Black's Creek Public Shooting Range

Black's Creek Public Shooting Range (BCR), located just southeast of Boise, is the largest and most visited range in Idaho, providing a safe place to shoot for more than 7,000 hunters and sport shooters each year.
BCR is one of only four Idaho shooting ranges owned by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The non-profit shooting club, the EE-DA-HOW Long Rifles, Inc. is responsible for day to day management of BCR.

This month at BCR

July is a month of longer days and warmer weather. Whether you are a casual plinker or a serious (or semi-serious) competitive shooter, come on out to Black’s Creek Public Shooting Range and do some shooting this month!

As is customary, spectators are welcome at any of the organized shooting competitions held at BCR. Specific shooting events are listed elsewhere on this page.

July Days/Hours of Operation at BCR are:

Monday – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday – Closed

Thursday – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


July 22 (Saturday) – the range will be closed for the monthly black powder cartridge rifle silhouette match. This match is open to the public.

July 23 (Sunday) – the Upper Silhouette Range will be open to the public for long distance shooting - up to 500 meters - while the main range will be closed.

Call the Fish and Game Nampa office for more information – 208-465-8465.

Things to know:

  • A full-time Range Manager lives on site at BCR.
  • The main range at BCR is open to public shooting four to five days each week depending on the time of year.
  • This range accomodates shooting distances from 15 to 200 yards.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of firearms a person may use on the range during a shooting session.
  • Both the range and the on-site restrooms are accessible to physically-challenged shooters.
  • Please note that the range cannot accept credit or debit cards at this time. Cash or check only please and exact change is always appreciated.
  • See an aerial view of the facilities at Black's Creek. 

Events and Alerts

  • See the list of events for specialized shooting opportunities.
  • Please call the range hotline for any unlisted range closures. Listen to the recorded message at (208) 342-9614.