Since day one, Michigan Shooting Centers has aspired to be a shooting sports company unlike any other. We are family-owned, customer-focused, and dedicated to sharing our passion for the shooting sports with you.
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.
Pat LieskePresident / Founder
Drew LieskeVice President
Michigan Shooting Centers is privately owned and managed by the Lieske family. For the Lieske’s, sharing the American hunting and shooting heritage is more than a passion – it’s genetic. Shooting, hunting and fishing is a Lieske family pastime that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Collectively, Pat and Drew have 50 plus years of experience in the shooting industry. They are nationally acknowledged for their involvement in the industry as range owners, professional shooters, and coaches.