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Alabama Gun Clubs & Shooting Ranges

 

Below is a listing of shooting ranges in Alabama – information includes types of shooting allowed, the addresses, phone numbers and contact information if available.

  • Alexander City – Alexander City Police Department Qualification Range, PO Box 943, Alexander City, AL 35011.
    Phone: 256-329-6758
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds)
    Range Access: Private
  • Aliceville – Westervet Hunting Lodge, 69 Westervelt Circle , Aliceville , AL 35442 .
    Phone: 205-562-5263
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (200 yds.), Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Alpine – Selwood Farm & Hunting Preserve, 706 Selwood Road, Alpine, AL 35014.
    Phone: 205- 362-7595
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Andalusia – Andalusia Police Range , P.O. Box 429 , Andalusia , AL 36420 .
    Phone: 334-222-1155
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50 & 90 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Skeet
    Range Access: Private
  • Anniston – Moss Branch Shooting Range, Inc., 270 Alexis Lane , Anniston , AL 36201 .
    Phone: 256-236-8118
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.mossbranch.org
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Auburn – War Eagle Gun Club, 300 Mockingbird Lane , Auburn , AL 36830 .
    Phone: 334- 826-6381
    Facilities include: Skeet
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Autaugaville – Swift Creek Gun Club, 760 County Road 13, Autaugaville , AL 36003 .
    Phone: 334-358-0509
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (up to 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (up to 300 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Archery, Airgun
    Hours of Operation: Saturday and Sunday
    Range Access: Private
    Email: chiefapd1@aol.com
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Birmingham – Alabama Training Institute and Pistol Range , 906 N. 40th St. , Birmingham , AL 35222 .
    Phone: 205-592-3004
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 Yds), Pistol Silhouette, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.alpistol.iworksweb.com
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Birmingham – Southeastern Security Academy Range , 906-A 40Th Street North , Birmingham , AL 35222 .
    Phone: 205-591-8699
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Boaz – Sand Mountain Shooters Club, 626 Bloodworth Road , Boaz , AL 35956 .
    Phone: 256-593-8027
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yd.), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Email: smsc@cybrtyme.com
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Brownsville – Homer Hanna High School – JROTC, 2615 Price Rd. , Brownsville , AL 78586 .
    Phone: 956-548-7647
    Facilities include: Indoor Rifle
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Camden – Camden Gun Club, Hwy 221, Camden , AL 36726 .
    Phone: 334-682-4577
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (100 & 200 yds), Skeet
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Cherokee – Freedom Hills WMA, White Pike, Cherokee , AL 35616 .
    Phone: 205-359-6208
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (up to 100 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (up to 100 yds.)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Childersburg – Red Eagle Skeet & Trap, Hollywood Blvd. , Childersburg , AL 35044 .
    Phone: 256-378-6970
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Cullman – Maple Ridge Gun Club, Inc., 2115 County Road 420, Cullman , AL 35057 .
    Phone: 256-737-7592
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15, 20, 25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 to 500 yds), Sporting Clays, Archery
    Hours of Operation: 9am-dusk
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Daphne – The Shooting Parlor @ The Gold Mine Pawnshop, 602 Highway 98, Daphne , AL 36526 .
    Phone: 334-626-6500
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Double Springs – Hurricane, Highway 33, Double Springs , AL 35553 .
    Phone: 205-489-5111
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Double Springs – Hurricane Shooting Range , Highway 33, Double Springs , AL 35553 .
    Phone: 205-489-5111
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50, 75 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 75, 100 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Enterprise – Sharpshooter, 500 Headless Horseman Road, Enterprise , AL 36330.
    Phone: 334-347-1818
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (10-50 ft), Indoor Rifle (10-50 ft), Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Florence – North Alabama Shooting Association, PO Box 3565 , Florence , AL 35630 .
    Phone: 256-766-4465
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7,15,25,50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds)
    Range Access: Private
  • Gadsden – Etowah Public Shooting Range , Owls Hollow Rd. , Gadsden , AL 35902 .
    Phone: 334-242-3620
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50, 100 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100 yds.), Skeet
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Geneva – The Ammo Shop, PO Box 336 Rt 1 Hwy 85, Geneva , AL 36340 .
    Phone: 334 684-9903
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public
  • Guin – Murphy WMA Shooting Range , Cannon Creek Road , Guin , AL 35563 .
    Phone: 256-353-2634
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (to 100 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (to 100 yds.)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Hamilton – Eagle Academy , 775 Hidden Acres Way , Hamilton , AL 35570 .
    Phone: 205-921-9009
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Skeet
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Harrisonburg – Top Gun Range , Rt. 988 Early Road, Harrisonburg , AL 22801 .
    Phone: 540-434-8999
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Hazel Green – Hazel Green High School NJROTC, PO Box 699, Hazel Green, AL 35750.
    Phone: 256-828-2625
    Facilities include: Indoor Rifle (33 meters), Archery
    Range Access: Private
  • Heflin – Henry Creek Shooting Range , 2309 Hwy 46, Heflin , AL 36264 .
    Phone: 256-463-2272
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Hoover – Steel City Sports Shooting Assoc., 3721 South Shades Crest Rd., Hoover, AL 35244.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (20, 50, 150 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 & 720 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Huntsville – Blue & Gray, 2009 Rodgers Dr. , Huntsville , AL 35811 .
    Phone: 256-534-7968
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 & 200 yds)
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Huntsville – The Ammo-Dump Inc. (Larry’s Pistol & Pawn Shop), 2405 N. Memorial Parkway , Huntsville , AL 35810 .
    Phone: 205- 534-9515
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Lacey’s Spring – Big Sky Skeet & Trap, 636 McCutcheon Road, Lacey’s Spring, AL 35754.
    Phone: 256-880-7236
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Lafayette – Rockfence Station Hunting Preserve, 4388 Co. Rd. 160, Lafayette , AL 36862 .
    Phone: 334-864-0217
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50, 100 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100 yds.), Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: rmcclendon@mindspring.com
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Leeds – Heritage Rifle & Pistol Club, P. O. Box 534 , Leeds , AL 35094 .
    Phone: 205-817-4240
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50m), Outdoor Rifle (100m)
    Hours of Operation: Daylight Hours Only
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.hrpclub.org
    Email: hrpwebmaster@earthlink.net
  • Mathews – Dixie Trap Club, Rt. 1 Box 163 , Mathews, AL 36052.
    Phone: 334-584-7651
    Facilities include: Trap
    Range Access: Public
  • Maxwell Air Force Base – Maxwell Skeet & Trap Club, 42 SVS/SVRO, 60 West Maxwell Blvd., Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112.
    Phone: 334-953-6946
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Midway – Barbour County Wildlife Management Area Target Range , County Rd 49, Midway, AL 36053.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (0-100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (0-100 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Montgomery – Central Alabama Gun Club, Inc., PO Box 3531 , Montgomery , AL 36109 .
    Phone: 334-271-4867
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (0-100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (0-300 yds)
    Range Access: Private
    Email: cagc@thegunworks.net
  • New Market – Madison County Shooting Sports Assoc., Inc., 783 Coleman Road, New Market, AL 35761.
    Phone: 256-379-2716
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 m.), Outdoor Rifle (50 m. .22/blk powder only), Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet
    Hours of Operation: 10:00 am-3:00 pm s/S
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Pinckard – Tri-State Gun Club, County Rd 55, Pinckard , AL 36001 .
    Phone: 334-774-2121
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (100 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100yd), Muzzleloading, Archery, Airgun
    Hours of Operation: daytime
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.downtown.ala.net/~tsgc
    Email: bonds007@snowhill.com
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  • Pleasant Grove – F.O.P. Range Inc., 91 1st Street , Pleasant Grove , AL 35127 .
    Phone: 205-744-2600
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15, 25 ,100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Skeet
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.foprangeinc.com
    Email: foprange@bellsouth.net
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Robertsdale – Styx River Shooting Center Inc., 24775 Waterworld Rd. , Robertsdale , AL 36567 .
    Phone: 251-960-1173
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 100, 200 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Rockford – Coosa County WMA Range , Hwy 29, Rockford , AL 35135 .
    Phone: 334-242-3469
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (to 100 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (to 100 yds.)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Saraland – Precision Shooting Center , 15 Harris Ave. , Saraland , AL 36571 .
    Phone: 251-679-9530
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds .22 cal), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: ipsc40edge@aol.com
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  • Selma – Selma F.O.P. Shooting Range , 1300 Alabama Ave. , Selma , AL 36703 .
    Phone: 334-874-1207
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Skeet, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Skyline – Skyline WMA Shooting Range , Hwy 146, Skyline , AL 35405 .
    Phone: 256-435-5422
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100, 200 yds.)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Tanner – Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area Target Range , Harris Station Rd. , Tanner, AL 35671.
    Phone: 256-353-2634
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50, 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Tuscaloosa – Ground Zero, 59 Cherokee Hills, Tuscaloosa , AL 35404 .
    Phone: 205-462-0694
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (10, 15, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (15, 20, 25, 200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Tuscaloosa – Gun Logic Firearms Training, 14695 Bel Aire Road , Tuscaloosa , AL 35401 .
    Phone: 205-333-3258
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 to 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (up to 150 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Archery, Airgun
    Hours of Operation: By Appointment
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.gunlogic.com
    Email: gunlogic@charter.net
    Click here for a map to the business:  
  • Tuskegee – White Oak Plantation , 5215 County Road 10, Tuskegee , AL 36083 .
    Phone: 334-724-9258
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (to 200 yds), Sporting Clays, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: whiteoakhunts@mindspring.com
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  • Union Springs – Greenway Sportsman Club, 231 Jan Drive, Union Springs , AL 36089 .
    Phone: 334-738-3072
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.greenwaysportsmanclub.net
    Email: gsc@ustconline.net
    Click here for a map to the business:  

