• Dawn Riley

Vermilion Gun Club Open House Coming Soon

Len Chetter aka “Maverick” with his Cowboy Firearms. Photo Dawn Riley

Now in its 19th season, the Vermilion Gun Club has developed into a well-established club in the Vermilion Area. To show community members everything they have to offer, the club will be holding an Open House and Member Appreciation Day on August 7.

The club, renamed in 2011, was actually established in 2002 as the Vermilion and District Fish and Game Gun Club on an old gravel pit site. Over time, the club has grown to include roughly 300 members and has built an excellent facility south of Vermilion for members to hone their firearm skills and enjoy time with fellow enthusiasts.

Relying entirely on volunteers for maintenance of the grounds, the shooting range encompasses a covered firing line shelter, clubhouse, five different distance berms, outhouses, a storage shed and several traps for the stand trap field. This year’s summer workbee, held this past Saturday added mesh windscreens to the firing line and clubhouse, providing some much-appreciated shelter from bugs and wind. There are plans to enhance the clubhouse, including a freshwater tank, and some kitchen features to provide a venue for members to relax in. Dwayne Gorniak, President of the club is looking forward to all the changes the club has planned over the next few years, including the possibility of a small camping area, and praises all the volun