Shooting Ranges in North Carolina

The N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission shooting ranges provide a safe, controlled and organized environment for sportsmen and recreational shooters alike. Click for more information on each range. Consult the interactive map below for details on public and private shooting ranges throughout the state.

 

First time visiting our ranges or new to shooting? Check out the Commission's Shooting Range Procedures and Safety video below. 

 

 

 

 

Temporary Range Closings

Shooting
RangeSorted By Shooting<br>Range In Ascending Order
CountyClosure
Dates
Reason for
Closure
Flintlock Valley Shooting RangeMontgomeryDec. 24 - 26, 2019Holiday
Foothills Public Shooting ComplexClevelandDec. 24 - 26, 2019Holiday
Holly Shelter Shooting RangePenderDec. 24 - 26, 2019Holiday
John Lentz Hunter Education ComplexRichmond Dec. 24 - 26, 2019Holiday
R. Wayne Bailey Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell Dec. 12-14, 2019Permit Hunts
R. Wayne Bailey Caswell Shooting RangeCaswellJan. 9, 2020Construction
R. Wayne Bailey Caswell Shooting RangeCaswellJan. 16, 2020Construction
R. Wayne Bailey Caswell Shooting RangeCaswellJan. 23, 2020Construction
R. Wayne Bailey Caswell Shooting RangeCaswellJan. 30, 2020Construction
R. Wayne Bailey Caswell Shooting RangeCaswellFeb. 6, 2020Construction
R. Wayne Bailey Caswell Shooting RangeCaswellDec. 24 - 26, 2019Holiday
Wayne E. Smith Cold Mountain Shooting RangeHaywoodDec. 24 - 26, 2019Holiday

Lead Reclamation Project

Lead reclamation from front.   Lead reclamation from overhead.

   

The Commission’s shooting range program strives to implement best management practices that ensure exceptional environmental health and habitat conservation at our shooting ranges. Lead reclamation (or lead recovery) is one of best management practices that is implemented every six to eight years. Recovering lead on shooting ranges reduces the risk of ricochets, bullet fragmentation and lead mobilization in runoff. Once the bullets are removed from the berm soil using separation machinery, the lead is sent to a certified recycler to be smelted down and reused.

More than 15,000 pounds of lead was recovered and recycled from the Flintlock Shooting Range in Aug. 2019. 

N.C. Shooting Ranges Map

Below is a map of public, private and NCWRC-managed/owned shooting ranges. Click on the colored circle for more information about each range.
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