The R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting Range is free. It is universally accessible.

3670 N.C. Highway 86 South, Yanceyville, N.C.
Phone: 336-402-0684

GPS Coordinates:  36.420421, -79.352421

Operating Hours:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, state holidays and during Special Permit Hunts on the game land. Dates for Special Permit Hunts will be posted at the range and here at least two weeks before the hunts.

Amenities Include:  100-yard rifle range with 5 shooting stations
                                  Roaming archery course with 10 separate 3D targets
                                  25-yard pistol range with 5 shooting stations
                                  Concrete parking space and paved sidewalks to shooting shelters and target areas


Range Rules


3D Range Rules

Temporary Range Closings

RangeSorted By Shooting<br>Range In Ascending Order
Reason for
John Lentz Hunter Education ComplexRichmond Jan. 6, 2020 - TBAClosed until further notice due to remodeling
Wayne E. Smith Cold Mountain Shooting RangeHaywoodMarch 13, 2020Due to an event, the range will close at 1 p.m.

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. 

Lentz Renovation Progress

January 2020 - Contractor is clearing trees from the areas set to be graded and erosion control measures are being put into place. Existing range backstops are undergoing a lead removal project. 


Tree Clearing