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Vernon National Shooting Preserve


Vernon National Shooting Preserve – Your destination for premier pheasant hunts and recreational target shooting – sporting clays, trap field, skeet, pistol range, rifle range, we’ve got it all!

Vernon National has a full service gun shop with new & used firearms for sale. Gun fitting and gunsmithing services are available.  AND – try before you buy- access to range to try the guns you are shopping for!

Vernon National Shooting Preserve is located on 500 acres in the rolling hills of the central New York town of Vernon Center. The family owned and operated facility is open to the public and its members and is home to open range, stocked pheasant hunting; a fully automated 16 station fully automated sporting clays course; a skeet field; fully lit trap field; 600 yard rifle range and covered pistol range, as well as a spacious clubhouse and banquet area. 

  Our central location is only miles from great amenities and entertainment including Turning Stone Casino and Vernon Downs. Minutes from Hamilton, Clinton and Rome, quick trip from Syracuse, Utica, Herkimer Valley areas, easy access to NYS thruway.

Hours for Pro Shop & Public:

Monday & Tuesday: By Appointment Only
Wednesday’s d  Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm

(Open Daily for Members & Pheasant Hunts)

Group Outings/ Special Events:  Make VNSP the destination for your next group event, company party or client event -perfect for bachelor or bachelorette parties!

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. Our 14 station sporting clays course is like “golf with a shotgun”, 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 kick off or finish your event. We provide instruction, ammunition and even gun rentals, as needed – making your experience here fun for all. Call us now to book your 2024 event, (315) 272-6211

Whats New :

  • Tuesday is Steak Night!  Come over and shoot a round on the clays course, skeet or pistol range, finish the evening with a cut to order steak – cook your own! Enter your score card to win a box of shells.
  • Pistol range is open! Have fun, test your skills on a fully incorporated range. (Must be VNSP member )
  • Upcoming events include a two-day shoot in July, and our annual Clubs n’ Clays event on September 7th, maybe a summer flurry! Check the events calendar often or call us! (315)796-4587.
  • Prepaid Cards – a convenient way to enjoy the range on your time, at the best price! Prepaid cards available starting with 500 rounds, at only 37 cents per target.
  • Gun Shop – Come checkout the latest in shotguns from Beretta, Benelli, Browning and More! Great Selection of new and used long guns and handguns.
  • Ammunition in stock, B&P, Aguila, and Rio’s, 12 and 20 gauge. Small gauge stock as well.
  • New short-sleeve shooting shirts, summer weight, netted hats. Can always order what you need,  check the pro-shop.
  • Trap Field- Members: $6/round or Non-Members: $7/round
  • Start your  shooting day with some warm-up shooting off the deck

Visit the newest part of Vernon National!

A Full Service Gun Shop

Buy, Sell, & Trade Firearms