JHGC Adaptive Shooting Experience

JHGC Adaptive Shooting Experience

JHGC Adaptive Shooting Experience Kickoff – Join Us on May 22nd, 2024!

Mark your calendars for the kickoff of our Adaptive Shooting Experience series! This innovative event is brought to you through the collaboration of Jackson Hole Shooting Experience, Teton Adaptive, Teton Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation at St. Johns Hospital, Jackson Hole Gun Club, and the Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation.

Collin Vaughan, a Board member at the Jackson Hole Gun Club said that the club has added a concrete ramp to the rifle bay, and are working on ones for the pistol bay and the restroom. “I am excited that the range is improving every year so that we can better serve sharp shooters of all abilities.” said Collin.

Event Information

Date: May 22, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Jackson Hole Gun Club

Registration is Required!

This inaugural class is designed to cater to shooters of varying abilities, including those with mobility and visual impairments. Our goal is to foster an environment that is welcoming and adaptive for everyone to enjoy the shooting sports.

What We Offer

  • Specialized adaptive equipment to suit different needs.
  • Facilities are fully accessible, with world class shooting instructors ready to help.
  • All participants will be provided with safety gear such as eye and ear protection.
  • Access to firearms, ammunition, and shooting targets is included.

Be Adaptive Equipment!

How to Join this JHGC Adaptive Shooting Experience

Interested in participating or need more information? Reach out to Wendy Guido at Teton Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, part of St. John’s Health:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (307) 739-1864

Seize this unique opportunity to engage in an inclusive shooting event. Let’s embrace the spirit of inclusion and shared passion for shooting sports. Please register so that we can see you there!


Pipeline Construction Project June 2020

Teton County commissioners have commissioned a water pipeline project, and have gained permission from the USFS to perform the project in areas beside and on our shooting range. This in turn requires us to close down portions of the JH Gun Club for portions of June 2020.

Please be certain to check the JHGC calendar prior to driving to the range!


Generally, we will have all bays open on weekends, however various sides of the range will be closed for much of the month. Typically, the South Side (Shotgun, archery, special use & pistol bays) will be considered separate from the North side. (Rifle bay) On some days, both will be closed and on some days, only one.

In case signs blow down, please continue to use the uncommon good sense that our membership is known for, and put safety as a top priority, namely “Always keep guns pointed in a safe direction.” If you see workers downrange – don’t use that side of the range!


Pipeline Construction Project June 2020

IDPA, SCSA and USPSA Matches Resume May 2020!

IDPA, SCSA and USPSA Matches Resume May 2020!

Greetings, we will resume IDPA, SCSA and USPSA matches starting May 20, 2020 with IDPA! We will operate under the JHGC Covid protocols. MASKS WILL BE MANDATORY!

Let’s get shooting!

See our calendar for dates, and remember to check frequently, things sometimes change!


IDPA, SCSA and USPSA Matches Resume

JHGC ReOpening May, 2020

The JHGC Reopened to the public on May 16, 2020.

Mask restrictions are in place, non-household members
must not be within a social distance of 10 feet unless masked and 6 feet if masked.

The JHGC Reopened to members only on May 2, 2020.

On 4-30-20, the JHGC board of directors took a vote, and the majority of the board voted on

the following Reopening Protocol:

Range Reopening Protocol

Jackson Hole Gun Club


Our goal is to reopen the Jackson Hole Gun Club to Members and non-Members as soon as allowed by Federal, County, and State Orders in a manner as safe and convenient as we can make it for users and Gun Club Staff.

We recognize this will not be business as usual for the foreseeable future because of the expected continuing risk of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Our reopening plan is based on the best advice we can obtain on effective infection control for those using the range and Gun Club staff.

We have reviewed CDC guidelines and other Federal, State and County Orders and consulted with Infectious Disease Medical Experts for the prevention of Covid-19 infections.


  1. If you are unwell, particularly with a fever, or are in a high-risk group, please stay home.
  2. The risk of community transmission of the virus is high every time you leave your home. This protocol is designed to mitigate but certainly not reduce to zero that risk.  Your decision to use the public spaces of the Jackson Hole Gun Club is yours alone and you are assuming all risks.    
  3. To maintain the six feet of separation recommended by the CDC, every other bench on the rifle deck will be closed. We ask that users of the .22 range and the pistol range maintain six feet of separation from other users at all times.  Persons living in the same household can shoot together, but this makes it more difficult to maintain six feet of separation from other shooters.  Same household groups will be limited to four.  If this does not provide six feet of separation from other users at any time, group size will be reduced to two.
  4. The Range Safety Officer will remain in his command post with few exceptions. The Range Safety Officer’s decisions to order more separation between users are final.
  5. Members are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer for use before and after touching pens, staplers and target frames.
  6. 6. Sanitize benches by wiping down with sanitizing solution before and after use or by replacing the cover.
  7. All range users must wear face masks at all times while on Jackson Hole Gun Club property unless more than ten feet from other users.

Stay Safe.

Stay Healthy.

