R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting Range

A range pass is required to use the facility and can be obtained on-site after viewing a range safety video and reviewing the range rules with a Range Safety Officer.

Address: 3670 N.C. Highway 86 South, Yanceyville, NC

Operating Hours:  Thursday through Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Sunday (1 to 5 p.m.). Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, State holidays and during Special Permit Hunts on the game land. Dates for Special Permit Hunts will be posted at the range and on this webpage at least two weeks before the hunts.

Cost: Free


  • 100-yard rifle range with 5 shooting stations
  • Roaming archery course with 10 separate 3D targets
  • 25-yard pistol range with 5 shooting stations
  • Concrete parking space and paved sidewalks to shooting shelters and target areas
  • Universally accessible


Range Rules

3D Range Rules

Contact: Barry Carter 


Email: barry.carter@ncwildlife.org

Shooting Range Closings

RangeSorted By Shooting<br>Range In Ascending Order
Reason for
John F Lentz Hunter Education complex Richmond8/12/22 - 8/13/22AIW
John F Lentz Hunter Education complex Richmond8/6/22GSO
Wake County Firearms Education and Training CenterWake7/01/2022-FallPlanned replacement of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Lead Reclamation Project

Lead reclamation from front.   Lead reclamation from overhead.


The Commission’s shooting range program strives to implement best management practices that ensure exceptional environmental health and habitat conservation at our shooting ranges. Lead reclamation (or lead recovery) is one of best management practices that is implemented every six to eight years. Recovering lead on shooting ranges reduces the risk of ricochets, bullet fragmentation and lead mobilization in runoff. Once the bullets are removed from the berm soil using separation machinery, the lead is sent to a certified recycler to be smelted down and reused.

More than 15,000 pounds of lead was recovered and recycled from the Flintlock Shooting Range in Aug. 2019. 


R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting Range

NCWRC Target

Before you visit the range, be sure to print a target

Shooting Range Target