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Olofson Shooting Range, main building

Butch Olofson Shooting Range

The Butch Olofson Shooting Range 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 Range is open year-round but will be closed in the winter when hazardous weather and driving conditions are present. 

Amenities and Ranges

  • 50-person classroom and registration office
  • Indoor restrooms
  • Shotgun Range with basic throwers, trap, and skeet
  • Rifle/Handgun Range with 12 bays at 30 yards, 11 bays at 50 yards, and 11 bays at 100 yards (including two prone bays)
  • Archery Range
  • Archery 3-D Range
  • 5-Stand Range (open seasonally)

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:

  • 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.

Hours of Operation

Notice:  Winter hours are in effect from December 1 - February 29

*Last check-in will be at 3:30pm

MON/TUE: Closed
WED/THU/FRI: 11am - 4pm
SAT/SUN:  9am - 4pm

Also available for group meetings and special occasions. Call 515-795-4000 to inquire about reserving.


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

Rates & Fees

$10 per hour for rifle, pistol and archery ranges

$7 per round for shotgun range

$300 family annual membership

$240 single annual membership

$30 archery only annual membership

Weather Related Closure

Olofson Shooting range 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 Range 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 range. 

Looking for a hunter education class?

Interested in hosting an event at Olofson Range?

Contact Range Manager, Zach Benttine at 515-795-4000 or

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.