Whittecar Rifle & Pistol Range

Hamilton, MT

Shooting Range


Rules of Operation
2016 Newsletter
Self Defense/CCW
Range date request form
Calendar of Special Events
Location Map

Hours of operation: variable by season.

The Whittecar Rifle and Pistol Range was formed around 1974 and incorporated in 1976. Bill Whittecar was one of the founding members. Our current lease runs out in 2025. The facility is located on Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks land. Our range is located in Ravalli County near the city of Hamilton, Montana approximately 45 miles south of Missoula. We are a public range serving the communities of the Bitterroot Valley including Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Pinesdale, Corvallis, Hamilton, Darby and Sula.

Rifle Range in the Bitterroot ValleyWe are open to the general public on Wednesday through Sunday 52 weeks a year. We currently have eight shooting ranges. The range is run by a 10 person Board of Directors and staffed by our on-site Caretakers. We conduct monthly Board meetings on the second Thursday of every month. These meetings are usually held at the Range itself. Our meeting minutes record our monthly discussions and members are encouraged to attend our meetings. We print an annual newsletter and maintain a calendar of activities such as matches, classes and law enforcement training. We are supported by membership fees, daily use fees and by the generosity of several local sponsors.

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2017 - Whittecar Rifle & Pistol Range