Monthly Shoot Dates

Fall 2017 and Winter 2018

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.

If the match is canceled for bad weather join us at the Coffee Cup at 10:00 for  breakfast.

  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2
  • January 6
  • February 3
  • ​March 3


Check out the videos tab to see how to get started in cowboy action shooting.

​​​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.

Fall 2017 and Winter 2018

We have a match the first Saturday of each month.  Winter events are contingent on the weather.  If the shoot is cancelled, it will be posted.  Otherwise, we will be shooting.  In cold weather we relax costume requirements.  Keep your feed warm and dry in good winter boots.  Keep your head and hands warm too.

Check in at the shooting bays (take a left past the rifle range).

Mandatory shooter's safety meeting at 10:00 AM, with lead down range soon after.

Match Fee:  $5 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.

Monthly Informal Practice Sessions:

 We will have informal practice sessions the third Sunday of the month starting around 1:00.  (As weather permits and we have someone to run the practice.) These are informal sessions. 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.

2017 Informal Practice Schedule:

Check in at the main office before coming to the action bays.  $5 range fee unless you are  Whittecar member.​​​  If practice is cancelled, we will post it here.

  • ​October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17
  • January 21


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?  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.


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