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Welcome to the Itasca Gun Club web site!

The new permanent range is open for shooting!  The site was cleared, leveled and the berms built for the 25, 50, 100 and 200 yard target lines.  The 300 yard berm is NOT complete, and is not safe to use, as it may not stop bullets.  Do not place targets where you will shoot into the 300 yard berm.  The 300 yard berm will be completed in 2016, and a 1,000 yard range will be built in the future.

Crews of selfless volunteers put in many hours during the middle of October 2015 to remove the range shack, posts and roofing from the old range, move it to the new range and reassemble the roofing over the new concrete firing points.  There's a slide show that makes it look easy here.  While the range is open to members, please check the club calendar before you head out to make sure that the range is not temporarily closed for construction, training or scheduled shooting events.

Looking for a Pistol Carry Permit Class?

Certified Itasca Gun Club Instructors teach Minnesota Carry Permit Classes at least once a month at our indoor range and classroom. The cost is typically $75 for a one day class that meets all the requirements of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.  Check our Calendar for class dates and times.  Information about carry permits is on the same page as the classes.

Who Are We? 


The Itasca Gun Club of Grand Rapids, Minnesota is an all-volunteer, 501(c)4 non-profit corporation. Our facilities include a clubhouse/classroom that can seat up to fifty, an indoor pistol and smallbore range, and outdoor rifle and pistol ranges.  We host a number of types of classes - click the Calendar tab above to see upcoming events or change the calendar to a "list" view.

  • Adult Permit to Carry
  • Women-Only Permit to Carry
  • MN DNR Youth Firearms Safety
  • MN DNR Adult Firearms Safety (not for carry permits)
  • Mother-Daughter MN Youth Firearms Safety
  • Train the Trainer for Youth Firearms Safety
  • Train the Trainer for Adult Permit to Carry

IGC Member Map.pdf

The club is relocating to a new site about a mile away.  The new outdoor range will include two pistol ranges, a smallbore range, a 300 yard rifle range and eventually a 1,000 yard rifle range.  The indoor range at the original site will be open until 2017.


MN DNR Firearms Safety for Youth

Firearms Safety Certification for Adults (not for carry permits)

Hunter Safety Certificate Requirements for Other States

Mentoring the Young Hunter

Range Relocation Info
Please check the "Range Relocation" tab above for maps, layouts and information on range design and construction.


Club Activities Info


Click the "Calendar" tab above to view the full list of upcoming events.  You can choose to see it as a list or as a calendar.

NRA Awards Grant to IGC

The Friends of the NRA has awarded a grant to Itasca Gun Club to continue the work of new range development.  At the club's Annual Meeting on Jan 22 2016, the presentation of an $8,000 check was made to the club.  Left to right are Bob Ross, Treasurer; Mike Hughes, Pistol Chairman; Jim Kelley, Friends of the NRA/NRA Foundation; Joe Oliver, IGC President.  We deeply appreciate this kind of support.

Recognition - Chuck Pearson

Thursday September 10th - The weekly Itasca Action Pistol competitors shot the first ever "Chuck Pearson 45 Drill Trophy Shoot." This trophy is to honor Chuck for all his work in starting up and running the Action Pistol Shoot every Thursday during the summer months, and to also honor him for all his other services to the club. One only has to mention a project that needs to be done and Chuck quietly just does it. It is members like Chuck that makes IGC continue to be the great club it is.  This event will be held sometime every summer during one of the Action Pistol Shoots. This year's winner was Nate Mahoney with a combined time of 15.39 seconds. Pictured are IGC President Joe Oliver, Nate Mahoney, and Chuck Pearson. Congratulations Nate and many thanks to Chuck

NRA Donation to IGC

At our February monthly meeting, the Local Chapter of the Friends of the NRA presented us with a check for $7,500 for use in the new range development. Thank you Friends of the NRA!


Left to right: Mike Hughes, IGC Grant Writer; Joe Oliver, IGC President; Phyllis Anderson, IGC Secretary; Marge Kelly, Friends of the NRA 

Burn the Loan Paperwork!

At February’s monthly meeting a special event took place. Ted Gustafson had the honor of burning the loan papers for our new range property. We now own the land. Ted was instrumental in finding and negotiating the purchase of the property so it was only fitting he had the honor of lighting the paper. Now we need to raise money for the continuing construction of the new ranges.

Upcoming events

05/26/2016 3:30 PM (UTC-06:00) • New Range 28716 Prairie Lake Road, P.O. Box 201, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.
06/01/2016 1:00 PM (UTC-06:00) • IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
06/01/2016 7:00 PM (UTC-06:00) • IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
06/02/2016 3:30 PM (UTC-06:00) • New Range 28716 Prairie Lake Road, P.O. Box 201, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.
06/04/2016 7:50 AM (UTC-06:00) • IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
  • 05/12/2016 9:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Itasca Action Pistol is in full swing, monthly Service Rifle shoots are now running, Carry Permit Classes are being held more than once a month and DNR youth firearm safety classes will be held this summer and fall.  Check out our activities - they're open to all.

  • 01/10/2016 10:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Some club volunteers got together a few months ago and processed a large quantity of lead.  If you are interested in purchasing some, there are still 400 lbs. available in cast ingots.  $2.00 per pound.  For info, contact Dave Samuelson at igcmembership@yahoo.com

  • 10/15/2015 10:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello All

    With the help of an amazing crew we finished up putting the roof on the new firing line. The target frames were all finished and installed. We have a few small projects to do yet to make life more comfortable out there. But most importantly we can now shoot our firearms out to 200 yards.

    The range may need to be closed for short periods of time to install a few things but we will try to do it early in the day so people can get there rifles sighted in. A big THANK YOU to those members who showed up last Saturday and today

  • 02/24/2015 9:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At our February monthly meeting, the Local Chapter of the Friends of the NRA presented us with a check for $7,500 for use in the new range development. Thank you Friends of the NRA!   The photo is on the lower left of this page.

  • 01/05/2015 7:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On December 23, 2014 the Itasca Gun Club (IGC) received a special gift donation of $5,000 from Steve Wilcox, Chairman of the Grand Rapids State Bank, to assist in the development and relocation of the Itasca Gun Club.   Mr. Wilcox stated “the importance of this step forward is for the betterment of Itasca County and the teaching of safety for our youth and hunters of the area.  The Wilcox family is dedicated to hunting and shooting sports and is pleased to help keep these traditions alive in Itasca County and northern Minnesota.”


    Joe Oliver, President of IGC, spoke of the importance of area business helping with the new development, citing how each goes hand in hand to make this endeavor come to fruition.  With the development of the new gun range, Mr. Oliver speaks highly of local businesses and club members who have given volunteer help with the relocation as well as monetary donations to allow the club to move forward. 


    Bob Ross, IGC treasurer, gave credit to the Wilcox family and Grand Rapids State Bank for their support by being an early leader to assist with loans and development of a workable financial plan for IGC, so we can relocate our shooting range and expand our capability for the shooting community.


    Anyone wanting to become a member of the Itasca Gun Club may contact:  Bob Ross @ 259- 3535 or Marty Motherway @ 326-1108, or click to go to our "Join" page.

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Mailing Address - PO Box 201, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Clubhouse / Training Classroom Address - 10000 Arbo Road, Grand Rapids, 55744

New Range Address - 28716 Prairie Lake Road, Grand Rapids, 55744

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