Georgia Gun Clubs & Shooting Ranges

  • Adairsville – The Shooting Grounds at Barnsley Gardens, 597 Barnsley Gardens Road, Adairsville, GA 30103.
    Phone: 770-773-7480
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Email: jlong@barnsleyinn.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Atlanta – Tom Lowe Olympic Shooting Grounds, 3025 Merk Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30349.
    Phone: 404-629-4318
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (10 meters & 25, 50 yds), Indoor Rifle (10 meters & 50 yds), Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.targetsportatlanta.org
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Augusta – Pinetucky Gun Club, Camp Josey Road, Augusta, GA 30901.
    Phone: 706-592-4230
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds), Indoor Pistol (10 meters, air only), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Indoor Rifle (10 meters, air only), Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: stevesgun@aol.com
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  • Augusta – Shooters, 1025 Patriots Way, Augusta, GA 30907.
    Phone: 706-860-7778
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Chatsworth – Camp Shooters, 457 Milas Winkler Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705.
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (500 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access:
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Cochran – Barksdale Bobwhite Plantation, Route 4, Longstreet Rd., Cochran, GA 31014.
    Phone: 912-934-6916
    Facilities include: Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Colbert – Brush Creek Sporting Club, 1631 Moriah Church Road, Colbert, GA 30628.
    Phone: 706-788-2910
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: W/TH12-6,F/S9-6,sun2
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.brushcreekfarm.net
    Email: info@brushcreekfarm.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Columbus – Shooters of Columbus, 4445 Milgen Road, Columbus, GA 31907.
    Phone: 706-568-9313
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Archery
    Hours of Operation: 9-9 M-Sat 12-6 Sun
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: shootersofcolumbus.com
    Email: socrange@nraonline.com
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  • Cordele – Crisp Area Gun Club, 1001 E. 21st Ave., Cordele, GA 31015.
    Phone: 229-273-1161
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (300 yds), Skeet
    Range Access: Private
    Email: joiner@isoa.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Covington – South River Gun Club, 5205 Highway 212 N, Covington, GA 30016.
    Phone: 770-786-3752
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 100, 200, 300 yds), Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.southrivergunclub.com
    Email: bclay@southrivergunclub.com
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  • Dahlonega – Long Branch Buckskinners, 309 Hwy 400A, Dahlonega, GA 30533.
    Phone: 706-864-1205
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 & 50 ft), Outdoor Rifle (25 – 200 ft), Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Private
    Email: bearclaw@stc.net
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  • Dublin – Middle Georgia Gunowners Association, 1609 Greg Couhy Rd, Dublin, GA 31040.
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (40 yds), Outdoor Rifle (300 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
    Email: ecnc@progressivetel.com
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  • Fayetteville – Autrey’s Armory, Inc., 116 Bethea Road, Suite 118, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
    Phone: 770-719-2454
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds)
    Hours of Operation: Tue-Sat 11-7,Sun 1-6
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.autreysarmory.com
    Email: admin@autreysarmory.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Forest Park – Georgia Range and Guns, 285 Lake Mirror Rd., Forest Park, GA 30297.
    Phone: 404-366-7861
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds)
    Hours of Operation: M-F,11-8,SAT 9-9,SUN
    Range Access: Public
    Email: josephdgriffin@aol.com
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  • Forsyth – The Meadows National Gun Club, 1064 Rumble Road, Forsyth, GA 31029.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Fort Benning – Ft. Benning Rifle & Pistol Club, POBox 51469, Fort Benning, GA 31995.
    Phone: 706-689-3371
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7 to 300 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25 to 500 yds), Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Private
    Email: brpc@mindspring.com
  • Ft. Benning – Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. (English Range), Bldg 8006 Dixie Rd., Ft. Benning, GA 31905.
    Phone: 706-689-3371
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (500 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.rpcrange.com
    Email: brpc@knology.net
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  • Gainesvile – Cherokee Gun Club – IPSC Section, 1700 Candler Rd., Gainesvile, GA 30507.
    Phone: 706-754-9297
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.cherokeeipsc.org/
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  • Gay – Big Red Oak Plantation, 8428 Greenville St., Gay, GA 30218.
    Phone: 706-538-6870
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.bigredoakplantation.com
    Email: bigredoakplant@bellsouth.net
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  • Griffin – Griffin Gun Club – Steel Match, 520 Amelia Road , Griffin, GA 30223.
    Phone: 404-403-9471
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: 1st Sat, 9am-2pm
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.griffinsteelmatch.com/
    Email: info@griffinsteelmatch.com
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  • Griffin – Griffin High School Rifle Team Range, 1617 Poplar Street, Griffin, GA 30224.
    Phone: 770-229-3752
    Facilities include: Indoor Rifle (10 meter), Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: jlang@spalding.k12.ga.us
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  • Jasper – Pickens County-Jones Mountain Range, PO Box 822, Jasper, GA 30143.
    Phone: 770-428-6675
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (5, 10, 15, 25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
  • Lawrenceville – Bulls-Eye Indoor Range and Gunshop, 221 West Crogan St., Lawrenceville, GA 30045.
    Phone: 770-963-6556
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.lspi.com
    Email: beye@bellsouth.net
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  • Lawrenceville – Gwinnett Practical Shooting League, Bulls Eye Indoor Range and Gun Shop, 221 W Crogan St, Lawrenceville, GA 30045.
    Phone: 770-963-6556
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol
    Hours of Operation: Wed 6:00-10:00pm
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.gpsl.org
    Email: info@gpsl.org
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  • Ludowici – Rye Patch Gun Shop & Range/Club, RR 2 Box 148 ,Rye Patch Rd., Ludowici, GA 31316.
    Phone: (912)545-2961
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (400 yds), Outdoor Rifle (400 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: ryepatch2000@yahoo.com
  • Macon – Eagle Gun Range, 109 Woodfield Drive, Macon, GA 31210.
    Phone: 912-757-4867
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Email: bcdeagle@mindspring.com
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  • Macon – Marion Road Gun Club Range, Inc., 6170 Marion Rd., Macon, GA 31217.
    Phone: 478-743-8734
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yards), Outdoor Rifle (200 yards), Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Marietta – Ed’s Gun & Tackle Shop, 2727 Canton Road (Hwy 5), Marietta, GA 30066.
    Phone: 770-425-8461
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (75 ft – 25 yds), Indoor Rifle (75 ft – 25 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.edsguns.com
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  • Marietta – Hot Shots Shooting Range, 2445 Austell Road, Marietta, GA 30008.
    Phone: 770-436-6600
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Millen – Hanging Rocks Plantation, 1012 Hwy 23 N., Millen, GA 30442.
    Phone: 912-982-4022
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: hrp@jchs.com
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  • Millen – HRP Sporting Resort, Honey Ridge Rd., Millen, GA 30442.
    Phone: 478-982-4022
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: hrplantation@jeffersonenergy.com
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  • Moultric – Boggy Pond Plantation, 1084 Lanier Road, Moultric, GA 31788.
    Phone: 229-985-5395
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
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  • Statesboro – Bull Shooters Club, Inc., 112 Pine Needle Road, Statesboro, GA 30458.
    Phone: 912 681 3225
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (50 yd)
    Hours of Operation: MEMBERS: 9AM – 5PM
    Range Access: Private
    Email: ccolvin@frontiernet.net
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  • Stone Mountain – Master Gunman, 1900 Rockbridge Road Suite E, Stone Mountain, GA 30087.
    Phone: 770-469-0933
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Temple – Advanced Bullets Outdoor Range, 35 Spruill Bridge Rd., Temple, GA 30179.
    Phone: 770-562-4333
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (10-25 meters), Outdoor Rifle (25-50 meters), Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: AG-ABC@worldnet.att.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Tifton – Tifton Skeet & Gun Club, Lower Brookfield Road, Tifton, GA 31794.
    Phone: 229-386-4753
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: justiceinc@plantlel.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Valdosta – Little River Sportsmen’s Association Range, Hwy 133 West of Valdesta 2 miles, Valdosta, GA 31601.
    Phone: 912-559-4714
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15,29,50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25,50,79,100,150,200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery
    Range Access: Private
    Email: LRSA@datasys.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Vidalia – Altamaha Regional Shooters Club, P.O. Box 194, Vidalia, GA 30475.
    Phone: 1-912-578-6827
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yard), Outdoor Rifle (100,200,300 yard), Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Email: targetshooting@hotmail.com

