BASA Offering Life Memberships
The Bemidji Area Shooters Association, a local non-profit organization, is now offering Life Memberships. A Life membership may provide a substantial savings over purchasing annual memberships. The cost is $600 in one lump sum, payable in semi-annual payments of $300 or payable in quarterly installments of $150. Life member + Family is available for an additional $300 per additional family member, quarterly installments of $75 are available.
Annual memberships will be $50 per individual or $75 for a family membership which includes a spouse or adult child and children between the ages of 12 and 18 will shoot free but must be accompanied by the parent(s).
Beltrami County's Northland Regional Sports Park is located 3 1/8 miles north of US Highway 2 on Highway 89 in Eckles Township. The range will be a joint-venture between the Bemidji Trap & Skeet Club and the Bemidji Area Shooters Association on a 202-acre Beltrami County-owned parcel set aside for shooting sports and leased to the Headwater Shooting Sports Foundation. The area will include range facilities for all types of shooting to serve the region’s estimated 25,700 hunters and shooters. Additionally, walking trails, OHV riding, horseback riding, and camping will be accommodated on adjacent parcels and connect with trails of regional significance.
The Bemidji Area Shooters Association has existed in its present iteration since 2009 and is currently focused on the development and operation of the handgun and long gun ranges at the planned Northland Regional Sports Park. Once range facilities are in place BASA will move to include promoting shooting sports through recruitment activities and various events, especially firearms safety training.