John Lentz Hunter Education Complex

John Lentz Hunter Education Complex is free. It is universally accessible.

2030 Gibson Mill Rd., Ellerbe, N.C. 28338 

GPS Coordinates:  Do not use GPS coordinates to navigate to complex. Use actual address listed above instead.

Operating Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Closed Sunday, Monday and state holidays

Amenities Include:  50 and 100-yard rifle range with six shooting stations
                                  25-yard pistol range with six shooting stations
                                  5-stand sporting clays range
                                  3-D archery range
                                  Standard archery range
                                  Two combination skeet/trap ranges

Contact Information:  Noah Secrist
                                     (910) 434-3378 or (910) 652-4905


Other Information: A round of 25 clays cost $3 plus tax. No cash is accepted; credit only. For handgun and rifle ranges, visitors must bring their own ammunition and targets.

Range Rules      

Temporary Range Closings

RangeSorted By Shooting<br>Range In Ascending Order
Reason for
John Lentz Hunter Education ComplexRichmond CountyMay 4, 2019Rifle range closed until 11am; One shotgun field will be closed and the archery range will be closed for 4H national practice.
Wayne E. Smith Cold Mountain Shooting RangeHaywood CountyMay 1, 2019Training
Wayne E. Smith Cold Mountain Shooting RangeHaywood CountyMay 14 - 16, 2019Construction

NCWRC Target

Shooting Range Target

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