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Michigan Shooting Centers, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Patrick Lieske, a world-renown sporting clays shooter and coach with over 30 years of experience in the shooting sports industry. It was then that Lieske was awarded the lease to Island Lake Shooting Range by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Eight years later, in 2009, Pat added Bald Mountain Shooting Range in Lake Orion to his portfolio.

Pat has built his two ranges into Michigan’s most-trafficked public shooting ranges. Nearly half a million people visit our ranges each year.

To this day, we remain a family-owned and operated business with a strong passion for the shooting sports. The entire Lieske family – wife Karen, sons Drew and Gage and even Pat’s mother, Carol – can, from time to time, be seen pitching in at Island Lake and Bald Mountain. We are dedicated to offering Michigan sportsmen the ultimate shooting experience. Our facilities are safe, clean and open to a wide range of guests. Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned competitor, we’ve got something for you!


““I have been going here for about 5 yrs and have never had a bad experience. From the employees to fellow shooters, it is always a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the Range Officers are awesome!”” – Nathan Dudek