Best kept secret in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Clay Bird Sports

We offer shotgun sports including Singles Trap, Doubles Trap, Handicapped Trap, Skeet, and 5-Stand. These fields are open to members and to the public during posted range hours. Shells for purchase, hearing protection, pouches, and eye protection are available.

Wheelchair Accessible

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Rifle and Handgun Ranges

Lakes Area Shooting Sports provides covered 25, 50, and 100-yard Rifle Target Ranges, and a separate covered 25-yard range for Handguns. These ranges are for Members only. Open every day 9am – Sunset, except during Skeet hours.

Handgun range

Wild Game Dinner

The 11th Annual Wild Game Dinner and Fundraiser was held March 3, 2024, at The Sports Centre, Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. This dinner supports youth shooting activities, including the Brainerd and Pillager High Schools Clay Bird teams, as well as the Central Lakes College team. Funds are also used for range improvements.

12th annual will be held March 2, 2025. Tickets go on sale September 14, 2024.

Lakes Area Shooting Sports event

Who We Are

Lakes Area Shooting Sports is a vital part of the Brainerd Lakes Area, promoting shooting sports since 1954. A non-profit organization, the club offers Trap, Skeet, and Five Stand to the Public, and Handgun and Rifle ranges to our Members.

We partner with Mount Ski Gull and Minnesota Zip Line to enhance the outdoor recreational activities available in our area. Lakes Area Shooting Sports is host to the Brainerd and Pillager School Clay Target Teams, as well as the Central Lakes College Clay Team.

We promote firearm safety and youth activities.

Our beautiful location and facilities are available for private events.

Wheelchair Accessible!

Ranges are open year round for Members. 9am – Sunset

Spring hours opening day until Memorial Day

  • Trap and 5-stand, Saturdays and Sundays 11-5
  • Skeet, Sundays 11-5

Range Manager
612-940-1324 / Club House 218-963-4003 / Secretary 218-851-8688

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Lakes Area Shooting Sports Aerial View
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Market America’s NON-PROFIT
Organization Program Fundraising

Thank you for donating to Lakes Area Shooting Sports, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
All donations will be used for range improvement and support of our youth programs.

Make checks payable to:
Lakes Area Shooting Sports
P.O. Box 151
Nisswa, MN 56468

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