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About Us
WELCOME TO THE PRICKLY PEAR SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION WEBSITE! Our objective is to conserve and perpetuate fishing, hunting and other sports as high quality recreational activities in the State of Montana. The Association promotes high standards of sportmanship, marksmanship, and safe firearm education. 
The Association maintains a top-notch shooting range nestled in the pine forest on McDonald Pass, creating a beautiful setting where members can enjoy the 100 yd, 200 yd, 300 yd, 400 yd, and 500 yd rifle ranges as well as a pistol range with retractable targets. For our younger shooters, we have a .22 reactive target area. 
For more information on how to become a member, click on JOIN PPSA TODAY.


Range Location:

Drive about 10 miles west of Helena on Highway 12 toward MacDonald Pass. Watch for these signs on your right as you near the range: "Helena National Forest", (Slow Down), "Mile 31", "1898". (Turn Right). Use your code to unlock, open, enter and close the Gates.

Public Lands Water Access Information
Montana Hunter-Landowner
Stewardship Project

Prickly Pear Sportsmen’s Association Target Range operates on public lands as authorized under a special use permit issued by the Helena National Forest, Helena Ranger District.


This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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