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Spring Valley Wildlife Area Shooting Range

The new shooting range at the Spring Valley Wildlife Area is open to the public! Improvements include: upgraded backstops, 65 rifle shooting stations, new entrance and parking lot, restroom facilities, range master building, outdoor education center, and static archery range. The renovated shotgun range features target launchers and designated shooting stations.

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Shooting Range

Rifle/Pistol, Shotgun, & Archery A, C, D*
* = Supervised Trap & Skeet Range; Unsupervised Hand Trap Range (call range for details)

**COVID-19 Updates**

Class A shooting ranges are no longer taking reservations. Spring Valley Shooting Range's hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are required to have a valid Division of Wildlife range permit upon arrival. Unsupervised ranges are open daylight to dusk unless otherwise noted on site. Shooters must maintain social distancing while shooting on the range.

Range Features

  • 10, 15, 25, 50, 75, and 100 yard rifle and pistol range.
    • 10/15/25 yard range has 11 total shooting stations (5 of which are standing stations)
    • Additional 25 yard range has 8 sitting stations
    • 25/50 yard range has 16 stations
    • 100 yard range has 30 stations. Half have the option to shoot 25, 50, or 75 yards, depending on target placement. 
  • An unsupervised shotgun range that can accommodate 20-30 shooters.
  • An archery range with targets from 10 to 50 yards.
  • A wooded walk through archery course with 18 targets and 3 towers.

Hours of Operation

  • The pistol, rifle, shotgun, and archery ranges are open year-round, Wed.- Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Shooting ceases at 4:40 pm.
  • Closed: Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Location

  • The rifle, pistol,shotgun, and archery ranges are located at: 3570 Houston Rd., Waynesville, OH 45068
  • Phone: 937-862-5162

Cost

  • Rifle and pistol range: All persons age 18 and older shooting must purchase either an annual shooting range permit ($24), an annual permit and hunting license combo ($29.12), or a one-day shooting range permit ($5), which are available at all hunting and fishing license outlets, online, or the HuntFish OH mobile app. Permits are not sold at the shooting range.
  • 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.

Target Range Rules

BEFORE entering the range you must read and be familiar with all range rules.
Failure to follow range rules or unsafe behavior may result in shooters being ejected from range, forfeiture of permit, and subject to arrest.

  • All shooters (18 and older) must present a range use permit to the range attendant and sign in before entering the range. Shooters 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult who holds a valid range use permit.
  • Eye and hearing protection are strongly recommended.
  • Limit of two shooters per shooting bench.
  • Use single sheet paper targets only. Target holders are provided.
  • All targets must be placed on provided target stands. Do not climb bullet stop to place targets.
  • Use of tracer ammo or exploding targets is prohibited.
  • Illegal firearms as defined by O.R.C. Section 2923.11 are prohibited.
  • Shooting fully automatic firearms or using a device that simulates fully automatic firing is prohibited.
  • Rapid fire/burst fire is prohibited. Firing from the hip is prohibited.
  • During a cease fire, all firearms shall be unloaded, placed on a bench with actions open, and may not be handled. Do not go down range until all shooters are behind the yellow line and all shooters have acknowledged the cease fire by announcing “clear”.
  • When going to and from targets, use the central pathway. Do not cross or go around cable.
  • When returning to the bench, do not handle firearms until everyone is behind the yellow line and all shooters have acknowledged “ready on the line”.
  • All target material must be removed from the range before you leave.
  • Do not place unfired rounds in barrels.
  • All shooters must sign out when they leave.

Class Definitions

A = Supervised Rifle and Pistol Target Range
B = Unsupervised Rifle and Pistol Target Range
C = Unsupervised Clay Target Shotgun Range
D = Unsupervised Archery Target Range
O = Other Public Ranges; not classified by the Division of Wildlife
'*' = Supervised Trap & Skeet Range; Unsupervised Hand Trap Range (call range for details)

Class A, B, and C Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun Ranges

  • 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.
  • 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

Permit Fees

Annual Shooting Range Permit 

  • Allows the holder to be admitted to Division of Wildlife Class-A, B, and C shooting ranges for one year
  • Cost: $24.00  
  • Code: 700    

1-Day Shooting Range Permit

  • Allows the holder to be admitted to Division of Wildlife Class-A, B, and C shooting ranges for one day
  • Cost $5.00     
  • Code: 720    

Shooting Range Permit year begins March 1 and ends the last day of February. All costs include a $1.00 writing fee. All sales are final. No refunds are given.

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.

More Information

Public Shooting Ranges Contacts & Information

Spring Valley Wildlife Area


Video Tour of the Range

See the range and learn more about what you can do here in this feature video.

Emergencies

Call: 911

Phone Number

(937) 862-5162

Non-Emergency

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