Kimball Rod and
Gun Club
9837 Willow Creek Rd
PO Box 111
Kimball, MN 55353

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High School Trap

Posted on February 8, 2021 at 12:05 AM

ROCORI and Kimball High School Trap teams call the Kimball Rod and Gun Club home. This spring both teams are planning on having a season. This year it will be a modified season that will abide by Covid regulations per the MN Clay Target League. 

If you have a child that is in 7-12 grade and is interested in the upcoming spring season you can visit http://mnclaytarget.com/ for more info.

Registration is starting now. You can also contact both area coaches:

KHS Trap Team: Robert Kuechle 320-492-5662 or kimballhstrap@gmail.com

ROCORI Trap Team: Gene Reitmeier 320-249-5902 or rocoritrapclub@gmail.com

Message to Range Members

Posted on January 7, 2021 at 8:45 AM

A message to members who use the Club's rifle and pistol ranges:

 

2020 was a very busy year at the rifle and pistol ranges. Our three ranges got more use and continue to be heavily used even though deer season is over and winter is upon us.

 

Our ranges are truly a luxury. Members can use these ranges 12 months per year. Except for a couple days each month, these three ranges are open for daytime use. Access is plowed in the winter. And these ranges are currently self-monitored! At this time it is you members who “police” the ranges. It is up to you to honor range rules, use the ranges safely, keep them clean, respect fellow range users, etc. As a Club member in good standing you are allowed to bring one non-member guest and you are responsible for the conduct of you and your guest.

 

With the ranges getting more use in 2020, we have had some issues. Non-members (trespassers) have been asked to leave and not come back. Shooting has occurred after dusk. Pistol target frames have been shot as targets. Ricochets occur as a result of individuals putting targets on the ground midway down the rifle range.

 

As a Club, we have discussed issues related to the rifle and pistol ranges.

 

• We have considered only allowing range use when a Range Safety Officer is on site. This would greatly change range hours and usage. At this time, we decided to continue allowing members to self-monitor, with random monitoring by Club members who may ask to see proof of current membership.

• Range hours for 2021 are 8:00am to ONE HOUR before sunset. NO SHOOTING AFTER DARK – NO EXCEPTIONS!

• A second locking gate will be added at the creek. It is expected that members will keep this gate closed and locked, even when at the range shooting. Your current membership card will have the gate code.

• A 50 yard berm will be added to the rifle range this year.

• We are planning to heighten the berm between the rifle range and CowTown. When complete, monthly Cowboy activities will not limit rifle range use.

• Trash which includes spent casings, used targets, etc has been left at the range. If you bring it with you, bring it home with you. Pick up after yourself.

 

Remember that Club membership is good for the calendar year, from January through December. For now enjoy but don't abuse the Club ranges. To avoid the disappointment of finding the ranges closed, check the Club's calendar before heading to the Club.

 


Thanks.

 

Bob Schmelzer

Rifle Range Committee

 

 

www.kimballrgc.com

 

150 Bird Event

Posted on August 23, 2020 at 8:40 PM

Results from our 150 bird event held on Aug 23rd at the Dennis Serbus Memorial Shoot: (tie breakers were determined by doubles score, then wobble score)

Class 1:

  1. Mark Jelkins (136)
  2. Casey Hetzel (135)
  3. Cody Mjoness (133)
  4. Bill Smith (132)
  5. Matt Foley (131)
  6. Gary Tintes (131)
Class 2:
  1. Brian Magnusson (130)
  2. Charlie Serbus (125)
  3. Lonnie Hendricks (121)
  4. Robert Kuechle (120)
  5. Doug Serbus (120)
  6. Kris Broda (120)
Class 3:
  1. Bob Schmelzer (120)
  2. Ryan Magnusson (117)
  3. Bob Boettcher (117)
  4. Doug Fisher (116)
  5. Drew Beck (114)
  6. Roy Winkelman (114)
Class 4: 
  1. Kurt Bowman (112)
  2. Brandon Kuechle (112)
  3. John Olson (110)
  4. Jon Scheer (108)
  5. Eric Hendricks (107)
  6. Riley Smith (105)
Class 5: 
  1. Katie Serbus (105)
  2. Caresse Mjoness (103)
  3. Jay Winkelman (102)
  4. Landon Winkelman (99)
  5. Rory Norgren (76)
  6. Lisa Kuechle (67)

DU Great MN Shoot

Posted on August 20, 2020 at 4:20 PM

Come join us for the DU Great MN Shoot on Sunday, August 30th, from 1-3 pm.


