VWF Outdoor Range

Facts, Features & Events

About the Range

* The range accomodates pistol, rifle, trap and archery shooting.

* The range has 6 gun ranges - a 10 yard range for pistol shooting and 25, 50, 100, 200 and 300 yard ranges for rifle shooting.

* The range has a regulation trap layout for the shotgun enthusiasts.

* Sheds shelter all of the rifle shooting stalls/firing lines except for the 300 yard range.

* A staggered berm arrangement is utilized to backstop the rifle ranges.

* In order to use the range as a participant or spectator you must have a valid VWF membership!

VWF Range Location

VWF Range Info:

Trap Shooting 2024

Trap shooting event information
Trap chairperson: Graham Shell
phone: (587) 280-6131

> Program will begin May 8, 2024 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

> This event will run every Wednesday in May, June, July and August 2024. This is weather permitting. Event dates after August are normally switched to Sunday afternoons - switch date will be announced in late summer!

> Trap set up times are 30 minutes thus ranges will close at 6:30 pm during the summer. trap shoot sessions and at 12:30 pm during the fall trap shoot sessions. All pistol and rifle shooting will cease during these times.

> All members are welcome.

> In order to participate in the trap shooting you must have a VWF membership.

> All of the VWF Range Rules and Regulations MUST be followed at all times.

> Program details:
     > Normally Wednesday evenings during the summer months
     > switches to Sunday afternoon in the fall due to shorter days
     > Trap cards are $ 80 for 10 rounds
     > Bring your own ammunition (2 3/4 inch target loads only) or purchase at the range
          > 12 gauge Challenger ammunition @ $ 11 per box
          > 12 gauge Winchester ammunition @ $ 14.50 per box
          > 20 gauge Winchester ammunition @ $ 18 per box

     > punch cards are available
     > 20 gauge shotguns available

> Beginners welcome!
> Daylight and weather permitting
> Bring drinking water and bug spray
> punch card valid for current year only

Pistol Shooting 2024

Pistol shooting event information Pistol Chairperson: Jon Borstel
phone: (780) 632-9906

> Program will begin on Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

> This event will run every thursday in May, June and August (no Pistol program in July). This is weather permitting.

> All other range activity will cease and the rifle ranges and the trap shooting field will close on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. This allows time for the pistol event to be set up to start at 7:00 pm. This procedure will continue until the end of September when sponsored pistol shooting ends for the season.

> The shooting session will be an instructional and a shooting practice type activity. The instructional portions will include such things as:
     proper holding/handling of the handgun,
     proper firing stance,
     aiming techniques,
     development of your sighting,
     proper method of sighting your handgun on the target,
     dry firing of the pistol,
     firing of the pistol, 
     control of breathing, and 
     pulling the trigger.

>In order to participate in the pistol shooting you must have a VWF membership. The participant must sign in on the range book for every session and the membership card must be visibly displayed on your person during the event.

>All of the VWF Range Rules and Regulations MUST be followed at all times.

> You are responsible for bringing all of your own supplies such as: gun, ammunition, targets, protective equipment, drinking water and bug spray.

> The last Thursday of every month will be a competition shoot. Each member wanting to compete will contribute to the cash prize. The amount of the cash prize will be determined before the competition starts. Winner takes all. Targets for the competition shoot will be supplied.

Range FAQ's

Yes! We encourage everyone interested in conservation, hunting, fishing, archery and wildlife education to purchase a VWF membership - this club is active in this community and provides youth education events and training programs such as sponsorships to Narrow Lake Camp and youth archery/coaching events. We are also affiliated with the Alberta Fish and Game Association (AFGA), so part of your purchase goes directly to protection and stewardship of our lands. We have for purchase both regular memberships and range memberships (see membership page for more details). We sell a limited amount of Range key memberships each year and you must have a key to shoot on the outdoor range during a non VWF sponsored event. Range restrictions will apply and be aware of firing lines.

YES! It is the law and the range rules to sign in and put the red flag up BEFORE you start shooting.

No - please do not drive on the range!

Identify the range officer and introduce yourself. Follow all range rules and range officer directions.

If the flag is up it means someone else is engaged in shooting process. They could be on the firing line or down range checking targets. Check with the other shooters and identify the range officer before proceeding to set up your position.

No! You must be a member to be on the range.

Yes! We shoot Wednesdays for most of the summer and switch to Sundays later in the fall to be shooting during daylight hours.

The VWF Archery program has been restarted. Archery classes are taking place on wednesday evenings at the VWF clubhouse in downtown Vegreville! Call Jamie Lowes @ (780) 208-7900 for more information.

No! The range is bordered on the north side by a large creek and muskeg, a farm to the east side and the golfcourse on the south side.

10 yard pistol; 25, 50, 100, 200 and 300 yard rifle ranges; a regulation trap layout and archery.

We have staggered berms for pistol, rifle and archery.

The pistol and rifle ranges can be used simultaneously. The pistol and rifle ranges cannot be used when trap shooting is in progress and vica-sersa, only one layout can be used at a time.

 For local PAL Firearms Safety Courses please
contact VegMin at (780) 632-7920 or arusnak@telusplanet.net

We are in the process of getting a thursday night pistol group together at this time. The first session will be May 9, 2024. For more information contact us at vegrevillewildlife@gmail.com or call Jon Borstel @ 780 632-9906.

VWF Range Pictures

The range shooting and firing line shelters.

The 100, 200 and 300 yard target areas and berms.

10 yard pistol stall

Range aerial photo