 

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Florida Gun Clubs & Shooting Ranges

  • Alachua – Turkey Run Gun Club Inc., 13013 N.W. Us Hwy. 441, Alachua, FL 32615.
    Phone: 386-462-5303
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: Wed.to Sun.
    Range Access: Public
    Email: turkeyrungc@alltel.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Apopka – Shoot Straight, 1349 South Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703.
    Phone: 407-889-0842
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Bartow – Saddle Creek Park Shooting Range, P.O. Box 9005 Drawer CS07, Bartow, FL 33831.
    Phone: 914-499-2613
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 & 50 meters), Outdoor Rifle (50 meters), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access:
  • Bronson – Levy County Sheriff’s Department, P.O. Drawer 1719, Bronson, FL 32621.
    Phone: 352-486-5111
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Brooksville – Hernando Sportsman’s Club, U.S. Highway 19, , Brooksville, FL 34613.
    Phone: 352-597-9931
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (10 Yds. – 200 Meters), Outdoor Rifle (25 – 219yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.hernandosportsmansclub.com
    Email: hsci@gate.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Brooksville – Phoenix Gun Club, Inc., 23451 Mondon Hill Rd., Brooksville, FL 34601.
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (up to 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public
    Email: mwohc@iwon.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Bunnell – Flagler Skeet & Trap Club, P.O. Box 875, Bunnell, FL 32110.
    Phone: 904-437-3361
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Private
  • Cape Coral – Citadel International, 918 SE 14th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33990.
    Phone: 941-458-2035
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50′), Pistol Silhouette, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Email: ssgsam@aol.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Cape Coral – Southwest Florida Sportsman’s Assoc. Inc., P.O. Box 100691, Cape Coral, FL 33910.
    Phone: 239-693-2180
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25m, 50m, 100m), Outdoor Rifle (25m, 50m, 100m), Muzzleloading
    Hours of Operation: 9a – sunset
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.swfsa.tripod.com
    Email: allanwhitman@hotmail.com
  • Casselberry – Shoot Straight II, 4700 S US Hwy 17-92, Casselberry, FL 32707.
    Phone: 407-834-2242
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (15 yds), Indoor Rifle (15 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Chipley – H S H Wildlife, 1794 Milton Lane, Chipley, FL 32428.
    Phone: 850-638-1858
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 ft), Outdoor Rifle (60 to 100 yds), Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Chuluota – Chuluota Sportsmen’s Club, 1101 Willingham Road, Chuluota, FL 32762.
    Phone: 407-359-8059
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50, 75 and 100 m), Outdoor Rifle (50, 75 & 100 m), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Crestview – Shoal River Sporting Clays, Inc., 3985 Hwy. 90 East, Crestview, FL 32579.
    Phone: 850-682-6708
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15, 25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: shoot@shoalriver.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Dade City – Dade City Rod & Gun Club, Inc., 35445 U.S.R. 52th, Dade City, FL 33526.
    Phone: 352-521-3165
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (33 ft, 50 ft, 25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 100 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Dania Beach – Hollywood Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., 2989 Stirling Road, Dania Beach, FL 33312.
    Phone: 954-983-9595
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Airgun
    Hours of Operation: 9:00 – 7:00 EST
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Dania Beach – The Hollywood Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., 2989 Stirling Rd., Dania Beach, FL 33312.
    Phone: 954-983-9595
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: lindyd@is-netcom.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Daytona Beach – Strickland Shooting Range, 1670 Strickland Range Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32720.
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7, 15, 25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (7, 15, 25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Delray Beach – Delray Shooting Center, 1505 Poinsettia Dr. #H-6, Delray Beach, FL 33444.
    Phone: 561-265-0700
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (0-75 ft), Indoor Rifle (0 – 100 ft)
    Range Access: Public
    Email: M36995@AOL.COM
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Edgewater – Cow Creek Hunt Club & Range, Dead end of Cow Creek Road, Edgewater, FL 32141.
    Phone: 904-423-1728
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 ft to 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50 yds to 200 yds), Trap
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Eustis – Eustis Gun Club, P.O.Box 1284, Eustis, FL 32727.
    Phone: 352-343-5977
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (up to 10 0 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (100 & 200 yds.), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Private
  • Fort Lauderdale – AA Lock & Gun, 407 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
    Phone: 954-764-4395
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 Feet), Indoor Rifle (50 Feet), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: M-F 10-7 pm Sat11-5p
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.aalockandgun.com
    Email: aagun@aalockandgun.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Fort Myers – Fowler Firearms & Gun Range L.L.C., 3685 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
    Phone: 239-275-4867
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (15 yds)
    Hours of Operation: 7 day’s 10am – 5pm
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.fowlerfirearms.com
    Email: info@fowlerfirearms.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Fort Myers – Justin’s Rod and Gun Club, 13990 Rod and Gun Club Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33913.
    Phone: 239-368-5200
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (400 yds)
    Hours of Operation: 9a-5p W,Th,Fri,S,Su
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Fort White – Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm, 2938 SW County Road 138, Fort White, FL 32038.
    Phone: 352-485-2302
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yards), Outdoor Rifle (50 yards), Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: Bradfordsportsfarm@yahoo.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Fort White – Ft. White Gun Club, PO Box 435, Fort White, FL 32038.
    Phone: 904-497-9403
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (35 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
    Email: cchidlow@ad.com
  • Gainesville – Gainesville Target Range, 1610 NW 65 Place, Gainesville, FL 32609.
    Phone: 352-376-8806
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25yd), Outdoor Rifle (100yd)
    Hours of Operation: 9am to dusk
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.gainesvilletargetrange.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Gainesville – Gator Skeet and Trap Club, 5202 Ne 46Th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609.
    Phone: 352-372-1044
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Geneva – Seminole County Gun & Archery Assn, 1402 Osceola Rd, Geneva, FL 32732.
    Phone: 407-365-4648
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (300 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Sporting Clays, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Email: scgaa@aisinet.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Hialeah – Florida Gun Center, 1770 W. 38 Place, Hialeah, FL 33012.
    Phone: 305-825-3655
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 Yds.), Indoor Rifle (25 Yds.), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Hialeah – Hialeah Range & Gun Shop, Inc., 1040 E. 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33013.
    Phone: 305- 688-8679
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Holly Hill – C.D. Firearm Training, , Holly Hill, FL 32117.
    Phone: 407-474-0401
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public/Private
  • Holly Hill – Hot Shot Shooting Range, 1873 North Nova Rd. #6, Holly Hill, FL 32117.
    Phone: 386-677-1195
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (23 yds.), Indoor Rifle (23 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Hollywood – 911 Store, 2231 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020.
    Phone: 954-922-9258
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (15 yds), Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: 9 am-7 pm Mon-Sat
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: WWW.ips911store.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Indiantown – J&R Outfitters, 7600 SW Fox Brown Rd., Indiantown, FL 34956.
    Phone: 772-597-4757
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (300 yds)
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.jroutfitters.com
    Email: hunting@jroutfitters.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Inglis – Robinson Ranch Trap & Skeet, 19730 SE 127th Terrace, Inglis, FL 34449.
    Phone: 352-489-7988
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: 9AM To 3PM T,W,T,S,S
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.members.cox.net/buckfife
    Email: etb62@worldnet.att.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Jacksonville – BULLSEYE INDOOR GUN RANGE, INC., 6041 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32211.
    Phone: 904-725-9582
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 Yards), Indoor Rifle (25 Yards), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: M-F 12-9pm, S-S 11-7
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: Bullseyegun.com
    Email: Bullseyerange@aol.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Jacksonville – Gateway Rifle & Pistol Club, 9301 Zambito Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32210.
