Welcome to The Forks Rifle Club


With the implementation of mask requirements by both Grand Forks County and the State of North Dakota the following changes have been made to the range schedule and utilization:

  • Masks are required in the club house, indoor range and heated shooting house in the sighting-in-building anytime there is more than one person in the facility.
  • The junior marksmanship program has been delayed until the mask requirement is lifted.
  • The winter league practice sessions in the indoor range are postponed until after the executive committee meeting on December 9, 2020.
  • The approved smallbore 4-position match scheduled for December 12, 2020, has been cancelled.

Utilization of the outdoor facilities and the unheated portion of the sighting-in-building remain unchanged.                                                                                                                             


The Forks Rifle Club, Inc. was established in 1933 to promote and support competitive rifle shooting in the greater Grand Forks area. The Forks Rifle Club is affiliated with the National Rifle Association, the North Dakota Shooting Sports Association, and the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

The Forks Rifle Club W. G. Coulter Rifle Range is located at 2051 12 Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. The Coulter Range outdoor facilities include a fifteen point national match course high power rifle range with 200, 300, and 600 yard firing points. The range also has a 500 meter high power rifle silhouette range, a separate sighting-in range with 100 and 200 yard backstops and a building with seven covered shooting bays and a heated shooting house.

The club house also serves as a classroom for hunter safety classes and marksmanship training. The attached eight point 50 foot indoor smallbore range provides a venue for junior and adult shooting programs during the winter months. The junior marksmanship program provides instruction for youngster in smallbore rifle and precision air rifle by NRA certified instructors.

The Forks Rifle Club sponsors numerous smallbore and high power rifle matches and championships throughout the year.

The Forks Rifle Club is a members-only range, anyone using a firearm at the range must be a member. For information on joining the club, click the membership link above.


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