Henges (Jay) Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center

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

About this Area


Jay Henges shooting range
David Stonner

The Jay Henges Shooting Range & Outdoor Education Center is on the west side of the Forest 44 Conservation Area located in southwest St. Louis County. Originally under the Missouri Department of Conservation's Forestry Division, the range was named Forest 44 Shooting Range, coined from the Conservation Area in which it was built on in 1993. In 1997, it was dedicated and renamed after former Missouri Department of Conservation Commissioner and St. Louis area resident, Jay Henges. In 2003, supervision of the range was transferred to the Department's Outreach and Education Division.

The complex includes a 100-yard, baffled, rifle/pistol range with 20 covered booths with target placements at 7, 15, 25, 50, 75 or 100 yards. Additional facilities include 3 trap fields, a shotgun patterning range, and a 4 target static archery range. The Jay Henges complex provides a safe environment for novice to experienced shooters.

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
From the east/St. Louis: Take I-44 west to Beaumont/Antire Road - exit 269, turn left, cross over I-44 to Antire Road. Turn right on Antire Road. Go 100 feet to entrance and turn left into driveway across from commuter lot. From the west/Eureka: Take I-44 east to Beaumont/Antire Road - exit 269. Follow exit lane around to top; entrance on left across from commuter parking lot.
For more information call:
(636) 938-9548
Shooting Range Info

Jay Henges Shooting Range Procedures

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

Shotgun Patterning Board at Henges Shooting Range

Shotgun Patterning Board at Henges Shooting Range
Shotgun Patterning Board at Henges Shooting Range
Shotgun Patterning Board at Henges Shooting Range