Rod And Gun Clubs Near Syracuse New York

Rod and gun clubs give gun owners a chance to practice their skills.

The greater Syracuse and Central New York region gives hunters and sportsmen many opportunities to practice their skills. Some require membership in the National Rifle Association; some offer gun safety programs. Rod and gun clubs provide a safe environment for firearms practice, and you can find dozens in and around Syracuse.

Liverpool Rod and Gun Club

The Liverpool Rod and Gun Club is centrally located among the towns between Syracuse and Oneida Lake. Active participation in the club is a must; membership requires you to attend at least three club meetings per year in addition to member fees (as of 2010) of $115 for the first year, and $80 afterwards. Club facilities include ranges for both pistols and rifles. You must be a member or accompany a member to use the ranges (up to three guests per member at a time). However, the club also offers winter rifle, rimfire rifle and IR 50-50 leagues for members and nonmembers alike. To join, attend the next monthly meeting; excluding December, it’s always on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Liverpool Rod and Gun Club

7902 Henry Clay Blvd

P.O. Box 435

Liverpool, NY 13090

Fayetteville-Manlius Rod and Gun Club

One of the major clubs east of the city is the Fayetteville-Manlius Rod and Gun Club. This club offers 50- and 100-yard ranges for rifles and pistols, a shorter 25-yard pistol range, a trap-shooting range and features a woods-walk-style course for archery practice. As of 2010, members pay $90 the first year and $55 each year after. The club asks you to contact them online to get the membership process started.

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Fayetteville-Manlius Rod and Gun Club

4545 Whetstone Rd

Manlius, NY 13104


Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club

To the southwest of Syracuse, the easternmost Finger Lakes are home to the Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club. The club offers a rifle/pistol range and a trap range. As of 2010, members can pay annual dues of $36 ($16 for teenagers), family dues of $56 annually or a lifetime membership fee of $250. In addition to traditional club offerings, Otisco’s rural location allows it to sponsor several hunting and fishing events throughout the year, including squirrel hunting, turkey hunting and a youth fishing derby.

Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club

3015 Otisco Valley Rd

Marietta, NY 13110


Camillus Sportsmen’s Club

Camillus Sportsmen’s Club lies a few miles west of the city limits with easy access to a major state highway. Facilities include a 330-yard outdoor range and a 50-foot indoor range. The club hosts leagues in benchrest, rifle, pistol, silhouette and trap and skeet shooting. Access to the club is restricted to members and one guest only. However, the club offers incentives such as discounted NRA fees and a senior citizen membership rate to join. Members are obligated to attend a club meeting; they’re held twice a month.

Camillus Sportsmen‘s Club

Devoe Road

Camillus, NY 13031