Shooting Ranges in North Carolina

 

The N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission shooting ranges provide a safe, controlled, and organized environment for sportspeople 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. Tap on the map below for a larger image. 


Map of North Carolina Showing Shooting Ranges by County

 

2024 Top Shot Challenge

The Wildlife Commission challenges you to participate in the 2024 Top Shot Challenge, a 12-month, themed target shooting program that is being offered at six agency shooting ranges across the state, beginning Jan. 1. Three categories will be offered based on the firearm used: rifle of any caliber, handgun of any caliber and .22 caliber rifles and pistols. Participants may attempt the challenge once per day, per month for each themed challenge until they complete it.

Rifle Rules

  1. Participants will shoot targets at 50 yards.
  2. No lead sleds or locking devices allowed.
  3. Front supports only (bipods, bags). No rear support (stock may not touch table).
  4. No caliber 50BMG or larger.
  5. Participants must use the targets provided at the range.
  6. All range rules must be followed.

Pistol Rules

  1. Participants will shoot targets at 10 yards.
  2. Participants will shoot in a standing position and unsupported..
  3. Participants will use only handguns for the challenge. Large format and rifle caliber pistols are not allowed.
  4. Participants must use the targets provided at the range.
  5. All range rules must be followed.

ASK RANGE STAFF FOR SPECIFICS ABOUT EACH MONTH’S CHALLENGE

 

NCWRC Target

Before you visit the range, be sure to print a target

Shooting Range Target

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

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.