Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm


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Club Type: Public

Contact: Rangemaster: Robert Scott

Location: Hwy AH, Box 458  Vanzant, MO 65768

Phone: 417-948-0095 / 757-639-3087(cell)

Website: Club Website

Club Hours:
Open 9am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Closed for church Sunday mornings. Open at 1pm on Sundays. All shooting is by appt. only. Avoid disappointments, always call before coming.

Skeet: yes | Trap: yes | 5 Stand: no | Sporting: no | FITASC: no | Other: no | Birds: no

The information shown above was accurate when obtained. You should ALWAYS check with the club for up-to-the-minute information before making a trip to a club that you are not familiar with.

From Mtn. Grove HWY 95 south 13 miles to Vanzant. Left on HWY W 6 miles. Left on HWY AH 1 mile. From West Plains HWY 63 north 5 miles.Left on HWY 14 16 miles. Turn right on HWY W 6 miles. Right on HWY AH 1 mile. From Ava HWY 14 east approx. 40 miles(40 minutes). It'll seem like forever. Turn left on HWY W 6 miles. Right on HWY AH 1 mile. From points south…Bull Shoals & Mountain Home, Ark., HWY 5 north to Gainsville, Mo.. In Gainsville, take HWY 181 north 25 miles. Left on HWY 14, 3 miles. Right on HWY W, 6 miles. Right on HWY AH, 1 mile. Turn left at (5) Mail boxes grouped together as you crest a hill on AH. Range sign will be up at the mailboxes if you told us you were coming. Follow private dirt road to rangemasters blue house. honk horn. get his thumbs up and proceed to range.

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24 Reviews

  1. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Most of the previous reviews have already expressed my views, so I’ll be brief, its a nice compact family run skeet/trap club with two dials, its located in the sticks about 100 miles east of Springfield, MO. The staff and owner could not of been more helpful with coaching tips and support and the outing was a near magical event for myself. Its well worth a 2-3 hour drive…

  2. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I attended the April, 2015 Hoot and Shoot at the Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm this past weekend.
    This was my first visit to the range, and my first attempt at Trap and Skeet. Bob is a amazing instructor and easy to understand. I felt right at home.
    I highly recommend that anyone interested in visiting this range to do so. You will not be disappointed.
    I will be back for another visit.

  3. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    This was a great trip for me and the wife, lots of friendly people and the instruction was top notch by Bob.

    Now the wife and I have decided to get an O/U 12ga and do the hoot and shoot twice a year. Bob’s wife Sarah was extremely polite and nice to us we felt like we had been going there for years with all the great hospitality……see everybody in October.

  4. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    My first time ever shooting trap or skeet and it was awesome. I think I’ve definitely found myself a new obsession. I took my tent and camped out at the farm for a few days for the FTF shoot and hoot and had a great time. The location is absolutely beautiful, Bob and Robert, the rangemaster are great and Bob’s wife Sarah is the kindest woman I have ever met. Bob is a great instructor and taught me very well and also gave me some recommendations about getting a shotgun that fits me better.

  5. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Was at the club again this past weekend and had a blast(no pun).
    It is ran by some very fine and knowledgeable folks and well taken care of. A little out of the way but that makes it one of the attractions and is well worth the drive thru some beautiful country. Will be returning soon.

  6. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I just returned home from the 4th ‘Shoot n Hoot’ at this club. I cannot remember when I have had more fun! Our hosts, Bob and Sarah, went out of their way to make everyone feel like family, not just visitors. Other shooters who had been here before brought lunch for everyone. Others donated prizes. This event is tailored towards beginning shooters and I highly recommend that you give it a try.
    The facility is beautifully maintained by the owner and his manager, Robert Scott.
    It is a little out of the way but the directions will bring you right to it. I just can’t say enough good things about this club! It’s quite a drive for me but I will be returning on a regular basis.

  7. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    We attended the “shoot and hoot” this Spring with our teenage daughter. We had a great time! It was a great way to spend time as a family. Bob spent detailed instruction time with our daughter and made her feel on top of the world with his enthusiastic encouragement of how well she did! We highly recommend the Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm and plan to spend more time there with our family.

  8. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Came to the 2nd FTF Shoot & Hoot in October 2013. Didn’t shoot too well and the 12ga beat my shoulder up pretty bad. I decided I should try cutting back a little and bought myself a Weatherby 20ga gas operated semi-auto. What a difference. Came to the 3rd FTF Shoot & Hoot in April 2014. Shot on Friday. Got some EXCELLENT tips and training from Bob. We checked the pattern in my gun. It was off (low and right). Bob advised ways to correct for that. I did pretty well on some games with his help. I plan to get the gun fixed so I can shoot properly and not blame the gun for my misses!!!

