• No pistols or handguns, unless approved by the Deep Portage safety range officer.

  • Rifles .50 caliber and smaller (no tracer or armor piercing ammunition).

  • For rifles, no large clip magazines with rapid quick firing. The range is designed for firearms safety and precision accuracy training, not burst firing.

  • Clay pigeon course: shotguns only 10 gauge and smaller.

  • The Deep Portage shooting safety range officer has the right to ask shooters to leave if they do not comply with firearms safety or range rules.


  • Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.

  • Maintain safe muzzle control at all times.

  • Be sure of your target and know what is beyond.

  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

These rules are followed strictly on the shooting ranges. You will be immediately asked to leave if you fail to follow these rules, no exceptions.

Educating youth and the public on the highest levels of safe firearms handling and providing safe and enjoyable shooting experiences has been a staple at Deep Portage for many years.


Deep Portage Learning Center operates a shooting sports complex which includes a 100 yard rifle range and a 10 station sporting clay pigeon course for shotguns.


The complex is only opened for:

  • Summer camp programming

  • DPLC fundraising events

  • Sight in your deer rifle day (one day per year, typically the Saturday of MEA weekend)

The complex is not opened to the public unless an approved sanctioned event is taking place with a Deep Portage certified shooting safety range officer.


Deep Portage Learning Center is proudly committed to keeping our shooting sports complex as environmentally friendly as possible.

Since 2019, we use only non-toxic ammunition (shotgun and rifle) during our summer camps and encourage you to do the same on our ranges.


Check out this non-toxic test video with former DPLC staff member and Professor of Wildlife at Bemidji State University, Dr. Brian Hiller, for more information on non-toxic ammunition.

Deep Portage "Between the Pines" Shoot
Jun 12, 2021, 9:00 AM
2197 Nature Center Dr NW
Shoot at Deep Portage's 10 station sporting clays course!