John Lentz Hunter Education Complex is free. It is universally accessible.

2030 Gibson Mill Rd., Ellerbe, N.C. 28338 

GPS Coordinates:  Do not use GPS coordinates to navigate to complex. Use actual address listed above instead.

Operating Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Closed Sunday, Monday and state holidays

Amenities Include:  50 and 100-yard rifle range with six shooting stations
                                  25-yard pistol range with six shooting stations
                                  5-stand sporting clays range
                                  3-D archery range
                                  Standard archery range
                                  Two combination skeet/trap ranges

Contact Information:  Noah Secrist noah.secrist@ncwildlife.org
                                     (910) 434-3378 or (910) 652-4905

 

Other Information: A round of 25 clays cost $3 plus tax. No cash is accepted; credit only. For handgun and rifle ranges, visitors must bring their own ammunition and targets.


Range Rules      

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.