Our History


*BASA was first incorporated with the Minnesota Secretary of State on April 16th, 1973.

* BASA has never had a permanent, long-term lease until now. The last year-to-year lease site ended in 1999.

* To view or dowload a copy of the BASA By-Laws click on "Our By-Laws" button below.

Our Partners

BASA will work closely with the Beltrami County Parks and Recreation Department, the Bemidji Trap & Skeet Club, as well as other area sporting organizations, on the build out and day-to-day operations of the Range Facilities of the Northland Regional Sports Park.


Initial funding has been made possible through a generous grant from the George W. Nielson Foundation.

In 2015, 2016 and 2017 the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offered grant funds that were appropriated by the Legislature that were to be used for building new and renovating existing range facilities. The NRSP has been a recipient of some of these funds all three years.


Our Future


The overarching goal of BASA is to facilitate a place for regional residents to enjoy the shooting sports in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner; as well as encourage the growth of the shooting sports with a particular focus on youth activities. 


Who We Are

Our Mission

The mission of the Bemidji Area Shooters    Association is to be the operator/manager of

 a safe, family friendly, rifle and handgun range facility where hunter safety and self defense

education and training, Law Enforcement    certification and training, as well as recreational and competitive shooting sports events may be    held.


The BASA will pursue this by:

1. Promoting the use of the range facility for        Firearms and Hunter Safety Ed and Permit to

   Carry classes.

2. Providing scheduled access to the facility for      area Law Enforcement agencies to conduct    their    certification    and    training    classes.

3.        Providing    access    to    the    facility    for    the purpose    of   recreational    shooting    


4.        Providing    access    to    the    facility    to    promote    a    variety    of    a    safe,    controlled    

sanctioned    competitive    shooting    events.

The    BASA    will    achieve    this    mission    by    providing    club    members    and    the    public    

access    to    a    safe,    family    friendly,    best    quality    shooting    facility.



Board of Directors


​Members include:  Ken Curfman, Mark Farabee, Darwin Hawkins, Michael Kelsey,  Jim Little,  Pete Milli, John Naastad, Blair Nelson and       Bill Schroeder.

Our Facility

Buildout of Phase 1 began in late summer of 2015. continued in April 2016 and should be completed in the early spring of 2017



3.5 miles north of US Hwy 2 on State Hwy 89

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