    Phone: 904-389-2782
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7.5), Outdoor Rifle (7.5), Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Email: dennis@glasscock.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Jacksonville – Gun Gallery, Inc., 10268 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246.
    Phone: 904-641-1619
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Jacksonville – Jacksonville Gun Club, 12125 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226.
    Phone: 904-757-4584
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: jaxgunclub@hotmail.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Lake City – Big D Plantation, CR 131 S. of Lake City, Lake City, FL 32040.
    Phone: 386-752-0594
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: BigDplantation2001@yahoo.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Lake City – Lewis D. Whitaker Osceola Shooting Range, off Forest Rd. 278 near Lake City, Lake City, FL 32055.
    Phone: 386-758-0525
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (2 – 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100, 200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Lake City – Osceola Rifle & Pistol Range, Forest Road 278, Osceola National Forest, Lake City, FL 32055.
    Phone: 386-758-0525
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (2@50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (1@200 yds)
    Hours of Operation: sunrise to sunset
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: members.atlantic.net/~scoop10
    Email: steven.robbins@fwc.state.fl.us
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Lake Worth – Palm Beach Shooting Center, 501 Industrial Street, Lake Worth, FL 33461.
    Phone: 561-588-4867
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (75ft)
    Hours of Operation: 10am to 9pm
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: palmbeachshootingcenter.com
    Email: pbsc4guns@aol.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Lakeland – Lakeland Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., 2000 Lasso Lane, Lakeland, FL 33801.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7, 25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Lakeland – On Target of Lakeland, 610 N. Combee Road, Lakeland, FL 33801.
    Phone: 941- 666-2744
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (75 ft), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Lakeland – Tenoroc Shooting Range, 3755 Tenoroc Mine Road, Lakeland, FL 33805.
    Phone: 863-666-2500
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.tenoroc.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Land O’Lakes – Tampa Bay Sporting Clays, 10514 Ehren’s Cut-Off, Land O’Lakes, FL 34639.
    Phone: 813-995-9282
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: doublebarrel@mindspring.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Leesburg – The Gun Shop Inc. & Gun Range, 1310 State Road 44, Leesburg, FL 34748.
    Phone: 352-787-4570
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (50 yds)
    Hours of Operation: M-F 10 TO 7S-10 TO 5
    Range Access: Public
    Email: thegunshop@aol.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Loxahatchee – Palm Beach County Long Arms Shooting Range, Twenty Mile Bend Boat Ramp Road, Loxahatchee, FL 33470.
    Phone: 561-233-0255
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (50yd, 100yd, 200yd)
    Hours of Operation: 8AM-6PM
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/fdo/Admin/Shooting_Range.htm
    Email: pbcshootingrange@co-palm-beach.fl.us
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Marianna – Hinson Gunshop and Range, 1551 Highway 73, Marianna, FL 32448.
    Phone: 850 482-4525
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (100 YARDS), Outdoor Rifle (100 YARDS), Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Melbourne – Action Gun Outfitters, Inc., 2787 Aurora Road, Melbourne, FL 32935.
    Phone: 407-242-1114
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Miami – Ace’s Indoor Shooting Range & Pro Gun Shop, Inc., 2105 NW 102 Place., Miami, FL 33172.
    Phone: 305-717-3277
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yrd), Indoor Rifle (25 yrd)
    Hours of Operation: m-f 10-10 sat-sun9-6
    Range Access: Public
    Email: aceshoot@aol.com
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  • Miami – Everglades Conserv & Sportsman Club, P.O. Box 524005, Miami, FL 33152.
    Phone: 941-695-2573
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (200 yds), Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
  • Miami – Sporting Clays International, 17601 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33194.
    Phone: 305-225-6967
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: shootsci@aol.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Miami – Trail Glades Range Inc., 17650 S.W 8th Street, Miami, FL 33165.
    Phone: 305-226-1823
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 & 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Milton – Santa Rosa Small Arms Training Center, Inc., 6424 Smith Wixon Ln., Milton, FL 32570.
    Phone: 850-675-6744
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Mims – Titusville Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc., Gun Club Lane (2299 Hatbill Road), Mims, FL 32754.
    Phone: (321) 268-1312
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 & 50 Yd), Outdoor Rifle (100, 200 & 300 YD), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Hours of Operation: Daily
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.mywebpage.netscape.com/clownno1/homepage.htm
    Email: TRPC@bellsouth.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Molino – Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club, 2700 Mathison Rd., Molino, FL 32533.
    Phone: 850-587-5435
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 100, 200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Myakka City – Manatee Gun and Archery Sports Park, 1805 Logue Road, Myakka City, FL 34251.
    Phone: 931-322-0055
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15, 25 & 50 yrds), Outdoor Rifle (Up to 500 yds), Muzzleloading, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.manateegunclub.8m.com
    Email: rangemaster@manateegunclub.8m.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Naples – Southwest FL Shooting Center, CO. Rd 951, Naples, FL 34112.
    Phone: 941-774-3309
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle, Archery
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Nokomis – Sarasota Gun Club, P.O.Box 802, Nokomis, FL 34274.
    Phone: 941-488-3223
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Private
  • North Fort Myers – Lee County Bowhunters, Inc., Nalle Grade Park, Nalle Grade, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.
    Phone: 941-995-6840
    Facilities include: Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: TBPITB@aol.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Ocala – Ocala Public Shooting Range, Forest Rd. 88 (north of Sate Rd. 40), Ocala, FL 34470.
    Phone: 352-625-2804
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Odessa – Silver Dollar Trap Club, 17202 Target Way, Odessa, FL 33556.
    Phone: 813-920-3231
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Okeechobee – Mike’s Okeechobee Guns, 105 SW Park St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.
    Phone: 863-763-0122
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (200, 300 & 600 yds), Trap
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Okeechobee – Quail Creek Plantation, 12399 NE 224th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.
    Phone: 863-763-2529
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: quailcreekplantation@hotmail.com
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  • Orlando – Central Florida Rifle/Pistol Club, 14646 Wewahootee Rd., Orlando, FL 32832.
    Phone: 407-380-0547
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (30 – 300 m.), Outdoor Rifle (300 m. , 100 m.), Muzzleloading, Trap, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: cfrpc.com
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  • Orlando – East Orange Gun Range, 7210 Gardner Street, Orlando, FL 32792.
    Phone: 407-679-1995
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Indoor Rifle (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public
    Email: bullseye@netwide.net
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  • Orlando – Oak Ridge Gun Range, 632 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, FL 32809.
    Phone: 407-857-5663
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Orlando – TM Ranch Shotgun Sports, 15520 TM Ranch Road, Orlando, FL 32832.
    Phone: 407-737-3788
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Oviedo – Oviedo High School NJROTC, 601 King St, Oviedo, FL 32765.
    Phone: 407-320-4062
    Facilities include: Archery
    Range Access: Private
    Email: ottsrotc@magicnet.net
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  • Pace – FWC Public Shooting Range, 6850 Ouintette Rd., Pace, FL 32571.
    Phone: 850-995-0084
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Pace – Santa Rosa Sporting Clays & Gun Club, 6950 Quintette Road, Pace, FL 32571.
    Phone: 850-995-9377
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Hours of Operation: 9:00a-5:00p Wed-Sun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: santarosaclays@vol.com
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  • Palatka – Palatka Skeet Club, Inc., 301 Skeet Club Rd., Palatka, FL 32178.
    Phone: 386-325-5425
    Facilities include: Skeet
    Hours of Operation: W, S, S 12-5
    Range Access: Public
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  • Palatka – River City Gun Range, 706 St. John’s Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
    Phone: 386-328-9280
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (20 yds), Indoor Rifle (20 yds, smallbore only), Pistol Silhouette, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: RiverCityGuns@aol.com
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  • Palm Bay – Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club, PO Box 60307, Palm Bay, FL 32906.
    Phone: 407-723-3497
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
  • Palm City – Martin County Sportsmen’s Association, Inc., 8415 SW Busch St., Palm City, FL 34900.
