Each discipline is run by an club specifically focused on that particular discipline. They collect their own match fees and buy their own equipment, materials and any props they might use. No Weld County Fish and Wildlife membership dues are used by the disciplines.
USPSA - Weld County Practical Shooters
USPSA offers some of the most exciting pistol shooting you can find. A combination of movement, accuracy and practical elements combine to bring you into a fascinating and exhilarating sport.
USPSA matches are held the 3rd Sunday of each month. Registration starts at 9:00am, first shots at 10:00am Weather permitting; all year long. Watch for match registration announcements and cancellation notices on our Facebook page and on the PractiScore page.
Steel Challenge - Weld County Practical Shooters
The Steel Challenge is a speed shooting competition governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) that consists of eight standardized stages with steel targets in three sizes; small circular, large circular and square targets. Competitors are scored solely by the time it takes them to complete each stage, and the match winner is the competitor with the lowest overall time.
There are 8 stages with 5 steel targets on each. Shooters get five runs on each stage. Each competitor shoots each stage five times, with their slowest run dropped, excluding the stage Outer Limits where only four runs are shot and the top three counted. The counting times are totaled for their stage score, and the eight stage scores are added together to establish the competitor's match score.
To learn more, contact us. We love to have new shooters and will gladly introduce you to the sport.
Steel Challenge Matches are held
- 1st Saturday of each month.
- Shooting will start at 9AM during daylight Savings hours , during the Winter months shooting will start a 10 AM,
- Registration will start one hour before first shots.
- Weather permitting we will shoot Steel Challenge . Watch for any cancellations and schedule changes on our EVENTS page.
Steel Challenge Contacts:
Tel No.: 970-888-1902
A Combination of speed, accuracy, and agility/movement. Good for practical and situational shooting experience. Open to double action revolvers 5,6,7 & 8 shot, iron sights and dot scope classes. Targets are a combination of steel targets and/or NRA D-1 cardboard targets, (tombstone shaped with scoring rings).
ICORE Matches are the 4th Sunday of each month at 10:00 AM Check our Events schedule for any changes or modifications.
- Set up will start by 8:00
- Sign up by 9:30
- Shooting starts no later than 10:00
- Match fee = $15.00
- Typical round count is 150 rounds so bring 200 just in case.
Rocky Mountain Regional Revolver Championship
Dedicated to the Memory of Bud Bond
The Glock Shooting sports foundation (GSSF) was launched in 1991 for a safe and fun way for beginners, juniors and Glock enthusiasts and professionals to experience family friendly sport shooting competitions. Eight different divisions, classes and specialty awards ensure that every experience level will find their place at GSSF.
Designed by accomplished competitors with extensive experience in other shooting disciplines, it’s the perfect way to introduce new shooters to sport shooting. Other than a GLOCK pistol, a few spare magazines, ammunition and eye and ear protection, no other equipment is needed to enjoy a family outing at an “action” shooting event.
Click on the GSSF logo to learn more about GSSF.
Trap is the oldest shotgun shooting sport in America. Trapshooting derives its name from the device, called a trap, which throws clay targets into the air. Participants shoot at the clay targets thrown from a trap house located in front of the shooter. The trap rotates in a random sequence, presenting the shooter with a variety of going away shots, angling to the right, left and flying straightaway.
Trap is usually shot in squads of five shooters. A round of trap consists of 25 targets per shooter. A trap field has five positions, or stations, numbered consecutively from left to right. Five clay targets, sometimes referred to as "birds," are thrown for each shooter at each position, with one shot being fired at each bird. After firing five rounds in rotation, each squad member moves one station to his right, with the shooter on station five moving over to station one.
Find out more about the game of trap from the Amateur Trapshooting Association. The Scholastic Clay Target Program and the ATA's AIM program provide competition opportunities for young trap shooters. The National Shooting Sports Foundation administers First Shots, a program that introduces newcomers to shooting.
Skeet uses the same clay targets as trap. Two trap houses are required in skeet-a "high house" at the left of the field and a "low house" at the right. Both traps throw targets at fixed angles. High-house targets start at a point about 10 feet above the ground, moving to the shooter's right. Low-house targets move in the opposite direction starting from a point about three feet off the ground.
Skeet is usually shot in squads of five shooters. A skeet field has eight positions, or stations, seven of which are numbered consecutively from left to right in a semi-circle around the field. Station eight is located in the center, almost directly between the trap houses, offering very challenging-and very exciting-targets.
A round of skeet consists of 25 targets. Some stations offer single targets, others doubles. There are 16 single targets, two from each station. A round also includes eight shots at four double-targets from stations 1, 2, 6 and 7. The first target missed is repeated; the repeat target is called "the optional." If no miss occurs in the round of 24 shots, the optional is taken as a single target; usually shot from station eight. Find out more about the game of skeet from the National Skeet Shooting Association. The Scholastic Clay Target Program provides competition opportunities for young skeet shooters.
Sporting clays is a challenging clay target game designed to simulate a variety of field-shooting situations. On a sporting clays course, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of game birds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.
Courses are laid out in natural surroundings and typically include five or more shooting stations. Like golf, shooters move from one station to the next to complete the course. At any station, targets may be thrown as singles, simultaneous pairs, following pairs (one target right after the other) or report pairs (the second target launched at the sound of the gun being fired at the first). To further challenge shooters, target size may vary from the standard trap/skeet clay bird to the smaller "midi" and "mini" targets, or a flat disc-shaped "battue" target. There are also "rabbit" targets, special clay disks that are thrown on edge to roll and skitter unpredictably across the ground.
