The range I go to is in rural Parker County, Texas. The dues are $70.00 a year. For that, you get a key to the gate, an ID tag, and access to the range 363 days a year from dawn to dusk. When you get to the gate, you unlock it, drive your vehicle through, sign the sign-in sheet that sits in an old mailbox, then lock the gate back up behind you. If you're the first one there that day, you raise the red flag on its pole so others will know that there's someone there shooting. It's nothing fancy. The target stands are sections of pine 2" x 2" that you stick into sections of PVC that have been sunk into the ground vertically, that is if the supports haven't been all shot up by some ninja. Most of the pipes are filled up with mud. The range is self-policing, and the upkeep is done by the membership through their quarterly "work days." It's kind of a dump....it's wonderful, and I love it. I try to get there on weekdays when I can. The ninjas come out on the weekend, even in little ole Poolville, Texas. Ninjas on the weekends.....and the shooters on the weekdays. By shooters, I mean the old boys who are retired (many retired military) who just love to meet the other old boys out there and talk about their loads, their rifles, and their favorite stories. So on the rare occasion that I don't have to work on a weekday, I know where I'll be....with these guys. They welcome me like I've never been a stranger, I listen to them, learn from them, split a sandwich with them, bum a Coke from them, have a dip with them....it's what life is all about. I'm going be moving soon to another part of Texas, far away from the Parker County Sportsman Club......God I'm going to miss weekdays at that place. I hope that you are blessed to have this kind of experience some day. I wouldn't trade it for a week at Thunder Ranch.