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    Gun Range near Ames?

    I'm trying to find a gun range near Ames where you don't have to pay in order to shoot clay pigeons there. All I need is a place that has grass and no people around (where it is also legal for me to shoot a shotgun). Anyone know any places?
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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    There is a shooting range at Big Creek by Polk City. I'm not 100% certain if you can shoot clays there but I would think you could. Its at a State Park so I'd assume it was free.



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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    I'm trying to find a gun range near Ames where you don't have to pay in order to shoot clay pigeons there. All I need is a place that has grass and no people around (where it is also legal for me to shoot a shotgun). Anyone know any places?
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    Izzak Walton League on Stagecoach Road just North of River Valley Park is the only one I can think of that is public, but I do believe you have to pay to shoot clay pigeons, although it is relatively cheap.



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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    The big creek range doesn't have an area for clay pigeons as far as I know. They have a rifle and pistol range and it is definitely not free. I think it is about 10$ to use.

    The izaak walton league that was mentioned does have a skeet range, but it is members only. You can use it as much as you want (at no additional charge) if you are a member or a guest of a member.

    I have shot at both ranges.



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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    I'm trying to find a gun range near Ames where you don't have to pay in order to shoot clay pigeons there. All I need is a place that has grass and no people around (where it is also legal for me to shoot a shotgun). Anyone know any places?
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    I think there is a free shooting range right between the free restaurant and free department store. You know, across the street from the free gas station.



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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    I think there is a free shooting range right between the free restaurant and free department store. You know, across the street from the free gas station.



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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    You'll shoot your eye out kid.



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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    The big creek range doesn't have an area for clay pigeons as far as I know. They have a rifle and pistol range and it is definitely not free. I think it is about 10$ to use.

    The izaak walton league that was mentioned does have a skeet range, but it is members only. You can use it as much as you want (at no additional charge) if you are a member or a guest of a member.

    I have shot at both ranges.
    A few years back Izaak Walton League had a special nite where non-members could go out. The fee was like $10, and it was 1/2 price if you were a member. Not sure if that has changed...



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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    Can you shoot clays on public hunting ground?



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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Can you shoot clays on public hunting ground?
    I believe so. At least we used to do it all the time, and nobody cared, so long as you pick up your clays and shell casings when you are finished.



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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    A few years back Izaak Walton League had a special nite where non-members could go out. The fee was like $10, and it was 1/2 price if you were a member. Not sure if that has changed...
    Wednesday night and I think they still do that.


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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    There is a range close to Elkhart, I think its $10 or under.

    Edit: Its called Chichaqua greenbelt


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    Re: Gun Range near Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    I think there is a free shooting range right between the free restaurant and free department store. You know, across the street from the free gas station.

    What's funny to me is that if you go to the gun range you have probably been paying for it.



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