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Geiger Shooting Range
9525 County Road 388
St. Joseph, MO 64505

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www.geigershootingrange.com

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Pony Exress Council, BSA
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Gweiger Shootign Range Geiger Shooting Range activities:

  • State of the art Sporting Clays course
  • Fully automated 5-Stand
  • Archery range (Under Construction)
  • Action archery range (Under Construction)
  • Brand new Lodge with relaxing atmosphere

Proceeds from all shooting activities benefit the Pony Express Council of the Boy Scouts of America and will ensure that Camp Geiger can provide successful safe shooting programs to more than 2,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers attending camp each year.

Our unique shooting complex offers an excellent alternative for business meetings or client entertainment. The Sporting Clays course provides a variety of targets suitable for all skill levels. The targets are changed often so shooters can enjoy different presentations each time they shoot. CZ-USA firearms may be rented. Eye and ear protection is mandatory.

Six 3D Archery Events Planned For 2015

posted March 3rd, 2015 by Ken Baker

For 2015 we are doubling our 3D Archery Events to six.  They will be held on our 40 Station course in the hills and valleys of Camp Geiger.  Again this year, awards will be presented to the top three shooters in each category.  The Long Shot over the water fall will return, as will the Boy Scout Troop that provided the food last year.  We hope that everyone who helped us launch our archery events last year will be coming back to shoot again. And if you had a great time, please bring several friends with you.  Looking forward to a great year!  Thanks for supporting the Boy Scouts of America and especially the youth in the Pony Express Council BSA.

Here are the Archery Events for 2015:  March 22nd,  April 26th,  May 24th,  July 26th,  August 23rd,  September 27th.

The events are on Sundays and the course start times are from 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m.

Registered Shoots for 2015

posted March 2nd, 2015 by Ken Baker

Registered shoots at the Geiger Shooting Range are back! Our Range is under new Management and we are dedicated to keeping our range fresh with new challenging presentation each month in 2015.  Our season starts  Saturday April 11th and ends November 21st. The only Saturdays that we will be closed to the public is during Special “Boy Scout Events” and in June and July because of our Summer Scout Camp Program.

Below are the Registered Shoot Dates, all other public shoot dates are on our Event Calendar.

Register Shoots 2015

April 11th, May 9th, August 8th, September 5th, October 3rd, and November 7th.

We hope you will come and try  our Range in 2015.

Thank you.

Ken Baker and Rick Hamman

 

Geiger in the news!

posted October 14th, 2014 by geiger

New Complex Provides Enhances Shooting Opportunities Link to article:  http://www.newspressnow.com/sports/outdoors/article_d7f78fbd-c8c7-59ec-86c8-d371b51dccec.html 130427_outdoors_fire#C6D302 The newly managed shooting complex at Camp Geiger provides a state-of-the-art opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to partake in the disciplines of sporting clay and 5-stand. Ken Baker  and Rick Haman,  long time scouters– are working together as managing partners at the Geiger Shooting Range at the Wes Remington Shooting Complex.

The complex offers both the Pony Express Council of the Boy Scouts and the community with the opportunity to participate in the shooting disciplines of sporting clay and 5-stand.
D. L. Miller laid out the design concept of the course located in St. Joseph in 2009.
The proceeds from all week-end shoots go directly into the operating costs of continuing and aiding in the expansion of the Boy Scout program in northwest Missouri. It was built first and foremost to provide a new dynamic outdoor program for our scouting community who utilize Camp Geiger during summer camp as well as around the year. It is however a resource available to the entire community.
Each year, 2,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders come to Camp Geiger during the summer months of June and July.
The Boy Scouts utilize the complex to earn their shooting sports merit badges. During that time, they are instructed on the proper handling of firearms.
The sporting clay and 5-stand course is also used as a resource for other outdoor groups such as hunter education courses and by providing a facility for concealed-carry training courses.
Sporting clays began in the United States in 1989 as a way to simulate hunting scenarios with clay targets which differs this discipline from trap and skeet.
The National Sporting Clay Association oversees the regulations of the sport and sets the rules for the competitors to follow.
Only a shotgun with an 8 oz. shot can be used during the sport. This smaller shot provides an extra safety measure while shooting. The maximum shot size that can be used for any clay target discipline is a 7 ½ oz. shot.
The sporting clay course at Camp Geiger is composed of 34 electronic machines with 12 shooting stations that have two shooting presentations. The machines are on wheels that are constantly moved in order to provide a different target presentation for the shooter each time.
The discipline of 5-stand is composed of five stations with six to eight clay target throwing machines placed at various locations. Each of the stations has a menu that tells the individual what target from that page they are aiming to shoot. The discipline requires using a box of shells. This is accomplished by shooting five shots at each of the five stands.
The 5-stand at Camp Geiger is located on a deck that is built over a ravine. The individual shoots off the deck that is 14 feet wide and 70 feet long. To review the regulations of the discipline of sporting clays visit the website for The National Sporting Clay Association at www.nssa-nsca.org. For more information on the range, open shoot dates, fees, rentals or special events, contact : Rick Haman at 816-206-0027  e-mail www.redbow@gmail.com  or Ken Baker 816-365-2996 e-mail  www.packrock68@yahoo.com