    Phone: 772-287-9567
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 ft. to 100 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (50 ft. to 100yds.), Muzzleloading
    Hours of Operation: dawn to dusk
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.mcsa.cc
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  • Palm Coast – Flagler Gun & Archery Club, P.O. Box 351221, Palm Coast, FL 32135-1221
    Phone: (888) 823-4251
    Facilities include: Trap Fields, Skeet Fields, Sporting Clays, 200 Yard Rifle Range, Pistol Range, Silhouette Range, Archery Range, Black Powder, Action Pistol Range
    A variety of Firearms courses taught by fully certified NRA instructors
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site:  http://FlaglerGunClub.com/
    Email: Membership@FlaglerGunClub.com
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  • Palmetto – Bullseye Indoor Pistol Range, 1012 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221.
    Phone: 941-729-7906
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (52 ft), Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Range Access: Private
    Email: tsan5008@aol.com
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  • Panama City – Bear Creek Sporting Clays, 9216 Camp Lake Road, Panama City, FL 32466.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: mgr@bearcreek.net
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  • Panama City – Marx Armory/Gun Fun, Inc., 3219 Highway 390, Panama City, FL 32405.
    Phone: 904 769-4495
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol, Indoor Rifle, Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Pembroke Park – American Range & Gun Shop, Inc., 3130 S.W. 19th Street, #453, Pembroke Park, FL 33009.
    Phone: 954-989-6968
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yd)
    Hours of Operation: M-F 11-9, S&S 9:30-6
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.americangunrange.com
    Email: gunrange@bellsouth.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Pembroke Park – Big Al’s Gun Range, 3300 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Pembroke Park, FL 33315.
    Phone: 954-927-8000
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Email: big-als@mindspring.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Pinellas Park – Wyoming Antelope Club, 3700 – 126th Avenue, Pinellas Park, FL 33742.
    Phone: 727-573-3006
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Pompano Beach – Revere Gun Range, 601 NE 28th St., Pompano Beach, FL 33328.
    Phone: 954-942-3777
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Indoor Rifle (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Port Richey – Firing Line, 6123 Ridge Rd., Port Richey, FL 34668.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.firinglinerange.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Port St. Joe – Gulf Rifle Club, Hwy 71 North, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
    Phone: 850-229-8421
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (0-60 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 100, 200 & 300 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Trap
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Port St. Lucie – Anchor Gun Range & Gun Shop, 1592-k S.E. Village Green Dr., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.
    Phone: 561-398-4867
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (15 yd)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Port St. Lucie – Self Defense Shooting Center, 1592 K. Village Green Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.
    Phone: 561-337-1400
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Punta Gorda – Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area Shooting Range, 29200 Tucker Grade Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955.
    Phone: 941-575-5768
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15 to 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50 to 200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public
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  • Punta Gorda – Cecil M. Webb Public Shooting Range, Tucker Grade Rd. on Babcock/Webb WMA, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
    Phone: 863-648-3206
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100, 200 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Ruskin – Gun Craft, Inc. -Gun Craft Pistol & Rifle Club-, 2403 21st Ave. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570.
    Phone: 813-645-3828
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (35 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds, by appt.), Muzzleloading, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Sebastian – Indian River County Shooting Range, Near I95 & State Rd. 512 in Vero Beach, Sebastian, FL 32958.
    Phone: 561-581-4944
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15, 25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 100, 200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
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  • Sebring – Jim’s Pistolarrow Range, 12135 US Hwy #98, Sebring, FL 33876.
    Phone: 863-655-4505
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.jimspistolarrow.com
    Email: pistolarrow@tnni.net
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  • South West Ranches – Pop Dean’s Hunt Club, 6101 U.S. 27, South West Ranches, FL 33332.
    Phone: 954 433-7421
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (140 yds), Outdoor Rifle (140 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: sunrise to sunset
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.popdeanhuntclub.org
    Email: paperlion@dslx.net
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  • St. Petersburg – Skyway Trap & Skeet Club, 3200 74th.Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702.
    Phone: 813- 526-8993
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Starke – Keystone Heights Skeet Club, 1403 Ree Street, Starke, FL 32091.
    Phone: 904-964-8804
    Facilities include: Skeet
    Range Access: Public
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  • Sunrise (Fort Lauderdale) – Markham Park Gun Range, 16001 West State Road 84, Sunrise (Fort Lauderdale), FL 33326.
    Phone: 954-389-2005
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25-50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25-100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.markhampark.com/
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  • Tallahassee – Apalachicola Shooting Range, Forest Rd. 305, SW of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL 32310.
    Phone: 850-265-3676
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public
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  • Tallahassee – Tallahassee Rifle and Pistol Club, Pistol Club Road, Tallahassee, FL 32305.
    Phone: 850-893-8889
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (10-50yd), Outdoor Rifle (100,200,300yd), Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: daylight to dark
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.trpc.net
    Email: springymf@aol.com
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  • Tampa – Arrowhead Archery Shop, 10818 E. Hwy 92, Tampa, FL 33610.
    Phone: 813-621-4279
    Facilities include: Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Email: arrowheadarchery@aol.com
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  • Titusville – American Police Hall of Fame and Museum Shooting Center, 6350 Horizon Dr., Titusville, FL 32780.
    Phone: 321-264-0911
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft.)
    Hours of Operation: M-F10-9S10-7Su1-6
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.aphf.org
    Email: policeinfo@aphf.org
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Venice – Rugged Sportsman’s Club, Main office 450 Hauser Lane, Venice, FL 34292.
    Phone: 941-497-3119
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (125 yds), Trap, Skeet, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Vero Beach – Indian River Sportsman Indoor Target Range, 4185 N US1 , Vero Beach, FL 32967.
    Phone: 772-778-4844
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yrd), Indoor Rifle (25 yrd)
    Hours of Operation: 7 DAYS A WEEK
    Range Access: Public
    Email: IRINDOORTARGET@AOL.COM
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Vero Beach – Indian River Trap & Skeet Club, Inc., 5925 82nd Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32961.
    Phone: 772-569-6940
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Vero Beach – Vero Beach Police Benevolent Association, 1055 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
    Phone: 561- 978-4600
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7, 10, 15, 25, & 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds)
    Range Access: Private/Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • West Palm Beach – Palm Beach Trap & Skeet Club, 2950 Pierson Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33414.
    Phone: 561-793-8787
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Williston – Williston Shooters Club, Inc. Range, 1975 SW 8th Terrace, Williston, FL 32696.
    Phone: 352-465-1191
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds)
    Range Access: Private
    Email: wnhpark@aol.com
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  • Winter Haven – Cody’s Armory, Inc., 3761 Recker Hwy., Winter Haven, FL 33880.
    Phone: 941-299-3063
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Winter Haven – Imperial Polk Gun Club Inc., 151 Race Pit Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33883.
    Phone: 863-299-4853
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
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  • Winter Haven – Polk County Skeet & Trap Club, 147 Race Pit Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33880.
    Phone: 863-299-4853
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
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  • Yulee – Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 65, Police Lodge Rd. and Logan Rd., Yulee, FL 32097.
    Phone: 904-225-9918
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds)
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.geocities.com/foplodge65
    Email: belson@net-magic.net
    Click here for a map to the business:

