Bigfork Buscaderos

The Bigfork Buscaderos holds its monthly Cowboy Action Shooting Match at the Bigfork Gun Club on the third Saturday of the month from April through October. 

"Buscaderos" is the Spanish word for "Seekers", and we welcome all shooters to the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting.


The Bigfork Buscaderos - Cowboy Action Shooting - 2020 Match Schedule

APRIL 18   MAY 16   JUNE 20   JULY 18   AUGUST 15   SEPTEMBER 19  OCTOBER 17

About Cowboy Action Shooting

Cowboy Action Shooting is a shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, a pistol caliber lever action rifle, and a side-by-side double barreled, pre-1899 pump, or a lever action shotgun. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, in character, Old West style. 

Contestants shoot in four firearm stages (courses of fire) in which they engage steel targets in a specifically designed scenario and shooting sequence. The use of vintage firearms, authentic looking costuming, unique targets, and fast action make Cowboy Action Shooting one of the most interesting of all shooting sports for both spectator and contestant.  

Match stages are set up in several shooting bays at 8:30 AM the morning of the match. A safety meeting starts at 9:30 AM, and the match begins soon thereafter. You MUST be present for the safety meeting to participate in the matches.

The shooting Fee is $15.00, however if you help us set up or tear down the stages you can shoot for $10.00. (First-time shooters always shoot free).

You DO NOT have to be a member of SASS to shoot at our matches. Neither the Bigfork Buscaderos nor the Bigfork Gun Club is affiliated with SASS (Single Action Shooting Society), although all SASS rules apply. 

Even if you have never shot Cowboy Action before you should come to one of our matches. We will be happy to "show you the ropes" and ensure you shoot safely.

For more information on the Bigfork Buscadero's matches contact Ken Ritz (aka Bodie Camp) at (406) 883-6797. 

> For information on the Single Action Shooting Society go to their website

> Click here to download the SASS Shooters Handbook

> Here is a link to SASS Clubs worldwide

> Here is a link to Cowboy Chronicle, the quarterly magazine of SASS

Cowboy Action Shooing™, SASS™, and Wild Bunch Action Shooting™ are registered trademarks of the Cowboy Action Shooting Society®.

The Whirling Dervish

For more information on The Bigfork Buscaderos or Cowboy Action Shooting contact Ken Ritz (aka Bodie Camp) at (406) 883-6797.