Or Stay Home


The JHGC opened on May 2, 2020 to members only and on May 16 to the public.


Q. These rules are different than national, state and county orders. Why?
A. A majority of JHGC board members voted this way.
Q. Will the JHGC supply masks?
A. No, add one to your range bag.
Q. Will the JHGC supply sanitizer?
A. No, add some to your range bag.
Q. What about JHSE?
A. Because they have larger groups, we have moved their operations to the 22 bay to create separation from other members. They contacted County Health and are approved to operate.
Q. How long will this be in effect?
A. The government will decide: https://covid19.wyo.gov
rifle training in Jackson Hole

2020 Annual General Meeting

2020 Annual General Meeting
Apr 21, 2020  


Also, if you are a member of the JHGC and did not receive an email announcing this meeting, please check your “junk” folder to be certain messages are getting to you!


Jackson Hole Gun Club Cowboy Action

#theresponse to covid-19

JH Gun Club Shooting Range Closed Due to Covid-19 Response

Due to the government response to the COVID-19 scare, the JH Gun Club shooting range will be closed until April 30, 2020 by majority vote of the board. Following is an update from the JHGC President:

3-31-2020 Shooting Range Closed Update:

“We took the Homeland Security memo into consideration and will still need to follow the Governor’s recommendation for non-essential businesses to remain closed until the 17th.Shooting Range Closed #theresponse to covid-19
… a few of the main points on why we are following the Governor’s timeline in regards to the range closure:
In short, the [DHS] memo is advisory. The section about ranges being open pertains to law enforcement, public safety, and first responders, not recreational, commercial business or club members. Under the federal memo opening the range for discretionary use is not advised, and that use is not within the scope of the Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Other First Responders category in the federal memo.
We do not believe that we have any choice but to follow the state order, as defined by the [Wyoming] Game & Fish, as the federal memo describes the state as the decision-making authority.”
Shooting Range Closed
The Herb Hazen Memorial Accuracy Challenge

Herb Hazen Memorial Accuracy Challenge

Herb Hazen Memorial Accuracy Challenge

You Can’t Miss Fast Enough To Win!

A special pistol competition will be held at Jackson Hole Gun Club on (DATE TBA – we are sorry, but the response to the Covid-19 panic makes it worth delaying this match for a time). The pistol completion will be a modified IDPA-style event, with a bias towards accuracy over speed.

Please watch this space for more information, and check back often.

So what is it?

This match is an IDPA-style, pistol-only competition consisting of a number of stages, divided between short stages, referred to as “speed shoots” and longer stages, referred to as “field courses”.

Scoring has been modified to reward accuracy over speed, with greater penalties (more time added) for less accurate shot placement.

Herb Hazen Memorial Accuracy Challenge – Learn More!


Herb loved shooting, talking about shooting and helping others improve. He was a mentor to many and had an incredible sense of humor! We think he would get a kick out of having this video posted of his thoughts about his passion for shooting! Long live the wonderful memories we have of Herb!

Shotgun Clays in the Winter

Shotgun Clays in the Winter – Friday Nights with Bill Holman

Friday Night Under the Lights – Shotgun Clays in the Winter

Come shoot Clays with us!

Skeet in Jackson Hole, Shotgun Clays in the Winter

Ask Bill about his trophy from the Wyoming Championships last year!  #makebillblush


Open to the public Friday nights from 5:30 pm ‘till 8 pm

Get rid of the winter blues, have a cup of coffee, and shoot some clay birds.


We are trying something new, come challenge yourself!


A HUGE thanks to Bill Holman for making this happen!

Friday nights $7.50 a round for 25 birds. Just bring your gun and shells


Clay birds are also available to members only during the daytime on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the 22 bay.

On these days you must have a card in order to operate the trap machine, which can be purchased from the range master on the weekend or on Friday nights.

Range rules for the rifle bay apply for hot and cold range on all days

Jackson Hole Gun Club

5570 US-89, Jackson, WY


Shotgun Clays in the Winter

Winter Shotgun in Jackson Hole


Youth Firearms Safety Training

Youth Firearms Safety Training – Long Range Shooting

Guns exist.  Like it or not, they exist.

Here in Wyoming, most households have numerous guns, many of which are unlocked or otherwise accessible to youth.  The J.H. Gun Club is not interested in making political statements.  We ARE interested in helping you prepare your child for a safe life.

Chainsaws, guns and bicycles are tools that many people use.  Every year a tiny percentage of users are injured.  We don’t know much about chainsaws or bicycles, however we would be honored to help you reduce your children’s risk of firearms injuries!  Register for a Youth Firearms Safety Training workshop on September 7, 2019 from 530pm to 7pm!

Registration Required Individually for Each Child

We invite you to register your child aged 8 to 13 for a fun Youth Firearms Safety Training workshop.

We wish to thank Shepard Humphries and the JHXG for again volunteering to partner with us.  “Boring teaching doesn’t stick” says Shepard, a local firearms coach and family safety security consultant.  “Generally, if a person thinks they are learning rather than simply thinking they are having the ‘best time ever’ the teacher has room to grow.”  Shepard’s innovative education style focuses on fun, and in the long run the result is that learning has taken place at a deeper level.

