Black's Creek Public Shooting Range

Black's Creek Public Shooting Range (BCR) 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 three 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

June is Match Month at BCR with limited public shooting days at the range. Please see below for a list of range activities and closures to avoid a drive to the range when it might be closed to public shooting.

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

BCR days/hours of operation are:
Monday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
BCR is open to public shooting (during normal operating hours) from June 1-5.
Note that the main range will be closed from Tuesday, June 6th through Sunday, June 18th for the Idaho State Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Silhouette Championships followed by the Muzzleloader State and Territorial Championship Match.
BCR will then reopen to public shooting beginning Monday, June 19. The BCR entrance road is scheduled to be resurfaced beginning June 21st, so range access may be limited on June 22 and 23. Call the Fish and Game Nampa office (465-8465) for more information.
Long-range shooting will NOT be available on June 25th, though the main range will be open to public shooting that day.

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.
  • 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 line for any unlisted range closures. Listen to the recorded message at (208) 342-9614.
  • Check the Black's Creek website for further contact information and a calendar of events.