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Menomonie Rifle and Pistol Club. E6007 510th Ave. Menomonie, WI.

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      With approval of a separate muzzle loading deer hunting season starting in 1991, many hunters started taking up muzzle loading. A club member, Larry Lapp, came up with the idea of having a youth muzzle loader shoot as a way of encouraging participation in the muzzle loading deer hunting season. Larry was not only a club member, but also an avid muzzle loader enthusiast. He participated in in pioneer reenactments, including being a member of the Fort Old Abe reenactments. He was a past president of the Wisconsin trapper's Association and instrumental in lobbying the the separate muzzle loader deer season, helping to preserve the hunting methods used by our forefathers. With the help of a NRA Shooting Sports Grant, the Menomonie Rifle and Pistol Club held its first youth muzzle loading youth clinic in 1996. This has become a yearly event.

If you are interested in muzzle loading or wish to have your child experience using a muzzle loader, the clinic is free (including lunch) for youths under 16. Parents of youths participating in the clinic are also provided the noon meal. All the equipment, and supplies are provided by the club. Instruction in proper handling, loading, and use muzzle loading rifle is available from experienced club members. The youth clinic is limited to 30 youths.

This year, our 29th Annual Free Youth Muzzle Loading Shooting Clinic is on Sat Aug 10, 2024at the Dunn County Menomonie Public Shooting Range. On Wed Jul 31, 2024 the registration page will appear directly below this line.


The Menomonie Rifle and Pistol Club Alos holds a separate Adult Muzzleloading Shoot held in the afternoon after the youth clinic.

The afternoon adult shoot does have a $10.00 entry fee which also includes the lunch. In the past, we limited the rifles to iron sights only. This year we are opening the event to include any type of sights. We will also allow slings to be used. The rules have changed to make it more even for the different types of sights. People with disabilities recieve the same adaptions as they are authorized for hunting. The rules are listed with the event picture, seen below.

Buck Shoot

Buck Shoot

Distance is 50 yards. Scoped rifle 62.5 yards
Any Sights, slings allowed.
Any projectile; any caliber.
6 shots- 3standing; 3 sitting.
60 points max- X ring count for tie breaker.
Cutting scoring rings counts for higher value.
Prizes for the top three shooters.

Mike Fink Shoot

Mike Fink Shoot

Starting distance is 15 yards.
Scoped rifles add 25%. (18.75 yds)
Each successive round will be moved 5 yards
6.25 yards for scoped rifles.
further out until only one shooter is left.
Any Sights, slings allowed.
Any single bullet, any caliber.
A miss on the cup on the top of Mike’s head
or a hit to Mike eliminates the shooter;
the cup must be knocked off to advance
the shooter to the next round.
Prizes for the top two shooters.

Speed Shoot

Speed Shoot

Distance is 25 yards.
Scoped rifles 31.25 yards.
Any Sights, slings allowed.
Any projectile; any caliber.
Shoot as many times as you can in
3 minutes.
Each shooter has a scorer to count the
number of shot fired
1 point for each shot and 1 point for each
hit on target.
In case of tie, most hits on target wins.
Prizes for the top three shooters.

Dollar Shoot

Dollar Shoot

$1.00 per shot.
choice or targets: Gong at 75 yards or
Bowling Pin at 50 yards.
Any Sights, slings allowed.
Any single bullet, any caliber.
1 shot in standing position.
If you hit the gong / bowling pin your name
is entered in a drawing for a prize
5 prizes for this event.

impossible shot

Impossible Shot

$1.00 per shot.
A clay pigeon is placed in the center of a
5x5ft piece of drywall at 200yds.
Any Sights, slings allowed.
1 shot. standing, no support.
Any single bullet, any caliber.
Prize is awarded for hitting the clay pigeon.