Squirrel Hunting Information – How to and Where to Hunt Squirrels

Squirrel hunting

It is an enjoyable fall and winter sport. Where I live, squirrel hunting starts weeks before big game and ends in February – 2 ½ months after deer season ends. It can be as much fun as you want and it puts food on your table. If you want it will also put some money (very little) in your pocket. All you need is a good woodlot that is populated with trees that produce the food squirrels eat, a .22 caliber gun or shotgun and time. You can hunt alone, with the family dog or with a friend. A word of warning – never shoot into a squirrel nest. First – it is not sporting; second – you will probably never retrieve the squirrel and third – it is probably illegal. Always remember to be a responsible hunter.Gray squirrel
This squirrel present a classic pose for the hunter when squirrel hunting
Squirrels are found where their food is. I live just outside the Adirondack Park in New York. Much of the forest is “forever wild”. What that means in a lot of areas it is mature forest without much food producing trees. Just hemlock and old pines and a ground covered in needle litter. What you find here is pine squirrels and frankly they are too small for me to bother with. I look for mixed forests with oaks, wild fruit trees, maples and pine. Here you will find gray squirrels, a fairly large squirrel that lives in much of the eastern United States. Forest that border farm land can be very productive.

As with most hunting, if you are alone, being a bit stealthy is important. If you go tramping through the woods crunching leaves or just being loud the squirrels (as well as everything else) will typically hunker down and quietly wait for you to pass. Try walking slow and steady. Every once and awhile, stop and stay in place. If you wait for 10 to 15 minutes the squirrels in the area will start moving again and at that point the “hunt is on”. I know people that will walk into a good woodlot sit for about 15 minutes and use a squirrel call with excellent results.

Shotgunning for squirrels is a blast. Many times they will be running along branches or bouncing through leaf litter looking for fallen nuts. At these times I consider shooting as exciting as gunning birds. When hunting with a shotgun, it does not need to be a specific gauge. Anything from a 12 to a 410 will work – you will need to use more powerful loads, magnums if your gun is capable, with the smaller gauges. My preference is an old 20 gauge I have owned for over 30 years. I typically use 3” shells loaded with 1 ¼ ounces of # 6 shot. Since I support eating what you shoot, try for head shots to keep the pellets out of the meat. The nice part of hunting with a shotgun is that you can be opportunistic. Rabbit and grouse seasons mirror squirrel season where I live and when you carry a shotgun you have the chance at a mixed bag.

For a challenge you can hunt with a 22 caliber rifle. I have an old single shot 22 with a variable scope mounted on it; it has taken many squirrels over the years. If the squirrel does not present itself safely, try calling to it or make a small movement. The squirrel should react, usually by moving and often into a tree crotch so it can take a better look. If it runs around to the other side of the tree take a rock or branch and throw it past the tree. That may cause the squirrel to scurry back to your side presenting a good shot.

squirrel target click for download

The only issue with a 22 is being very careful when taking your shot. Wait for the squirrel to present itself either on the ground or if in a tree where the tree will act as a backstop if you miss. A 22 can travel almost 1 mile and for several hundred yards it will keep enough power to hurt, even kill, unintended targets. When I was younger I took a cousin hunting. He had a 22 caliber marlin auto-loader. Within one day he had went through almost 500 rounds with one squirrel in his bag. Many of his shots were in the air at squirrels in trees without backstops. No matter how much I explained the danger he continued. He has never hunted with me after that day.

Hunting with a dog for squirrels can be productive. This is one time you do not need to be quiet. The dog will work the ground find and tree squirrels. Frankly, you really do not need a “trained” dog as you would for birds or rabbits. I think the main requirements are:

  1. A dog not afraid of a gunshot sound,
  2. A dog that will listen and not run,
  3. A dog that loves to chase squirrels
  4. A dog that will not grab a downed squirrel and ruin the meat.

I had a Cairn terrier that hated squirrels and would tree them and stand there barking, that is all I needed. Once treed the squirrels were more concerned with the dog then with me moving into place.

If you are squirrel hunting with a friend stay spread out to about 40 yards and avoid screaming back in forth. Slowly walk along and often a squirrel will be pushed out of hiding toward one of the hunters. This is much like hunting deer.

I like to use squirrel when tying certain flies for fishing or adding hair to the treble hooks of spoons and spinners. If you harvest enough squirrels and have no use for the fur or tails, you can try to sell them. You will need to know how to prepare the skins to keep any value. A good place to find buyers is your local trappers club. You can find a local club by going to the National Trappers Association website: http://www.nationaltrappers.com. They can direct you to buyers as well as provide information about skinning and caring for the hides.

Another place you can sell to is to Mepps Fishing Lure company. They will buy the tails but are strict about the condition the tail must be in. Check out their website: http://www.mepps.com/programs/squirrel-tail/. I have never sent them tails but might start. I am a big user of their product and it would be nice to someday think that a small piece of the lure I am using came from my hunting efforts.

Rabbits & Hares Information, Identification

Rabbits and Hares


rabbits and hares have physical differences some subtle some obvious

Organizations:

I have not heard of one yet that pertains to both Rabbits and Hares. There are various clubs that focus on one over the other. Please email me with any links and we will post here  – contact TC

Rabbits and Hares Descriptions

– Rabbits are defined as medium-sized grazing mammals with long ears, long hind legs and bulging eyes on the sides of their heads. There are 18 different species living in the U.S. and Canada.

The male, is called a buck The female, called a doe, is larger than the buck.

Rabbits are primarily nocturnal animals. They can detect enemies by scent. They are extremely able runners and can switch direction in an instant, making them an extremely tough game animal to hunt.

Hares are generally larger than rabbits and, except for the snowshoe hare, are found in more open territory. Their young are generally born more fully developed.

Below are general descriptions of three of the more common species found in North America:

Eastern Cottontail
– Very common in its range of the eastern US. Coloration is grayish brown above, grizzled with black. There usually is a white spot on the forehead. Tail is cottony white and the feet are white above. The cottontail has long ears. The cottontail is approximately 14 ¾” – 18 ¼” long and weighs between 2 – 4 lbs. The hind foot is usually between 3 3/8″ – 4 1/8″ long. Habitat – Brushy areas, old fields, woods and farms.

New England Cottontail
– Coloration is brownish sprinkled liberally with black. As opposed to the Eastern Cottontail, which has a white spot on its forehead, the New England Cottontail has a black patch on its forehead. Its ears also are outlined by a black stripe. Tail is cottony white below and the feet are white above. This cottontail is approximately 14 ¼” – 19″ long and weighs between 1 ½ – 3 lbs. The hind foot is usually between 3 ¼” – 4″ long. Habitat – Brushy areas, old fields, woods and farms.

rabbits and hares snow shoe hares change color in winter
Snowshoe Hare – In summer color this hare is dark brown with a small tail dark above and dusky to white below. In the winter, mottled white  with brown to white, with black-tipped long ears. This animal has large hind legs that are well furred, hence the name. In certain parts of the country they may not change color. In the Adirondack Mountains, black individuals have been observed. This hare is approximately 15 – 20″ long and weighs between 2 – 3 lbs. The hind foot is usually between 3 7/8″ – 5 7/8″ long. Habitat – Northern forests.

Rabbits and Hares Food

– As stated previously, rabbits and hares are grazing animals. Greens, berries and in the winter woody material (such as my blueberry bushes) are eaten. You can tell a bush eaten by a rabbit, it usually looks as a clean cut at an angle (as opposed to deer that usually leave a ragged appearance). Bark of trees may be stripped 3-4″ from the ground. Breeding – Rabbits have the ability to breed several times per year. Their litters can average from 1 -6 (snowshoe); 1-9 (Eastern Cottontail); 3-8 (New England Cottontail) young. Gestation period is roughly 28 days but does vary by species. The Eastern Cottontail has the ability to have 4 litters each year – that is a possible total of 36 rabbits each breeding season. This is nature’s way of providing survival potential since almost all predators prey on them.



