Vernon National Shooting Preserve


Your destination for premier pheasant hunting and target shooting

Vernon National Shooting Preserve is located on 500 acres in the rolling hills of Central New York State in the town of Vernon Center. Our family owned and operated facility is open to members, as well as to the public.

We are home to a fully automated 14 station sporting clays course, a skeet range, covered pistol range, rifle range, indoor archery, and a 3-D outdoor archery course, as well as a spacious clubhouse and banquet area. We operate a stocked pheasant hunting operation from September 1st through the winter months. Both pistol shooting instruction and shotgun shooting instruction is available through private instructors. 

Our central location is only miles from great amenities and entertainment including the Turning Stone Casino and Vernon Downs. We are minutes from Cazenovia, Hamilton, Clinton and Rome. Easy access to the NYS thruway means we are a quick trip from Syracuse, Utica, and the Herkimer Valley areas.

Group outings and special events

Make Vernon National Shooting Preserve the destination for your next group event, company party or client event. Vernon National specializes in group outings of any size and offers businesses and groups a unique and exciting way to host a company outing, entertain clients and employees. We are also perfect for bachelor or bachelorette parties.

Sporting clays is like golf with a shotgun

Our 14-station sporting clays course is fun for beginners, as well as the experienced shooter. We can tailor an outing to your needs, incorporating shooting, team building games, time for meetings and a great meal to kickoff or finish your event. We provide instruction, ammunition and even gun rentals, making your experience here fun for everyone.

Shotgun Sports


Pistol & Rifle


Pheasant Hunts


Events