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Public Shooting Ranges & Buy Permits

Public Shooting Ranges & Buy Permits

Find an Archery or Shooting Range Near You

Purchase a Shooting Range Permit

General Information

  • All persons age 18 and older shooting on ODNR Division of Wildlife Class A, B, and C ranges must purchase a Shooting Range Permit which is available at all hunting and fishing license outlets.
  • Legal targets on all shooting ranges are single sheet paper targets, or stationary reactive or self-healing polymer targets only.
  • Shooters must supply their own target holders, which must meet the approval of the shooting range attendant.
  • Grand River and Spring Valley supply target holders.
  • The shooting of fully automatic firearms and rapid-fire of semi-automatic firearms are strictly prohibited.
  • All Class A ranges have handicap accessible parking, shooting benches, and restroom facilities

Shooting Range Permit Options

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  • All persons age 18 and older shooting on ODNR Division of Wildlife Class A, B, and C ranges must purchase a Shooting Range Permit which is available at all hunting & fishing license outlets. Permits are not sold at the shooting ranges. These permits partially offset the cost of operations, maintenance, trash removal, and improvements.
  • Shooters age 17 and under are not required to purchase a permit, but must be accompanied by and directly monitored by an adult (age 18 years or older) holding a valid Shooting Range Permit.
  • An annual permit allows the holder to be admitted to Division of Wildlife Class-A, B, and C shooting ranges for one year 
  • A one-day permit allows the holder to be admitted to Division of Wildlife Class-A, B, and C shooting ranges for one day

Shooting Range Permits
Annual Permit: Resident & Nonresident....$24.00
One-Day Permit: Resident & Nonresident....$5.00
Annual Permit and Hunting License Combo: Resident....$29.12
Annual Permit and Apprentice Hunting License Combo....$29.12

The Shooting Range Permit year begins March 1 and ends the last day of February. Permits are available at all hunting and fishing license outlets, online, or the HuntFish OH mobile app. All costs include a $1.00 writing fee. All sales are final. No refunds are given.

Shooting Range Permit Finder: Which Permit Should You Purchase?

Class D Archery Ranges

These Ranges are open free of charge. No permit is required to use these ranges, and no range attendant or restroom facilities are provided.

 

Public Shooting Ranges & Contact Information

The ODNR provides public shooting ranges so Ohio’s sportsmen and sportswomen have safe places to practice with their hunting implements. Safe shooting environments and knowledgeable range attendants foster an attitude of firearms safety and respect, where shooters can develop the knowledge and skills necessary to practice safe firearms use and take the next step to attend a hunter education class and become a hunter.

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Supervised Rifle and Pistol Target Ranges (Class A)

Supervised Ranges: Hours of Operation

Hours of operation vary. All Class A ranges are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. All Class A ranges are closed on the following dates: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Contact the wildlife areas for detailed information.

Spring Valley and Delaware shooting ranges are open year-round. Deer Creek, Grand River, and Woodbury shooting ranges are closed during January and February.

More information about these shooting ranges can be found on the public area web page (click the range name to learn more).

'*' = Supervised Trap & Skeet Range; Unsupervised Hand Trap Range (call range for details)

Shooting Range County Range Type Contact
​​​​​Deer Creek Wildlife Area    Fayette   Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D     (614) 644-3925
Delaware Wildlife Area     Delaware     Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D (614) 644-3925
Grand River Wildlife Area     Trumbull     Rifle/Pistol & Shotgun A, C     (330) 889-3524
Spring Valley Wildlife Area    Greene   Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D*   (937) 862-5162
Woodbury Wildlife Area  Coshocton     Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D*     (740) 327-2109

Unsupervised Rifle and Pistol Target Ranges (Class B)

More information about these shooting ranges can be found on the public area web page (click the range name to learn more).

Shooting Range County Range Type Contact
Monroe Lake Wildlife Area     Monroe   Rifle/Pistol B   (740) 489-5021
Tranquility Wildlife Area [Closed until further notice]   Adams Rifle/Pistol B  (937) 372-9261
Wolf Creek Wildlife Area   Morgan     Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery B, C, D   (740) 962-2048

Unsupervised Clay Target Shotgun Ranges (Class C)

More information about these shooting ranges can be found on the public area web page (click the range name to learn more).