Scat
– Small pea sized and rounded. Usually in piles. This is one of the sure signs rabbits are around. They are like their domestic cousins, they eat and poop continually.

For jackrabbits, which are not only bigger but also tougher than other hares and rabbits, many hunters use hollow-points, some use 22 Magnums, and some even use .22 centerfire cartridges associated with long-range chuck shooting. When I lived out west, I would shoot jackrabbits with my 22-250. For those that want to attempt target practice with hunting, try this.

When rabbit hunting with a shotgun, missing is often caused by swinging ahead of the target and overshooting as the bouncing “bunny” abruptly switches course and vanishes. A smooth swing and good understanding of your guns performance are of little avail in this situation, so a majority of experienced rabbit gunners, whether they realize it or not are snap-shooters. They knock over rabbits the way many of us knock down grouse or woodcock, by getting on target fast and snapping off a shot the instant the muzzle passes the rabbit.

If you want to be prepared for opening season and make quick clean kills, get practice at a local range. Many clubs offer “running clays” that simulate rabbits. Take the time, spend the money and practice. It will not only make you a better shot, but will bring you in touch with others that share you passions.

Hunting rabbits can bring you through all types of country, everything from slash piles, greenbrier tangles, brush, shrubs, and high weeds of typical cottontail country to open fields where I sometimes walk up on other upland game.

Hunting Strategies:


Hunting alone
– When hunting alone for rabbits, as for most small game, it pays to pause now and then and switch directions slightly. This can unnerve and flush a rabbit from hiding just as it can flush a grouse or other game animal. Tracking rabbits on snow is often productive, even snowshoe hares that have turned winter white may be spotted by their dark eyes and ear tips, though their body may be almost winter white and sitting in screening cover. Having spotted a snowshoe hare, or any hare or rabbit, it’s often possible to stalk within gunning distance.

Hunting with partners – When hunting cottontails with friends, you can stage a rabbit drive. This doesn’t require standers to Intercept the game, because a rabbit’s first defense is to freeze at the approach of danger, hoping to escape detection. It moves when it senses that the hope is gone, and by then, you’ll, generally be quite close. Just form a line, spacing the hunters at wide intervals, and walk through fields, brushy meadows, and other promising patches of low cover. While jumping rabbits this way, you may also walk up on other upland game.

Hunting with dogs – When hunting with beagles (or other dogs – I used to have a Springer Spaniel that was an excellent rabbit dog), there’s a strong temptation to follow the dogs every time they start to chase a rabbit. This is precisely the wrong tactic unless your dogs are too pushy-in which case the rabbit will dive for a hole and whatever you do probably won’t matter. If your dogs press along with no terrifying rush, a rabbit will most often move in a rough circle of no more than a few hundred yards. It is traveling through its home grounds, confident that it can elude its present pursuers just as it has eluded predators. You won’t keep up with the dogs or the rabbit anyhow, so just wait in a fairly open spot or on the nearest little rise, preferably close to where the hounds first got hot. The rabbit will probably come bounding back, presenting a shot.

A young snowshoe hare will often behave like a cottontail when pursued by dogs. An older, more experienced one will often move over a much greater radius. Its first circle may cover a mile and never bring the game within your view. Find a fair vantage point commanding possible crossings. Try to stand where you’ll be inconspicuous, if not hidden, and be patient. Subsequent circles will shrink. The chase may be quick or it may last for hours. An exception to the rule occurs if the hounds soon move out of your hearing and seem to have taken a fairly straight course. Sometimes an old, experienced snowshoe hare runs straight out for quite a distance before circling. If this seems to be the case, you’ll be well advised to follow for a while and then take a stand where the hound music again grows loud.

Hunting times and places:

A warming trend after a cold spell makes for good hunting, regardless of which kind of rabbit you’re after and good places to look then are grassy, weedy, or brushy stretches along creeks and ditches. When cottontails are the game, be sure to check any strips of sumac,particularly if the strips have heavy ground cover. Sumac bark has a high fat content and cottontails love it as a winter food.

In very cold weather below about 12° cottontails hole up in burrows, dens, and the like. I generally hole up too, in that kind of weather, but snowshoe hares don’t. If you can take the cold, try combing the dense conifer swamps for snowshoes in midwinter. Jacks, too, usually stay out in cold weather. They may be warming themselves in brushy depressions, moving about searching for food, or sunning themselves on the warmer sides of hills.

Try not to dress a rabbit in the field, much less reward a dog with a bite of raw meat. There’s a hazard to dogs in this practice. Watery cysts called “bladder worms” are sometimes found in a rabbit’s body cavity. They’re larval tapeworms of a kind that can’t mature in a rabbit and are harmless to man, but are very dangerous to dogs.

Another rabbit parasite-fortunately, one that is no longer common is the Bacterium tularence, the producer of tularemia, or “rabbit fever”. It’s carried from rabbit to rabbit by ticks, fleas, and other biting insects. The meat of an infected rabbit is perfectly safe; to eat if thoroughly cooked, but it is possible for a human to contract this disease through a cut or abrasion. Check with your state game department if you have concerns or questions regarding if any diseased rabbits have been discovered and how best to handle raw meat. To find information about your local state agency check out our state agency page.

If you want to practice shooting – download the rabbit target.

Wild Turkey

Organizations: National Wild Turkey Federation – http://www.nwtf.org

Description: Turkeys are the largest of the upland game bird species. Wild turkey is a dark bird with a naked, bluish head.

The male, also called a tom, has an overall coloration that is brownish black with an iridescent sheen. His wings have black and white barring. The tom has folds of red skin, called wattles, under the chin; fleshy, wartlike caruncles on the neck; and a fingerlike snood dangling beside the bill. A 4 to 10 inch projection of feathers, called a beard, extends from the breast. Additionally, the tom has spurs on his legs. Toms measure 36 to 48 inches long and weigh 17 to 28 pounds. Wingspan on a large tom may be over four feet.

The hen is smaller and browner than the tom, and lacks head features and does not have spurs. Hens measure 26 to 34 inches and 8 to 12 pounds.

The juvenile male, called a jake, and the juvenile female, called a jenny, resemble hens by fall, although they have a duller, more mottled color. After the first year, jakes are larger than hens, and have begun to develop a beard.

Turkeys can run over 20 miles per hour and fly up to speeds of 40 miles per hour.

There are five subspecies of wild turkey in North America:

The eastern wild turkey (M. gallopavo silvestris) is the most abundant of the five subspecies. It is found throughout most of the eastern United States. Its population is increasing because of introductions, such as those in the Pacific Northwest and North Dakota. It has a copper-bronze sheen, and its tail has a chocolate-brown tip.

Merriam’s wild turkey (M. gallopavo merriami) is found in much of the western United States, from Montana to Arizona. It is the most adaptable of the five subspecies, and its numbers and range have grown due to stocking efforts. It has a purplish bronze sheen, and a buff-tipped tail.

The Rio Grande wild turkey (M. gallopavo intermedia) is an open-country bird found primarily in the south-central United States from Nebraska through Texas and into Mexico. Its range has expanded westward thanks to stocking efforts. The overall body sheen is a pale copper, and the tail has a yellowish tip.
tom turkey
The Florida wild turkey (M. gallopavo Osceola) is found only in Florida, and has a relatively small, stable population. It is similar in appearance to the eastern wild turkey, but has darker wings and an iridescent, greenish gold body color. It may hybridize with the eastern turkey, where the ranges of the two subspecies overlap.

Gould’s wild turkey (M. gallopavo mexicana) is found in extreme southern Arizona and New Mexico and into northern Mexico. It resembles the Merriam’s subspecies, but has a bluish green sheen and a white-tipped tail. The population is stable.

Habitat – Turkeys are birds of the big woods. An individual bird requires from a few hundred to more than a thousand acres of ground with a combination of trees for roosting, a reliable water source and an open feeding area. In spring and summer, when the birds are nesting and raising broods, they seek openings in or alongside the woods, with dense, grassy cover at least 3 feet high. In winter, they prefer more densely wooded habitat.

