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To be a proficient Washington State Big game or bird hunter, you must practice, practice, practice.   Your bird, buck or bull of a lifetime depends on your ability to make the shot at the right time. 

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Public Rifle, Bow, and Shotgun Ranges in Washington State.

County Name Address Phone

Website

Rifle Bow Shot
AdamsWashtucna Gun ClubWashtucna509-646-3268N/A - -X
AdamsLind Gun Club406 N Airfield Rd, Lind(509) 677-3314www.lindwa.com - -X
BentonTri-Cities Shooting Assoc98204 N SR 225, Richland(509) 967-0412www.tcsa.info X -X
ClarkCamas Washougal Wildlife League811 S.E. Leadbottom Road, Camas, WA 98607360-834-3755n/aX -X
ClarkEnglish Pit Rifle Range912 NE 192nd Ave, Vancouver(360) 892-7119www.co.clark.wa.us/parks X - -
ClarkClark Rifles2500 Rawson Rd, Vancouver(360) 944-1118www.clarkrifles.orgX - -
Clark Chinook Archers (nominal member dues) 6101 Nightshade Street (access from Payne St.)
Camas
 
(360) 833-1421 www.chinookarchers.net -X -
ClarkWolverton Mountain Gun ClubPO Box 2333, Battle Ground, WA 98604360-887-0696n/aX -X
ClarkARCHERY WORLD803 Grand Blvd, Vancouver(360) 693-7510www.archeryworld.net -X -
ChelanNorth Cascade Sportsman's Club401 Washington Creek Road, Chelan, WA 98816 509-682-5639 www.chelangunclub.comXXX
ClallamPort Angeles Gun Club253093 Highway 101, Port Angeles, WA 98362360-457-4053N/A - -X
ClallamSunnydell Shooting Grounds292 Dryke Rd, Sequim(360) 683-5631N/A -XX
Cowlitz

THE ARCHERY HOUSE

2100 N National Ave, Chehalis (360) 262-0810N/A -X -
CowlitzCowlitz Gun Club851 S. Military Rd., Winlock, WA 98596360-423-7419N/A - -X
CowlitzBob's Sporting goods1111 Hudson, Longview(360) 425-3870www.bobsmerch.com -X -
FerryRepublic Rifle rangePendry road, Republic(509) 775-3704N/AX - -
GrantBoyd Mordhorst Memorial Shooting Range4 miles east of Ephrata on highway 282, Ephrata, WA 98823509-345-2550N/AX -X
GarfieldPomeroy Gun Club38 Gun Club Rd, Pomeroy(509) 843-5085N/AXXX
Grays Harbor Grays Harbor Rifle & Pistol Club 1862 East Hoquiam Road, Hoquiam N/A PO Box 645, Aberdeen, WA 98520  (no website)X - -
IslandGreene's Gun Shop4778 N. Monkey Hill Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277360-675-3421n/aX - -
IslandHolmes Harbor Rod & Gun3634 Brooks Hill Rd, Langley(360)221-4241N/A - -X
JeffersonJefferson County Sportsmen's Assoc1590 S Jacob Miller, Port Townsend(360) 301-5671N/AXXX
KitsapKitsap Rifle and Revolver Club4900 Seabeck Hwy., Bremerton, WA 98312360-373-1007info@gunsafety.orgX - -
KitsapPoulsbo Sportsmen's Club16990 Clear Creek Rd NW, Poulsbo(360) 697-6646www.pscnet.net X -X
KingRenton Fish & Game Club17500 SE 144th, Renton(425) 226-1563www.rfgc.org XXX
KingInterlake Sporting Association13633 NE 97th Street, Kirkland, WA 98033425-822-5703www.interlakesporting.orgXXX
KingIssaquah Sportsmen's Club600 SE Evans St, Issaquah(425) 392-3311N/AX - -
KingHILL TOP ARCHERY31936 SE LK Walker RD, Enumclaw(360) 886-0834N/A -X -
LewisBOBS MERCHANDISE INC1111 Hudson Street, Longview(360) 425-3870www.bobsmerch.com -X -
LewisArchery House3966 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis(360)262-0810N/A - X -
LincolnOdessa Gun Club5420 Duck Lk Rd N, Odessa(509) 982-2026N/A - -X
PacificBear river ArcheryE end of 85th, Long Beach(360) 642-3350N/A -X -
PierceSkookum Archery Club11209 Shaw Road East, Puyallup253-770-4177skookum archers -X -
PierceSumner Sportsmen's Assoc15711 96th St E, Sumner(253)848-9519www.shootpita.com/clubs/sumner - -X
PierceTacoma Sportsmen's Club16409 Canyon Rd E, Puyallup(253) 537-6151www.tacomasportsmensclub.comXXX
Pierce Graham Shooting Club 11424 200th St Graham 98338 253-255-2497 www.grahamjrshootingclub.com      
PierceGREAT NORTHWEST FISHING & ARCHERY

