Two of Utah’s best shooting centers
Gary grew up in northern Utah and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from Utah State University. He's married and has three kids. He started with the Division at the front counter in the Salt Lake office. He's now a Wildlife Program Coordinator over the statewide hunter education, shooting sports a shooting range programs.
The first time I visited the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range, I was just expecting to do some recreational shooting and relieve some of the stress. It was 1996, and I was a busy college student that had moved my young family to Logan so that I could pursue a Fisheries and Wildlife degree at Utah State University.
I heard about the range because there was an article in the local newspaper about how the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources had recently assumed management of the range and they needed volunteers.
I walked in to the lobby of the main building and saw the walls covered with taxidermy. Then I saw the shooters enjoying themselves the indoor archery and rimfire .22 ranges. I knew this range was somewhere that I wanted to spend some time.
After a short visit with the staff, I decided to submit an application to become a volunteer range safety officer. I never imagined this would be the start of more than 20 years working with shooting ranges, shooting sports programs and Utah’s Hunter Education Program.
Of course, the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range in Logan isn’t the only shooting range that the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources owns and operates. In total, the Division operates two of the best full-service public shooting ranges in Utah.
Both the Cache Valley range and the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range in Salt Lake City feature stellar service, amenities and are open to the public year round.
Lee Kay Public Shooting Range
Lee Kay has ranges for archery, handgun, muzzleloader, rifle and trap, skeet and 5-stand shotgun.
Lee Kay also features dog training grounds, hunter education classes, and the occasional try-before-you-buy demos and shooting clinics. You can also buy punch passes, which provide a discount for frequent shooters.
Lee Kay rifle range closure: All of the rifle ranges (100-, 200- and 300-yard ranges) at Lee Kay will close for construction for several months, beginning January 1, 2019. The shotgun range, 25- and 75-yard rifle and handgun ranges, and the archery range will remain open.
Cache Valley Public Shooting Range
Cache Valley also has ranges for archery, handgun, muzzleloader, rifle and trap, skeet and 5-stand shotgun.
The ranges are indoors and out, and are open year round. Cache also offers seasonal fun leagues and shooting clinics, and punch passes
If you get a new rifle, handgun, muzzleloader or bow, you can enjoy a free day of shooting at either of our shooting facilities. Just bring in the sales receipt for your firearm or bow within 30 days of purchase. If your new firearm is a shotgun, you won’t be able to shoot for free, but you can shoot one round of trap or skeet for half off the regular price.
We’re dedicated to providing a safe, clean environment where you can enjoy shooting. Whether you’re new to shooting sports and looking for guidance, or you want to sight in your rifle before a hunt, our friendly staff and volunteers are excited to show you what our ranges have to offer.
Who knows, maybe you’ll just enjoy a fun day of shooting and get some great stress relief or maybe one of the shooting ranges will become a regular part of your life as it has in mine.
These are both great places to shoot, and we’re continually making upgrades to improve your experience. Stop by and visit us soon!