The board of our not-for-profit Jackson Hole Gun Club is passionate about firearms safety, and we are excited to help parents lower their child’s risk of accidental injury by firearm.  “We are excited for this opportunity” said Collin Vaughn, a JHGC board member and local Realtor, “If this workshop results in one kid thinking twice and acting more responsibly in the future, I will be thrilled.”  A crew of world class #shootinjh firearms trainers will provide a 90-minute Long Range Shooting Workshop for youth aged 8 to 13 on September 7th, 2019 from 530pm to 7pm.

  • The Jackson Hole Shooting Experience will provide the coaches, guns, ammunition, hearing and eye protection.
  • The Jackson Hole Gun Club will provide the venue for an evening of fun!
  • A parent or guardian must sign liability waivers and remain present for the entire event.

Registration Required for Each Child

  • Students will learn to safely handle rifles.
  • Students will learn basic rifle shooting techniques
  • Students will shoot .22LR caliber rifles and some will even achieve hits at 500 yards with a .223 rifle!

Youth Firearms Safety Training Registration Form:

Youth Firearms Safety Training

Pre-Hunt Rifle Training in Jackson Hole

The JH Gun Club has teamed with local extreme long range shooting instructors to provide two workshops in early September in Jackson Hole.  If you would like to learn more and improve your rifle skills for this hunting season, we invite you to register for our rifle training in Jackson Hole, date TBA  (This does NOT count as the state mandated Hunter’s Education course)

The problem:

We noticed that many hunters do not practice with their rifles year-round, and instead pull their rifle out of the closet a couple days before hunting season opens.  They bring their rifle to the range along with one or two boxes of ammunition.  Despite having hunted for 40 years, they shoot with poor form and are not aware of basic rifle shooting fundamentals.  They twist and turn dials on their scope in hopes that they can get them sighted in, only to fail.  They leave the range in a huff, buy more ammunition and return to the range to again have a frustrating experience.  We thought, “There must be a better way!”  🙂

A solution for Pre-Hunt Rifle Training in Jackson Hole

Here at the Jackson Hole Gun Club, our mission is to help firearms users safely and ethically enjoy shooting sports.  We do not want you to shoot an elk in the leg.  Rather, we want to help you develop your abilities to make an ethical shot.  We have teamed with Scott Austin and Shepard Humphries of Nomad Rifleman to offer a couple workshops.  Scott & Shepard offer similar rifle training in Jackson Hole for hunters on a private basis and have agreed to team with JHGC for a couple fun and informative group classes.

The JH Gun Club and the JH Shooting Experience are covering all costs, making these classes free for you!

2020 Dates TBA – Registration is REQUIRED and SPACE IS LIMITED.

Option #1 is full:  September 7th, 2019 with Scott Austin

  • This semi-private workshop is limited to 4 students, and is similar to THIS.
  • Scott will assist in making sure scopes are properly installed to proper torque specs, will make sure your bedding bolts are tight etc.
  • He will then lead students in sighting rifles in.
  • As time allows, Scott will lead students in honing their skills shooting from various positions and will have various monopods, bipods and tripods for students to test and evaluate.
rifle training in jackson hole

Coach Scott Austin

Class is full, registration is closed, sorry. 

(Shepard “is no Scott” but his class has openings still… see below:)

rifle training in Jackson Hole

Option #2:  September 8th, 2019 1:30pm to 3:30pm with Shepard Humphries

  • This workshop is limited to 8 students.
  • The first hour will consist of classroom training including exterior ballistics, sighting a rifle/scope in properly, field shooting positions and more.
  • The second hour will consist of students pairing with each other and sighting their rifles in.  Shepard will be available to answer questions and assist.
long range rifle training in Jackson Hole

Coach Shepard Humphries

1st Hour Workshop topics:

  • How do I adjust my scope up or down or to the left or right?
  • Why am I missing the 200 yard gong target?
  • Why is my scope so hard to see through?
  • How proficient should I be if I want to be an ethical hunter?
  • What are my gun’s and my personal limitations?
  • Why do I seem to shoot will sometimes and other times miss shots?
  • What exactly do the BDC lines in my scope reticle mean?
  • Do I need to aim differently if I am shooting at a steep mountain angle?
This presentation is free and an afternoon of free rifle bay range-use is also included for the first 8 people to register.
  • Doors open at 1:20pm. 
  • Doors close at 1:30pm sharp. 
  • Only registered students may attend! 
Ethical hunters seek new information and skill improvement.  You are welcome to attend only the classroom portion or the whole 2 hours.  If you plan to shoot, bring your scoped rifle and 40 cartridges of the same ammunition that you plan to hunt with.  Leave this in your car until you have signed in.  If you just want to listen and learn and do not plan to shoot, that is fine!  We will have loaner eye and ear protection available.

Registration request form HERE.