Shooting Sports

ScatterGun Lodge Sporting ClaysScatterGun Lodges World Class Sporting Clays

You don’t quit shooting at ScatterGun once you have your limit. Guests are welcome to unlimited use of our challenging ten-station sporting clays course throughout their stay. The hunters answer to golf, sporting clays offer every possible target you could imagine.

This exciting course is located a short walk from the main lodge. Built along the edge of Chapelle Creek this great outdoor pastime will challenge the skills of the seasoned hunter as well as the beginner. We utilize Lincoln Traps that throw everything from bouncing rabbits, to going away quail like targets and incoming doves.

Shooting School and Warm Up Area

Many of our guests take advantage of our free shooting school and clinics. Owner Chuck Ross is available at any time during your stay to pass along the basics of good shooting. Lessons are available at no charge and can be conducted in a small group or if you choose you can also have a private lesson.

Our practice area also features a computerized Lincoln electronic trap thrower. Here is your chance to practice over 60 different target configurations without taking a single step. This is a great way to improve your shooting or just have fun.

Super Range

Imagine placing a bullet in a 36 inch circle a mile away!

Starting this fall ScatterGun Guests will have the opportunity to do exactly that. Now under construction, our brand new SUPER RANGE will give our guests the opportunity to fire the world’s most acclaimed sniper rifle, the Barrett 50 Caliber. Developed during WWII the BMG .50 was a legendary machine gun round.

In 2002 Corporal Rob Furlong of the Canadian Forces fired his .50 cal at an insurgent at the unbelievable range of 2430 meters-7973 feet or just over 1 1/2 miles. It is the absolute record for the longest sniper kill in history.

Under the watchful eye of our professional guide staff guests will be challenged with both 1/2 and a full one mile target.

The SUPER RANGE will feature state of the art electronics that will allow guests the opportunity to actually view a 40 inch monitor and watch the bullet when it strikes the target.

We are very excited to offer this rare and unique shooting opportunity to our guests at ScatterGun in 2011.

The standard 30:06 cartridge (bottom) produces 2000 to 3000 foot pounds of energy. The .50 caliber produces from 10,000 to 20,000 foot pounds of energy! WOW!


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Directions to ScatterGun Lodge

21185 ScatterGun Ridge Rd Pierre, SD 57501

ScatterGun Lodge

For reservations call (605)875-3500 21185 ScatterGun Ridge Rd Pierre, SD 57501 Email:

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