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

Winter hours continue during December, but mild weather is providing great shooting opportunities.

Giving or getting a new firearm for Christmas? BCR will be open just before the New Year holiday for sighting in and practicing with that new firearm. So plan a trip to BCR for a few hours of shooting fun this holiday season.

December Days/Hours of Operation:

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 December 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 be open to the public on Sunday, December 17th for long distance shooting. The main range will be closed.

A black powder cartridge rifle match will be held on Saturday, December 23rd on the 500-meter range. 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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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.