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

Highlights

  • Enjoy a safe, family-friendly shooting and educational environment.
  • Get information, education, and guidance from our friendly, professional staff. Their job is to make sure you have a safe, enjoyable experience on the range and the outdoors.
  • Reserve our facility for group meetings, events, and education (see Group Use below).
  • To avoid exposure to lead and other metals known to affect brain development, we advise that pregnant women and children under age six not use the firearms shooting ranges.

Public Shooting Hours

  • The ranges are closed to public shooting on all Mondays, Tuesdays, and on state and federal holidays.
  • The hours below are subject to change. Please call to verify hours before heading out. 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 and Special Events

  • Choose from many free programs and events on a variety of topics throughout the year. Check the Events block to the right of this page for details and information on all upcoming Henges Range programs and events.
  • All programs and special events are free of charge. Basic or beginning programs provide all needed equipment, including ammunition, free to attendees. Check the course description for more information.
  • To register for a program, call, email, or come by the range starting no sooner than one month before the program date (find the phone number or email link in the Address Information to the right).
  • Dress appropriately for the activity (no open-toed shoes), and come prepared for the season and weather (clothing layers, hat, insect repellent, sun glasses, water bottle, etc.).

Group Use

Range

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

Education Center Classroom (with more than 100 seats)

  • 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
  • Call for complete details

Range Fees (cash or check only) and Partial Rules

Hearing and eye protection are required on any firearm range shooting area and available for FREE at check-in if you do not have your own.

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
  • Pay first hour 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. Behind-the-booth seating available for spectators. Free loaner spotting scopes available at range check-in window.
  • Paper bull’s-eye targets and target stands provided for free. Personal paper bull’s-eye type or game animal targets 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 three 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. Staff check for compliance with a magnet at check-in window and/or on the line. 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 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 (25 clay targets per round provided). Pay all rounds 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 five-stand sporting clays on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with last check-in for a round at 7 p.m.
  • When waiting lines exist, shooters must group 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. Shooters may shoot from bench, standing, kneeling, or sitting positions.
  • Rapid or full automatic fire is not allowed (must allow three 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/crossbow ranges

  • Static range consists of four target butts at 10, 20, 25, and 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-through course consists of 15 3-D targets on a primitive one-third-mile wooded trail. Cost is $3 per shooter paid before shooting, per round through the trail. Everyone must wear a hunter orange vest (at least) on the trail. We will lend you a hunter-orange vest if you don’t bring one of 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.
Brochure for the Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.

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