Photos here show what some irresponsible or just plain destructive shooters did to the 50 yard range during the winter. The rifle league team had to replace all the 2x4x10ft horizontal stringers as well as all 20 target holders. If this wanton destruction continues, it will not be long until the vertical STEEL uprights will be destroyed as well. Is this the way you want your range to look? If you see anyone shooting at the uprights or at the wood, please report them to the Gopher Board. That kind of shooter does not warrant membership at Gopher Campfire Club.
Signed: Don Merkins, President
The Board of Directors welcomes you to our website. Our goal is to make the Gopher Campfire Conservation Club one of the finest organizations of it's kind in the area.
Founded in April, 1910 by Carlos Avery and Sam Anderson, the Gopher Campfire Conservation Club is located approximately 6.5 miles North of Hutchinson, MN at 24718 County Road 7 (Bear Lake Road).
The purposes for which this club is organized are to conserve, restore, and manage the game, fish, and other wildlife and it's habitat; to seek and procure improved hunting and fishing for landowners and sportsman. To promote interest in hunting, shooting, archery, fishing, and to encourage and educate it's members and the general public in the principles of safety. To encourage and provide social and friendly interaction among it's members.
Celebrate 100 years of the Gopher Campfire Club (1909 to 2009) by purchasing one of our souvenier anniversay books.
Available in hardcover for $100, or softcover for $30, this book is packed full of great photos, stories, history, and information about our club.
For more information, click here.
Also available are the anniversary prints celebrating the first 100 years of the Gopher Campfire Conservation Club. We commissioned artist David Chapman to create this painting. The scene depicts a beautiful autumn setting with rays of sun light streaming through the clouds.