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Butch Olofson Shooting Complex

The Butch Olofson Shooting Complex offers pistol, rifle, shotgun and archery opportunities. Additionally, a classroom is open to hunting and firearm education activities and a variety of audiences. We welcome shooters of all skill levels to hone their shooting skills at the four ranges. Olofson Shooting Complex  is open year-round with a few closures during holidays and unsafe weather.

Hours of Operation


MON/TUE Closed Closed
WED/THU/FRI March 1- Oct. 31 
11am - 5pm
Nov. 1 - Feb. 28/29
11am - 4pm
SAT/SUN: March 1- Oct. 31
9am - 5pm
Nov. 1 - Feb. 28/29
9am - 4pm

*Last check-in will be ½ hour before close


January 1st (New Year's Day), Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th (Independence Day), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 24th (Christmas Eve), December 25th (Christmas Day), and December 31 (New Year's Eve).

Amenities and Ranges

  • 50-person classroom and registration office
  • Indoor restrooms
  • Shotgun Range with trap, skeet and five-stand fields (seasonally)
  • Rifle/Handgun Range with 12 bays at 30 yards, 11 bays at 50 yards, and 11 bays at 100 yards (including two prone bays)
  • Static Archery Range
  • Archery 3-D Range
  • Targets available for purchase

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 Shooting Complex. Please remember:

  • All shooters must register in the range office.
  • Ear and eye protection are required at all times on gun ranges.
  • Always keep the muzzle pointed downrange.
  • When the range is cold, firearms must be unloaded with the action locked open. Target shooters may only go downrange at this time to put up or take down targets.
  • Children are welcome under adult supervision.
  • No smoking is allowed.
  • No alcohol is 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.

Range Manager

Jess Shirbroun

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.



Rates & Fees

$10 per hour (individual)

$16 per hour (family/couple)

$7 per round for shotgun range

$300 family annual membership*

$240 single annual membership*

$30 archery only annual membership*

*Also valid at Banner Shooting Complex

Weather Related Closure

Olofson Shooting Complex will be closed if any of the following weather related conditions, advisories and warnings are forecasted or in effect.

  • Temperature forecasted at the NWS Des Moines office is less than 20° F.
  • severe storm warnings
  • Travel Advisories 

Classes, Workshops, and Events

Olofson Shooting Complex is the host of a variety of classes, workshops, leagues and events throughout the year.  Upcoming opportunities will be posted to this website, on social media and at the shooting complex. 

Looking for a hunter education class?

Contact Range Manager, Jessica Shirbroun at 515-795-4000 or