The Del Monte Gun Club was classified as a non-profit corporation on May 28th, 1948 by the Colorado Secretary of state, beginning as a trap shooting facility. The club found it’s current location in the late 1960’s. In 2002 the sporting clay course was added with the addition of an added building facility for restrooms and eating in 2004. The location is on Alamosa County property which is called the Alamosa Community park.
At its current location it has been able to add to the list of events the Sporting Clay Course, the Five Stand Course along with shoots such as the Ironman and Turkey Shoots. This helps to involve the valley wide community and many shooters from outside the valley.
Along with these shoots the calendar of events list items such as the Winter and League shoots, Registered NSCA shoots, Registered Trap shoots, and many worthwhile fund raising events such as the Stephanie Miner Imagery Event of which 100% of the proceeds from this event goes towards hospital equipment. This is the support event for the program “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” which supports breast cancer research.
Another item that is very helpful to the community is at a lot of the events many of the school clubs and civic groups get to serve the meals which makes a good fund raising event for that group serving the meal. This has helped many groups raise money to advance their project in a value added manner. Listed below are some numbers on the current participation list for the gun club.
|County:||Alamosa||Rio Grande||Mineral||Saguache||Conejos||Costilla||Out of Valley|
|% of Total:||28.9||27.6||3.9||10.4||2.3||3.4||23.0|
Total Participant Contact List: 459
Presently the shotgun club hosts many shoots during the year which are open to the public. The club also holds shooting and training programs for many groups such as 4-H groups and agencies such as the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Adams State Shooting Club.
The entire operation of the project is manned by volunteer labor from various club members. The membership has multiplied many times over with the new facility and the added shooting clays course and the new tractor pull track. It has opened a window of opportunity to host many state sanctioned shoots with many shooters coming from out of the valley and the state to participate along with future tractor pull events. To find out more about the tractor pulls, go to www.slvaic.com. Many of the shooting locations in the state wait to find out when Del Monte Gun Club sets their annual shooting schedule before they set their own schedule because of the popularity of this course and facility.
The Del Monte Gun Club is now able to accommodate dry camping visitors and those with large RV vehicles with power plug-in capabilities.