Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the ECSA shooting range a public or private facility?
A: ECSA provides a private shooting range for use by its members and their guests.

Q: I’m not a member, how do I get access to the range?
A: Non-members can either join ECSA or access the range as a guest of an ECSA member.  In addition, ECSA hosts public Open Range Days once a month throughout the shooting season.  Open Range Days are posted on the web site calendar and on the ECSA Facebook page.  Flyers with the events schedule are posted at various businesses throughout the county.  There are numerous other events throughout the year where non-members can either watch, or participate.

Q: Are there opportunities for my kids to shoot at the range?
A: Yes!  ECSA hosts an annual Youth Shoot competition where kids can shoot .22 caliber rifles in two different age groups: 8 to 11, and 13 to 17 under the supervision of NRA-certified Range Safety Officers.  Some great prizes are awarded as well!  The NRA 3GE (3-Gun Experience) is another popular event where kids and adults compete in 3 stages with a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol, an AR style .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, and their choice of a .410 gauge, 20 gauge or 12 gauge shotgun.  ECSA furnishes the guns and the ammo for both of these events.

Q: How big is Eagle Cap Shooters Association?
A: As of December 2020, there are 386 voting members.

Q: What type of organization is Eagle Cap Shooters Association?
A: ECSA is a 501(c)4 non-profit charitable corporation.

Q: How long has Eagle Cap Shooters Association been around?
A: ECSA was established in 2002 and was tentatively known as “Wallowa County Rifle and Pistol Range and Club”.  A comprehensive historical document is under development and will soon be posted on this web site.

Q: What is the Eagle Cap Shooters Educational Alliance?
A: The ECSEA is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization which provides educational classes and programs related to firearm safety and Hunter Education.

Q: Can I make a tax-deductible donation?
A: Yes, donations made to the Eagle Cap Shooters Educational Alliance are tax-deductible.  Tax deductible receipts will be provided for all donations made to the ECSEA. Your donations are always appreciated and have greatly helped to enhance the range facilities and enabled us to provide firearm education and safety training, particularly for the youth in our community.  Donations can be made in the form of cash, equipment rental, labor, or materials and equipment.  Please mail cash donations to this address and specify how you would like the funds to be used (e.g., the new education building project, scholarships, hunter education, etc.).
    Eagle Cap Shooters Educational Alliance
    Attn: Donations
    P.O. Box 499
    Joseph, OR 97846

Q: What are the hours of operation for the shooting range?
A: This is an outdoor shooting range facility only.  The ECSA shooting range is unattended and there is no retail store or indoor range onsite.  The range is accessible to members and their guests 7 days a week.  Shooting is permitted from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.  In the winter, the County plows Ant Flat Road to the range gate.  The range is normally accessible in the winter, but dress warm – it gets windy out there!