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Black's Creek Range Panorama 2019 - courtesy Evin Oneale

Black's Creek Public Shooting Range

Black's Creek Public Shooting Range (BCR), located just southeast of Boise, is the largest and most visited shooting range in Idaho, providing a safe place to shoot for more than 14,000 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 Rifle & Pistol Club. is responsible for day to day operation of BCR.



November 11, 2023 – Veterans Day: All veterans shoot free with ID

November 12, 2023 – CLOSED for annual fall clean up.

November 23, 2023– BCR will be closed for Thanksgiving Day. 
                                    Will open normal hours on Friday, November 24th.

June 1 - Oct. 31

  • Main Range: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
  • 500M Range: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays

Nov. 1 - 30

  • Main Range: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
  • 500M Range: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays

Dec. 1 - February 28/29

  • Main Range: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • 500M Range: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays

March 1 - May 31

  • Main Range: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
  • 500M Range: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays

*Note: Black’s Creek will be closed to the public on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

Our Monthly Calendar is up to date on our Facebook page:

Follow us on Facebook - @BlacksCreekRange

Things to know:

  • With 40 shooting benches, the main range accommodates shooting distances from 5 to 200 yards.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of firearms a person may use on the range during a shooting session; however, only one firearm is permitted at the shooting bench at a time.
  • Approved firearms include centerfire, rimfire and blackpowder rifles and pistols.
  • Ammunition restrictions: Armor piercing, incendiary, tracer, steel core and steel/bi-metal jacket ammunition are prohibited.

  • 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 contact the range 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.