Improvements at range include club building, donated by Pelican Lake resort

The new clubhouse was moved to the Dunvilla shooting range from Pelican Beach Resort. Sewer, water, plus a covered outdoor patio area, will be added by next season, reported David Johnson, an officer with the non-profit club.

The Dunvilla Shooting Club wrapped up its first full season of league trap shooting. 

Participants not only had the opportunity to utilize the area’s newest shooting sports facility, but also had a club house to gather in. 

Dunvilla now has a club building, a 20 by 20 structure donated by Pelican Beach Resort and moved to the site. A DARN grant of $25,000 offset the costs of pouring a concrete pad, moving the structure, and other associated costs, according to David Johnson, treasurer of the Dunvilla Club.

Three area business teams topped the inaugural Dunvilla league action. Briard Construction took first; Arctic Anchors, second; and Bar D Farms was third. 

Next summer, Johnson expects at least eight teams—and there is room for more. 

Individual honors over the eight-week seasons: 

• Most improved shooter, Jenny Field, with 11 targets per round.

• Highest shooter, Hunter Briard, with 377 of 400 total targets.

By next season, shooters will experience a “full service” experience in Dunvilla. Sewer-water will be installed at the clubhouse, and a lean-to structure will be added to the building, reported Johnson. 

Three picnic tables are at the facility, courtesy of Austin Fitzgerald, who built the furnishings as an Eagle Scout project. 

The clubhouse has a serving kitchen, with a stove and refrigerator.

Current officers for the Dunvilla non-profit shooting club are:

Erick Johnson, president 

David Johnson, treasurer

Gary Kowalski, secretary