Three Forks, MT
Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire rifles are normally allowed at this location. Please check each particular event for details though since some events have different requirements.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE USE OF SMITH AND WESSON M&P 15/22’S AT AN APPLESEED ARE HEREBY TEMPORARILY PROHIBITED DUE TO RECENT SAFETY ISSUES.
Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event
Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.
Range Fee: None
Primitive dry camping and port-a-potty available.
The Broken Spur Motel
Roger & Roberta Stratton
Fort Three Forks Motel & RV Park
John & Sandra Shrable
Dorothy Meyer, manager
The range is 6.5 miles from Exit 274 off of I-90. Head south on Highway 2/287 towards Lewis & Clark Caverns state park. In 6.5 miles you will come to the Old Parker Homestead state park and that is where the range is located. It will be marked and parking will be available. If one were to continue an additional .2 miles they would come to Beardsley Lane to the south. This leads to camping facilities that were mentioned earlier.
GPS: 45.845741, -111.676770
State Laws to be aware of:
It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all and Federal Firearms Laws.
Montana has very friendly gun laws; if in doubt follow the laws of your home state and you'll be well within compliance.
No DOGS! Land owner requires pets to be left at home.
Centerfire welcome - but bring your .22 also and save on ammo costs.
Bring plenty of warm and waterproof clothes appropriate for the weather, as there is very little shelter at the range and we will be outside all day. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable in outdoor (field) conditions. A folding style camp chair is quite handy. Water, food (we have working lunches), sunscreen, etc. For the rifle don't forget to bring ammo (400 rounds minimum), ear protection, eye protection, sling, mat or pad, several magazines, hat, staple gun, sunglasses. Check out this list at http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=101.0.
This range offers actual distance shooting, so bring your 22 for the 25 meter portion, and your center fire rifle for some actual distance experience. NO Alcohol Permitted
For more information contact:
Name: MT State Coordinator Email Address: MT@appleseedinfo.org
Name: Mark Davis on the Appleseed Forum