Rifle Range Rules 

The outdoor and indoor ranges at CASL are for the private use of it's members and their guests. Commercial training of any kind must be Authorized by the CASL Board and requires the presentation of proper Documentation and Insurance Coverage Riders in advance.

Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in revocation of Club membership and/or prosecution for criminal trespass. Outdoor shotgun ranges are open to the public only when a range officer is present on Public days. 
Any use of the outdoor skeet, trap, five stand or sporting clay ranges without the prior written permission of the CASL board is prohibited. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in revocation of Club membership and/or prosecution for criminal trespass.

NON APPROVED TARGETS ARE PROHIBITED
DO NOT use bowling pins or other non approved targets at the rifle / pistol range. Penalties up to and including loss of range privileges and/or loss of membership may be given to violators of this rule.

CASL Rifle / Pistol Range 

The outdoor range is open from 10 am to sunset daily. CASL has an active rifle club and many opportunities exist for both competitive and recreational use of the facilities.

CASL offers 25 yard, 50 yard and 100 yard outdoor ranges that are open to club members that purchase a range gate key.

The outdoor range is allocated to the Rifle team for practice on Mondays and reserved for the rifle team activities on Fridays.

The gate key will be changed June 1, each year. Club members may purchase a range key from the Shotgun Clubhouse starting JUNE 1st during open hours at the shotgun range or you may call or email the Rifle Director Dan Cole.

You will be asked to provide proper ID and your CASL membership card at the time of your key purchase.

In addition to target and recreational shooting at the rifle ranges, opportunities exist to compete competitively both individually or as a team against other clubs. CASL sponsors a Rifle Team for competitive small bore (.22) indoor shooting (see below) as part of the Central Michigan Rifle and Pistol League (CMRPL) and a Michigan Youth Hunter Education Challenge (MYHEC) team for youngsters from 12 to 18 years of age that have completed a hunter safety course. In addition to small bore rifle, the MYHEC team competes in 3D archery, muzzle loading, sporting clays and a number of non-shooting outdoor related events.

CASL Indoor .22LR Range 

The Capital Area Sportsmen's League offers a 50 foot indoor target range for competitive and recreational shooting. The indoor range is used for organized team activities only.

The indoor range is strictly limited to rifles and pistols in .22. This range is closed at all times, except for during Rifle and Pistol team sponsored activities or during the hours designated for the CASL Plinkers Club. The indoor range is reserved on Thursdays for pistol 'HOME' activities by CASL and Capital City Clubs. The indoor range is also reserved on Tuesday's and Friday's for Rifle practice and matches.

The CASL Rifle Team

The CASL Rifle Team competes in the Central Michigan Rifle and Pistol Assn. indoor league. The rifle team generally starts practice in November, with the league starting in December and finishing up around the first of April with the CMRPL banquet.

The indoor league competition consists of a series of 40 shot (400 point) indoor matches at 50 feet. 10 shots are taken at each of the following positions:

  • Prone

  • Sitting

  • Kneeling and

  • Offhand (standing)

  CASL Rifle Team: Jim Dooley, Carl Bliesener, Don Knisely (Captain), Ian Hall, George Lammers (Rifle Director)   Missing from Picture: Rob Carr, David Cotter, Randy Hall (Co-Captain), Evan Hall and Scott Lauderbaugh

CASL Rifle Team: Jim Dooley, Carl Bliesener, Don Knisely (Captain), Ian Hall, George Lammers (Rifle Director)
Missing from Picture: Rob Carr, David Cotter, Randy Hall (Co-Captain), Evan Hall and Scott Lauderbaugh

Unlimited sighter shots are allowed. The season consists of 2 matches (one at home and one away) against each team in the league and 2 matches against the previous year's team average. The competition year finishes up with the league tournament which generally takes place in late March.

Rifle Range Hours:

Open 7 days a week from 10:00am to dusk.*
*for members only

Contact the Rifle Directors: 

Rifle Range Director:
Dan Cole: (616) 890-0665 || Email Dan
Rifle Team Captain:
Don Knisely: (517) 321-5843
Plinkers Club:
Neal Skiver (517) 882-0381


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