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Chuckster

Close Place to Shoot My Rifle

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Hi guys, I was just wondering if there was a place close to the area where I could run out and fire off a few shells. I live in Fargo and dont want to run all the way back to my house near Fergus Falls. Hitman, I know you patrol the Hawley neck of the woods, anything of that sort around there? Thanks for any help in advance.

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2 options around Fargo that I know of.

1. Horace Shooting Park.

2. Casselton

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Your best bet is Horace, it is close and convienient. I just sighted in there last week. Bring your own targets and 5 bucks to put in the box before you enter. To get there take 94 West to the Kindred exit, just aways beyond W Fargo take a left(South)at top of ramp. Drive ~7 miles (you will see some electrical power equipment on left next to the road on the north side of the turn you will take) Take left (East) there (dirt road). Drive about a mile look for sign on left for shooting park, go past house/construction and take left. Good luck and good hunting, I was just out in central MN and they seem to be moving a lot laugh.gif

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Thanks for the info guys, I called yesterday but the number said it was disconnected or temporarily unavailable. Can a guy just go out there and shoot anytime? I have heard that it only opens around 3 or 4pm? I might head over there this afternoon.

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Yeah man, thats why I gave you those detailed directions, I wasn't able to reach them either. I'm not sure on hours, but just drop in at 3 or 4 and the gate will be open, just gotta drop the money in the box, the couple times I have been there the shop hasen't been open, but as long as the gates open the range is. I'm sure you wont be the only one ND still has a week before opener. I would get there early if possible. Hopefully that answers your questions, don't forget targets! Good shootin.

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      8 hours ago, ZachD said:

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    • monstermoose78
      I am always up for bringing someone else with
    • RoosterMan
      Drove to Ely yesterday and there were some pockets of great color. I would definitely think next weekend would be worth the trip. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I would say that we are about 1/4 into fall colors in this area. Cliff
    • PSU
      How are things progressing friends as far as Fall colors? Thinking of coming up the week Thanks  
    • Stick in Mud
      We've done OK out there this year. Nothing special, but better for us than last year.  Last time out, we found piles of fish in 60-70 feet. Caught a few, couldn't release them, and stopped fishing them.  Got a couple jig rapping shallower, got a few trolling, and got a few on spinners.  No one pattern got skunked, but nothing stood out, either.