Manhattan Wildlife Association


Frequently Asked Questions


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This is our FAQ section. We will add to this section as common questions come up.


1. Does the range have hours?

NO it does not have hours. Within reason it is from Dawn till Dusk. Though there are activities that shoot later as in Skeet and Trap and some on the pistol and rifle range but in general no it does not have hours.



2. Does the range rent guns?

NO we do not.



3. Does the range sell ammo?

In most cases NO the only caveat to that is that we do sell ammo for shotgun shooting and that is done on the same timeframe that the trap and skeet are out there on Wednesday evenings and Sunday's. Also there are some other competitions and activities that ammo is sold at.



4. Does the MWA sell reloading components?

The MWA does have a limited supply of components. Anyone interested can contact Gary Delin for the list of components that we have in and the times that you can acquire those. You can check on our components on our home page of our website to the left.



5. What about bringing or inviting a guest?

Yes we do have a guest policy. Starting on June 1, 2017 our guest policy will change to a charge for guests.

The fee will be $10.00 per guest.  A registration box is located on the West side of the East club house where all guest are to sign in and deposit the fee.  The guest will retain the verification part of the form at all times on the range.



6. Is there indoor shooting facilities at the Range?

NO, we do not have indoor shooting facilities for shooting. We do have overhangs and covers to shoot from under.



7. Does the MWA have targets out at the range for sale to general members at any time?

NO not on an everyday basis we do not sell targets on-site at the site range. Those should be picked up prior to coming out to the range. The only caveat to this is during our Public Sight-In sessions, during Electronic Gate Card Pickup times and during certain shooting events, targets are either provided or made available to buy.



8. Is there a discounted membership available after the first of the year?

Yes with a stipulation. After January 1 of the year, a person can purchase a membership for $25.00 from then till May 31 of that current year and then MUST purchase the following year membership  of $55 a year if using Debit or Credit card discounted to $50 a year if using Cash or check going from June 1 to May 31 of the following year.



9. What are if any caliber limitations at the range?

There is a caliber limitation at the range. 50 BMG and under. We do not want you to shoot 50 BMG's at the steel target closer than the 300 yard Gong. Also there is to be no incendiary, tracer, exploding or armor piercing rounds at all no matter what the caliber. There is to be no exploding targets or exploding devices whatsoever that includes Tannerite, unless it is at an organized event or cleared with the board or directors first.



10. Who is included in the MWA Membership?

A membership in the Manhattan Wildlife Association consists of Member and spouse and any Children whom are 18 years and younger living with you. If there are older children than that or are not living with you (Residing at your home) they have to have their own membership.



11. Does the MWA have a day use fee or single use fee?

NO. We do have Public Site-In by appointment ONLY. There is a nominal fee per gun site in and assist you with that. Past that you have to have a Year membership to utilize the range. Unless you have a sponsored member that can invite you in as a guest and then you can utilize the guest policy.


12. Where can I watch the Orientation Video?

MWA Orientation presentation in order to purchase or renew your membership is now available to watch for all members. It is available to watch at the Range on the following dates ONLY: Available on front page of website after January 22nd 2022. Call Nick Pipinich (406) 580-0571 for more information.


13. Where and when can I get my Electronic Gate card?

You can pick up your Electronic Gate card on the specified dates listed on the Calendar and on the first page of the website. Please reference those times. Keep checking back as these times WILL change.


14. How can I enter the range if I don't have an Electronic Gate card or the power is out?

You can call the following Board members to get the Green Gate combination to access or exit the range ONLY in case of the Electronic gate not working

Nick D. Pipinich - Secretary (406) 580 0571

Dick DeBernardis - Vice President (406) 539 9400


15. How do I renew my Membership to the Manhattan Wildlife Association?

you can go to the Home page and on the middle of the page there is a link there to renew via Credit or Debit card. You can renew by printing out the membership Application from the Membership application tab on the left hand side of the main page on this website, you can fill that out and mail it into us via US postal mail. Or you can show up at the list days that we will be there and can renew your membership them.