New thread for 2011 since the previous thread about ASC got filled up with perishables.
The Aurora Sportsmen's Club (http://www.aurorasc.org
) has a "fifty-friendly" rifle range located south west of Waterman, Illinois, about 60 miles due west of Chicago. About the Club:
The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club (ASC, Inc) has been in operation for more than 60 years and is incorporated as a Not-For-Profit Illinois Corporation. The Club operates as a “Members Only” organization dedicated to training and education. It currently conducts all of its activities and programs at its new 518 acre site located just south of Waterman, Illinois. Many of the Club’s activities are open to the general public. What Facilities does the club have?
Our 50ft, 25yd, 50yd, 100yd, 200yd, and 600yd Rifle/Pistol ranges can handle any rimfire or centerfire firearm legal in Illinois (up to and including .50 BMG).
We have two Skeet fields, three Trap fields, a 5-Stand field and a ten station/100 shot Sporting Clays course.
Archery includes Field and 3D ranges. Hunting is permissible with the proper state and club permits. Future plans call for fishing and camping on site (the man-made lake is stocked). The ASC facilities are open and available to Regular Members 365 days per year. Is the Club ever open to the public?
Regular Members of ASC (Members with keys) have open access to all club facilities every day. Annual Shooting Members, Daily Members and guests are welcome to enjoy our facilities during events that are open to the public. In addition, everyone is welcome to participate in a wide range of educational and training programs.
ASC is also home for SAFERUSA
which holds numerous NRA and other firearms classes throughout the year, inclusding classes tailored for the ladies.
Shotgun Sports offers many open to the public activities for the shotgun enthusiast. Please visit the shotgun page
There are many recurring monthly events and matches including Practical Rifle matches on the fourth Saturday of the month, Rifle/ Pistol match shooting each 2nd Sunday of the month, and Muzzleloading matches the 3rd Sunday of the month. We also offer other events that are open to the public. Please check the Calendar for those events. Keep in mind that these events are matches, not open shooting.