John Lentz Hunter Education Complex

A range pass is required to use the facility and can be obtained on-site after viewing a range safety video and reviewing the range rules with a Range Safety Officer.


Address: 1017 Millstone Rd., Ellerbe, NC 28338

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

Cost: Free of charge. A round of 25 clays cost $3 plus tax. No cash is accepted; credit only. 


  • 50 and 100-yard rifle ranges with ten shooting stations each
  • 25-yard pistol range with ten shooting stations
  • 5-stand range 
  • 3-D archery range with forty targets
  • Standard archery range with twenty targets
  • Two combination skeet/trap ranges
  • Universally accessible


Range Rules

Contact: Noah Secrist 910-434-3378(Bad Service)   Email (Best way to contact)

2023 NC Wildlife .22 Challenges Series

presented by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission


April Challenge: Easter Challenge

Date: Starting 4-1-23 Ending 4-30-23

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 20 targets at 50, 75, and 100 yards. The targets will be 10 white rabbits(50yds), 8 yellow ducks(75yds), and 2 varying colored soft golf balls(100yds). Targets will only be shot once, and participant will be allowed 23 shots to hit all 20 targets.

How it works

Shooters may participate in the Easter 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. 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.


Shooting Range Closings

Shooting Range County Closure Dates Reason for Closure
John Lentz Shooting Range Richmond County March 24-25, 2023, and April 28-29, 2023 March 24-25, 2023 District 6 Tournament, April 28-29, 2023 State YHEST Tournament


John Lentz Hunter Education Complex

Print a Target

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

Shooting Range Target