Regardless of your experience or skill level, you can become a sharper, safer hunter or outdoors person at MDC's five shooting range and outdoor education centers. Our staff of specialists and trained volunteers can help you or your group master firearms and archery, as well as map-and-compass, wildlife identification, and many other outdoor skills.
Since safety is such a big part of a successful hunt or outdoor adventure, our facilities and programs emphasize proper handling of equipment, eye and ear protection, and consideration for the welfare of fellow hunters and trail companions.
All staffed shooting range and outdoor education centers are funded through federal aid grants.
Each shooting range and outdoor education center provides the following:
All five centers (listed alphabetically under Related Information below) offer a quarterly newsletter, outdoor skills training programs, and special events, which change periodically. Please refer to a specific center listing to browse its online calendar and newsletter.
Shooting range and outdoor education centers are available for group use through a special-use permit at a fee of $20 per hour. For details about reserving and using a center, please refer to its specific listing.
Fees vary slightly from center to center. Please visit a specific center listing for fee details.
Rules and regulations are designed to protect users, staff and equipment. Please observe all regulations when you visit a shooting range and outdoor education center.
This video explains the do's and don’ts of shooting firearms at MDC unstaffed ranges in Missouri.
By: Kevin Muenks, Jim Karpowicz, Kipp Woods