The Blue Valley Sportsman Club was incorporated in 1955 after several years of less formal organization with the idea to support social purposes of sportsmen and women in Grand and Summit Counties. Our mission is to promote our common interest in hunting, fishing and preservation of wildlife, not for pecuniary gain. Since its inception, Blue Valley Sportsman Club has maintained a range to help further these goals.
The Blue Valley Sportsman Club was incorporated as a members only non-profit corporation under state law. The original range facility was located off Williams Peak Road and was later relocated to its current location on private property ½ mile to the north on Colorado Hwy 9. Public access to the range is afforded through our three public shoots each year, enjoying the range as a guest of a member, participating in our leagues, or on open shooting/practice dates.
The three public/member shoots each year consist of 100 & 200 yard rifle events. They consist of 1 shot closest to center from the bench. There are usually 10 to 15 shooters at each range, shooting 10 rounds at each distance. The silhouette shoot is a mix of shooting positions with varmint or hunting rifles at varmint type targets as far out as 325 yards. Various shot gun events are also held during the shoots and a kids .22 event is also available. Rifles and .22 ammunition are provided for the kids events.
The money raised at the shoots is used to support different youth activities such as 4-H and other community events. We also support organizations such as RMEF, Friends of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited. We have assisted Colorado Parks and Wildlife with shooting programs and hunter education, 4H with shooting sports programs, local food banks in Grand and Summit Counties, and assisting West grand wrestling with their raffle.
A trap league is held each summer and consists to 20 to 30 teams. Each team shoots once a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings. The league lasts 10 weeks, followed by a league tournament.
A skeet league is held each late summer/early fall. No teams, but individuals shoot each week for 8 to 10 weeks.
In Loving Memory of Frank Shepherd 1946-2021