11209 Shaw Rd E, Puyallup

 
(253) 841-0991N/A -X -
PierceGig Harbor Sportsmen's Club9721 Burnham Dr. NW, Gig harbor(253) 858-9023 www.sportsmans-club.orgXXX
San JuanOrcas Island Sportsman ClubP.O.Box 41, Eastsound, WA 98245360-376-5660N/AXXX
Skagit Skagit Shooting Range 1340 Bouslog Rd. Burlington 360-399-7950 www.skagitshootingrange.com - - -
SkagitRIVERSIDE ARCHERY17370 State Rt 536, Mount Vernon(360) 424-8849N/A -X -
SkagitWILDERNESS ARCHERY & RANGE17697 Colony RD, Bow(360) 724-3135N/A -X -
SnohomishGranite Falls Sportsmen's Club20310 Gun Club Rd, Granite Falls(360) 691-5161N/A - -X
SnohomishNOCK POINT23204 57th Avenue W Mountlake Terrace(425) 672-8080www.thenockpoint.com -X -
SnohomishKenmore Gun Ranges1031 228th St, Bothell(425)481-8686www.kenmorerange.com XXX
SnohomishShooting Sports Northwest17907 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell
425-485-6929www.shootingsportsnorthwest.comX -X
SnohomishVAN WINKLE'S ARCHERY1901 Hewitt Ave, Everett(425) 259-9288N/A -X -
SnohomishTwin City Sportsmen27200 64th Ave NW, Stanwood(360) 621-3474N/A - -X
SnohomishEverett Sportsmen38th St SE, Everett(425) 252-8832 www.everettsportsmenclub.orgX - -
SnohomishSeattle Rifle & Pistol Assoc130th Street SE, Machias(360) 632-2072 www.Seattlerifle.orgXXX
SnohomishArlington Recreational Shooting and Training Cntr8620 172nd St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223360-474-0880www.arstc.com
 
X - -
SnohomishMarysville Rifle Club1601 Lakewood Rd, Marysvillen/awww.marysvillerifleclub.org XX -
SpokaneSPOKANE VALLEY ARCHERY3809 S Linke Road, Greenacres(509) 924-3364N/A -X -
SpokaneSpokane Rifle Club6411 Aubrey Parkway, Spokane(509) 327-9632www.spokaneoutdoors.com/spokrifl.htm X -X
SpokaneLone Pine Range25902 W Hallett Rd, Medical Lake(509) 299-5419N/AXXX
SpokaneKODIAK ARCHERY24806 E Wellesley Ave, Otis Orchards(509) 226-1225N/A -X -
SpokaneLandt Farms Sporting Clays11829 N Landt Farms Ln, Nine Mile Falls(509) 464-2070www.landtfarms.com - -X
StevensCAMO'D ARROW ARCHERY CENTER1965 HWY 395, Chewelah(509) 935-6244www.camodarrow.com -X -
StevensChewelah Trap Club2464 Quarry Browns Lake Rd., Chewelah, WA 99109509-935-6384N/A - -X
ThurstonFLETCH SETTER ARCHERY13737 Thistledown LN SE, Rainier(360) 446-5632N/A -X -
Thurston Cabela's1600 Gatewood Blvd NE, Lacey 98516360-252-3500www.cabelas.com -X -
ThurstonCapitol City Rifle and Pistol Club14318 Littlerock Road , Littlerock, WA 98556360-956-0608www.ccrpclub.org
 
