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The Department of Natural Resources’ seven staffed shooting ranges in southern Michigan – in Clinton, Ingham, Jackson, Lapeer, Livingston and Oakland counties – offer a fun, safe shooting environment for you and your friends and family. Staffed by customer-friendly and highly trained employees, the DNR’s shooting ranges feature amenities likehandgun, rifle, shotgun and archery ranges and restroom facilities.

Learn more about the DNR’s shooting ranges, other ranges around the state and the shooting sports:

For Shooting Range Visitors

Shooting Range Information and Updates
Important Shooting Range Updates »

DNR Staffed Shooting Ranges (Bald Mountain, Dansville, Island Lake, Ortonville, Pontiac Lake, Rose Lake and Sharonville)

  • The Pontiac Lake shooting range has updated its range closure schedule for lead reclamation work:
    • The shotgun trap range will be closed until early October.
    • The rifle/pistol range will remain open for now and will be closed for lead reclamation work at a later date.
    • The archery and knife ranges will remain open to the public during regular range hours for the duration of the project.
  • The new Hal and Jean Glassen Shooting Education Center is now open. The state-of-the-art education center has accessible classroom and meeting space up to 80 people and is directly adjacent to the Rose Lake Shooting Range. The center is available to Department of Natural Resources staff, DNR partners and conservation organizations and programs.

  • The Dansville shooting range is now open for the season.

Unstaffed Shooting Ranges

  • Algonac State Park Shooting Range

    Improvements to the shooting range at Algonac State Park in St. Clair County are complete, and the range is now open. Range improvements include accessible parking, new accessible shooting structures and benches, and accessible pathways between the parking area, the shooting benches and the target retrieval points. These improvements were made possible, in part, through a federal grant from the Wildlife Restoration Program (Pittman-Robertson funds) with assistance from the National Rifle Association Public Range Grant Program.

  • Lapeer Shooting Pit

    • This popular shooting spot within the Lapeer State Game Area is being considered for improvements. Currently there are no structures for shooters and no sound abatement, the facility is not ADA-accesible, and there are no restrooms of any kind available to the public.

    • More information and a video about Lapeer Shooting Pit rules

Ranges Under Development

DNR Shooting Ranges »

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Learn about the DNR Handgun Ranges »

row of handgun shooters at shooting range stationsThe Dansville shooting range has a 10-yard handgun range with two covered, accessible stations. There is a crushed limestone path to the target boards.  

The Ortonville shooting range has a handgun range featuring four accessible stations for handgun enthusiasts to shoot their handguns at 10 yards. There is a crushed limestone path to the target boards. 

The Pontiac Lake shooting range has four handgun stations where individuals can shoot their handguns at 10-yard targets. There is a 5-foot wide crushed limestone path to the target boards.

The Rose Lake shooting range has a handgun range featuring five covered, accessible stations where visitors can shoot their handguns at 10 yards. There is a concrete path to the target boards. 

The Sharonville shooting range has a new 10-yard handgun range featuring four covered, accessible stations for handgun enthusiasts. There is a concrete path to the target boards. 

Hal and Jean Glassen Shooting Education Center »

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The new Hal and Jean Glassen Shooting Education Center is now open at the Rose Lake Shooting Range

The state-of-the-art education center has accessible classroom and meeting space up to 80 people and is directly adjacent to the shooting range. The center is available to Department of Natural Resources staff, DNR partners, and conservation organizations and programs.

For more information about using the facility, call 517-903-6082 or email brettragerm@michigan.gov.

Construction of the center was made possible with funding from the Hal & Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation and the Pittman-Robertson Fund.

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Stay informed about what's going on at the DNR's shooting ranges by joining one of our e-mail lists. Click on the link above, enter your e-mail address, click "Submit," "Confirm," "Submit" to sign up for your desired shooting range. You'll then be given a choice of additional topics. Click on "Submit" and "Finish" to complete the subscription process.

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For New Shooters

New to the Shooting Sports?
Shooting Instruction »

Interested in shooting for the first time and don't know where to start? Consider scheduling a lesson with one of the experienced shooting professionals at Michigan Shooting Centers, which operates the DNR's Bald Mountain and Island Lake shooting ranges. 

Chief instructor Pat Lieske, founder and president of Michigan Shooting Centers and a hall of fame sporting clays shooter, has over 30 years of professional shooting and coaching experience. 

Learn more about shooting instruction.

Additional Resources »
How to Get Started »
  • young man shoots shotgun while DNR shooting range officer assistsIdentify 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.
  • See the National Shooting Sports Foundation's shooting resources and subscribe to the NSSF Pull the Trigger newsletter to get video tips from experts in target shooting, hunting, firearm maintenance, game cooking and other firearm-related topics.
About the Shotgun Sports »

man shoots shotgun at sporting clays while another man operates clay throwerDescriptions of the various shotgun sports (trap, skeet, sporting clays, 5-stand and crazy quail)

Video: Pat Lieske's Systematic Approach to Sporting Clays*

Video: Tips on Quartering Targets for Sporting Clays with Pat Lieske*

*Pat Lieske is president and founder of Michigan Shooting Centers, which operates the DNR's Bald Mountain and Island Lake shooting ranges. A hall of fame sporting clays shooter, he has more than 30 years of experience in the shooting sports industry.

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