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If you are interested in cowboy action shooting, you are welcome to come and watch.  You will need to wear eye and hearing protection.

New Shooter Orientation:​​

Want to know what gear do I need?  We strongly advise you to come talk to experience shooters before buying gear.   What guns should I have?  What are the rules?  Our orientation will walk you through what you need to know to get started in cowboy action shooting.  If you are interested, email us.  Normally we can do a new shooter orientation at any practice session if you let us know you are coming.  If you need a date that's not on a Sunday, just let us know.


Shooting Schedule


These are the scheduled shooting dates.  If the event is canceled, it will be posted here.  Otherwise we will be shooting.  You can be added to our email list if you want updates.

  • Jan 4

  • Feb 1

  • March 7

  • April 4

  • May 2

  • June 5 Friday night practices begin

  • June 6

  • July 4

  • August 1

  • September 5

  • September 17-19 Ambush at Canyon Walls

  • October 3

  • November 7

  • December 5


  Bitterroot Buckaroos

Old West Shooting And Social Club

Monthly Informal Practice Sessions:

 Join us for practice. If you are just getting into the sport, you can bring out whatever cowboy guns you have to start shooting.  It's a good time to ask questions and get shooting tips.

Informal Practice Schedule:

Practice will start up in June and run through September  It will be Friday night at 4:30 before our monthly match.  Check in at the main office before coming to the action bays.  $7 range fee unless you are  Whittecar member.​​​  If practice is cancelled, we will post it here.​​

​​​Bitterroot Buckaroos

We are a SASS affiliated cowboy action shooting club located in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana shooting at the Whittecar Rifle and Pistol Range in Hamilton, MT.

Monthly Matches

We have a match the first Saturday (before the first Sunday) of each month. (See shoot dates.)

Shooter's check in starts at 9:30. Mandatory safety meeting at 10:00 AM, with lead down range soon after.

Match Fee:  $7 for Bitterroot Buckaroos members.  $10 for guests.

Want to shoot more? Pay an extra match fee and shoot a second time in "open class."  Any approved SASS style of shooting is allowed with any cowboy legal firearms.  It's a good way to practice for a new shooting category, work on a different technique or just to shoot more.

We shoot 6 stages with a minimum ammo count of 60 rifle, 60 pistol, and 30 shotgun.  It's a good idea to bring extra ammo.