian, FL 32958.
    Phone: 561-581-4944
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15, 25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 100, 200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public

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  • Sebring – Jim’s Pistolarrow Range, 12135 US Hwy #98, Sebring, FL 33876.
    Phone: 863-655-4505
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.jimspistolarrow.com
    Email: pistolarrow@tnni.net

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  • South West Ranches – Pop Dean’s Hunt Club, 6101 U.S. 27, South West Ranches, FL 33332.
    Phone: 954 433-7421
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (140 yds), Outdoor Rifle (140 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: sunrise to sunset
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.popdeanhuntclub.org
    Email: paperlion@dslx.net

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  • St. Petersburg – Skyway Trap & Skeet Club, 3200 74th.Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702.
    Phone: 813- 526-8993
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public

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  • Starke – Keystone Heights Skeet Club, 1403 Ree Street, Starke, FL 32091.
    Phone: 904-964-8804
    Facilities include: Skeet
    Range Access: Public

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  • Sunrise (Fort Lauderdale) – Markham Park Gun Range, 16001 West State Road 84, Sunrise (Fort Lauderdale), FL 33326.
    Phone: 954-389-2005
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25-50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25-100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.markhampark.com/

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  • Tallahassee – Apalachicola Shooting Range, Forest Rd. 305, SW of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL 32310.
    Phone: 850-265-3676
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public

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  • Tallahassee – Tallahassee Rifle and Pistol Club, Pistol Club Road, Tallahassee, FL 32305.
    Phone: 850-893-8889
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (10-50yd), Outdoor Rifle (100,200,300yd), Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: daylight to dark
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.trpc.net
    Email: springymf@aol.com

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  • Tampa – Arrowhead Archery Shop, 10818 E. Hwy 92, Tampa, FL 33610.
    Phone: 813-621-4279
    Facilities include: Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Email: arrowheadarchery@aol.com

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  • Titusville – American Police Hall of Fame and Museum Shooting Center, 6350 Horizon Dr., Titusville, FL 32780.
    Phone: 321-264-0911
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft.)
    Hours of Operation: M-F10-9S10-7Su1-6
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.aphf.org
    Email: policeinfo@aphf.org

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  • Venice – Rugged Sportsman’s Club, Main office 450 Hauser Lane, Venice, FL 34292.
    Phone: 941-497-3119
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (125 yds), Trap, Skeet, Airgun
    Range Access: Private

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  • Vero Beach – Indian River Sportsman Indoor Target Range, 4185 N US1 , Vero Beach, FL 32967.
    Phone: 772-778-4844
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yrd), Indoor Rifle (25 yrd)
    Hours of Operation: 7 DAYS A WEEK
    Range Access: Public
    Email: IRINDOORTARGET@AOL.COM

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  • Vero Beach – Indian River Trap & Skeet Club, Inc., 5925 82nd Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32961.
    Phone: 772-569-6940
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private

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  • Vero Beach – Vero Beach Police Benevolent Association, 1055 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
    Phone: 561- 978-4600
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7, 10, 15, 25, & 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds)
    Range Access: Private/Public

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  • West Palm Beach – Palm Beach Trap & Skeet Club, 2950 Pierson Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33414.
    Phone: 561-793-8787
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public

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  • Williston – Williston Shooters Club, Inc. Range, 1975 SW 8th Terrace, Williston, FL 32696.
    Phone: 352-465-1191
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds)
    Range Access: Private
    Email: wnhpark@aol.com

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  • Winter Haven – Cody’s Armory, Inc., 3761 Recker Hwy., Winter Haven, FL 33880.
    Phone: 941-299-3063
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public

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  • Winter Haven – Imperial Polk Gun Club Inc., 151 Race Pit Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33883.
    Phone: 863-299-4853
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public

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  • Winter Haven – Polk County Skeet & Trap Club, 147 Race Pit Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33880.
    Phone: 863-299-4853
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
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  • Yulee – Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 65, Police Lodge Rd. and Logan Rd., Yulee, FL 32097.
    Phone: 904-225-9918
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds)
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.geocities.com/foplodge65
    Email: belson@net-magic.net

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Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Information on the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and conservation of ruffed grouse.

Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse – Bonasa umbellus

Organizations:

Ruffed Grouse Society providing grouse habitat management and information
Magazine about grouse and other upland bird hunting – www.uplandalmanac.com

Ruffed Grouse DescriptionLearn how to identify Ruffed Grouse, its life history, cool fact

-The ruffed grouse is identified by its tail with a black band near the end and the patch of feathers “ruffs” on the neck.

The birds have two distinct color phases, both of which may occur in the same family. The red phase predominates in the southern part of the range; the gray phase, in the northern part and at high altitudes. Red-phase birds have a mottled, brownish body and chestnut-colored tail. Gray-phase birds have a mottled, grayish body and gray tail.

Males are identified by the unbroken black tail band. In females, this band is less distinct on the central two feathers (below). On both sexes, the legs are feathered down to the base of the toes. Juveniles resemble adults by fall, although they are slightly smaller. For further descriptions of Grouse click on Ruffed Grouse Society Ruffed Grouse facts or check out Ruffed Grouse identification tips from the USGS

Ruffed Grouse Size – Adults measure 17 to 20 inches long and weigh 1 to 1 1/2 pounds. Males are slightly larger than females.

