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Welcome to the new Itasca Gun Club web site!

Check the Outdoor Shooting tab for info on 2014 Hunter Sight In Days


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.


Click the "Outdoor Shooting" tab to keep up with Itasca Action Shooting during the summer of 2014


Raffle! DPMS Panther NRA AR-15!


An unfired NRA Commemorative AR-15 rifle, manufactured in St Cloud, has been donated to the club for the purpose of a raffle to raise funds to help with the relocation expenses.  The sponsors are Timberlake Lodge, Sheriff Vic Williams, Automotive Electric Service, Law Offices of Chad Sterle and North Country Veterinary Clinic.  The rifle comes with five magazines, a Lucid sight, a sling, a hard case and a Harris bipod.  The Raffle closed Oct 3rd, and the drawing was that day, right after the new range commemoration. 


Calendar


Conley Janssen's daughter Kali won the AR-15.  In response to a request to smile, Conley said, "I am smiling!"





Upcoming events

10/20/2014 5:00 PM • Itasca Gun Club Range, 10000 Arbo Road, Grand Rapids
10/21/2014 7:30 PM • IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
10/22/2014 9:00 AM • New Range 28716 Prairie Lake Rd Grand Rapids
  • 10/07/2014 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We will have a work day on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014 starting at 9am to install the wind break for the firing line and get the range ready for sight-in days. 


    For information, please contact Vince Rittmiller at (218) 256-9431 or vritt@msn.com 
  • 10/06/2014 9:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Itasca Gun Club of Grand Rapids, MN, held a ceremony Friday October 3rd to dedicate its new rifle range. The dedication included a ribbon cutting and the firing of two ceremonial shots. This dedication was held just eighteen months after the club received notification that it had to vacate the existing property.

    A number of people spoke about the decision to switch the use of the property from the gun club to Magnetation, who will be mining the spoil piles in the area to produce taconite.

    Club President Joe Oliver led off by describing how the club chose to react positively to the news that Magnetation would be acquiring a lease for the minerals underneath the club’s ranges and buildings. The range would have to move from the School Trust Fund land it leased, so that the fees from a mineral lease could generate higher income for the Trust Fund.

    Club Treasurer Bob Ross then detailed the efforts over the last year, walking through the timeline and describing the efforts of club members, elected officials as well as state and local government to acquire new land and build the new range.

    Itasca County Sheriff Vic Williams spoke of the value of the range to the Sheriff’s department, as they will use the range for continuing officer training. All of the department members are members of the club, at a corporate rate. Grand Rapids and Deer River city police will also use the range for training.

    MN DNR Conservation Officer Shelly Patten spoke to the value of using the range for youth firearm safety training. She discussed plans to use the property to build a trail for youth field training; including deer stands to practice climbing up and down safely and decoy animals for youth hunters to identify whether or not a shot would be safe from that location.

    Mike Twite, Environmental Director for Magnetation, spoke of his surprise at how quickly club members and local businesses came up with donations to acquire the new land and to begin road and range construction. Magnetation offered to match the first $10,000 raised, which happened very quickly. Magnetation then offered another $10,000 donation when the club could raise an additional $50,000, which again happened quickly. Mike praised the club for their professional attitude, and willingness to pitch in to make the move to a new location happen.

    MN State Representative Tom Anzelc spoke about the importance of maintaining an active club, in order to provide safe shooting opportunities, a safe training location for youth and to continue our heritage of shooting sports. Rep Anzelc and State Senator Tom Saxhaug helped acquire a $100,000 grant for the construction of the new range.

    Mert Rima, a veteran who was with the occupation forces in Japan, was at the dedication to fire two ceremonial shots. The first was to honor American veterans who served over history, from the Revolutionary War up through today and into the future. The second shot was to remember club members who have passed away.

    The new 100 yard range is open to club members. The club also supports a variety of competitive shooting, casual shooting and training, which are open to the public. Monday night indoor pistol shooting is open to the public right now, and December will be the opening of our indoor range shooting season. Members of the club provide firearms safety training for hundreds of adults and youth each year. Information on Itasca Gun Club can be found at www.itascagunclub.org. Itasca Gun Club has approximately 700 members."

  • 09/17/2014 2:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You should have received an email letting you know the new range is open.  Then you should have received another email with the combination to the padlock.  If you only received one or none, please contact Webmaster to join, renew or otherwise get your correct email in our system, or your 2014 dues up to date. 


    Address: NEW IGC Range (911) address is 28716, Prairie Lake Road, Grand Rapids MN 55744 (Still need the P.O. Box # 201 to reach IGC by mail.)

     

    Go north out of Grand Rapids on MN Hwy 38.  Turn east on Itasca County 61. Turn North on Prairie Lake Road and go one mile to the entrance gate if the New Itasca Gun Club driveway, follow new driveway to the Shooting Range.

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