Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center

About this Area

For more information call
(417) 742-4361

The Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center was constructed on the Bois D' Arc Conservation Area and opened for business in February 1995. Originally in the Wildlife Division of the Department the facility was called the Bois D' Arc Shooting Range. Shortly thereafter the supervision of the Range was moved to the Protection Division and in 1996 a dedication ceremony was held and the facility was officially renamed The Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Training Center after its namesake, Mr. Andy Dalton, a former Conservation Commissioner from the Southwest Missouri area.
During 2000 the facility received an upgrade that added an Outdoor Education Facility, another trap shooting field and another skeet shooting field. Since that time continual upgrades and programs have been added making this staffed facility one of the best in Missouri.
During 2003 the supervision of the facility was transferred to the Outreach and Education Division and due to a shift in programming philosophy the facility then received its present name.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Shooting Range
    • Archery,
    • Shotgun,
    • Rifle or Pistol
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Archery RangeArchery Range
  • Rifle / Pistol Range (Disabled Accessible)Rifle / Pistol Range (Disabled Accessible)
  • Shotgun Range (Disabled Accessible)Shotgun Range (Disabled Accessible)
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Building Hours
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Holidays
Christmas Day
12/25/2020
Closed
Veterans Day
11/11/2020
Closed
Thanksgiving Day
11/26/2020
Closed
Columbus Day
10/12/2020
Closed
Labor Day
09/07/2020
Closed
Independence Day
07/04/2021
Closed
Directions
From Springfield I-44 & Highway 160 interchange (exit #75): Take Highway 160 west from I-44 and go approximately 12 miles to Farm Road 61. Turn south and go 2.50 miles, entrance to the range will be on the west side. From the I-44 exit # 67: Take Route T and go north into the town of Bois D' Arc (approximately six miles). Then take Route UU north across the railroad tracks and go 2.50 miles to Farm Road 94. Turn west on Farm Road 94 and go 0.75 mile until you reach Farm Road 61. Turn north and go 0.25 mile, entrance to the range will be on the west side.

Andy Dalton Shooting Range Procedures

Here are some important rules and procedures that will help you on your next visit to the Andy Dalton Shooting Range near Springfield.