Donating to the Northland Regional Shooting Sports Fund is safe, easy, and tax-deductible. The funds are collected by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation through their secure website where payment can be accepted from a debit or credit card, or an eCheck through your checking account. Donors select if they want to direct their donation to go to the Endowment Fund or the Project Fund where it will either be used to promote youth shooting sports or shooting range build out, respectively.
Remember, any amount gets us closer to the goal.
The Bemidji Area Shooters Association was founded in 1973 to organize and promote safe rifle and pistol shooting events in the Bemidji area. Since 2009 the club has been partnering the Headwaters Shooting Sports Association in conjunction with the Beltrami County Parks and Recreation Department to plan, build, and operate the rifle and pistol range portion of the Northland Region Sports Park.
After the initial buildout of the Northland Region Sports Park's rifle and pistol range the Bemidji Area Shooter Association will host a variety of events and functions. Open shoots, youth firearms safety training, action pistol, pre-deer season sight-in, and a variety of organized events. The range facility will be staffed and user fees will apply.
Aiming high: Ground broken at the new Northland Regional Shooting Sports Park. What started as a dream nearly eight years ago took a major step toward becoming reality Tuesday as ground was broken at the site of the Northland Regional Shooting Sports Park.
The Range Will Feature
A Range Building for events & training
ADA approved Accessibility
Overhead covers on 200 yd. High Power range 100 yd. Small bore range and the Bulls Eye range
A Practical Pistol bay
A dedicated Firearms Safety/Hunter Ed training area
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Groundbreaking takes place at the park. Bemidji Pioneer photo by Jillian Gandsey
Shooting sports park hits a bullseye: DNR gives $420,000 for planned shooting sports park near Bemidji
Jim Lucachick has advocated in many ways to support the Northland Shooting Sports Park initiative. As a Beltrami County commissioner, he voted in favor of the funding for initial planning. As an architect he donated services and he personally donated funds to the project. Pictured (from left) are Mark Farabee, president of HSSA; Bob Naylor, committee member; Jim Lucachick, president of Lucachick Architecture and Ken Stone, committee member.
Sovde Enterprises recently committed $20,000 to the Northland Regional Shooting Sports Fund in support of the Northland Regional Shooting Sports Park. The facility will serve as a firearms and hunter education training center and includes rifle, pistol and shotgun ranges and is part of Beltrami County's new Northland Regional Sports Park. Left to right is: Leigh Sovde, Owner of Sovde Enterprises, Inc., Allen Ettesvold, S.E.I. and Bob Naylor, committee member.
Supporters of the planned shooting sports park northwest of Bemidji are on the home stretch of fundraising needed to build the facility.
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