Back 40 Sporting Clays - Bourbon, Indiana - Sporting Clays
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Back 40 Sporting Clays


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1010 9B Rd
Bourbon, IN 46504
(574) 342-4665

Club Hours

FRI 9:00 - 3:00
SAT 8:00 - 6:00
SUN 12:00- 6:00
All other: By appointment only.


Skeet Trap 5 Stand Sporting FITASC Other Birds
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3 Miles North of Bourbon, IN, on State Rd 331 to East 9B Rd. Then east 2 miles to the Northeast corner of 9th and Beech Rd.

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Club Reviews Submitted by Visitors, Members or Staff
Tipton Indiana 46072
6-10 Visits
Reviewed 04/21/2015
We shot the BUNNY BLAST last week and had ball. we have been there many times. we always enjoy the friendly feeling when we go. Super nice people . One of the nicest places to go and enjoy yourself. Great job LARRY and RYAN AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY.
christopher merrill
south bend IN
Reviewed 10/15/2014
First time shooting here will be back! Super laid back, really nice people. 10 station plus wobble, and more! Check it out.
Wallace Plumbing Heating & Cooling
Syracuse IN
More than 10 visits
Reviewed 06/28/2014
Love this place...The rabbit shoot is a blast. Every year my closest family and friends go for fathers day and of course for the rabbit shoot. I've taken my boys form the age of three to learn gun safety and the art of shooting safely & accurately..or not so accurately for some of us...haha. Ryan has a good thing going and he has treated me very fairly on ammo & firearms. Will be going there untill the o`l great spirt needs me full time. Oh by the way ..they serve the best dam hot dogs & they are free.
Dale A. Leonhard
South Bend, Indiana
6-10 Visits
Reviewed 06/03/2014
My grandson and I just love shooting here. The people are so friendly and it is a very safe place to shot. Always have a great time when we are there. Would tell everyone to go there. Great place!
Mick VanDuyne
2-5 Visits
Reviewed 12/20/2012
I have visited a few times, each time enjoying the adventure. At Thanksgiving this year I took my son and we had a great time. During our event I had a shell jam in the chamber and was unable to eject it. So I disassembled my gun and cut my thumb open on the barrel. The first thing that I noticed upon my return visit was that every station now has a push rod available to eject jammed shells. I'm not saying that they did this for me but it was great to see that they have their customers safety in mind......Thanks for a great place to shoot.
Michael Burdette
Fort Wayne, IN
More than 10 visits
Reviewed 07/24/2012
The very first time I shot sporting clays was at this course. Since then I've been back many times. I truly did not appreciate just how great this place was until I visited several others while on vacation in South Carolina. One of them is very well known and will be hosting the US Open Clays tournament next year. The Back Forty stacks up extremely well to both of the other courses I've shot. The staff is very friendly and down to earth. The equipment works well with very few hiccups. The course is challenging and just plain great fun. Top notch!!
Mark Kezler
Lansing, Illinois
Reviewed 06/02/2012
GREAT PLACE, ran by good people! The course was great, all kinds of different looks, average to challenging.. Price was well within reason, and course/facility was definately worth the drive. Would definately recommend you check this one out! Approx. 1:40 min drive from Lansing, IL.
nancy gaynor
chicago, il
More than 10 visits
Reviewed 03/20/2010
Back 40 is my favorite place to shoot. Friendly atmosphere, great course for beginners to advanced shooters. And everything works!
Leroy Beach
Georgetown Indiana
6-10 Visits
Reviewed 11/25/2009
Each year we come north for Thanksgiving to visit family. On black Friday the men in my wife's family and I go to shoot while the women go shopping. We have done this for a number of years now and it really is a great place to spend the day. The staff are great. Looking forward to this years trip. Leroy
Dennis Caudill
Warsaw, IN
Reviewed 05/04/2009
On Sunday May 03 I visited this place with some friends. It was amazing!!! Had a wonderful time. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful with any question that I had. Great people. Will definitely return. I will bring my boys with me the next time. They will have a blast. Thanks Larry and John.
Ryan R.
Wabash, In
6-10 Visits
Reviewed 04/16/2009
Great place to shoot. Very friendly owners, easy to talk to. The stations have been set up different almost every time I've been there, which makes it more fun to return. Very nice facility, and well maintained. My favorite place in this area to shoot!
Tom Holt
St. Joseph, MI
Reviewed 04/16/2009
What a great club! The management and employees are extremely friendly and helpful. Very shooter oriented. We shot many targets and had very little problem with the traps or broken targets. Very well stocked and run club house and pro shop. I will shoot here again for sure.
Larry Kees
Harlan, Indiana
2-5 Visits
Reviewed 01/03/2009
This is a very well run establishment. It offers over 20 different shooting stations with multiple throwers. The gun shop is well stocked with any items that may have been forgotten by visitors. The throwing angles offer a wide variety of shooting speeds and angles, always keeping the shooter on his toes. This club is highly recommended.
Jerry Sus
Frankfort, IL.
More than 10 visits
Reviewed 12/25/2008
This is a great place to shoot. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The first time I went they took time to show me the course and the grounds. They change the course regularly to keep it challenging. If you like sporting clays you will like the Back 40.
Greg Litchfield
Bloomington, IL
Reviewed 11/11/2008
2 beautiful courses, 20 stations. Well supplied pro shop. Had a great time. Hope to return.
John Avery
Osceola, IN
6-10 Visits
Reviewed 07/09/2008
Excellent club with helpful knowledgeable staff. The grounds are well maintained and always relaxing. The equipment has yet to malfunction (except a couple of shatter on release birds) and is state of the art. Great time!
Kurt Folkmier
Elkhart, IN
Reviewed 01/21/2008
What a fun place, friendly people, and 2 courses.
Mark Anderson
Southbend Indiana
Reviewed 11/23/2007
WOW!!! What a great time. This place is awesome! These people are one of a kind. Recently had the PRIVILEGE to enjoy this facility. Just let me say that we will return often. This family is offering the entire package, Thank-you Back 40 don't change a thing
Randy W
Northern Indiana
Reviewed 08/17/2007
Great place to spend time with friends and family. Friendly atmosphere with lots of different set ups. You will not get bored with the same angles because they change up the course on a regular basis. The new banquet hall is spectacular!! Great place for parties or club banquets!! Will be back soon..
Now in Texas
More than 10 visits
Reviewed 08/17/2007
Located in the middle of a cornfield. The area is a low-lying portion of the field that has grown up with 30-60' Oaks and other trees. Two separate ranges feature interesting and challenging target presentations. Great clubhouse and all in all a very well run range. Well worth the drive out. Check out their Bunny Shoot in early April! 100 Rabbit targets that will drive you batty! They feature a 60' tower to add to the interesting presentations.
Ben Holden