Birds in the East generally inhabit dense, mixed-hardwood forests and river bottomlands adjacent to agricultural lands. Birds in the West and South prefer pine and oak forests near streams. Florida birds are found in oak and pine woods, palmetto flats and cypress bottomlands.

Wild turkeys move seasonally between nesting and wintering areas, but seldom travel more than two miles. In mountainous areas, wild turkeys occupy higher elevations in spring and summer, and lower elevations in fall and winter, sometimes moving as much as forty miles between ranges.

Food – Wild turkeys eat mostly plant material, including fruits, acorns and other nuts, small grains, and the seeds, shoots and roots of grasses and various other plants. They also eat many types of insects, small amphibians and even lizards. Turkeys generally fly down from roosting trees to feed in early morning, and return to the trees in the evening.

Breeding – Toms start their breeding displays in early spring while still gathered in flocks in the wintering areas. With tail fanned, feathers fluffed and wing tips dragging, the tom struts boldly while emitting low-pitched hums. He repeats this display, coupled with the characteristic gobble call, until he attracts a hen. The most dominant toms breed with the majority of hens, continuing to display after each mated hen goes off to nest. By late spring, breeding is nearly complete and the male’s display begins to taper off. The hen becomes very secretive at nesting time, distancing herself from other hens. The nest site is usually under or near a log, bush or clump of vegetation. She scrapes a shallow depression, lines it with leaves and twigs, then lays 8 to 14 buff-colored brown-speckled eggs, which hatch in about 27 days. The young poults grow quickly and can make short flights within 8 to 10 days.

Social Interaction – Wild turkeys gather in wintering flocks that range from less than a dozen to several hundred birds. In spring, just before the mating season, this large flock divides into three sexually segregated groups: one consisting of hens, another of jakes and a third of toms. In the latter, a single tom emerges to do most of the breeding.

turkey in winter mode

Because of restoration efforts by wildlife management agencies, North America has more wild turkeys now than it did during pre-settlement days.

Hunting – In states where there’s an early fall season, good turkey-hunting land has grasses and brush to support insect life, for at this time of year, both the adults and the juveniles may still be eating quantities of insects. In the spring, too, good habitat usually has some brush or swampy places. And regardless of season, there must be ponds, creeks, seeps, or swamps to provide water. Whether a hunt is in fall, winter, or spring, most of the best spots have stands of hardwoods that supply mast-acorns, beechnuts, or hazelnuts. Where these favorite foods are lacking, however, conifer seeds are heavily utilized. But bear in mind that at some times of year or in some regions, mast may be scarce or absent, and very different foods will attract turkeys: chufa grass, sumac, wild grapes, dogwood, ragweed, and all sorts of berries. Though wary, the birds will also come to farmlands for corn, sorghum, or oats.

Specific foods and feeding periods are most important during a fall hunt, when sexual attraction won’t keep the gobblers moving about or draw them as eagerly to a call that sounds like a hen’s yelp. Although turkeys feed intermittently throughout the day, and you might find them in the woods at any time, they forage most intensively for a couple of hours after dawn and before dusk, and those are the best hunting times.

A productive area must have appropriate roosts as well as foods. Turkeys prefer to spend the night in tall trees, usually more than 60 feet high and situated on a ridge or at the edge of a clearing so that no obstructions will interfere with emergency flight. In most regions they like oaks, cottonwoods, pines, spruces, and firs. In parts of the South they roost in cypresses over water (a natural moat to impede the approach of any predators). Sometimes they use the same trees for several successive nights. Even though turkeys can frequently change roosts, roosting sign is worth looking for because these birds usually stay within a fairly small area throughout the year.

Roosting sign is composed of molted feathers and quantities of droppings. A hen’s scat is looped, spiraled, or bulbous; a tom’s is longer and straighter, with a knobby twist at one end. Near roosts and in foraging areas, you may also find the big triple-toed tracks, sometimes more than six inches long. If a footprint is more than 4 1/2 inches long, a mature tom probably made it, and if the stride is over 11 1/2 inches long, it was almost certainly made by a mature tom. Also watch for scratching and digging in mast where the birds have been foraging. Another worthwhile kind of sign consists of dusting spots. These are shallow ovals, not easy to spot but sometimes marked by feathers, droppings, or tracks. Favored places for dusting are under sumacs or small trees and beside logs or burned brush. In scouting for such sign or for the birds themselves pay attention to old roadsides and trails, which the birds sometimes use not only for dusting and gritting but also for easy traveling between foraging areas.

A primary hunting method in the fall is to locate and scatter a flock (which is apt to be composed of hens and juveniles) and then call. The birds are listening for one another as they regroup, and calling will often lure one into view of your hiding spot. To locate a flock, hunters generally scout for scratching and the other kinds of sign described in mast high up on slopes, atop ridges, and on high flats.

There are more methods than you ordinarily see described in of the magazine articles that tend to emphasize the drama of calling. For example, as you scout for a flock in woods known to hold turkeys, it pays to stop occasionally, hide, and call, even if you’ve neither seen nor heard any indication of birds. This is because other hunters may already have scattered a nearby flock, in which case you have a good chance of calling in a bird.

The proper calling sounds to rally scattered turkeys in the fall are the big clucking, gobbling, and trilling. There are instructional records and tapes, as well as numerous books, to help you learn the right sounds to use both in fall and spring.

Another autumn method is to still-hunt, pretty much as you would for deer. In its pure form, this technique isn’t very productive. That is, a hunter doesn’t often get a shot at a bird spied while he slowly stalks through the woods. But if the still-hunter gets no shot during his stop-and-go progress, he can occasionally hide and call for a while, or he may find sign or even get a glimpse of a distant bird, and he can then wait on stand, either calling or just watching and waiting. Still-hunting is best in bottomlands where there’s screening brush, and on brushy slopes. When working the slopes, move to the summits every few hundred yards to scan the opposite hillsides. Good ‘Stands are generally near the edges of fields or clearings, or overlooking small, openly wooded valleys, or near old roads, trails, or burns.

It pays to scout a turkey area thoroughly, then go on stand near a roost well before sunrise. The birds may start calling while it’s still dark, and they’ll probably begin moving at first light. If you don’t take a turkey from such a stand in the early morning, you can try again very late in the afternoon-just in case a turkey goes to roost early.

You must be concealed when you go on stand. You’ll probably find plenty of natural blinds-logs, boulders, blowdowns, clumps of brush, etc. but it’s not a bad idea to pack along a roll of camouflage netting to improve such blinds. Sometimes, too, you can enhance a natural blind with fallen branches, brush, and twigs.

Camouflage apparel is also a great help. Most hunters wear a camouflage-pattern jacket, pants, and hat. Some wear a camouflage face-net or mask, or blacken their faces and hands with burnt cork, or apply camouflage grease paint, which is available at many archery-equipment outlets and some general sporting-goods stores. A few hunters go further, wearing camouflage gloves and even camouflage-pattern shoes or boots.

The basic types of store-bought calls are boxes with hinged handles, boxes with separate strikers, tubes, slates, box or wingbone suction calls, aluminum-groove calls and diaphragm yelpers. Some are more popular (or traditional) than others in various regions. The diaphragm type takes some practice to make it sound right, but it has the advantage of leaving both your hands free, and it can be quite realistic. It’s a vibration device, worked between your tongue and the roof of your mouth.

In the spring hunting season, sexually receptive hens call to any available males by uttering rather plaintive yelps, which sound something like keowk, keowk. This is the most basic and frequently effective call. It isn’t the only sound you need. When flying from a roost, turkeys sometimes yelp more softly, and they often cluck and trill while feeding. An imitation of these calls isn’t important (though it might attract a gobbler’s attention) but once in a while such sounds may help you locate birds. More important is the gobbling and yodeling of the males-sounds used to warn other males away and respond to calling females. The basic gobbling sound might be described as a high, throaty gl-obble-obble-obble, sometimes preceded by or combined with a more yodel- grrrrddle sound.

Calling is usually best when there’s little or no breeze. When rustling wind can cover the sound of approaching predators, turkeys remain still and hidden. On calm days they’re active, and their gobbling can sometimes be heard at a distance of more than half a mile.