Eastern Morrison County Sportsmen's Club rifle and trap range grows into favorite for sportsmen
25 Oct 2019
Economic Development, Community, Business
The Eastern Morrison County Sportsmen's Club rifle and trap range is a hidden jewel on Highway 27 between Pierz and Little Falls.
For 50-plus years, a little piece of land on Highway 27 has offered sportsmen a place to practice their shooting skills. In the 1960s, landowner Bumpy (Alcuin) Faust opened a 10-acre piece of his property to people who wanted to shoot trap on Sunday afternoons.
Today, that piece of land, now expanded to 40 acres, is what members call a premier shooting range, due to all of the improvements made to the range over the years.
It was in the late 1970s that four men, Lloyd Boeder, Keith Thielen, Jim Meyer and the late Paul Solinger, started the Eastern Morrison County Sportsmen’s Club (EMCSC), going through all of the processes required.
Some of those requirements included getting approval from the Morrison County Planning and Zoning Board for a trap and rifle range on Highway 27. That same year, the Department of the Interior gave its OK for a gun club, as did the Department of the Army and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.