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

Shooting Range Closings

Shooting Range County Closure Dates Reason for Closure


R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting Range



11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 12/7, 12/8, 12/9

Special Permit Hunts.

2023 NC Wildlife .22 Challenges Series

presented by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission


February Challenge: Tannenbaum Challenge

Date: Starting 12-1-23 Ending 12-30-23

Time: Tuesday – Saturday, 9am - 3pm

Locations: John Lentz Hunter Education Complex



1. Participants may use any .22LR rifle of their choosing.

2. Front support (bipods, bags) and rear support (squeeze bag, mono pod) are permitted.

3. Lead sleds or vises are not permitted.

4. Participants must use targets and target stands provided by the range.

5. All range rules must be followed.


Participants will shoot at 10 targets at 100 yards. The targets will be 40mm “ornaments”. Targets will only be shot once, and participants will be allowed 18 shots to hit all 10 targets. If there are more than 18 shots on the board, the participant will be disqualified and can try again another day.

How it works

Shooters may participate in the Tannenbaum challenge once per day until they complete it. If the shooter has completed the challenge successfully, and staff has verified the target, the shooter will be awarded a hat and a patch for the month’s challenge. Participants will also be allowed 1 attempt per day to complete previous months’ challenges they have missed. Hats will only be awarded once per year and only upon successful completion of your first challenge. All other awards will be in the form of monthly custom patches.

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

NCWRC Target

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

Shooting Range Target

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.

Attention range owners: email us if you don't see your range listed, or want your existing shooting range information updated.

NOTE: The update link noted above is meant for owners of shooting ranges currently listed on our website, or for those wishing to add a new shooting range to our website and NOT for general shooting range information.

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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.