Gallatin County 4-H Shooting Sports is one of the largest projects in Gallatin County. On average, we have about 150 to 200 4-H youth enrolled in shooting sports yearly. The program offers the following disciplines for members: air rifle, air pistol, small-bore rifle, small-bore pistol, archery, shotgun, muzzle-loading, hunting and wildlife, and western heritage. Highly trained and certified adult volunteers run these projects to provide youth with the best possible opportunity to experience top-quality instruction.
The 4-H youth are associated with caring adults and fellow shooters to learn the safe and ethical use of archery equipment and firearms. Many needs must be met to provide the fantastic experiences in positive youth development available in 4-H shooting sports. It continues to get more expensive to find places to meet, maintain equipment, and purchase new and improved supplies.
On behalf of Gallatin County 4-H Shooting Sports, we sincerely thank MWA for supporting our program. We could not do the positive things that we do for 4-H youth without the dedication and encouragement of the MWA members. For further information, please contact Scott Francis at (406) 581-6845.
This class meets the Gallatin County training requirement to apply for a Montana CWP. This class is designed for people who have little or no experience with handguns.
Upon successful completion, you will receive a document certifying your basic knowledge of handgun safety, handgun shooting, and Montana’s self-defense and carry laws.
The class consists of online instruction, in-person training, and live-fire exercises at the Logan Range. There is a $60 NRA fee for the online portion of the class, but the range provides handguns and ammunition to students who have not yet obtained a suitable firearm.
We will put you on the list for the next available spot in a class if you are interested. Contact Bob Hall directly for more information.
The United States Practical Shooting Association (and its parent organization International Practical Shooting Confederation) is where handgun speed-shooting devotees gather. To get started, you need your favorite handgun, a belt and holster, eye and ear protection, and lots of ammo. You may shoot around a barrier, through a window, with your weak hand, at a disappearing target, and even from a rusted-out old car! Always against the clock, you’ll need to reload along the way, “run and gun” from target bank to target bank, knockdown steel plates, keep from shooting “good guy” targets swinging in front of “bad guy” targets, and much, much more. This fast-paced sport is dominated by semi-automatics, both factory stock and customized, but revolver shooters are also welcome and have their own shooting class.
The Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) is an international membership organization formed in 1987 to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™. SASS serves as the governing and sanctioning body for the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™ and Wild Bunch Action Shooting™ worldwide – ensuring safety and consistency in the sport. SASS members share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive shooting in a safe, fun, family-friendly environment.
We will re-evaluate the situation in late May. Please check back later. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact or leave a message for Kyle Mobley or Joe Atwood.
Phone: (406) 599-1856
Manhattan Wildlife Association is hosting two Hunter Education classes this year.
Spring Hunter Education Session:
May 9, 10 & 13 – 7 to 9 PM
May 16, 17 & 20 – 7 to 9 PM
May 21 – 8:30 AM to 4 PM
Summer Hunter Education Session:
July 18, 19, 21, & 22 – 6 to 9 PM
July 23 – 8:30 AM to 4 PM
They will be held at the Logan Gun Club in the West Clubhouse.
The twenty-hour course includes instruction in wildlife management, firearms safety, hunter ethics, game identification, survival techniques, and more. Participants must complete the entire program to receive their hunter education certificate (must attend all sessions).
I need to be ten years old at the time of class. Under Montana law, all residents born after January 1st, 1985, must have a hunter education certificate to purchase a hunting license.
Participation in the class is encouraged, whether you plan to hunt or not, to learn proper firearms safety and handling.
Preregistration is required:
Online registration only.
Register at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website – Hunter Education tab.
April 25 – May 6
July 4 – 15
The class is limited to 50 participants. It is a first-come, first-serve online only.
The course will be taught by Bob Logar, John Steele, Jim Aughney, Chuck Wambeke, Dale Kober, Walt Gordon, Matt Wemple, George Clement, and Mel Kieninger. Instructors are volunteers, and there is no charge for the class.
Phone: (406) 580-9992
Trap shooting is most every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. until interest fades, and most every Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shooting continues every Thursday from January through December.
Phone: (602) 882-5453
The purpose of this program is to develop responsible bird hunters that contribute to our environmental future with involvement in habitat improvement and protection for upland birds and other wild species. Youth completing the program will also learn the skills needed to be a safe hunter in most bird hunting situations.
Fifteen youth between the ages of 11 and 15 will be chosen from successful graduates of Hunters’ Education Program Spring 2021 or prior graduates in Gallatin or Park Counties. Recommendations by their Hunters’ Education instructors to participate in the program are encouraged. One of the many criteria for the selection process is based on providing the opportunity to youth who would have a difficult time learning the skills taught in this program at home.
All youth selected must have a valid Montana hunting license for upland game in their possession by September 18, 2022. All youth will be asked to join Pheasants Forever as a youth member at no cost and will receive several Pheasants Forever magazines designed for youth on Bird Habitat. Any youth at any time may be removed from the program at the sole discretion of Pheasants Forever.
(No Coordinator at this time; contact any MWA Board Member if you are interested in this position.)
The Headwaters Rifle Club & Jr. Division is a high-power shooters group. It is affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).
The CMP is chartered to promote the education and training of youth in the proper and safe use and handling of firearms. It is also the organization that has the authority to sell surplus military firearms, ammunition, and related equipment to its affiliated clubs.
So, if you are interested in owning a piece of history, join us in one of our fun shoots with military rifles to get qualified to purchase your own M1 Garand, M1 30 caliber carbine, or any of the other firearms that CMP sells. The club has rifles you can use and ammo you can buy to join in the fun. Membership is only $10 per person or $20 for a family. You must also be a member of the MWA.
NRA developed the Women on Target (WOT) program because of persistent calls from women that wanted to learn about shooting or hunting, preferably in the company of other women. WOT clinics are designed to give you a safe, friendly, and fun introduction to shooting sports.
When: Spring 2023 – Exact date TBD (Mid-April or Late May)
Where: Manhattan Wildlife Association Logan Shooting Range
What: Event Volunteers and Firearms Instructors
Firearm disciplines offered will depend on the number of instructors for each type.
Registration will be limited to no more than 30 attendees.