Contact the range manager: (507) 282-9808

Welcome to the Southern Minnesota Sportsman’s Club WEB site. The Sportsmen’s Club, founded in middle 1920’s, is dedicated to the principles of sportsmanship and conservation. The Club is located on 64 acres South East of Rochester, Minnesota and includes two lighted Trap Ranges, 25 and 50 Yard Ranges, 100 and 200 Yard Ranges, an Archery Range, and two club houses. All facilities are open for members and their guests. The SOUTHERN MINNESOTA SPORTSMAN’S CLUB is a Minnesota registered Non-Profit Corporation.

Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. until sunset – Monday through Saturday
9:00 a.m. until sunset – Sunday and Holidays
No shots are to be fired after sunset on any day, per the sunset time reported by:
Check the site above to confirm sunset time each day.
The trap range is available for hand thrown clay pigeons during these hours ONLY if the Trap Club is not shooting.

Southern Minnesota Sportsman’s Club
6251 20th St SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
(507) 282-9808
Map to SMSC

Safety Orientation Sessions and ID Badges: Please note that completion of the Safety Orientation class is required by all new members AND current members that have not taken the class. SMSC introduced member safety orientation sessions in June 2013 in compliance with the NRA recommendation that all ranges implement such safety programs for their members. The required one-hour orientation sessions will be held on the dates listed below. We will start promptly at the times below. Check in will start 30 minutes before. If you are late for the class you will not be given credit for attending the class. The Access badges will be printed before and after the class.
SMSC Range Orientation Classes
Registration starts @ 5:30pm and Class starts @ 6:00pm
Thursday October 5 2017, Thursday November 2 2017, Thursday December 7 2017, Thursday January 4 2018, Thursday February 2018
Waiver Form: Effective 2016-02-01 (February 1, 2016) Members’ ID cards will NOT open the gate unless the ID card holder has submitted a signed Waiver form. Select “Membership” in the menu above, scroll down to find the Membership Waiver download. Fill the form out completely (a form is required for each person with a badge), and either bring it to the Range Manager’s cottage on your next visit OR mail it to:
Southern Minnesota Sportsman’s Club, Inc.
6251 20th ST SE
Rochester MN 55904
Handicapped Access: If you require handicapped access to the range, contact the Range Manager and he can provide you with a key to the west gate entrance and show you where you can drive down to that gate.


If you are not receiving regular emails from the club, there is probably an issue with the email address we have on record for you. You should be getting a Board of Directors meeting agenda close to the first of each month and a newsletter around the middle of each month. If you aren’t, you probably aren’t going to get your membership renewal notice either.

Please contact us to update us with your current email address.

SMSC Bullseye League
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
SMSC Bullseye League @ Southern Minnesota Sportsman's Club - Clubhouse

This is NRA precision pistol shooting on the SMSC indoor range.
The first 3 weeks, September 5th – 19th, are set aside for practice and new shooter orientation which, along with SMSC membership, is the only prerequisite for shooting in this league. We can provide pistols, hearing and eye protection and even ammo (at cost). You really don’t need to put any skin into the game to try it out. Come during the first 3 weeks to see if this is for you. The new shooter orientation classes start at 6:15 so please be on time, or better yet, early. You have to complete this short class in order to shoot in the league.

You can learn more about the league and Bullseye shooting on our web site:

Trap Club Open Shooting
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Trap club shooting open to members and the public.

Indoor Pistol Open Shooting
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This is an open shoot with an RSO present open to all SMSC members for indoor pistol shooting subject to the indoor range limitations.

Youth firearms safety training instructor meeting
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The SMSC Clubhouse has been reserved for the use of the instructors for the youth firearms safety training to hold a meeting.

DNR Field Day – Both 25/50 Ranges & Plate Range Closed 11am-3pm
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The DNR is having a field day from 11am until 3pm – Both of the 25/50 ranges and the plate range will be closed during these times.

East & West 25/50 yard and plate ranges CLOSED
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Both 25/50 yard ranges and the falling plate range will be closed on October 21st from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for youth firearms safety training.

Trap Club Open Shooting
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Trap club shooting open to members and the public.

Aim High Pistol League
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Aim High Pistol League is a men’s church group with a focus on target shooting and fellowship. Meets indoors in the fall/winter and outdoors in the spring/summer. Meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

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