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Welcome to the new Itasca Gun Club web site!

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 about fifty, an indoor pistol and smallbore range, and outdoor rifle and pistol ranges.  We host a number of types of classes - click the Events tab above to see upcoming events as a list, or choose to view it as a calendar.

  • 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 in the process of relocating to a new site about a mile away. 
The new range will include two pistol ranges, a smallbore range, a 300 yard rifle range and eventually a 1,000 yard rifle range.


MN DNR Firearms Safety for Youth

Firearms Safety Certification for Adults (not for carry permits)

Resident Hunting Firearms Safety Certificate and License Requirements

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

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

04/27/2015 1:00 PM • New Outdoor Range
04/30/2015 1:00 PM • New Outdoor Range
05/02/2015 9:00 AM • IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
  • 04/08/2015 7:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pistols and Coffee has come to an end.  To all the shooters who showed up this year, THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR!  May we again have a good time starting this coming fall.  Keep an eye on the club events calendar!



  • 03/10/2015 2:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Monday, two egregious anti-gun bills aimed at stripping law-abiding citizens of their gun rights were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature.  House File 1361, authored by Representative Dan Schoen (DFL-54A) in the state House, and Senate File 1289, authored by Senator Ron Latz (DFL-46) in the state Senate, are companion gun-control bills backed by Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun groups and represent the most misguided, rights-infringing attack on your Second Amendment rights in recent Minnesota history.

    HF 1361 and SF 1289 would allow doctors and family members, including even distant relatives, ex-husbands or ex-wives, to strip you of your gun rights without due process of law.  This legislation would allow law enforcement officers to acquire an “emergency red flag order” and immediately seize your firearms if a family member, regardless of how remote, were to file an order of protection against you.  The evidentiary standard for these orders is extremely low, requiring only a “preponderance of evidence.”  Under HF 1361 and SF 1289, your property could simply be seized without due process of law.

    Read the remainder of this announcement on the NRA-ILA Web Site

  • 03/05/2015 7:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The February installment of the "Just Outdoors" TV show hosted by retired Conservation Officer Tom Chapin focuses on the Itasca Gun Club.  Tom interviews club staff and members, shows the indoor range, and brings out information on membership and shooting opportunities available to the public.  He interviews people about club history, club activities and youth firearms safety programs.  Some members show and share information on specific guns.  You can watch this hour long segment on You Tube.

  • 02/28/2015 1:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check the club calendar for this details on this April 18th class.

  • 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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