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Where is Quigleyville, Montana?

It’s as much a matter of when as where. First of all…

What is Quigleyville?

It is the encampment located on level ground for the Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match. At the Lee Ranch north of Forsyth, campers arrive throughout the week leading up to the shooting competition on Father’s Day weekend. Specialist businesses are popping up to set up tents and canopies along Traders Row, including gun and parts shops and even a Border ladies’ clothing store.

A few food trucks provide quick meals. There is a water truck for fires and an ambulance for medical emergencies. There is a church service on Sunday morning.

The Forsyth Rifle & Pistol Club sets up headquarters to register and organize participants for the competition. Up to 600 shooters from more than 30 states and a few countries arrive to fire buffalo rifles at steel targets up to 800 yards away. Each shooter may bring spouses, children, friends and dogs. Quigleyville soon has almost 1,500 residents, almost as many as live in Forsyth.

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How do I get to Quigleyville?

Of course you are very welcome to come and see the city and the shooting. Here are the clues.

Take the I-90 west Forsyth exit at mile marker 93. This will put you on Highway 12 to Vananda. Feel free to head to Forsyth to pick up everything you need. Drive north on Highway 12 only about a half mile to Cartersville Road, then turn right. There should be a buffalo sign that says Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match and an arrow.

Follow the dirt road looking out for signs directing you to Quigleyville. After just a few kilometers you will see a large microwave tower on your right. Shortly afterwards there is a steep descent along a ridge; slow down and drive carefully. Below you can see the encampment in the distance.

What you won’t find in Quigleyville

No bars; you can go to Forsyth for a drink. No electricity or solar panels; I hope your batteries are full. I hope your camper has a shower. Smartphone coverage is a good question. No bank, so bring cash; some vendors accept cards.

Another recommendation: be prepared for all weather conditions. The Quigley Match has seen hot and windy days and cold, rainy days. It tried to snow for a number of years. Expect wind and dust.

Still, please join us to meet great Americans and foreign guests who appreciate our great state and America’s freedoms.

More information on the Quigley Match website. See you there.

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