    Strongly recommend that anyone interested in shotgun games come and try out this range. Very well equipped. Support staff is extremely helpful. If you can get there when Bob is there for training you WILL improve!

    Follow us on FirearmsTalkForum to see upcoming event scheduling and to reserve your place in the next Shoot & Hoot. If you’re good, come to shoot. If you’re not sure you’re good, come to hoot at those of us who aren’t so good! I promise you’ll have a good time either way!

  9. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Just attended a second “shoot and hoot” at the Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm, and had an extremely enjoyable day. The Club boasts a combined Trap/Skeet Range and second Skeet Range, and great clubhouse with facilities, including porch for watching the shooting. Three teams enjoyed a full day of Trap, Skeet, International Skeet, Doc Adams, Poor Man’s Five Stand, and Annie Oakley games under the control and expert instruction of the owner, Bob Kuczynski, hosting by his wife Sarah, and full-time range operator Robert Scott. Bob gave personal attention to everyone, and particularly focused on two “first-timers”, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience. While it was a competition, it was also a great learning experience, and a time to renew friendships and bond new ones with other folks. Excellent lighted course for night shooting. Highly recommended!

  10. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    A neat little place to shoot, the staff and owners were as nice as you can get.

  11. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I participated in a “Shoot n Hoot” event put on by the owner, Bob and his staff, on Saturday, Oct 3, 2013. This was organized on the FirearmsTalk website forum. The event was a great success! There were approx 20 of us attending the event and Bob and his staff did a terrific job teaching us the basics of Trap and Skeet shooting along with making us feel very welcome and at home during the entire event. The atmosphere was very relaxed and stress free. We are planning another event in April 2014 and I will definitely be there. Take the time to shoot at the Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm…you wont be disappointed!

  12. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Highly recommend this trap-skeet field in a beautiful Missouri Ozark setting for a well-run operation and knowledgeable, friendly staff. Will definitely make more trips here to shoot.

    Pros: Very nice facilities – convenient clubhouse with warm family feeling, fridge, microwave, lots of tables & chairs, new & reload ammo purchase, loaner guns. Club has porch overlooking the main trap & skeet field. Field well kept, good concrete walkways, benches for sitting.
    Floodlights very effective for night shooting. Owner Bob and Field Supervisor Robert very efficient operating range. Bob very willing to share expertise with personal, constructive instruction and shooting critiques. Great personal attention by staff.

    Cons: A bit “out of the way”, but worth the travel – all good roads for access

    I highly recommend this Range! Thank you, Bob, Sarah, and Robert for a memorable and fun day. Really enjoyed the facilities and company. Your shooting instruction was much appreciated, and thanks for helping friend Dennis with the loaner 20-gauge. Great intro to a number of shotgungames with a bunch of good folks. Looking forward to the next visit!

  13. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I spent a Saturday at this facility with several friends learning skeet and trap shooting. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor or a more well run skeet and trap shoot place. The owners and caretaker are wonderful people so eager to please and teach. I can’t think of one moment there that I wasn’t pleased with what I saw and experienced. I would highly recommend Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm if you want to learn to shoot skeet and trap or if you are an experienced shooter wanting somewhere to shoot. A great place run by wonderful people.

  14. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    This is owned, run and maintained by a man that understands his profession, is capable of training others in his profession, and has the patients to handle people that don’t know which end of the shotgun goes down range and smart enough to handle those that have special problems. The owner has left nothing to chance and let’s no one wallow in ignorance. Training is fast and thorough and everyone had fun even in inclement weather! Guns, ammo, equipment and even drinks are available to students in the club house and little is left to distract you from training. You will leave with a wealth of knowledge, even if you came absolutely ignorant about the sports.

  15. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    WOW! Another great time at the Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm. It was the “2nd FTF Shotgun Shoot & Hoot”. My Son-in-Law was with me this trip. We both had a great time. This range is in one of the most beautiful settings you will ever find. Bob and Robert are great hosts! My Son-in-Law says he plans to return too. He is the experienced skeet shooter in the family and was impressed. His comment was “Bob is the best shooting coach I have ever seen”

  16. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Not often you meet someone that has the passion and work ethic That Bob has in what he does. It’s obvious the man loves what he does and does what he loves. He is one that has found his calling in life. He is non stop and knows his stuff. Top notch facility located in the Ozarks with a beautiful view. Will definitely be going back and looking forward to it.

  17. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    We attended Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm for the first time for a beginner trap & skeet shoot. We expected to get to shoot trap & skeet, but didn’t expect the amazing views! This range is nestled back in the scenic Ozark mountains and leaves your eyes satisfied and your heart warm. The majestic views pale in comparison to the hospitality of Bob and his wife. They made everyone feel welcome and comfortable both on the range and in the clubhouse. Bob is a championed world-class shooter, but has a gift to share his expertise with novices. Multiple games were played to show off the varied possibilities of the sport and Robert kept the place running flawlessly, even during some rain.

