Indoor ranges closed beginning September 3, 2019, for lead removal and cleanup, the work is expected to last 5 days.  Please plan your range time accordingly.

Oak Harbor Conservation Club

Non Profit Organizations

The Oak Harbor Conservation Club is a private club whose goals include promoting harmony between sportsmen and landowners; to encourage the teaching of constructive conservation in our schools; to propagate and preserve wildlife and fish and to aid in the restoration of proper habitat for them, to promote the wise use, conservation, and restoration of our natural resources in all forms.

The Oak Harbor Conservation Club also provides public outreach programs to teach archery, firearm safety, marksmanship, competition, and safe firearm handling and use through free programs for youth and adults.

Regular programs include:

Handgun safety, use, and competition

Beginning with basic handgun safety and use, the program progresses from basic pistol marksmanship to advanced skill and competition in precision pistol. Club members have competed on local, state, and national levels winning competition medals for individual shooters and team trophies. The program meets weekly on Wednesday evenings 6:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For information about participating contact John Brikmanis at or call (419) 898-0000.

Basic rifle safety and gun handling

The program teaches fundamentals of rifle shooting. Youth can learn how to safely use rifles the family has at home or can learn on rifles provided by the club. Various types of rifle shooting are taught from sporter fun type matches, to precision smallbore (.22 rimfire) competition shooting, to precision highpower rifle competition shooting. Program participants have competed in local, state, and national matches winning individual medal in smallbore competition and highpower matches at the National Rifle and Pistol Matches at Camp Perry. The program is free and open to the public and taught by NRA Certified instructors and Range Safety Officers. The program meets weekly from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. For information about participating contact Richard Rudes at or call (419) 732-3000.

Ladies Only Self Defense Program

The program is free and open to the public. It meets on the First and Third Mondays each month at the Oak Harbor Conservation Club, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Designed for women of all ages 10 to 90. Consists of both armed and unarmed self-defense. Firearms can be provided for the shooting part of the class. No prior training required. For more information or to register, email Terry Rudes at or call (419) 732-3000.

Archery Program

Held at the Oak Harbor Conservation Club Saturdays beginning January 12 and running through March. This is a free program open to the public. All materials and instruction are included. There is a limited number of seats. To participate you have to contact Gene Baker at (419) 559-8823.


All of those who are interested in getting an electronic key fob, ($20) to the clubhouse and/or to be checked out for the use of the range(s), come to the Gordon Road Clubhouse the last Monday of the month ( unless it is a holiday) at 7:00 P.M. Check the monthly newsletter for dates. Bring your membership card, your own eye & hearing protection, firearm(s) and your own ammunition. If you need a replacement fob the charge is now $20. If you have any questions call John Duncan at (419) 898-9199.