A = Supervised Rifle and Pistol Target Range
B = Unsupervised Rifle and Pistol Target Range
C = Unsupervised Clay Target Shotgun Range
D = Unsupervised Archery Target Range
O = Other Public Ranges; not classified by the Division of Wildlife
* = Supervised Trap & Skeet Range; Unsupervised Hand Trap Range - call for details.
Public Hand Trap Areas for Shotguns, #6 Shot or Smaller
Public hand trap areas are open everyday, sunrise to sunset except at Deer Creek, Delaware, and Spring Valley Wildlife Areas. The hand trap areas for shotguns at these three wildlife areas are only open the same dates and times as the Class A Rifle and Pistol Ranges.
Class "A" Ranges(Supervised Rifle and Pistol Ranges)
All persons age 18 and older shooting on Class A ranges must purchase a Shooting Range Permit which is available at all hunting & fishing license outlets. Permits are not sold at the shooting ranges. These permits partially offset the cost of the shooting range attendant, restroom facilities, maintenance, trash removal, and improvements.
Shooters age 17 and under are not required to purchase a permit, but must be accompanied by and directly monitored by an adult (age 18 years or older) holding a valid Shooting Range Permit.
Legal targets on all shooting ranges are single sheet paper targets only. Shooters must supply their own target holders, which must meet the approval of the shooting range attendant. Grand River and Spring Valley supply target holders. The shooting of fully automatic firearms, and rapid fire of semi-automatic firearms are strictly prohibited.
|Annual Shooting Range Permit
||Allows the holder to be admitted to Division of Wildlife Class-A shooting ranges
|1-Day Shooting Range Permit
||Allows the holder to be admitted to Division of Wildlife Class-A shooting ranges for one day
Handicap Accessibility - Class A Ranges
All Class A ranges have accessible parking, shooting benches and restroom facilities.
Hours of Operation
All of the above listed target ranges are open to the public. All Class A, B, C, & D target ranges are operated by the ODNR, Division of Wildlife and are located on specific wildlife areas throughout the state. Division of Wildlife target ranges are funded primarily by hunting, fishing and trapping license revenue, not by general tax dollars.
NOTE: All Ranges are subject to closing during inclement weather, or flooding conditions. Range users are advised to contact the appropriate range number listed above or the nearest Wildlife District Office for range conditions.
Hours of Operation - Class A Ranges
Hours of operation vary. All ranges are closed on Monday and Tuesday as well as the following dates: Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Please contact the following wildlife areas for detailed information:
|*Delaware Wildlife Area
||8589 Horseshoe Rd.
|*Deer Creek Wildlife Area
||12552 Post Rd., Route 1
|Spring Valley Wildlife Area
||1863 Rox-N. Burlington Rd.
|*Grand River Wildlife Area
||6686 S.R. 534
|*Woodbury Wildlife Area
||41384 State Route 541
|*Closed during January and February.
Hours of Operation - Class B, C & D Ranges
These Ranges are open free-of-charge. No permit is required to use these ranges, and no range attendant or restroom facilities are provided. Archery ranges are open everyday except during holidays, sunrise to sunset, except at the Spring Valley Wildlife Area.
The Archery Range at Spring Valley Wildlife Area is only open the same dates and times as the Class "A" Rifle/Pistol Range.
The Class C Shotgun Ranges on Delaware and Deer Creek wildlife areas are closed during the months of January and February. This is because they are located behind the same locked gates as the Class A Ranges. Please see the above note regarding the Deer Creek ranges.
The Class D Unsupervised Archery Ranges at Delaware and Deer Creek wildlife areas are open daily 365 days a year.