ADFG HEDR

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range

1501 College Road - Fairbanks, Alaska
(South of College Rd, just west of Danby St)

(Link to the State of Alaska website for the range)

Information Line: (907) 452-6862 (call 24 hours)
Range Desk: (907) 452-5837 (during open hours)


Open Walk-In Public Shooting Hours at the Range

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Walk-in Public Shooting Hours at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range reopen for the Regular (Fall/Winter/Spring) Season on Saturday, September 19, at 1 p.m., after our annual maintenance and cleaning closure period. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 907-452-5837 with questions regarding the range.

2020-2021 Regular (Fall/Winter/Spring) Season
(September 19 2020, through May 14, 2021)

DAY OF THE WEEK OPEN WALK-IN PUBLIC SHOOTING HOURS
Mondays CLOSED (no walk-in hours, other events may be scheduled)
Tuesdays CLOSED (no walk-in hours, other events may be scheduled)
Wednesdays 4 to 7 p.m.
Thursdays 12 to 2 p.m. AND 4 to 8 p.m.
Fridays 12 to 2 p.m. AND 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. AND 6 to 8 p.m.
Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. AND 6 to 8 p.m.

Published hours do not include emergency closures, special events, and are subject to change from what is indicated.

Please note, the live-fire range is used for hunter education shoots, youth shooting sports instruction, practice and matches, competitive shooting events, league shooting and firearms training and qualification outside of walk-in public shooting hours. Walk-in public shooting hours are established to the extent feasible and open times are based on public survey information gathered periodically, staffing availability, and on other uses of the facility. Fees collected during public hours help offset the operational cost for the range and to keep the range open for public use. Thank you for supporting the range!


Closures, Schedule Changes, and Special Events

This information is subject to change.

2020

September

  • CLOSED Tue Sep 1 thru Fri Sep 18, for Walk-in Public Hours, for annual maintenance and cleaning
  • REOPEN Sat Sep 19, 1p.m., for 2020-2021 Regular (Fall/Winter/Spring) Season of Walk-in Public Hours

November

  • CLOSED Wednesday, November 11, for Walk-in Public Hours, for the Veterans' Day Holiday
  • CLOSED Thursday, November 26, for Walk-in Public Hours, for the Thanksgiving Holiday

December

  • CLOSED Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25, for Walk-in Public Hours, for the Christmas Holiday
  • CLOSED Thursday, December 31 (and Friday, January 1), for Walk-in Public Hours, for the New Year's Holiday

2021

January

  • CLOSED Friday, January 1, for Walk-in Public Hours, for the New Year's Holiday

May

  • LAST DAY of Walk-in Public Hours for the 2020-2021 Regular (Fall/Winter/Spring) Season is Friday, May 14

 


More Information About Walk-In Public Shooting Hours

Successful completion of the Range Orientation and Safety Briefing is required in order to use the live-fire range during walk-in public shooting hours. Orientations are given anytime during walk-in public shooting hours (as long as there is at least a half-hour left before closing and as long as it is not too busy) and Range ID cards (small fee applies) are issued to individuals who complete the orientation.

  • Eye and ear protection is required and is available for sale or rent at the counter along with targets.
  • You may share a lane with one other person.
  • There is a minimum age of 10 to use the live-fire range. Youth under 18 may be required to have direct adult supervision.
  • The live-fire range is designed to accommodate .22 rimfire (non-magnum) rifles, air rifles, and handguns up to .45 in caliber.
  • Centerfire rifles or carbines, and .17-caliber and .22 Magnum firearms/ammunition are prohibited due to our ceiling baffle and bullet trap limitations.
  • The range orientation provides additional information about the capabilities of the live-fire range and what can and cannot be fired.
  • Firearms must be unloaded and cased when entering the facility (does not apply to on-duty, authorized to carry, law enforcement).

Public Use Fees

Fees collected during public hours cover only a part of the actual operating cost to provide the range for the public. Fees collected help offset the operational cost for the range and to keep the range open for public use.



NEW>>
You may purchase a 7-Hour Special of range lane rental time, in advance. Purchase online, at home or on the go with your computer or smart device, and save time and money, and help reduce in-person cash/card handling during COVID-19. Click here to learn more about purchasing online a 7-Hour Special of range lane rental time.

GENERAL PUBLIC

Lane Per Hour Pre-Paid Lane (7-Hour Special) E-Range Per Hour
 $14.00  $84.00 (= $12/hr) BEST VALUE! BUY NOW!
 $14.00

YOUTH, SENIORS, MILITARY (discounted rate)

  • Youth must be under 18 years of age to qualify for the reduced rate
  • Seniors must be 60 years of age or older to qualify for the reduced rate
  • Military must be active duty with valid military ID to qualify for the reduced rate
Lane Per Hour Pre-Paid Lane (7-Hour Special) E-Range Per Hour
 $12.00  $72.00 (= $10.29/hr) BEST DISCOUNTED VALUE! BUY NOW!
 $14.00

Note: Pre-paid range hours (lane time) have no cash value, are not refundable, but are transferable.


For More Information

Phone 452-5837 (range desk) during walk-in public shooting hours, and/or call the recorded information line at 452-6862.

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