Reviewed 03/28/2007
Club has two, 10 station, fully automatic courses, plus wobble trap. Friendly, responsive staff. Serene setting.
James A. Montgomery
Nappanee IN
I work there
Reviewed 03/21/2006
I shoot at this club at least twice a month, I consider it my home course. This club has two 10 station courses, The green course is a very enjoyable course that experienced & novice shooters alike can enjoy with the red course being for the more experienced shooter that wants to be humbled. They have wobble trap as well that makes for a nice warm up. This club is very affordable and the atmosphere of the clientele & employees makes it a great place for the whole family to shoot.(children shoot for half price). Larry Meister, the owner, has really put his heart into this place and it shows.
Dennis Kish
Fenton, MIchigan
2-5 Visits
Reviewed on or prior to 11/20/2005
Great place to shoot close to South Bend. Friendly people to shoot with and a good variety of targets. It's out in the country and relativley easy to find. They have their own website with good directions.
Kirt Scherer
South Bend, IN
More than 10 visits
Reviewed on or prior to 11/20/2005
We've been shooting at Back 40 since we started in Sporting Clays, about 2 years ago. They continue to improve the club constantly, and just went to automatic traps on the Green course about a month ago. Friendly place to shoot, and they deal in anything you need (guns, ammo, reloading supplies, apparel). Every spring they hold a "bunny shoot" - if you're near Indiana, don't miss it.
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