At WGPL, there are 2 Skeet Ranges, 2 Trap Ranges a Rifle Range. and a Archery range.
There is a club house for club activites as well as for rent (see club rental page for more information.) There is also a short senic trail for hiking or walking your pets.
In addition, we have a Rifle Range featuring three shooting positioned benches. This was recently renovated by the Sibley County Sheriff's Department and allows them access to an area where they can practice their exercises. This is available to any current member.
Firearm Safety Classes are taught every summer by qualified personnel. These gun training sessions are sponsored by the Winthrop Game Protective League. For information, go to the D.N.R. website at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/
Hours - for open shooting
April - May - open Thursday nights
June - Labor Day - open Wednesday and Thursday nights as well as most Sundays
Sept - open Thursday nights
On Wednesday and Thursday nights, shooting starts at 6:00, and on most Sundays we are open 12:00 to 4:00. Shooting Season begins the 1st week of April and ends the 2nd week of September. We do have lights on our trap and skeet ranges for night shooting. Please call ahead to confirm times.
Here are a few pointers found on a shooting website that gave these statistics for better skeet shooting results. At Station #1, give the high house zero lead, the low house one foot. At Station #2, give the high house zero lead, the low house 1-1.5 feet lead. At Station #3, give the high house 3-4.5 feet lead, the low house 3-4.5 feet lead. At Station #4 and #5, give the high house 3-4.5 feet lead, the low house 3-4.5 feet lead. At Station #6, give the high house a one foot lead, the low house zero lead. At Station #7, give the high house 4-8 inches lead, the low house zero lead. At Station #8, give both house zero lead, shoot fast and swing. Always keep moving the gun, even after you've shot.
We offer private shoots for small groups by appointment on weekends and other evenings, contact us for details.
The cost per round of Trap/Skeet is $6.00 for members, $7.00 for non-members. Youth/students are discounted to $5.00. Prepaid shooting cards are available at a 10% discount with a current membership. Memberships are $35 a year.
Skeet League Shooting teams need 5 shooters. Team participation fee is $50 or $10 per person plus shooting fees. The league will consist of 10 rounds of skeet..
2021 WGPL Events
Opening Date for
Trap & Skeet shooting------
April 11th, Sunday from 1-4pm.
ATV Safety Class-
Sat.--May 1 & 8.
WGPL grounds will be closed on May 1 & 8.
No Shooting activities on these days unless pre-approved---