Proposed Shooting Ranges

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Shooting Range Program provides and maintains public shooting ranges across the state that offer a safe, controlled and organized environment for sportsmen and recreational shooters alike. View a map of site locations and service coverage of current shooting ranges managed and/or funded by the agency, as well as potential sites for future ranges. For more information, contact

McDowell County Shooting Range

NCWRC is working with McDowell County to potentially build a shooting range off Ashworth Road. McDowell County would operate the range after construction is complete. The range is planned to have a 100-yard rifle range and a 20-yard pistol range with shooting shelters and a series of safety features.

A public meeting was held on February 6th, 2018 at the McDowell Technical Community College to present the project. The Sound Study and Environmental Assessment reports are available for review.

NC Shooting Ranges