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Embark on an unparalleled shooting experience at the Bergara Academy, now with two premier locations. Our Belt Mountain Lodge near Great Falls, Montana and Queen Mountain Ranch in Evanston, Wyoming provide the perfect backdrops for refining your long-range shooting skills.

Our courses, conducted by seasoned professionals, offer hands-on, detailed instruction tailored to the unique preferences of your group. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes as you train on world-class ranges featuring animal silhouette targets strategically placed at distances exceeding 1,400 yards.

All-inclusive packages cover the use of Bergara rifles, ammunition, delicious meals, airport shuttle, and on-site lodging.


2-Day Beginner Western Hunter Course:

$2195 (Plus State Taxes)

This course teaches the student foundation fundamentals in successful rifle shooting at distances out to 1000 yards. Your class will include, but not limited to:

  1. Firearms Safety/ In the field and at the bench
  2. Bergara Rifle Design and Fundamental Function
  3. Marksmanship, Introduction of Foundation Fundamentals
  4. Scope Construction and Use of All Functions for Accuracy
  5. Positional Shooting and Why it can Affect Your Shoot
  6. Wind Effects on Bullet Flight
  7. Ranging Distance with Electronics and Reticle Applications
  8. Gun Cleaning and Its Effects on Accuracy
  9. Basic Ballistics and Bullet Design
  10. Understanding Mils/MOA
  11. Range Estimation Utilizing Mils/MOA and Understanding the Difference
  12. Understanding Electronic Devices and Apps for Success in the Field
  13. Gun Handling/ Bolt Engagement in the Field
  14. Engaging Targets out to 1000 yards/With Hunting Scenarios at Long Distance

Min Class size of 10 Students/ 2 Instructors, Private Classes are available for a slight higher fee and subject to date availability and class size.

2024 WY DATES:

May 16-19, 2024

May 23-26, 2024

June 6-9, 2024

June 13-16, 2024

June 19-22, 2024

SOLD OUT – July 11-14, 2024

July 25-28, 2024

SOLD OUT – July 31-Aug 3, 2024

August 15-18, 2024

August 21-24, 2024


[email protected]

(435) 979-1497


Classes require a 50% deposit to reserve your spot and remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival date.  

Dates and availability are subject to confirmation prior to booking.

Guests should plan to arrive the day before their class starts, after 3:00 PM, but before 5:00 pm (due to orientation) unless other arrangements have been made. They can plan to depart the evening after the last day of their shoot if desired, but normally most will leave the next morning by 10:00 AM. Transportation to Salt Lake City airport and from Salt Lake City airport will be provided by Bergara.

Cancellation Policy: We strongly recommend travel insurance for all of our students. If you have an unexpected circumstance that causes a cancellation of your trip, Bergara Academy will not refund your deposit or any money paid. A travel insurance policy is the solution. Most plans are a small fraction of the cost of your trip. We do not endorse any particular travel insurance company, but an option to consider is

*Photos shown of Bergara Academy WY Lodge


Bergara Academy will provide the following gear & equipment:

-Wilderness HMR Carbon 6.5 Creedmoor with optic, suppressor, bipod & rifle case

-Ammunition & magazines

-1 Spotting scope & tripod (per two-man shooting teams)


-Chronograph & Scope leveling tools (Advanced Course)

-Range finder


-Torque & Allen wrenches for zeroing

-Shooting mats & tables

-Shooting sticks

-Rear shooting support

-Range Chairs

-Chamber safety flags

-Rifle logbook

-Clipboard & pencil

-Course binders

-Range & D.O.P.E. cards

-Water/Gatorade & food

-All necessary rifle & optic cleaning supplies


Students are encouraged to bring the following personal items:

-Personal safety glasses & hearing protection


-Day pack

-Note-taking material




-Warming layers for cool & windy days