Dennis Serbus Memorial Shoot

Posted on August 7, 2020 at 6:15 PM

We are changing things up this year. We will be doing our annual 150 bird event. This will include 16 yd, handicap, doubles, wobble, and skeet. Will be broken up as a lewis class and prizes awarded. Registration between 11:30-1:30 pm. Shoot starts at 12:00 pm.

 

Afterwards, time permiting, we will shoot some fun lines. CASH Raffle will be drawn at 5:00 pm.

 

This year there will be no kitchen.


KRGC Opening Sunday April 26

Posted on April 19, 2020 at 10:15 PM

Kimball Rod & Gun Club will open on Sunday, April 26th from 1pm-4pm for trap and skeet shooting. Continue to distance from others 6 feet, avoid contact with others who are sick, and wash your hands frequently during this COVID outbreak. If you have any symptoms of upper respiratory illnesses like cough, fever, or sore throat, but not limited to those symptoms, please stay home. Those older than 65 years with underlying conditions should stay home and avoid situations where there is possible exposure.

The Clubhouse will be closed. There will be a window for individuals signing up to shoot and a separate line for membership sign up.

Please note, this is our normal opening day with the 18 week trap/skeet season. We will begin normal shooting hours 1pm-4pm on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays evenings from 6pm-9pm.

Memberships can be obtained at the clubhouse during these normal hours. Please print and sign waiver form that is on our website. Please bring signed waiver form to club to speed up process.

 

Trap Shooters:

Because of issues having meetings, we will postpone trap team captains meeting. Please email us or contact Bill Liedman, 320-398-5523, to let us know if you will be having a team this year and who will be on the team.

Skeet shooters:

We will once again have our 10 week season for $10. It will again be an individual league until we can get enough people to make teams. We plan on handicapping again this year and if we get enough shooters again we will have two brackets where to top shooters will be competing against each other and the newer or less experienced shooters will be shooting against each other. Your 10 rounds will need to be shot some time during 18 week trap season. Any rounds after the trap season closes will not be scored.  We will have a skeet league signup sheet available with the people running the clubhouse.

 

 

Stay tuned to any changes as they arise. Our facebook page will have the most up to date information.


KRGC and COVID-19

Posted on April 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Currently the Kimball Rod and Gun Club is closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are following state/federal guidelines and hope to open again in May. There will be no club meetings or gatherings in the month of April. Come May we should be open normal hours Monday & Thursday evenings from 6 pm till 9 pm, Sundays from 1-4 pm. Memberships can be obtained during those hours when we open. Thanks for your understanding. Roy Winkelman President KRGC

KHS Trap Team Receives Grant

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Every year Meeker Cooperative raises money for their grant fund, Operation Round Up. These funds are received by members rounding up their monthly electrical bills and employees rounding down their monthly paychecks. The spare change is placed in a trust fund and awarded to various local community organizations and projects. This program is great because it is local dollars going to local organizations!

The KHS Trap Team and Kimball Rod and Gun Club applied for this grant to get additional funds to help purchase additional supplies needed for the team. This includes eye protection, ear protection, shooting pouches, ammo, etc.

Our Team received a $1500 grant from this program! A big "Thank You" goes to this great program and Meeker Cooperative.

We appreciate being sponsored in part with a grant from the Meeker Cooperative Electric Trust!

KRGC Receives $8500 Grant from NRA!

Posted on June 8, 2014 at 9:55 PM

 

Kimball Rod and Gun Club Receives over $8500 in NRA GRANT

The NRA Foundation holds their own raffles every year to help raise money for clubs like ours. It is local dollars that were donated to them and returned back to local organizations. The NRA Foundation donated $4500 to purchase a new clay target thrower and also donated a Promatic Thrower to the Kimball Rod and Gun Club. We just finished our Youth/Education Facility and are in the process of building three new trap fields with all new throwers. We needed trap improvements to support our rising number of youth shooters like our local Kimball High School Trap Team. We would like to give a big “THANK YOU” to the NRA Foundation and their generous donation.

*picture by Capture it with Vanessa, Kimball High School Clay Target Team

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