Nestled behind the renowned Ahlman’s gun store and range in southern Minnesota, the Morristown Gun Club is home to four high school clay target teams.
Like most shooting ranges, the club has welcomed the influx of youth clay target athletes with open arms, providing the students with shooting tips, discounted shooting fees, and even custom-built gun racks emblazoned with each team’s name.
The club has undergone a few changes since its foundation in 1966. The main clubhouse was moved to a more centralized location behind the ranges, and the members are always looking for ways to improve the facility. “We just added another trap range through using a grant from the DNR, so now we have four traps,” club member Bill Hutchinson said.
Morristown Gun Club is run entirely by volunteers and prides itself on having respectful members who understand the importance of embracing and educating our youth with responsible firearm ownership.
Freshman Maddie Schulz of Northfield High School is excited to be a part of the fall league at Morristown. This will be her first year with the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. “I started hunting this year, so this is practice for me to get better. In the end I’m hoping to be able to beat my brother.” ✪