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 9,000 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 operation of BCR.
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This month at BCR...

Spring hours continue during May at BCR. The days are slowly getting longer -- and warmer -- so grab a friend and get out and enjoy some warm-weather shooting!

May BCR days/hours of operation:

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

The range is closed Monday through Wednesday. Please note! The Monday closure is a departure from past months.

BCR WILL be open on Memorial Day -- Monday, May 27th from 10-6.

A number of organized shoots are on the May 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 BCR shooting competition.

Due to popular demand, the 500-meter range will be open every Thursday during May from 2-6pm. The main range will be closed during this time frame.

The 500-meter range will host a black powder cartridge rifle match on Saturday, May 25th. At the conclusion of that match, the 500-meter range will open to the public from 2-6 pm. The main range will be closed.

The 500-meter range will be open to the public on Sunday, May 26th from 10:00-6:00.

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.
  • Steel jacketed bullets, steel-core bullets, and incendiary (tracer) bullets are not allowed at BCR.
  • 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. 

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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.