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Where to shoot rifle?

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I'm new to MN and looking for a place to target shoot my rifle.

Where can I shoot somewhere that's a reasonable drive from the southern burbs of the Twin Cities? I'm not looking for a gun club/public shooting range.

Back in WA, we drive up into the woods and do our thing. I'm not sure about all the rules in MN.

Thanks

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Private land or a range is about it. It is illegal to target/trap shoot on most public land.

Also, Starting Monday (the 5th day before the firearms deer season opens) it is illegal to target shoot on private land as well.

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caribou hunt club in Le Suere is about your best bet for target shooting in the south metro if you are southwest, I know there are a few others. Check out the MN DNR HSOforum, they have all public shooting ranges listed there. Most are private clubs some are public but with restricted hours

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where in the south metro are you? I would suggest the DNR HSOforum I know they list them and there is one in Rosemount as well. I used Bills Gun Shop in Robbinsdale and was pleasently surprised with the facility

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So do these ranges provide you a rifle rest, bench, spotting scope, or do you have to bring all your own gear? I only have one rifle, so I really don't want to buy all the extra gear for just one gun.

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jbell, What???....you can't set up a target on your own land??? What is the rationale behind that?

Correct, for the 5 days before you can not target shoot your rifle unless on a authorized range.

See page 24 of the hunting regulations book. "Possesion of firearms before, during and after the firearms deer season".

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