A local nonprofit is in the midst of constructing a brand new $2 million indoor shooting sports complex near Missoula that will be focused on allowing kids to practice year-round.
The Western Montana Fish and Game Association is currently fundraising to help pay for the project, but work is well underway on a new two-story, 19,568-square-foot facility that will be called the Youth Shooting Sports Complex. It’s located at the Deer Creek Shooting Center, a longtime gun range between East Missoula and Bonner. Construction started this year and is expected to be finished around January of 2024.
The Western Montana Fish and Game Association is in the midst of constructing a $2 million indoor shooting sports complex near Missoula. The nonprofit is fundraising to help pay for the 19,568-square-foot project.
BEN ALLAN SMITH, Missoulian
“We’re trying to help support the youth activities in the area,” explained Randy Stemple, the Association’s president. “There’s probably 15 to 30 youth shooting programs in the area, from archery to air rifle to air pistol, that don’t have anywhere to practice. Kids are practicing in garages