Sportsman’s club seeking contributions to buy land and keep range open

MEEKER | Every year more than 800 hunters stop by the Meeker Sportsman’s Club just south of Meeker on Highway 13 to sight-in their guns before they head to the hills in search of their prey. Close to 200 local club members take advantage of the shooting and archery range to hone their shooting skills.
Many of our local youth have completed their hunter education classes there and participated in 4-H club practices and competitions. Local law enforcement, from the sheriff’s department to park rangers, use the range to train and maintain their qualifications. And individuals take advantage of the range for concealed carry and personal defense training classes.
The Meeker Sportsman’s Club has been active since the late 1970s. Besides law enforcement training and youth education, the club hosts a number of recreational shooting events throughout the year that are open to the public and attract visitors to town, which benefits the local economy.
Now, however, the 100-plus acres the range is located on are for sale, and in order to ensure the future of the range and all the benefits it provides to the community, the Meeker Sportsman’s Club is looking to buy the property. The group is seeking contributions to fund the purchase.
The Meeker Sportsman’s Club is a 501(c)3 organization. To make a contribution, please contact David Overton at 970-878-5578.