Iowa Shooting Ranges

The map below shows the locations and amenities at both public and private shooting ranges located in Iowa. Click on a range below to find more information for each range.

If you notice information is incorrect, or would like a range listed on the map, please notify us in an email to IowaShootingRanges@dnr.iowa.gov .




Iowa Shooting Ranges

Banner Shooting Range (Warren County)
13796 Elk Horn St, Indianola, IA 50652
Range Office: 515-961-6408

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm
Closed Wednesday and Thursday

Banner Range is a multi-use shooting facility that offers a safe, clean shooting environment for handguns, rifles and shotguns. Targets can be placed at 25, 50 and 100 yards, as well as 7, 10, and 15 yards for handguns. Manual clay target throwers allow visitors to take aim at clay targets. The range is staffed with professional certified range safety officers during all operating hours. 
The shooting range is located 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. Download the Banner Shooting Range brochure for more information.

Banner Shooting Range is closed: 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). Please call ahead for potential weather related closings.

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Bays Branch Shooting Range (Guthrie County)
190th Street, Panora, Iowa 50216

Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Bays Branch is a primitive shooting range with benches and berms at 50 and 100 yards. Handguns may be used with the 30 yard berm. A manual clay target thrower is provided for practice with clay targets. Please bring your own targets and target stands, pick up spent rounds and shells, and carry out your trash.

Bays Branch Wildlife Management Area - Map


Brushy Creek Shooting Range (Webster County)
Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

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.

The south range is for pistols, rifles, muzzleloaders, and shotguns (slugs or patterning only). Targets may be placed at distances out to 100 yards. Please bring your own targets, pick up spent rounds and shells, and carry out your trash.

The north range (shotgun range) is for shooting clay targets only. Visitors may bring their own throwers or use the manual thrower provided at the range. Please pick up spent rounds and shells, and carry out your trash.


Butch Olofson Shooting Range 

11652 NW Nissen Drive, Polk City, IA 50226
Range Office: 515-795-4000

Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

The Butch Olofson Shooting Range is a multi-use shooting facility that offers a safe, clean shooting environment for handguns, rifles, shotguns, and archery. There is a 30 yard handgun bay, a 50 yard bay and a 100 yard bay. Additionally a skeet/trap overlay field and a seasonal 5-stand station allow visitors to take aim at clay targets. There is also both a static archery range for sighing in and a walking archery course available for use. The range is staffed with professional certified range safety officers during all operating hours.

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


Hawkeye Wildlife Shooting Range (Johnson County)
2200 Amana Rd NW, Swisher, Iowa 52338

Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.
** Range safety officer on site during peak hours.

Located on Amana Road, the Hawkeye Wildlife Area Shooting Range has benches and berms at 30, 50 and 100 yards. Steel targets may be brought to the range, but should not be located closer than 100 yards for rifle targets and 10 yards for handgun targets. Please bring your own targets and target stands, pick up spent rounds and shells, and carry out your trash.  

A second range is located further west on Amana Road, and provides an archery range with a tower and targets at 20, 30, 40 , 50, and 60 yards. Targets are for arrows with field points only, no broadheads allowed on targets. At this range, there are also 12 stations to shoot clay targets from. Visitors must bring their own throwers and clay targets. Please pick up any spent shotgun hulls and boxes and carry out with you.

Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area - Map


Hull Shooting Range (Mahaska County)
Located 4 miles West of Oskaloosa on State Highway 92.

Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

The Hull Shooting Range is a primitive shooting range with benches and berms at 50 and 100 yards. Visitors should shoot from the benches and through the tubes located on each firing line to insure that rounds do not leave the range. An area to shoot clay targets is also provided. Users must bring their own throwers and targets. Please bring your own targets and target stands, pick up spent rounds and shells, and carry out your trash.

Hull Wildlife Management Area - Map


Ocheyedan Shooting Range (Clay County)
3 miles west of Spencer on County Road B24 (350th St)

Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

The Ocheydan Shooting Range is a primitive shooting range with benches and berms at 25, 50, and 100 yards. Benches and target stands are provided. Please bring your own targets, pick up spent rounds and shells, and carry out your trash.

Ocheyedan Wildlife Management Area - Map


Oyens Shooting Range (Plymouth County)
13594 K64, Le Mars, Iowa 51031
Located 2.5 miles North of Oyens on County Road K-64 in Plymouth County.

Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

The Oyens Shooting Range is a primitive shooting range with benches and berms at 50 and 100 yards. Visitors should shoot from the benches and through the tubes located on each firing line to insure that rounds do not leave the range. Please bring your own targets and target stands, pick up spent rounds and shells, and carry out your trash.


Pine Ridge Shooting Range (Hardin County)
31458 Co Rd D35, Steamboat Rock, Iowa 50672
Located in Pine Ridge County Park (Hardin County Conservation)

Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Pine Ridge Shooting Range is a primitive shooting range with benches and berms at 15, 25, 50, and 100 yards. Benches and target stands are provided. Please bring your own targets and target stands, pick up spent rounds and shells, and carry out your trash.


Princeton Shooting Range (Scott County)
286th Avenue, Princeton, Iowa 52768

Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.
**Range safety officer on site during peak hours.

The Princeton Shooting Range is a primitive shooting range with benches and berms at 50 and 100 yards. Steel targets may be brought to the range, but should not be located closer than 100 yards for rifle targets and 10 yards for handgun targets. An area to shoot clay targets is also provided. Users must bring their own throwers and targets. Please bring your own targets and target stands, pick up spent rounds and shells, and carry out your trash.

Princeton Wildlife Management Area - Map


Spring Run Shooting Range (Dickinson County)
1776 272nd Ave, Spirit Lake, IA

Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset. 

The Spring Run Shooting Range is a primitive shooting range with benches and berms at 30, 50, 100 and 200 yards. Visitors should shoot from the benches and through the tubes located on each firing line to insure that rounds do not leave the range. An area to shoot clay targets is also provided. Users must bring their own throwers and targets. Please bring your own targets and target stands, pick up spent rounds and shells, and carry out your trash.

Spring Run Complex Wildlife Management Area - Map

Youth Trapshooting


Did you know?

The Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) is a team-based youth development program that uses the clay target sports of trap, skeet, and sporting clays to instill life skills such as discipline, safety, teamwork, ethics, mental focus, self-discipline, and self-confidence in Iowa's youth.

Learn more:
Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program


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 2020.

Chapter 56 - Shooting Sports Grant Program