    I would recommend others to visit the Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm to enjoy a get-a-way and know I will be back for the next event for more shooting and conversation with others. – Mark @

  18. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    The two skeet fields are nicely laid out and the arrangemet of the trap house on the main field is perfectly positioned for additional shooting games beyond standard trap and skeet. It also provides great practice for upcomming game bird seasons.

    I highly recommend this facility and recommend you meet and enjoy the company of both Bobs. Bob the owner/instructor/mater shooter and Bob the rangemaster/caretaker and operator.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there and I know you will too.

    Don Sikes (USAF Ret.)

  19. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Beautiful Ozark hill background. Comfortable clubhouse with all the amenities you could want for a good day shooting. Great Oak Shade trees and some of the most accommodating staff you’ll ever meet. Plenty of ammo for sale at fair prices to keep you shooting all you want. No highway noise. Prepare for a great time. I’ll be back.

  20. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    What a beautiful place to shoot! Everything you need to have a great day. If you are new to this sport, then by all means pick the owners mind. He is full of information, and will be more than glad to help you out in any way he can. It’s a long way form where I am to the Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm, but I will make every effort to visit again!

  21. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I had the pleasure of attending a skeet and trap meet at this facility this weekend. The site is in a very beautiful setting. They have a nice clubhouse that is very comfortable. Pick nick tables under the shade trees make for a nice setting.

    Bob the owner is a world class clay shooter with world class skills. He offers classes and private lessons. Bob is very friendly and helpful.

    Our forum staged a meet and this facility. It was well worth the 500 mile drive I and several other members made to attend this meet. We plan on having other meets ant Bob’s facility and I will make the 500 mi drive again.

  22. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    You will find everything as advertised. Beautiful Place. Bob and staff were all very nice and went above and beyond to make me and my son feel right at home. We are beginners new to the sport and havent been to any other ranges but this will be awfully hard to beat. We drove 500 miles just to shoot here and meet Bob and was well worth it. We will definitely be back next year. Thanks to all the staff at Vanzant clay pigeon farm. Dont change a thing.

  23. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    VanZant is a terrific and beautiful place to shoot skeet and/or trap. It is a small club in a fantastic setting with a comfortable clubhouse and friendly folks to run it. Prices are very reasonable and the owner will go out of his way to accommodate you. They are just getting started up again after changing ownership. The place is clean and well groomed, soft drinks and coffee are available, ammunition is sold at reasonable prices, and there are several great shade tree out front with a couple picnic tables for a break between rounds. I will be back with friends whenever I can make it. It is well over a 200 mile trip for me.

  24. Relationship to facility: Owner
    Number of visits: I work there

    It is with great pleasure that I announce the opening of the Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm. Formerly known as the Vanzant Skeet & Trap Range, we now continue to offer traditional skeet and trap to our guests. We have chosen to leave technology behind and stuck with a time proven, simple, and safe shooting environment. We use old fashioned everything: a dirt road entrance, no street lights, vintage Winchester machines, land line phones, cash only, and push button cords on the fields. The area is pretty much a dead zone for cell phones, so you might as well leave your technology behind and travel back in time.

    Our farm is very secluded. We like it that way. The goal is to allow shooters a chance to escape the stress of fast living, shoot without worries, and relax at a wonderful location in the Ozarks, that boarders the Mark Twain National Forest. The down range view is spectacular. Our clubhouse is heated and air conditioned, and has running water. Unlike typical public ranges, state run organizations, or governed clubs, this range is my private range. You will feel like you’re shooting in my backyard, because you are! We have 2 skeet fields and one trap overlay to enjoy.
    When you shoot here, you are our personal guest and we will treat you as such. So expect a good time to be had by all, and to go away with a lasting memory.

    The primary mission of the range is to teach new shotgun shooters and offer a peaceful undisturbed shooting retreat to guests wanting to practice the sport of skeet and trap. Need to pattern your shotgun? We can help with that too.

    We offer NRA certified instruction and my very own time proven instruction developed over many decades of teaching in the military and from a memorable professional shooting career. We will accept 5.00 a game and 250.00 for skeet/trap instruction. Call for details. At your request, we will also coach practicing shooters and offer written critiques for 50.00 an hour. Call for details.

    Small campers are encouraged if you’d like to stay the night, since town is a long way off. I don’t have hookups or a shower, so come self contained.

    So, bring your friends, bring your guns, and have a great visit. We look forward to shooting with you!

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