'*' = Supervised Trap & Skeet Range; Unsupervised Hand Trap Range (call range for details)

Shooting Range County Range Type Contact
​​​​​Deer Creek Wildlife Area    Fayette   Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D     (614) 644-3925
Delaware Wildlife Area     Delaware     Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D (614) 644-3925
Fernwood State Forest    Jefferson   Rifle/Pistol & Shotgun C, O     (330) 339-2205
Grand River Wildlife Area     Trumbull     Rifle/Pistol & Shotgun A, C     (330) 889-3524
Indian Creek Wildlife Area Brown     Shotgun & Archery C, D  (937) 372-9261
Oxbow Lake Wildlife Area     Defiance   Shotgun C   (419) 424-5000
Resthaven Wildlife Area   Erie  Shotgun C   (419) 547-6007
Rush Run Wildlife Area     Preble   Shotgun C   (937) 372-9261
Salt Fork Wildlife Area   Guernsey     Shotgun C   (740) 489-5021
Spring Valley Wildlife Area    Greene   Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D*   (937) 862-5162
Wolf Creek Wildlife Area   Morgan     Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery B, C, D   (740) 962-2048
Woodbury Wildlife Area  Coshocton     Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D*     (740) 327-2109
Wyandot Wildlife Area   Wyandot   Shotgun C   (419) 424-5000

Unsupervised Archery Target Ranges (Class D)

More information about these shooting ranges can be found on the public area web page (click the range name to learn more).

'*' = Supervised Trap & Skeet Range; Unsupervised Hand Trap Range (call range for details)

Shooting Range County Range Type Contact
Barkcamp State Park Belmont Archery D (740) 484-4064
Beaver Creek State Park Columbiana Archery D (330) 385-3091
Berlin Lake Wildlife Area     Portage   Archery D   (330) 644-2293
Caesar Creek State Park  Warren     Archery D   (513) 897-3055
Cooper Hollow Wildlife
Area
  
Jackson  Archery D   (740) 682-7524
 ​​​​​Deer Creek Wildlife Area    Fayette   Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D     (614) 644-3925
Delaware Wildlife Area     Delaware     Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D (614) 644-3925
Wildlife District 5 Office    Greene  Archery D   (937) 452-3529
Wildlife District 2 Office     Hancock   Archery D  (419) 424-5000
East Harbor State Park Ottawa   Archery D   (419) 734-4424
Geneva State Park  Ashtabula     Archery D  (440) 466-8400
Hebron Fish Hatchery   Licking   Archery D   (740) 928-8092
Hocking Hills State Park Hocking Archery D   (740) 385-6842
Hueston Woods State Park  Butler, Preble Archery D   (513) 523-6347
Indian Creek Wildlife Area Brown     Shotgun & Archery C, D  (937) 372-9261
Lake Hope State Park     Vinton   Archery D  (740) 596-4938
Lake Vesuvius/Wayne National Forest   Lawrence   Archery D  (740) 534-6500
Mary Jane Thurston State Park    Henry  Archery D   (419) 832-7662
Maumee Bay State Park     Lucas     Archery D   (419) 836-7758
Paint Creek State Park     Highland, Ross  Archery D     (937) 393-4284
Punderson State Park  Geauga   Archery D   (440) 564-2279
Salt Fork State Park  Guernsey  Archery D   (740) 439-3521
Shawnee State Park   Scioto  Archery D     (740) 858-6652
Spencer Lake Wildlife Area     Medina   Archery D   (330) 644-2293
Spring Valley Wildlife Area    Greene   Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D*   (937) 862-5162
St. Marys Fish Hatchery   Auglaize  Archery D   (419) 394-5170
 Tri-Valley Wildlife Area   Muskingum   Archery D  (740) 824-3211
Van Buren State Park   Hancock  Archery D   (419) 832-7662
​​​​Veto Lake Wildlife Area   Washington  Archery D   (740) 962-2048
Wingfoot Lake Wildlife Area     Portage   Archery D  (330) 644-2293
Wolf Creek Wildlife Area   Morgan     Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery B, C, D   (740) 962-2048
Woodbury Wildlife Area  Coshocton     Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D*     (740) 327-2109

Other Public Ranges; not classified by the Division of Wildlife (Class O)

More information about these shooting ranges can be found on the public area web page (click the range name to learn more).

Shooting Range County Range Type Contact
Dillon Shooting Range   Licking, Muskingum   Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery O     (740) 452-3529
Fernwood State Forest    Jefferson   Rifle/Pistol & Shotgun C, O     (330) 339-2205
Harrison State Forest     Harrison   Rifle/Pistol O  (614) 262-5671
Zaleski State Forest   Vinton  Pistol/Shotgun O (740) 596-5781

Partnership Ranges

The Division of Wildlife partners with private shooting ranges to increase access so that the public can develop the knowledge and skills necessary to practice safe firearms use. Partnerships like these exponentially increase the division’s ability to reinvest in local communities and give back to shooters. Funding for these projects is derived from the federal Wildlife Restoration Act. Excise taxes are collected from the sale of firearms and ammunition, and this funding is returned to the states for wildlife management and shooting range projects.

Opportunities, dates, and hours vary from range to range. Please contact the range for more details.

Cardinal Shooting Center    
3389 County Road 225    
Marengo, OH    
(419) 253-0608    
thecardinalcenter.com

Cooperative Archery Ranges

These archery ranges are made possible through an ODNR Division of Wildlife Shooting Range Cooperative Grant.