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

Short days, cool nights and hunting seasons are what October is about.

So make a trip to BCR and insure that your favorite firearm is on target for the 2017 hunting season.

October Days/Hours of Operation:

BCR is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Thursday through Monday.

The range is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

A number of organized shoots are on the October schedule. Come join the fun! Check the events section on this page for a description of these shooting events. As is customary, spectators are welcome at any of the organized shooting competitions held at BCR.

A black powder cartridge rifle match will be held on Saturday, October 28th on the 500-meter range. The main range will be closed.

The 500-meter range will be open to the public on Sunday, October 29th for long distance shooting. The main range will be closed.

See the events list for more information.

Beginning October 7 and for the first time ever, BCR will be taking payment using credit and debit cards! So leave the cash and checks at home and bring your card instead!

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

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Evin Oneale, IDFG

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 accommodates shooting distances from 25 to 200 yards.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of firearms a person may use on the range during a shooting session.
  • BCR does not provide gun rentals.
  • Both the range and the on-site restrooms are accessible to physically-challenged shooters.
  • See an aerial view of the facilities at Black's Creek. 

Events and Alerts

  • See the events list for specialized shooting opportunities.
  • Please call the range hotline for any unlisted range closures. Listen to the recorded message at (208) 342-9614 or call the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465.