See the Henges Range Conservation Atlas record for full details, including directions, permitted activities, map, brochure, and regulations.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a shooting and training environment that is safe for novice and experienced shooters.
  • The complex includes a 100-yard, baffled rifle/pistol range with 20 covered shooting booths and target placement distances at 7, 15, 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards.
  • Additional facilities include three trap fields, a shotgun patterning range, a four-target static archery range, and a 3-D target archery walk-through range.

Public Shooting Hours

  • Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, special events, and all state and federal holidays.
  • These hours are subject to change. Please call for updated hours. Check the Address Information block to the right for phone number, address, and Google map.
  • Shooting during public hours is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

May 1 through August 31

  • Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 1 through April 30

  • Wednesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Training Programs

  • Check the Events block to the right of this page for details on current and upcoming programs.
  • All public programs are free of charge. Basic or beginning programs provide all needed equipment, ammunition, etc. free to attendees.
  • To register for a program, call or email the range (find the phone number in the Address Information to the right).
  • Dress appropriatetly for the activity (no open-toed shoes), and come prepared for the season (clothing layers, hat, insect repellent, water bottle, etc.).

Range Fees

Everyone on any firearm range is required to use hearing and eye protection. Ear and eye protection is available at check-in.

100 yard firearm range (bench or standing position only)

  • $3 per booth per hour, booth may be shared, but only two people inside the booth at one time and one firearm may be handled at a time.
  • First hour is paid before shooting, any additional at checkout.
  • Twenty-point baffled range with covered outdoor firing line, individual booths and target sockets available at 7, 15, 25, 50, 75, and 100 yard distances.
  • Firearm racks, gun rest, bench and seat provided for shooters. There is seating behind the booth available for spectators. Loaner spotting scopes available free of charge at range check-in window.
  • Paper bull’s-eye targets and target stands provided for free, shooters may bring their own paper bull’s-eye type or game animal targets only and must fit our target backers.
  • Cease fires called every quarter of an hour to move, replace, or remove targets.
  • Rapid or full automatic fire is not allowed (must allow 3 seconds between each shot.)
  • Drawing from a holster or other quick reaction type shooting is not allowed.
  • Only single projectiles of lead, copper jacketed lead (full or partial), or full copper, air rifle pellets, air rifle BB’s, shotgun slugs and buckshot are allowed.
  • Armor piercing, steel core, or steel jacketed rifle or handgun ammunition is not allowed, check done with a magnet at check-in window and/or on line by staff. Additionally, no tracer or incendiary type ammunition is allowed.
  • .50 caliber BMG center-fire rifle cartridges or larger cartridges are not allowed.
  • Shooters are limited to one-hour [four (4) quarter-hour shooting periods] when waiting line exists, but may go to the range check-in window and get back in the waiting line to shoot another hour.

Trap ranges

  • $3 per round, consisting of 25 clay targets (provided.) All rounds are paid for before shooting.
  • Three, 16 to 27 yard handicap trap fields available for use. From May 1st to August 31st, trap field #3 will be set up to shoot 5-stand Sporting Clays on Wednesdays from 1pm to 7:30pm with last check-in for a round at 7pm.
  • When waiting lines exist, shooters must squad-up with other users, and are limited to two rounds, but may get back in the waiting line to shoot another two rounds.
  • Shot sizes limited to 7.5 and smaller for lead or non-toxic (other than steel) and 6 and smaller for steel.
  • All shots must be fired from the shoulder.

Shotgun patterning range

  • $3 per hour, paid before shooting.
  • Firing distances from 20 – 50 yards.
  • Paper patterning targets, target backing, bench, shooting rest and seat provided. Shooters may bring their own bull’s-eye type, clay target, or game animal paper targets only. Shooters may shoot from bench, standing, kneeling, or sitting positions.
  • Rapid or full automatic fire is not allowed (must allow 3 seconds between each shot.)
  • Shot Sizes limited to BBB steel and smaller or #4 shot lead or non-toxic (other than steel) and smaller.
  • All shots must be fired from the shoulder or a firearm vise/rest.
  • Shooters limited to one-hour when waiting line exists, but may go to range check-in window and get back in the waiting line to shoot another hour.

Archery range

  • Static range consists of four target butts at 10, 20, 25, 30 yards. Cost is $3 an hour per shooter, paid before shooting.
  • Shooters limited to one-hour. Shooters may go to range check-in window and shoot another hour.
  • The walk-thru course consists of 15 3-D targets on a primitive 1/3 mile wooded trail. Cost is $3 per shooter paid before shooting, per round thru the trail. Hunter orange vest wear is required as a minimum on the trail by everyone and available for free loan, if you do not have your own.
  • Eye protection highly recommended and available for free loan, if you do not have your own.
  • Arrow tips limited to field or blunts on the ranges, no broadhead or cutting type tips allowed.

Range special-use by groups or organizations

  • Free for hunter education, youth, and conservation-related programs.
  • Must schedule at least 30 days in advance.
  • Call for complete details.

Education Center Classroom special-use by groups or organizations

100+ seat indoor classroom

  • Classroom is free for hunting education and conservation-related programs and meetings.
  • Fees apply for other groups or classes.
  • Must schedule at least two weeks in advance

Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center Brochure

Brochure for the Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. More
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