DNR Shooting Ranges
The Pontiac Lake shooting range will be closed on weekdays, Aug. 15 through Sept. 9 for construction of a new handgun range. The range will remain open on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day during this time. The range will resume its normal hours of operation on September 10.
Leave the spotting scope at home but bring your smartphone!
The DNR is introducing bullseye camera systems at its Dansville, Ortonville, Pontiac Lake, Sharonville and Rose Lake shooting ranges. These cameras will give shooters the ability to track their shots right from their smartphones. With a free app downloaded to your device and a Wi-Fi connection to the camera, your smartphone, tablet or laptop is now your new spotting scope. Check out the demo video at www.bullseyecamera.com.
We've added links to download printable targets before you go out to sight-in your gun.
The new 10-yard handgun range is now open at the Sharonville shooting range. There are four shooting stations available.
The Dansville shooting range has reopened for the shooting season.
- Bald Mountain Shooting Range
- Dansville Shooting Range
- Island Lake Shooting Range
- Ortonville Shooting Range
- Pontiac Lake Shooting Range
- Rose Lake Shooting Range
- Sharonville Shooting Range
- Search for a Shooting Range
- Join a DNR Shooting Range E-mail List Stay informed about what's going on at the DNR's shooting ranges - Dansville, Ortonville, Pontiac Lake, Rose Lake and Sharonville - by joining one of our e-mail lists.
- What are the Shotgun Sports?
For descriptions of the various shotgun sports (Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, 5-Stand, and Crazy Quail) follow the link above.
Video: Quartering Targets With Pat Lieske.
Video: Pat Lieske's Systematic Approach to Sporting Clays.
- 2016 Michigan Shooting Centers Trail Series - Save the Dates
The 2016 Michigan Shooting Centers Trail Series begins April 23. Now is the time to reserve your slots and get signed up for a season of shooting fun! This year's series features four events, two at Island Lake Shooting Range in Brighton and two at the Bald Mountain Shooting Range and Gun Shop in Lake Orion.
How to Get Started
- -Identify where the closest ranges or shooting clubs are located and who to contact for more information.
-Purchase eye protection and ear plugs for personal safety.
-Bring clay targets, hand throwers or portable traps if the local range does not provide them.
-The National Shooting Sports Federation's Pull the Trigger monthly newsletter has tips for today's gun owners. It features handgun, rifle and shotgun skills, drills and gun maintenance tips from experts. View current and past issues.
- 4-H Shooting Sports in Michigan
- Archery 360 Website (for teens and young adults new to archery and bowhunting)
- DNR Archery in the Schools
- DNR Everything Crossbow
- DNR Explore Bowhunting
- DNR Recreational Archery Program
- Firearm Safety Videos
- Girl's Guide to Guns
- Long Distance Shooting Ranges
- Rules for shooting ranges on state-owned lands
- Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
- Short Distance Shooting Ranges
- USA Shooting
- Youth Shooting Sports Alliance