Sporting clays allows for either a pre-mounted or low gun approach, and a full round usually consists of 50 or 100 targets (depending on the number of stations), with several targets normally thrown at each station. Find out more about sporting clays from the National Sporting Clays Association. The Scholastic Clay Target Program provides competition opportunities for young sporting clays shooters.
Shotgun Sports Contacts:
We have numerous shotgun sports range officers and advisors, see the shotgun sports calendar for more contact information.
This sport is dedicated to the preservation and practice of extreme rifle accuracy. Small groups are the talk of every match, as well as that shot that "got away."
Rifles used are custom-built, single shot, bolt actions that you really need to see to believe. If you have a tricked out rifle that you would like to compete with in any of the registered matches, call us or show up on match day.
Tel No.: 970-396-2240
This sport consists of shooting muzzle-loading rifles, pistols or shotguns that utilize either a percussion-cap or flint ignition system.
Those wishing to shoot inline muzzleloaders are also welcome to come and fire their modern smokepoles. It brings back the nostalgia of the "Good Ole Days" prior to the advent of breech-loading firearms that use cartridges. Many of the sports enthusiasts dress in period costume, such as those worn by mountain men, fur trappers, and Native Americans of the past when attending an event. Come on out and join us for a fun and relaxing get together.
The High Plains Muzzleloaders club hosts matches the 1st Sunday of each month. We are a hearty bunch and will shoot in the driving snow and wind.
Shooters Meeting at the "Smokepole" shack by the covered pavillion.
October - May matches start at 10am June - August matches begin at 9am
October – May matches start at 10:00am
June – August Matches begin at 9:00am
Winter shoots bring Meat Shoots, Turkey Shoots and Blanket Shoots. In these matches, the entry fee is a cut of meat, a turkey (or some other bird fit for eating) or some item, often handmade, related to muzzleloading. Shooters in these matches get a pick of the "prizes" in order of their finishing score.
An orientation is necessary for new shooters and will be held prior to the matches on Sunday morning. New shooters will be informed in a timely manner of the starting time for their orientation.
We hope you come out and join the High Plains Muzzleloading club and take a step back in time with us.
Match Fees: Members $5.00 Non-Members $7.00
Tel No.: 970-690-7727
High Power Rifle
Adapted from the military qualification course of fire for competition as defined by both the NRA and CMP.
An orientation is necessary for new shooters and will be held prior to the matches on Sunday morning. New shooters will be informed in a timely manner of the starting time for the orientation.
Club rifles and ammunition are available upon request to the High Power Director prior to the match. The use of the rifles is a free service in order to provide more shooters an opportunity to compete and have fun in the sport of High Power Shooting. However, ammunition must be provided by the shooter (approved by the Match Director and no reloads please) or purchased from the Club.
All matches are held on the 4th Sundays. Check our events calendar for our next High Power shoot and join us.
Prices may vary and will be quoted at the time of reserving the rifle for use in a match.
Match fees :
fun shoots $10.00
Garand Matches $40.00
NRA Matches $20.00, Ladies, Juniors, and seniors $10.00
High Power Contacts:
3-Gun practical shooting events where each of the stages require the competitor to use a combination of rifles, handguns, and/ or shotguns. Multigun has a lot in common with ordinary IPSC/ USPSA single gun matches, and matches generally have courses of fire where the shooter must move through different stages and engage targets in a variety of different positions.
Weld County Fish and Wildlife 3 Gun club host matches. You can follow them on their FaceBook page to find out more information or contact the discipline advisers below.
3 Gun Contacts:
Due to the excitement archery has generated lately Weld County Fish and Wildlife has decided to make a large investment in our Archery Range. Oversized targets and a large shaded gazebo where bought that allow families to all shoot together. Our targets will hold back the high poundage compounds and retain arrows from low poundage recurve and long bows. Please only use field points No Broadheads. Members must police the No Broadheads to make these targets last many years. All members are allowed to shoot at the archery range anytime the range is open. We hope in the future to make a walking 3D course on the property. If you are interested in helping in the archery area to coordinate group shoots please contact the board.
The Archery Range is available from Sunup to Sundown
Tel No.: (970)-518-2760
Junior Shooting Programs offered at Weld County Fish & Wildlife Range
Shooting sports can be gratifying for youngsters. Weld County Fish & Wildlife’s range is host to many youth shooting sports programs. These programs provide a supportive environment in which young people can experience hands-on, fun learning experiences.
Current youth programs in Colorado
4-H Shooting Sports
Each year, 4-H teaches a shooting sport to more than 300,000 boys and girls.
4-H members have opportunities to test their shooting, hunting, and sportsmanship skills in county, regional, state, and national competitions. In fact, they could ultimately set Olympic competition as their goal. There are seventeen Olympic shooting sports events, which continue to draw the third-greatest number of countries.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is an educational-athletic organization that exists to introduce school-age youths to the clay target sports and to facilitate their continued involvement by providing, promoting, and perpetuating opportunities to safely and enjoyably participate and compete in a high-quality, team-based sport led by trained adult coaches focused on enhancing the personal growth and development of their athletes.
Youth Program Contacts: