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Gun Ranges in Vermont: 5 Spots for Firearms and Pistol Practice

By    |   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 11:32 PM

Gun ranges in Vermont include areas for pistol, rifle, skeet and trap shooting. The Green Mountain State was ranked number 17 on Guns and Ammo's 2014 list of best states for gun owners.

Here are five spots for firearms and pistol practice in the state of Vermont:

1. Chester Rod & Gun Club: Along with skeet and trap shooting held on scheduled days, this club located in Chester, has firearm ranges of 25 and 50 yards, as well as a 100 yard rifle range. The rifle range is not available when skeet and trap ranges are being used. Membership, which is open to the public, allows use of the ranges and facilities. The club also holds events such as fun shoots for younger participants along with hunting safety courses.

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"Great place to shoot," writes a reviewer on Facebook.

2. Deerfield Valley Sportsman Club: Located in Whitingham, this club has a 150 yard rifle range and a 25 yard pistol range. A trap range, five-stand sporting clays and a small archery range are also available. Family memberships are available as well as range fees for non-members. Shotguns are available on site.

"This is a very welcoming club with great members and ridiculously reasonable membership fee," writes a reviewer on Google. "It's very family oriented and the people who populate it are considerate and respectful, as well as being serious about safety."

3. Barre Fish & Game Club: Promoting shooting, hunting and fishing, this club located in Barre, has a rifle range for use during the day. Club memberships or rifle range permits can be purchased. Special events include rimfire shoots, skeet shooting and gun shows.

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"Love the place," writes a reviewer on Facebook. "Could use better targets for close range pistol shooting. Shooting at 25 plus yards is not very helpful with a handgun ... overall great range!"

4. Woodstock Rifle & Pistol Club: This club is located in South Woodstock and features rifle ranges of 50, 100, 200 and 300 yards. Pistol ranges are 25 and 50 yards. The club also has a trap range, a monolith archery target and an area with 3D archery targets on the 28 acres of scenic property. Club members are encouraged to bring along guests for events or shooting.

5. North Country Sportsman's Club: For those interested in trap shooting, the North Country Sportsman's Club offers trap and five-stand shooting. Located in Williston, guests and visitors are welcome with ammunition and loaner guns available. Family memberships can be purchased from the range officer.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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