XXX
ThurstonOLYMPIC ARCHERY2726-B Black Lake Blvd SW, Tumwater(360) 786-8315N/A ? -X -
WhatcomBellingham skeet and trap940 Larson Rd, Bellingham(360) 384-1001N/A - -X
WhatcomCuster Sportsmen's Club3000 Birch Bay- Lynden Rd(360) 366-3150www.custersportsmensclub.comXXX
WhatcomPlantation Rifle Range5102 Samish Way, Bellingham(360) 676-9770N/AX - -
Whatcom Lynden Shotgun Club 8823 Weidenkamp Road 360-354-2331 http://lyndenshotgunclub.com/ - -X
WhitmanPheasant Valley Preserve8181 Weidrich Rd, LaCrosse(509) 549-3912www.shootingpreserve.comXXX
Yakima Yakima Valley Sportsman's Association 411 E Pomona Rd. (509)453-1872 YVSA.NET - X X
YakimaSun Valley Shooting Park1452 Sun Targets Road, Moxee, WA 98936509-576-0866N/AXXX
YakimaAS & J ARCHERY

2603 Ahtanum Road, Yakima

(866) 457-4856www.ASandJArchery.com -X -

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Rifle/Shotgun shooting tips                                                                                  

  • When sighting in your rifle, start at 25 yards.  An old rule of thumb for large caliber rifles, states that what your error on the target at 25 yards equals the same error by 9 at 225.  225/25=9.  So, if your rifle is shooting low and to the right one inch you will be roughly 9 inches low and 9 inches to the right at 225 yards.   Of course, this is a rough estimate, but will help you understand the concept of where your shot placement will be.
  • Keep in mind the ballistics of your rifle.  Your rifle bullet will travel like the illustration below when zeroed in at a particular range.  The amount of drop your bullet takes after specific yardage can be found easily on the cartridge manufacturer's web site.

  • Never "squeeze" the trigger.  Use the top of your forefinger and pull back on the trigger lightly.  Squeezing the trigger will cause your aim to bounce.
  • Choose a rifle that suits the game you are hunting.  You do not need the biggest rifle and the largest grain (weight) bullet to take most Washington State game animals.  .270, .30-06, 7mm, and similar caliber rifles are all very suitable.
  • Scope selection is very important.  Buy the nicest scope you can afford.  Remember that in most big game situations, you will seldom use more than your 6x (power) to sight on your quarry.  Any power higher than 6x will result in a very narrow field of view and the sight picture will be too shaky too actually be of any use.  Of course, with lots and lots of practice and an expert knowledge of your rifle and scope, the higher powers can come into good use.  However the average hunter will find that they will limit their effective range to around 250 yards where 6x will be more than sufficient. 
  • When shooting either a rifle or shotgun.  Hold the weapon lightly.  A firm deathgrip on the weapon will almost always cause you to over compensate and throw your shot off.   The tighter the grip, the less fluid your shooting motion will be.
  • Keep your cheek pressed to the stock of your shotgun, this gives you the correct sight position and is how the shotgun was designed.
  • In shotgun shooting for birds (especially ducks) remember that it isn't a "quick draw" contest.  Either get your shotgun up early and before the birds are within range or bring up the shotgun slowly.  Too much distraction and error is made when you snap quickly to a shooting stance.
  • Prone position shooters will feel more recoil than those shooters sitting or standing.  Remember this when picking a shooting position either in practice or in the field. (Ted M, Mount Vernon)
  • The number one mistake beginner shotgunners make is that they do not line up on the stock and barrel correctly.  Keep your cheek pressed against the stock (but not too tightly) and keep your head down an in line with the entire barrel.  If your head is too high on the barrel (comb) you will consistently shoot over your target.   Practice throughout the day of hunting to ensure a nice even movement and gun placement. (Ty R.  Bellingham)
  • Know your gun and your abilities!  Know that most any wound from a firearm will eventually prove fatal to a deer when winter sets in. Be familiar with your firearm, and be sure to sight in your rifle every year to assure it is shooting accurately. Know your rifles and your own shooting limitations and do not take high risk shots. Be a responsible hunter. (anon)
  • Sight in your rifle at 2 inches above the bullseye at 100 yds.  Aiming high at that range will put you dead on at 200 yds and low past 200. (anon)

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