Spotlight: FOUNDERS RANCH Shotgun Sport Club

Few communities are fortunate to world-class recreational facilities in their backyard, but Edgewood is one of them. Founders Ranch, part of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) family, is home to a Sporting Clays Range that holds National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA)-sanctioned matches each month. The ranch brings wonderful opportunities to our community: 1) an excellent facility where the course is changed one to two times per month to provide variety; 2) family-oriented club where children and novices can learn, and experts can get pointers; and 3) a unique facility for corporate,  charity, and private events, customized to each host. There is a separate rifle/pistol range on-site, too.

Something else you won’t find at most ranges, an experienced female shooter on staff. Together with Gerald, her husband, Deborah Baker, runs the range at Founders Ranch. They are ready to help all shooters, but Deborah especially enjoys being able to help women learn the sport. “Women can easily be intimated, so a shotgun is a wonderful firearm to use for an experience like shooting. When you pull that trigger, it’s such a thrill to see that clay break apart,” says Baker.

Founders Ranch is known as a beautiful, friendly range, where safety and fun are paramount. Annual membership is just $45. Shotgun rentals are available. Range hours are: Wednesday-Sunday (Winter: 10am-3pm; Summer 10am-4pm). Location: 74 Barton Rd, Edgewood,  Website: FRShotgunSports.com Phone: (505) 934-2533.