We are a family
orientated club interested in shooting traditional black powder firearms and
in preserving the history of the pre-1840 fur trade era. Members have access
to our range for their use, may participate in our club shoots and events
and camp in our primitive or modern areas.
Members receive a monthly newsletter that includes upcoming scheduled
events, reports from the monthly shoots and other interesting historical
We are dedicated to spreading our sport and including new people in
traditional black powder shooting and historical reenacting sometimes
referred to as “buckskinning”. We do this by spreading the word about our
club and by sponsoring and helping out with activities for Boy Scouts and
other youth groups. It is only by sharing what we know and enjoy that our
sport and history will survive.
The objective of the club shall be to encourage and advance organized
shooting of muzzle loading firearms, to promote higher standards of
sportsmanship, safety, good fellowship among those who participate in such
sport and to promote understanding of our heritage though historical
Type of membership -
Strother Freetrappers is a family
oriented organization, therefore, when and individual joins this
organization, the members of their immediate family are also members and are
subject to the rules and regulations of said organization.
Admission to Membership - Any individual may become a member
of this corporation upon completion of an application form, payment of dues,
and approval of the Board of Directors.
In order to make our
club safe and enjoyable for all concerned, we have to have some rules.
No alcohol is allowed on
the range side of the bridge.
No loaded weapons in camp.
We provide benches for loading but do not prime or cap until you are at the
line ready to shoot.
Strother Freetrappers Range Rules
All members and guests are required to adhere to the following range
rules at all times.
- No intoxicating beverages or
intoxicated personal are allowed in the shooting area.
- No smoking in shooting
- Decisions of the Range
Officers are Final.
- All Non-serviceable
malfunctions should be reported to the Range Officer.
- Firearms must be carried
with muzzle up and do not cap or prime until facing target at the firing
line with muzzle pointed down range at a backstop in a safe direction.
- No night shooting allowed.
- No spectators in shooting
- No firing from loading
- A guest must be accompanied
by a member in good standing when at the range outside of club scheduled
event. The member is responsible for the actions of the guest.
- Children must have adult
- Black powder firearms only.
Lead Round Ball Only. No In-Lines rifles (Pistols OK).
- Police your area after
shooting and camping.
- Loaded firearms must remain
at the firing line Pointed down range in a safe direction.
- Be Safe and Have Fun.
Additional rules are posted at
We love our children
and yours, for their safety you are responsible for their supervision at our
facility. Please keep them safe and show them a good example of how to be
Keep safety in mind at all times, one accident will hurt us all.
Camping Rules and Info:
Members of the club and guests may camp for free in our modern or primitive
areas. We do not have electrical or water facilities and we have a very
limited supply of wood, so please bring your own. Please take your trash
with you, as there is no trash service.
In the primitive area, we require that all tents be of suitable pre-1840
white canvas style. Non-period items should be kept inside your tent or
covered. And we request that pre-1840 attire be worn by those camping in the
primitive area. We are fairly lenient in this, as we are trying to encourage
beginners. We only request that everyone make an honest effort to have a
good historical experience.
Vehicles are allowed in the primitive area only for loading and unloading,
they should then be parked in the modern area.
Map and Directions to
The Strother Freetrappers Club Range is located just North West of Holden MO
(South East of the Kansas City, MO Metro Area).
From Holden go North on MO State Highway 131 (about 1.5 miles) (There is a
large propane distribution tank on the southwest corner of the intersection)
and turn left (West) on SW 200th RD head east about (1 mile) look for a
wooden sign on the left (South) side of the road and turn into that
driveway. Our range is behind the house and down the hill about a 100 yards,
you will see the parking area.
From US Highway 50 turn South at MO State Highway 131 at Pittsville, MO and
travel south for about (7.5 miles) then turn right (West) on SW 200th RD
head east about (1 mile)
The sign to look for on the South side of SW 200th RD.
For Google Maps click here:
1390 SW 200th Rd, Holden, MO 64040
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Strother Freetrappers Club
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Strother Freetrappers Club Events:
*Club Shoots at the Rang 1st
Sunday of Month. Unless it's different on the Calendar.
We are having club meetings at 11am, sharing any food we bring. Match
starts at Noon.
Currently only the November match will be on the Saturday before the first
Sunday, due to the
MOHA Annual Meeting & Awards being held on the first Saturday.
Our other special matches:
Strother Freetrappers Club Calendar -
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Missouri State Team Championship Black Powder Shoot & Rendezvous
The Big Muddy
8th Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous at Lexington, MO
Fall Rendezvous and Black Powder Shoot