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The History & Story of the Boise Gun Club

“We’ve been shooting pigeons in the Treasure Valley since 1892”

Welcome to the Boise Gun Club, Idaho’s Premier Shotgun Sports Complex. We specialize in the shooting sports of Trap and Skeet and have been in the valley for over 120 years! The First Idaho State Shoot was held at the old fairgrounds in Boise in 1904, and the 1998 Idaho State Shoot was held at Boise in the club’s centennial year.

Shotgun shooting and bird hunting were important activities in the Boise area for many years before the formation of organized shooting clubs. There were turkey shoots, live pigeon shoots, and other activities put on by individuals or different clubs and groups.

By 1892 the Boise Gun Club began to organize and, by 1893, was offering clay pigeon events. By 1898 the club became ‘official,’ and the state of Idaho incorporated it in 1917.

The club’s shooting site was Hulls Gulch, and by 1912 it had more than 100 members. Several location changes took place in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s while the club continued to host many state shoots and other activities.

In 1942 the club moved a building onto the property just off Federal Way. While at this location, many milestone events took place — including the installment of the first electric trap machines in 1954, a major clubhouse and grounds expansion and remodeling in 1963, and, in 1967, the last ATA state shoot to be held on four traps.

By the late 1960′s, it was decided to look for a new location so the club could expand. The land was purchased at the present location, south of the state prison on Kuna-Mora Road. The first registered shoot there was in September 1972.

Over the years, the club has also sponsored and conducted shooting activities and exhibitions that have drawn large community crowds.

Two of the most famous examples were exhibitions by Ad Topperwein and Plinky Topperwein in the 1920s and Herb Parsons (of ‘Showman Shooter’ fame) in the 1950′s.”

The Boise Gun Club's Benefits

All these benefits and more can be had at the Boise Gun Club. We welcome everyone and anyone.

Community Oriented

The Boise Gun Club is all about its community — it wouldn't be here without it. Whether you're a member or not, the BGC welcomes everyone.

Yearly Competitions

Every year at the BGC, multiple shoots and competitions are held. Keep up to date on what's coming up next by visiting the calendar section of this website.

Event Hosting

If you'd like to rent the club for your own event, we would be happy to have you. Call the club or send us an email to schedule. It costs $500 per day.

Excellent Facilities

We have an excellent clubhouse with a kitchen and all the essentials. Perfect for hanging out on a cold day or renting for your own private shoot.

Helpful Hands

The BGC prides itself on being a welcoming and helpful organization. Feel free to ask if you have questions or need help with any aspect of our favorite sport.

Part-Time Employment

The BGC offers part-time employment on the day's we are open. Teens and younger folks are encouraged to apply.

The Boise Gun Club's Current Directorship

The directors are chosen yearly through a vote held by membership at the Annual Club Dinner

Ed Vanetten

President

Don mcfarland

Vice President

rick robles

2nd vice president

calvin kidney

secretary

Kim Gratiot

director

abe wilson

director

Amy Brownlee

Director

Dave Serdar

director

Chester Carter

director

GUN CLUB HOURS: Wednesdays from Noon to 8 PM & Sundays from Noon to 5 PM   |   PHONE: 1 (208) 342-0892   |   EMAIL: info@boisegunclub.com

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