Explore Old Vermilion Trail

Thanks for checking out Old Vermilion Trail Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays. We offer a wide range of activities for beginning and experienced shooters.

Open Shooting & Leagues

In the summer we open up our sporting clays, five stand, trap, and skeet courses and run a summer-long sporting clays league. During the winter we are open for five stand and run a five stand league.

Summer Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from Noon – Dusk through the end of September.
Winter Hours: Weekends starting February 2nd.

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Duck Hunting

Our duck hunting season starts September 22nd. We have grain fed mallards that are in prime condition. If you love waterfowl shooting, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.  All hunts are by reservation only.

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Pheasant Hunting

Our pheasant hunts start at the end of September on the 29th.  We provide guides and dogs on request.  Get together a couple of friends and reserve a hunt today.

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Special Events

We host special events and competitions year round.  Check out our event calendar to see what’s coming up next.

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Our Sporting Clays range is one of the most beautiful and interesting ranges in the entire state. Spread out over 450 acres of wooded terrain 20 minutes north of Duluth.

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Get a jump on the hunting season with guided hunts at Old Vermilion. Reservations available starting on September 29th for both mallards and pheasants.

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All year we host various events and competitions open to the public. Check out our calendar to learn about upcoming events.

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Sharpen your shooting skills and enjoy friendly competition. Teams of 5 to 6 are welcome to compete in our two seasonal leagues.

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