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 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

A new year -- and new beginnings -- 

BCR now has a new Range Manager. John Keane and his wife Martha have taken over day to day management duties at BCR, and are excited for the opportunity to serve the local sport shooting community. Make a trip to BCR for a few hours of shooting fun and say hello to John and Martha.

January Days/Hours of Operation:

Winter hours continue during January. BCR is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Friday through Monday.

The range is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

A number of organized shoots are on the January 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.

The 500-meter range will host a black powder cartridge rifle match on Saturday, January 27th. The main range will be closed.

The 500-meter range will be open to the public on Sunday, January 28th for long distance shooting. The main range will be closed.

See the events list or call the Fish and Game Nampa office for more information – 208-465-8465.

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Evin Oneale, IDFG

Things to know:

  • With 46 shooting benches, the main 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 or ammunition sales.
  • 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.