Helena Gun Club • Helena Trap Club


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Pictured above are members of the Helena Gun Club, July 27 1947. This photo by Les Jorud was taken at the Club's present location in the Helena Valley, at 5505 N. Montana Avenue.

From 1927 to 1946, the Club operated in the west side Kenwood Addition, just outside the city limits. That early facility was located near the intersection of Highway 12 and Linden, but the exact location is unknown to your editor as of this writing.

One interesting tidbit about the early club in Kenwood is that members would periodically "mine" the range for lead shotgun pellets, and over the years some 20 tons of lead was recovered.

The Helena Trap Club is still in business.



July 11 1948 Independent Record


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A short history of the Helena Gun Club and trapshooting in Helena.

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