The Dorman Range (Shotgun)
This is a fully licensed, well equipped, clay pigeon shooting range, located on Dorman Road in North Qualicum. It attracts people from all across Vancouver Island and shooters young and old, male and female, at all levels of expertise are welcome. A comfortable clubhouse provides refreshments and a place to watch all the action on shoot days.
- Two regulation Trap fields.
- One regulation Skeet field.
- Ten station Sporting Clays field.
The price per round of Trap is $4. The price for a full day of Sporting Clays is $30 for a round of 100 “birds” and an all inclusive lunch. 12 and 20ga ammunition is available in the clubhouse. All shooters must sign in and also sign up on a squad sheet.
Sporting Clays is becoming increasingly popular on the island with shooter numbers in excess of 90 not uncommon. We get representation from clubs as far away as Gold River and Victoria and on the big weekends the field is full of campers. In addition, we get squads made up of husbands and wives and brothers and sisters, grandfathers and grandsons. It’s a family outing on one hand and competitive on the other. Come and see what it’s all about.
Regular trap and skeet shoots are held every Sunday from 10am and even dated Wednesdays from 11am. Sporting Clay shoots, including .410 and 28 gauge for squads of 3-5 shooters are held on the 4th Saturday of each month (except December) at 10am. For exceptions see events calendar. *Sporting Clays – a person can shoot just 50 birds, either morning or afternoon, for $12.50 without lunch.
Youth Shooting Program
To encourage young shooters, Dorman Range has a program of discounts for shooters 16 years old and under. This includes free introductory rounds and reduced costs for shells and targets. Youth shooters must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or by a family friend with a letter of permission.
- Hearing and eye protection must be worn while shooting Trap and Skeet and while on the Sporting Clays course.
- Maximum shot size is 7 1/2.
- Guns may only be loaded when on a shooting stand.
- Actions must be open at all times when not shooting.
This range is located on Dorman Road just outside of Qualicum Beach.