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Local gun clubs offer safe event to sight-in weapons

The Douglas Ridge Rifle Club and the Estacada Rod and Gun Club are offering special hours for rifle owners to sight-in their weapons prior to the fall hunting seasons.

The Douglas Ridge Rifle Club has scheduled four weekends this fall for gun owners to sight-in their weapons. Gun owners can sight any legal hunting rifle or handgun caliber. All guns will be checked for safety before shooting.

The Douglas Ridge club asks that participants bring unloaded weapons with the action open.

Targets and ear protection will be provided and bore sighters are available. Coaches will provide instruction and spotting.

The club does not sell ammunition.

Douglas Ridge is open for sighting-in Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and Oct. 10 and 11. The facility is open for sighting-in from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and shooting ends promptly at 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per gun.

Douglas Ridge is in Eagle Creek at 27787 Highway 224. For more information call 503-803-8480 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Douglas Ridge asks that participants bring a nonperishable food item for families in need.

The Estacada Rod and Gun Club, 23400 S.E. Eagle Creek Road, will be open everyday for sighting-in starting Saturday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 4. It’s open weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost is $5 and includes a target. For more information call 503-241-4214.