Olofson Shooting Range, main building
Vacancy Announcement: Range Safety Officers

The Department of Natural Resources has one (1) openings at Banner Shooting Range and two (2) openings at Olofson Shooting Range for Range Safety Officers.  This position works under the general direction of the Chief Range Safety Officer/Range Manager and the Shooting Sports Coordinator and performs a variety of tasks ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the shooting ranges.

For more information and how to apply:

+ Vacancy: Range Safety Officer

Butch Olofson Shooting Range

The Butch Olofson Shooting Range has been completely renovated with the addition of a new building, archery ranges and more. A new classroom for hunting and firearm education activities will be open to a variety of audiences. 

We welcome shooters of all skill levels to hone their shooting skills at the four ranges.

Amenities and Ranges

  • 50-person classroom and registration office
  • Indoor restrooms
  • Shotgun Range with basic throwers, trap and skeet
  • Rifle/handgun range with 10 bays at 30 yards, 10 bays at 50 yards and 10 bays at 100 yards (including two prone bays)
  • Archery Range (coming soon)
  • Archery 3-D Range (coming soon)

Along with providing a place for shooters of all skill levels to practice with their bows and firearms, the range will be host to numerous special events throughout the year, such as high school archery and trap shooting matches.

Safety and Rules

Pay attention to the posted firearm shooting safety rules throughout the property while visiting Olofson Range. Please remember:

  • Ear and eye protection are required at all times on gun ranges.
  • Children are welcome under adult supervision.
  • No alcohol allowed.
  • No smoking allowed.
  • Any violation of range rules will result in prompt expulsion.

Safety is the top priority at Olofson and we need your help to keep everyone safe.

Hours of Operation
MON/TUE: Closed
WED/THU/FRI: 11am - 5pm
SAT/SUN:  9am - 5pm

Also available for group meetings and special occasions. Call (515) 669-7201 to reserve.

Classes will be offered throughout the year in the evenings.

Location and Directions

11652 NW Nissen Dr
Polk City, IA 50226

The range is located off HWY 415, about 5 miles northwest of Polk City.