Jackson Hole Gun Club Est. 1896
Back in 1896, there were rumors of an “Indian Uprising” so local white folks came out to this canyon and began shooting. For many years, it was not “official” but was used by local individuals and government agencies since then.
Range user Shepard Humphries recalls visiting the range in 1989 and the small shack that had been used by law enforcement for gas training. “When you walked in and kicked things up, you could smell the gases” Humphries said. “Back then you would bring your own refrigerator or TV to shoot at, and then leave it when you were done.”
Things changed in about 1992 when a group of 28 shooting enthusiasts decided to make things more official by forming a charter with the Wyoming Game & Fish division of State government. Since then, land leases have been made with the US Forest Service division of Federal government and the Teton County government.
The Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation and the Friends of the NRA Foundation have been instrumental in funding improvements to the range. Private donations and the emergence of the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience have increased revenues and membership further.
Today we boast a shotgun area with 5 Stand & Trap bays, an archery bay, a special use / tactical bay, a covered pistol bay with 12 benches, a covered rifle bay with 12 benches and a covered .22-only bay. We have a warming room with a gas heater for winter months and a Shooter’s Education Building classroom where NRA, Tactical, verbal deescalation, Hunter’s Education and many other classes are offered.