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Iowa DNR Shooting Range Facilities





Banner Shooting Range 

Banner Range is a multi-use shooting facility that offers a safe, clean shooting environment for handguns, rifles and shotguns. The range is staffed with professional certified range safety officers during all operating hours. The shooting range is located at 13796 Elkhorn Street between Des Moines and Indianola on US Highway 65/69 in Warren County. The Banner Shooting Range telephone number is 515/961-6408 for a recorded message that provides an updated list of range hours. You may also email the range at BannerRange@dnr.iowa.gov and a range representative will respond to you.

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Banner Shooting Range Safety Information and Operational Procedures

Banner Range Brochure

Current Banner Shooting Range Hours

Monday* 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday* 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday* 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday* 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday* 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Banner Shooting Range is closed on the following days:  January 1st (New Year's Day), Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, December 24th and December 25th.

*All new shooters must be checked in at least 45 minutes prior to closing time.  The range will close at closing time or sunset (whichever is earlier).  You can find a copy of the local sunset table in your Iowa DNR Hunting & Trapping Regulations.  Please call ahead for potential weather related closings.

Iowa Code Section for Target Shooting on State Wildlife Areas and Non-Staffed State Shooting Ranges 571.51

Bays Branch Shooting Range
Located 2 miles North of Panora on Highway 4, 2.5 miles East on 190th Street in Guthrie County.
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Brushy Creek Shooting Range
Two ranges are located at Brushy Creek State Recreational Area. One is south of the park office approximately 1/2 mile North of County Road D-46. The other is a trap range located in the northern section of the park. It can be reached by taking 250th from County Road P-73, then turn right on Taylor Ave. Both are located East of Lehigh in Webster County.
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Charles "Butch" Olofson Shooting Range (CLOSED for renovations)
The Charles "Butch" Olofson Shooting Range and Training Center is located 4.7 miles north of Polk City on N.W. Madrid Blvd., immediately adjacent to public hunting land surrounding Big Creek State Park. The facilities include two 10 station 50 yard ranges available for handgun, rifle, shotgun slug, and muzzleloaders. A 10 station 100 yard range is set up for bench rest shooting. Also located at Olofson Range is a league approved trap/skeet field and a 10 station sporting clays course. A 60+ person capacity conference and training room is available to rent for classes, conferences, meetings, etc. The Olofson Shooting Range is closed until fall of 2017 for renovations to the building, firing line, and backstops. We appreciate your patience while we improve these facilities.

Hawkeye Wildlife Shooting Range 
Located 2 miles North of North Liberty on Highway 965, 1.5 miles West on Swan Lake Road, 3/4 mile East of Swisher on F12, 2.5 miles South on Highway 965, 2 miles West on Amana Road in Johnson County.  Range safety officer on site during peak hours.
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Hull Shooting Range
Located 4 miles West of Oskaloosa on State Highway 92 in Mahaska County.
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Ocheyedan Shooting Range
Located 5 miles West of Spencer on West 4th Street in Clay County.
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Oyens Shooting Range
Located 2.5 miles North of Oyens on County Road K-64 in Plymouth County.

Pine Ridge Shooting Range
Located 1 mile West of Steamboat Rock on the west bank of the Iowa River off of County Road S-56 in Hardin County.  Located in Pine Ridge county park (Hardin County Conservation).

Princeton Shooting Range
Located 1/2 mile North of Princeton on Highway 67, 1 mile North on 285th Avenue, East on 266th Street in Scott County.
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Spring Run Shooting Range
Located 3 miles East of Spirit Lake on Highway 9, 2.5 miles South on 280th Avenue in Dickinson County.
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Iowa DNR Shooting Sports Archery and Shooting Range Grant Program
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources created the Shooting Sports Program Grant in 2012 to encourage the development and improvement of shooting ranges throughout Iowa. The grant program supports the Department’s Hunter Education Program, encourages hunters to become more proficient with firearms and archery equipment, promotes safe hunting and shooting practices, provides Iowa residents with safe shooting areas and supports law enforcement training.

The Department provides grant funds annually as available from the Trust Fund (license sales) and federal dollars (Pittman/Robertson Act); granting or denying funds is at the discretion of the Department. All partnerships, leases, and cooperative ventures entered into are granted according to law and to the rules and regulations of the Department and the Natural Resource Commission.

Shooting Range Grant Program Goals: (1) Developing ranges in areas of the state where the need for public shooting facilities is greatest; (2) Providing an environment for public enjoyment and expansion of the shooting sports that emphasizes safety, hunter and shooter education, firearms and archery public safety training, plus recruitment of junior shooters; (3) Ensuring all ranges are operated in a safe, sound manner that promotes environmental stewardship and positive community relations.

The DNR will not be accepting Grant Applications in 2016.

Chapter 56 - Shooting Sports Grant Program