About Us

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Michigan Shooting Centers is 100% family owned-and-operated.


Michigan Shooting Centers was founded in 2001 by Patrick Lieske, an accountant and part-time professional sporting clays shooter. Lieske sought to turn his passion for the shooting sports into his full-time profession by bidding on a long-term lease to operate the Island Lake Shooting Range in Brighton as a private concessionaire of the MI-DNR. He was awarded the lease and has been a full-time range owner ever since. In 2009, eight year later, Pat added Bald Mountain Shooting Range in Lake Orion to his lease portfolio.

Today, we are proud to say that Michigan Shooting Centers remains a family owned-and-operated business. Our team of approximately forty full and part-time employees is led by Pat and his son, Drew. Their passion for the shooting sports is indisputable and contagious, which is one of the many reasons why you will find us always working to ensure that your next experience is better than your last.

In the end, our mission is quite simple: to offer you venues for which you, your family, and your friends can all have a safe and fun shooting experience. Whether you are a complete novice, a hunter, or a seasoned competitor; we’ve got something here at Michigan Shooting Centers for you! From our family to yours, come visit us and see why Island Lake and Bald Mountain are now Michigan’s most visited public shooting ranges.


Michigan's Family Friendly Outdoor Ranges


Island Lake and Bald Mountain are nationally-renown for their clay target shooting amenities. Our 5-star rated courses are meticulously manicured and designed for both the novice and experienced shooter alike. Take a different shot at fun and come crush some clays with us!


Whether you are sighting in your rifle for opening day or introducing your grandson to your old .22, you’ll feel at home and safe on our outdoor rifle and pistol ranges. We have positions at 25, 50 and 100 yds. Portable targets are available to bring your target as close as 10 yds.


Michigan Shooting Centers is home to one of the nation’s premier full service gun stores. Our specialty is service to our customers. Our professionals are experts in the latest trends in competition shooting and equipment. Let us help you find your next competition shotgun, rifle or pistol.


Passionate • Friendly • Visionary