Effingham County Sportsman's Club Home Page

(A private organization)

P.O. Box 444
Effingham, Il 64201

This is a private 160-acre facility that is located approximately 2.5 miles south of U.S. Route 32/33, just east of the Lake Sara Dam and is open to MEMBERS only. Our many activities include, archery, skeet, trap, cowboy shoots, varmint shoots, black powder silhouette shoot, and high power rifle. We have a rifle, archery and pistol ranges and a 3-acre pond to name some of our facilities. Below you will fine a more detailed account of our activities and facilities.

If you do not know where to find us here is a map.

Effingham County Sportsman's Club Map
Indoor Archery


The practice range has six targets from ten to fifty yards.

Beginning every January the club has an Indoor Handicapped League.

On the Second Sunday of each month from March through September we have 3-D shoots.

Check the club calendar for dates.



We have two skeet fields (both lighted) and two trap houses (one lighted). We also have a 5 Stand.

Every Tuesday night throughout the year skeet has an open shoot.

Skeet has a twelve-week winter skeet league that shoots on Sunday 8:00 A.M. to 2 P.M., Tuesday 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. last group out at 9:30 P.M.

After league the skeet fields are open on Tuesday nights

We do not have a regular trap derby right now but we are hoping to have one soon.

Check the club calendar for dates. For more information on skeet contact Don Krietemeyer at (217) 868-2117.

Cowboy Porch

Cowboy Action Shooting:

Single Action Shooters Society matches held on the second Saturday of each month from February through November. Sign up starts at 9:00am and the lead starts to fly at 10:00. Check club calendar for dates. For more information on this contact Bob Fergus at (217) 342-3314 or (618) 238-4222, or e-mail at: advantagepestman@consolidated.net

NRA Shoot

Rifle Range:

One firing line with berms at 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-yards.

Vintage high power rifle matches and CMP John C. Garand matches held on alternate months. Check the club calendar for dates. Sign up starts at 8:00. First relay starts at 8:30 second at 10:30. For more information contact Dave Miller at (618) 483-6043.

Black Powder Silhouette matches are held monthly from February through November. Check club calendar for dates. Contact Brad Smith at (217) 857-3729.

Varmint shoots are held monthly from May through October. Check club calendar for dates. Contact Lee Gardner at (217) 246-0787.

Pistol Range Pistol Range


Covered 25-yard pistol range for use of members at their convenience.

Youth Shooting:

The club features a supervised youth shooting program. Check club calendar for dates. Contact Brian Lustig (217) 821-2798.

Additional Features:

Fishing on the Club's lake. Special shooting events, such as the One-Shot Challenge (muzzle loading/archery shoot). Check club calendar for dates.

Official Club news may be obtained from bulletin boards located on the clubhouse, the pistol range, and the rifle range.

Click here to find links for Effingham County Sportsman's Club application, match results and calendar of events.