The Castle Gate Posse has been shooting Cowboy Action since 1991.
Our founding members were Buck, Stargazer, Cowboy Murder’n Maude, Pinnacle Pete, Ranger Wade, Out of Ammo Annie and a dog named Hank. Buck heard about this organization called SASS and sent away for a membership and a book on how to become A SASS Club. His number is 4257!
We followed the rules of SASS Shooting for our twice monthly shoots. Pinnacle wrote scores with a bullet on scrap paper. Maude and Annie got with the ‘Spirit of the Game’ and wrote some hilarious matches. In those days it was one pistol and share everything with everyone.
Wade came down out of Price Canyon one day and said, “ I got a great name! Lets call ourselves the Castle Gate Posse, after the old mining town of Castle Gate!” And so we progressed.
All our tiny fees went for making tiny targets that fell over when you shot them. By the late ‘90s we were getting the hang of it and saving our nickels a little. We decided it was time to affiliate with SASS. The proof of insurance went in and we were off and running.
We have come a long way! From setting up with a string firing line at the old dilapidated gun ranges around Price, Utah. We’ve had annuals out in the San Rafael Dessert with horizontal wind and rain. We’ve dreamed up and built little false fronts that could be torn down like a stage set. Piled it all in a trailer and gone to the State Championships with our stages and targets. Had co-annuals with our sister club, The Rio Verde Rangers in Green River, Utah. It has been challenging and fun.
In 2007 we moved to the North Springs Shooting Range, Castle Gate Town. Every aspect of this fine town was designed with Cowboy Action Shooting in mind. From the graveled street, to the wide boardwalks, to the hundreds of Evil Roy targets. Even spectators have a separate common area to visit and watch the action from. 14 false fronts with bays behind, custom designed load/unload tables. Covered eating areas, kitchen/meeting room and flush toilets. All this and more for the Castle Gate Posse to make your visit a memorial one.
CAS with Style! Gather with us on the 4th Saturday of the month and get folded into a fun posse. Fargo Kid or The Wolf of North Springs may be your posse leader. These folks will keep you moving and keep you laughing for 5 fun stages. We encourage the junior shooter to come play with us at no charge. If you come to watch you will be invited to shoot. And yes, we still share our guns with new shooters. Afterwards sit and gab or pull out the long guns and try your luck in the Buffalo Canyon. That black dot is a buffalo at 780 yards!
Contact us to get more information about joining us for a day filled with the "Spirit of the Game".