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Shooting Academy

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Big Cedar is the
“AMERICAN SPORTSMAN’S LODGE

Big Cedar is proud to continue to grow its reputation as a lodge for THE AMERICAN SPORTSMAN. One of its newest attractions, The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy, is a stunning outdoor playground for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts. Designed for all skill levels, this world-class facility offers training and experience in shooting sports all in front of the stunning backdrop of Table Rock Lake. Various shooting disciplines including ATA Trap, Wobble Trap, American Skeet, Sporting Clays and 5 Stand are available. You will be supplied with a shotgun, ammunition, clay targets and all required safety gear.

Shooting Academy Hours

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Aerial view of Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy at Big Cedar
Woman shooting clays at Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy at Big Cedar
Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy at Big Cedar entrance
Shooting stations at Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy at Big Cedar
Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy at Big Cedar man on the shooting range

Shooting Academy Event Space

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  • Up to 600 people

This stunning, rustic setting truly embraces the beauty of the great outdoors. With hand-hewn timbers and stone fireplaces, the clubhouse is a great indoor facility to pair with the beautiful stone patios for your special event. For large celebrations, concerts or expositions, the Thunder Ridge Arena at the Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy is your ideal venue. This natural amphitheater overlooks Table Rock Lake and the Ozark hills.

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Shooting Academy Activities

Sporting Clays


This form of clay target shooting offers a more complex course than trap or skeet as it simulates the unpredictability of live birds with clay targets being dispersed from a variety of angles and vantage points.

Rental equipment available: shotgun rental, ammo, targets, golf cart, ammo pouch and golf cart.

DETAILS

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

  • Rental Equipment Included
    100 targets $100  |  50 Targets $80
  • Bring Your Own Equipment
    100 Targets $50  |  50 Targets $35

5-Stand Shooting


This form of clay target shooting uses five stations and multiple traps. Shooters take turns shooting five targets thrown from various locations and then move down to the next stand where they shoot five targets in a different formation.

Rental equipment available: shotgun rental, ammo, targets and ammo pouch.

DETAILS

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

  • Self Guided & Without Trapper
  • Rental Equipment Included
    25 targets $45
  • Bring Your Own Equipment
    25 targets $15

Trap, Skeet and Wobble


Great for beginners, trap, skeet and wobble are forms of clay target shooting where the targets are dispersed from one or two locations.

Rental equipment available: shotgun rental, ammo, targets and ammo pouch (no golf cart).

DETAILS

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

  • Self Guided & Without Trapper
  • Rental Equipment Included
    25 targets $40
  • Bring Your Own Equipment
    25 targets $12

Shooting Instruction


At America’s premier wilderness resort, we’re happy to offer shooting instruction to novice and intermediate shooters. All participants must provide their own shotgun, ammo and target fees. Complimentary ear and eye protection is available upon request. Reservations are recommended.

DETAILS

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  • Novice Hourly Instruction $55 per person
  • Intermediate Hourly Instruction $75 per person
  • Call (800) 225-6343 to reserve

Introduction to Clay Shooting


Children ages 12-17 can learn the basics of clay shooting at the Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy. Each participant will learn gun safety, how to use equipment and the best techniques, and receive a Bass Pro cap. Reservations are recommended.

DETAILS

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

  • Pricing $50 per person
  • Call (800) 225-6343 to reserve

Air Rifle Bullseye


Air Rifle Bullseye is a 1-hour instructional session for children ages 6-12 (parents must attend). Using a BB gun, they will learn technique, safety and equipment training from an instructor using stationary targets.

DETAILS

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

  • Pricing $40 per child

Shooting Academy Packages

Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy at Big Cedar at shooting stands

Couples Shooting Sampler


  • Pricing $50

Bring your partner and try your hand at an abbreviated round of one of the below shooting disciplines for just $50. All equipment and ammunition included.

  • Sporting Clays
  • Trap
  • Skeet
  • Wobble
  • 5 Stand

Call 1-800-225-6343 to book package

The environment is beautiful, has everything you need to shoot. The staff is personal and professional. We visit every Friday... Lifelong memories created here!"

- Eva S.

Shooting Supplies


We’re happy to provide a variety of shooting supplies as you escape to the Ozarks.

Shotgun Rental (Beretta and Browning) | $20
Box of Shells (25) | $8
Cart Rental (4 passengers) | $20
Trapper | $20 per hour

Visit the Shooting Academy


1901 MO-86
Ridgedale, MO 65739

Hours of Operation

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Reservations are not required

Call Us  1-800-225-6343