August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center

aerial view of the Busch Shooting Range rifle range
Busch Range will be closed Friday, May 7 to observe Truman Day.

Busch Range  is currently following the spring/summer hours schedule. Due to Covid19, the check in procedures have changed to keep public shooters and staff safe.

The staffed facility is part of the Department's Education Branch. The complex includes a 100 yard baffled rifle/pistol range with 20 covered shooting stations with target placement at 25, 50, 75, or 100 yards, and a 50 yard baffled range with 15 covered shooting stations with target postings at 7, 15, 20, 25, or 50 yards. The facility also includes 5 trap and skeet overlay fields, 2 shotgun patterning ranges, an education building for programs, meetings, and special events, and a static archery range with a shooting tower. All ranges are ADA accessible. The August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center provides a safe environment for novice to experienced shooters to enjoy the shooting sports.

The shooting range features 20 positions at 100 yard range, and 15 positions at 50 yard range for rifle and pistol use. Concrete floors, walls and overhead steel baffle structures are in place to control and contain projectiles. Shooting booths are now handicap-accessible.

Shotgun shooters can enjoy five trap/skeet overlay ranges with electronic controls, and two shotgun patterning ranges.

Archery facilities on site, include static archery range with an elevated shooting tower and broadhead pits.

The fees for the range: $4.00 for one hour on the rifle/pistol range, $4.00 per round of trap or skeet which includes 25 clay targets and $4.00 for an hour on the patterning range. This includes basic eye and ear protection. There is no charge to use the archery range.

An education/office building at the shooting range offers an 80-person classroom to host educational programs.

To receive text alerts, text "MDC Busch" to 468311 or call 636-300-0258.>
Quick Facts
Area Hours
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Monday, closed all day
  • Tuesday, closed all day
  • Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 01:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Building Hours
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Monday, closed all day
  • Tuesday, closed all day
  • Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 01:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Holidays
  • Thanksgiving Day, 11/24/2021: closed all day
  • Christmas Day, 12/24/2021: closed all day
  • Independence Day, 07/03/2021: closed all day
  • Columbus Day, 10/10/2021: closed all day
Directions


From the intersection of Highways 40/61 and 94 (Exit 10): take Highway 94 west approximately 1 mile, then Route D west approximately 5 miles to the Shooting Range. Entrance on the left.

Range address is 3550 Hwy D, Defiance, MO 63341
For more information call
(636) 300-0258
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Range Name: Shooting range - August A. Busch Memorial Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Range ID: 1502
Maintenance Days:
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Business Hours:
Change with seasons/call 636/441-4554 for more information
Range Type:
Archery Static Target
Target Distance:
10-40
Disabled Access: Yes
Range Name: Shooting range - August A. Busch Memorial Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Range ID: 1503
Maintenance Days:
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Business Hours:
Change with seasons/call 636/441-4554 for more information
Range Type:
Rifle/Pistol
Target Distance:
7,15,20,25,50
Disabled Access: Yes
Range Name: Shooting range - August A. Busch Memorial Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Range ID: 1504
Maintenance Days:
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Business Hours:
Change with seasons/call 636/441-4554 for more information
Range Type:
Shotgun Informal/Patterning
Target Distance:
Disabled Access: Yes
Range Name: Shooting range - August A. Busch Memorial Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Range ID: 1505
Maintenance Days:
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Business Hours:
Change with seasons/call 636/441-4554 for more information
Range Type:
Shotgun Trap/Skeet
Target Distance:
Disabled Access: Yes
Range Name: Shooting range - August A. Busch Memorial Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Range ID: 1608
Maintenance Days:
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Business Hours:
Change with seasons/call 636/441-4554 for more information
Range Type:
Rifle/Pistol
Target Distance:
25,50,75,100
Disabled Access: Yes

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