Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman's Club
A Private Membership Shooting Range dedicated to creating a safe and enjoyable facility for our members.
The Paul Bunyan Sportsman Club has a Traditional Muzzleloading Group called the Paul Bunyan Plainsmen. The Plainsmen enjoy shooting the muzzloaders found in our country century's ago These range from the flintlock rifles and muskets found in Colonial America to the cap lock rifles, shotguns, and pistols that blazed the trails westward during the 1800's.
The women of the Plainsmen. along with women from other clubs, host a Women's Primitive Skills Weekend (http://womensprimitiveskills.com/) where up to 100 ladies share and learn skills used years ago. This could include period clothing, setting up camp, shooting a rifle or pistol, leatherwork, beading, or a multitude of other skills that are far to often lost as generations pass.
Our monthly match season that runs from November through May which ends with a Rendezvous that takes place over Memorial Day weekend. During this event participants dress in period correct clothing and you can find the range complex covered in canvas tents with people cooking over an open fire. A Traders Row is set up for purveyors of goods that could be found in a trade tent or frontier fort. Many of these items are handmade one-of-a-kind item such as that custom rifle or hand forged knife. Beside shooting rifles and pistols the Rendezvous includes competitions for Primitive Archery, Muzzleloading Pistol, Knife and Hank throwing, games for kids, Pee-Wee and Junior Shooters, and contests that add to the flavor of years past.
A Sumer League allows shooters to keep up on their skills offering a few shoots held mid-week in the early evening. Rifles and Pistols for the Monthly Shoots and Sumer League can be a muzzloaders from any period however during the Rendezvous all muzzloaders must be of a design and style used prior to the 1840's with patched round balls.