7229 Rice Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55803
Phone 218-721-4843

About Us

A short twenty-five minute drive from downtown Duluth, north on Route #4, will bring you to our retreat at 7229 Rice Lake Road (Island Lake). There you will find a well-groomed picnic area with good tables and charcoal grills, camping, and a boat launching area with five docks.

Our retreat also offers a sight-in range of 25 to 300 yards, a small bore range of 25 and 50 yards, an archery range, and trap shooting range, all open year-round to our members. Firearm Safety Instructors are available, certified by the DNR and N.R.A. with registered classes city-wide.

With transportation prices soaring, our members are finding and using a recreation area like the retreat more and more. There is something for everyone.

When you join, you will receive your club paper, "Sportsmen's News", every month to keep you informed of club activities, conservation news, and other pertinent information. You will also enjoy the retreat and many club activities.

By being a member you have a say in conservation at the local, state and national levels.

If you are interested in joining, please view our membership page to download a membership form.

UNS is considered 501(c)(3)  tax-exempt according to the Department of the Treasury dated April 02, 2004



If you would like to see where our facilities are, click on the link below to view a map.


United Northern Sportsmen Location Map



U.N.S. Achievements

Presented Firearm Safety Bill to the State Legislature in 1952, which was passed forming the Youth Firearm Safety Training Program in Minnesota.

Purchased and have on hand rifles for use by Firearm Safety Youths, while going through the U.N.S. Firearm Safety Course at our retreat.

Cooperate with Regional Environmental Education Council, Minnesota Conservation Federation, and other organizations in preparing teachers in the use of conservation education materials.

Purchased film and Conservation Education programs for distribution to area Public Schools.

Financially support community based organizations.

Donated equipment and building materials to the Long Lake Youth Conservation Center. Each year sponsor youths to attend summer sessions there.

Spearheaded Pollution Bill which became law during the 1961 State Legislature and the Water Quality Control Act passed by Congress, in 1965, which led to the start of cleaning up of the St. Louis River and the harbors of Duluth and Superior.

Currently working with UMD's Outdoor Program to introduce students to Firearm Safety, range safety and safe shooting.