Sapphire Mountain Men Events 2022

Monthly shooting competitions for members are held the second Sunday of every month at Noon. 
Hellgate Civilian Shooting Range, Zaugg St, Bonner, MT. 
$5 shooting fee, or $10 for the family

Public is invited. If you have never tried blackpowder shooting come to the club shoot. We welcome instructing new shooters!


  • Jan 9 – Jack Frost Shoot              
    • Rifle  at Paper targets
    • Come challenge the cold weather and shoot in the snow! 


  • Feb 13 -Sweetheart Shoot
    • Paper/ Heart targets-Pistol Shoot

    • Bring your sweetheart along for a fun day at the range

    • 4H Shooting Sports group will be competing


  • March 13  - Wearing of the Green /Daylight Savings 
    • Accuracy Rifle Shoot

    • Paper accuracy bench rest shoot


  • Saturday April 2- Members Only- Trailer Clean Up and WHR Registration Preparations
    • Saturday 11 am till completed-   Make ready for Wildhorse

  • April 10- Spring Shoot  
    • Pistol shoot at metal gongs

    • Celebrate warmer weather!

    • 4H Shooting Sports group will be competing


  • May 8 -  Rendezvous Tune Up
    • Rifle shoot at metal targets
    • Annual Meeting- Club officer elections and Pot Luck
  • May 21-22  Work Weekend
    •  Set up starts at 9 am  Sat/ Sun

    • Saturday night dinner 5:30 for workers

  • May 27-30 - Memorial Day Weekend -  Wildhorse Rendezvous

    • Fantastic weekend events planned!

    • Site open Friday am for set up

    • Registration opens Friday at 11 am

    • Competitions start Friday at 1 pm 

    • Cannon Shoot at 9am Sunday

      • 4H Shooting Sports group will be competing


  • June 12 – Flag Day Rifle Shoot
    • Get ready for summer fun and sunshine… rifle shoot , gong, metal targets at 50-100 yards
    • Wear primitive attire-  Group photo 
  • 4H Shooting Sports group will be competing


  • July 10-  Carnival Shoot 
    • Bring Pistol & Rifle to hit balloons, straws, marshmallows and more!

    • Tentative- 4-H Muzzle-loader Competition- for Western MT Fair prizes

  • July -Date tbd- Lolo Peak Visitor center​
    • Demonstrations and discussions with the public​


  • Aug 14 -   Sizzling Hot Summer Shoot
    • Rifle accuracy , bench rest shoot and off hand- mixed targets
    • Awards!
    • 4H Shooting Sports group will be competing


  • Sept  11- Game Bird Rifle Shoot 
    • Game bird season practice-metal targets
  • Sept 23-24 - SMM Camp Out/ BBQ- Sawmill Gulch 

    • Modern or Primitive camp, rifle & mini cannon shoot


  • Oct 9-  Pumpkin Pistol Shoot 
    • Put a smile on the pumpkin face!

    • Cookies and apple cider

    • 4H Shooting Sports group will be competing


  • Nov 13-   Fall Rifle Shoot
    • Paper targets at 50 and 100 yards!
  • Nov 26 - 9 Mile Community Center Turkey Shoot
           Fund raiser for the 9 Mile Community Center- also hosting a craft fair 10 am-3 pm
  • Public shoot for prizes, SMM members run shooting line-11 am-2 pm

  • Primitive dress for participants that help shoot


  • Dec 11-  Santa Hat Rifle Shoot
    • Metal and paper targets- snow , cold or whatever

    • Group photo- wear your primitive attire and a Santa Hat!

    • Cookies, tea and hot cocoa too