The ScatterGun Retrievers
Bits & Pieces
You don't quit shooting at ScatterGun once you have your limit. Guests are
welcome to unlimited use of our challenging ten-station sporting clays
course throughout their stay. The hunters answer to golf, sporting clays
offer every possible target you could imagine.
This exciting course is located a short walk from the main lodge. Built
along the edge of Chapelle Creek this great outdoor pastime will challenge
the skills of the seasoned hunter as well as the beginner. We utilize
Lincoln Traps that throw everything from bouncing rabbits, to going away
quail like targets and incoming doves.
Many of our guests take advantage of our free shooting school and
clinics. Owner Chuck Ross is available at any time during your stay to pass
along the basics of good shooting. Lessons are available at no charge and
can be conducted in a small group or if you choose you can also have a
Our practice area also features a computerized Lincoln electronic trap
thrower. Here is your chance to practice over 60 different target
configurations without taking a single step. This is a great way to improve
your shooting or just have fun.
Starting this fall ScatterGun Guests will have the opportunity to do
exactly that. Now under construction, our brand new SUPER RANGE will give
our guests the opportunity to fire the world's most acclaimed sniper rifle,
the Barrett 50 Caliber. Developed during WWII the BMG .50 was a legendary
machine gun round.
In 2002 Corporal Rob Furlong of the Canadian Forces fired his .50 cal at
an insurgent at the unbelievable range of 2430 meters-7973 feet or just over
1 1/2 miles. It is the absolute record for the longest sniper kill in
Under the watchful eye of our professional guide staff guests will be
challenged with both 1/2 and a full one mile target.
The SUPER RANGE will feature state of the art electronics that will allow
guests the opportunity to actually view a 40 inch monitor and watch the
bullet when it strikes the target.
We are very excited to offer this rare and unique shooting opportunity to
our guests at ScatterGun in 2011.
The standard 30:06 cartridge (bottom) produces 2000 to 3000 foot pounds
of energy. The .50 caliber produces from 10,000 to 20,000 foot pounds of
For reservations call (605)875-3500
21185 ScatterGun Ridge Rd ♦ Pierre, SD 57501