August A Mem CA Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center

To help protect the public amid ongoing coronavirus concerns, the staffed shooting ranges will be closed to the public through April 15. MDC unstaffed shooting ranges will remain open.

About this Area

For more information call
(636) 300-0258

The staffed facility is part of the Department's Outreach and Education Division. The complex includes a 100 yard baffled rifle/pistol range with 20 covered shooting stations with target placement at 25, 50, 75, or 100 yards, and a 50 yard baffled range with 15 covered shooting stations with target postings at 7, 15, 20, 25, or 50 yards. The facility also includes 5 trap and skeet overlay fields, 2 shotgun patterning ranges, an education building for programs, meetings, and special events, and a static archery range with a shooting tower. All ranges are ADA accessible. The August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center provides a safe environment for novice to experienced shooters to enjoy the shooting sports.

The new shooting range features 20 positions at 100 yard range, and 15 positions at 50 yard range for rifle and pistol use. Concrete floors, walls and overhead steel baffle structures are in place to control and contain projectiles. Shooting booths are now handicap-accessible.

Shotgun shooters can enjoy five trap/skeet overlay ranges with electronic controls, and two shotgun patterning ranges.

Archery facilities on site, include static archery range with an elevated shooting tower and broadhead pits.

The fees for the new range: $4.00 for one hour on the rifle/pistol range, $4.00 per round of trap or skeet which includes 25 clay targets and $4.00 for an hour on the patterning range. This includes basic eye and ear protection. There is no charge to use the archery range.

A new education/office building at the shooting range offers an 80-person classroom to host educational programs.

To receive text alerts, text "MDC Busch" to 468311 or call 636-300-0258.>

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Shooting Range
    • Archery,
    • Shotgun,
    • Rifle or Pistol
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Rifle / Pistol Range (Disabled Accessible)Rifle / Pistol Range (Disabled Accessible)
  • Archery Range (Disabled Accessible)Archery 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 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Columbus Day
Christmas Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
From the intersection of Highways 40/61 and 94 (Exit 10): take Highway 94 west approximately 1 mile, then Route D west approximately 5 miles to the Shooting Range. Entrance on the left. Range address is 3550 Hwy D, Defiance, MO 63341
Shooting Range Info

August A. Busch Shooting Range Procedures

Here are some important rules and procedures that will help you on your next visit to the August A. Busch Shooting Range near St. Louis.