Bald Mountain Shooting Range – An Overview

Located on just over 100 acres in Lake Orion, Bald Mountain offers a wide array of target shooting opportunities. Bald Mountain is a scenic shooter’s paradise, home to dozens of state and national class competitions.

  • Sporting Clays – Often called “golf with a shotgun,” sporting clays is a fun and rapidly growing sport. Targets are launched in many different directions, some in the air and some rolling on the ground. Bald Mountain has two 14 station sporting clays courses, one with four automatic throwers at each station and one with two. We also have a five station beginner’s course, known as our “executive course.”
    5-Stand– Like sporting clays, but condensed. Targets are shot in rounds of 25 in five stands, with each shooter rotating from station to station. Targets are thrown in a predetermined pattern indicated on a menu. 5-Stand uses six to eight machines.
  • Rifle & Pistol Range – Our rifle/pistol range has 40 positions at distances from 5 yards to 100 yards. All types of firearms may be used with the exceptions of .416 Barrett, .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun), Tracer Rounds, and Armor Piercing Rounds.

We are located in Orion Twp. 6 miles north of I-75 exit #81 (M-24 / The Palace of Auburn Hills). If coming from the south traveling north on M-24, take a right onto Greenshield Road (you will see Home Depot and G’s Pizzeria), drive 1 1/2 miles, and then take a left onto Kern Road. You will then see the range entrance a few hundred yards on your left. If coming from the north traveling south on M-24, you will need to pass Greenshield Road while on M-24, take a Michigan u-turn, and then proceed using the above directions.

Sporting Clays

Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as “golf with a shotgun” because a typical course includes from 10 to 15 different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. Sporting clays offers a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes. Eye-twisting target presentations, as well as the variety of models of clay targets make the sport extremely interesting, each station presents you with a whole new experience!

All of the sporting clays courses at Michigan Shooting Centers operate using a TargetKey counting system, which count how many clays you launch and allows shooters to utilize any combination of the clay target presentations – whether it be singles, reports or true pairs. The system also offers a delay feature for individual shooters.

Bald Mountain Shooting Range has two full 14 station sporting clays courses which can be traversed by foot or with the use of one of our rent-able golf carts. Our 1-mile long upland course has two automatic traps per station which are set up with easy/intermediate presentations while our 1.25 mile long ridge course has four automatic clay target machines, A and B machines that tailor to beginner shooters and C and D machines that are more suited to those interested in a real challenge.

Rifle and Pistol Range

Whether you are sighting in your rifle for opening day or introducing your granddaughter to your old 22 rifle, you’ll feel at home and safe on our rifle and pistol ranges. We are known for having one of the largest, safest and best run public outdoor rifle and pistol shooting ranges in the state of Michigan.

At our rifle and pistol ranges, you’ll find black powder and bench rest enthusiasts, experts and novices alike enjoying their deer rifles and defensive handguns, single shots and the latest modern auto loaders. Trained range personnel are always on hand to assist with problems, to give advice and to make sure that the range and safety rules are strictly enforced for everyone’s safety.

Both have the availability of steel reactive targets on designated steel shooting nights, check our calendar for details. Positions are available at 25, 50 and 100 yards. Portable targets are additionally available free of charge to bring targets even closer than 25 yards.