Ruffed Grouse Habitat

– Found throughout most of Canada and Alaska through the northern continental United States as far south as Georgia. They are border animals – that is they are mostly found in mixed-age woodlands with a combination of aspen, alder and birch intermixed with evergreens such as hemlock and pine. In the southern part of the range, the birds are found in woodlands with evergreen shrubs, such as holly, mountain laurel and rhododendron. Click on Grouse habitat management to learn how to make your land grouse friendly. Additional habitat information can be found at:

Ruffed Grouse habitat Management at Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Ruffed Grouse habitat Management at the Department of Fish and Wildlife publication A Landowner’s Guide to Wildlife Habitat Management for Vermont Woodlands

Ruffed Grouse information and habitat management from Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife

Grouse Movement

– These birds spend their lives in a very small area usually no more than 50 or so acres. In early fall, however, young birds dispersing from their family may move miles away, an activity sometimes called the fall shuffle.

Ruffed Grouse Food

– Ruffed grouse feed on the fruits and buds of a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Populations are highest in areas with plenty of aspens – preferably older male trees, since these offer the most nutritious buds.

Ruffed Grouse Breeding

– Males establish territories in early spring, when the snow begins to melt. To attract a mate, the male finds a perch on logs, rocks, ground humps etc. and drums by making a series of wing beats that begins slowly and gradually accelerates. The sound travels over a distance and sound something like – thump….thump…thump, then the wing beating becomes fast like a lawnmower engine starting.

After breeding, the hen nests in a wooded area where there is a dense canopy to protect against hawks and owls and an open nderstory to let her spot approaching predators. She lays 8 to 14 buff-colored eggs in a shallow depression, usually against the base of a tree or in a clump of brush. The eggs hatch in about 24 days, and the chicks remain with the hen for 3 to 4 months before dispersing m the fall.

Information on the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and conservation of ruffed grouse.Ruffed Grouse Social Interaction

– Ruffed grouse do not form coveys like quail. However, small groups may be found around a food source. In the winter, birds often group together to snow roost -diving into fluffy snow to keep warm and evade predators. Ruffed grouse are not particularly vocal, but females may cluck softly and sometimes squeal to warn chicks of danger, and both sexes may hiss to defend their territory.

Ruffed Grouse Population

– Cyclical. In much of their range, ruffed grouse undergo 7 -10 year population cycles. Numbers in good years may be 15 times higher than in poor years.

Ruffed Grouse

Hunting – Grouse hunters often speak of snap-shooting-meaning that a ruffed grouse may flush so fast, so unexpectedly, that there’s no time for the kind of gun-swing that’s effective in most kinds of wingshooting. Instead, you snap the gun up and fire instantly, instinctively, as the muzzle passes the target. For this, you need a light, fast-handling shotgun that fits you well and doesn’t tend to get caught in brush or branches as you bring it up.

When hunting with a dog, particular attention must be paid to pick the right “four-legged” partner. The chief attribute of a good grouse dog is a nose so sharp that the animal freezes into a staunch point at a mere whiff of grouse before getting close enough to flush the bird. The next most important attribute is the habit of working close to the gun, combined with a willingness and learned ability to obey commands. Although some hunters feel that a fast-moving pointer pins birds more effectively than a slow one, you don’t want a wide-ranging quail dog for grouse because that kind of pointer will merely bump birds out of range or beyond screening foliage where you won’t even see them dodge away. The third most important attribute is visible “birdiness.” Some dogs give little or no sign that game is near until almost ready to point. Others become excited enough to alert you in advance, and this is a big help with grouse.

Since a grouse dog must work close to the gun, grouse hunters are inclined to take special care in training their dogs. It isn’t that they use any unique training methods but that they use the conventional ones more thoroughly. Any young dog that works too independently of the gun (or an older one in need of refresher lessons) may be slowed down by attaching a heavy chain or even a sash weight to his collar. This can be an especially needed corrective with a dog to be used for grouse hunting.

In winter, grouse often burrow completely under the snow, or sometimes they burrow partway down in a sheltered spot beneath a low umbrella of vegetation such as rhododendron. The legs of these birds are feathered almost to the toes, and at this time of year, the toes themselves are fringed with rods of cuticle called penctinations, which provide support on snow and are shed in the spring. This enables grouse to walk quite well on snow.

When hunting on a snow, you may occasionally see a little oblong crater where a grouse has landed. From there, try to follow its wide 2 ¼ or 2 ½ inch-long, three-pronged tracks. Each left or right print is placed rather precisely in front of the previous one. The bird may have taken off again, leaving only wing prints in the snow at the trail’s end, or the trail may give out in tangles of brush or clear ground beneath overhangs. But once in a while, you may follow to where a grouse has dug in. If there’s considerable snow on the ground, try to mark down any bird you move as precisely as you can. Working on snow, your dog might otherwise have trouble locating it for a second flush. Or perhaps you’re hunting without a dog. Either way, following the tracks can be worthwhile. For Ruffed grouse seasons and bag limits click to STATE AGENCIES on our site.

Magazine – www.uplandalmanac.com

Click on South Dakota Division of Wildlife to read about Grouse hunting in South Dakota.

Click on Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to read about Grouse hunting in the TOP grouse hunting state

Click on Maine Hunting Guides to book a hunting trip for Grouse in Maine

Click on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to read about Sharp-tail Grouse Hunting in Wisconsin – a great state to be in

Click on New York DEC to read about Grouse Hunting in New York

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