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Fairbanks Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range
Open Walk-In Public Shooting Hours at the Range
2014–2015 FALL/WINTER SEASON
(Saturday, September 20, 2014, through Friday, May 15, 2015)
|Day of the Week||Open Walk-In Public Shooting Hours|
|Mondays||CLOSED (no walk-in hours)|
|Tuesdays||CLOSED (no walk-in hours)|
|Wednesdays||4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.|
|Thursdays||12:00 P.M. (noon) to 2:00 P.M. AND 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.|
|Fridays||4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.|
|Saturdays||1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. AND 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.|
|Sundays||1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. AND 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.|
Published hours do not include emergency closures and are subject to change from what is indicated.
Please note the live-fire range is used for hunter education shoots, school rifle team 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.
Closures, Schedule Changes, and Special Events
- CLOSED January 17 and 18 (Sat & Sun) for special training event with Brian Zins, 12-time National Pistol Champion and also the AIM-COMM / Fish & Game Range annual volunteer recognition banquet and awards ceremony. No Walk-in Public Shooting Hours on these days. Registration for the pistol training and online ticket sales for the banquet, with Brian Zins as speaker, is available online at https://www.aimcomm.org/web/registration.
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 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 rifles, air rifles, and handguns up to .45 in caliber. Centerfire rifles and .17-caliber firearms/ammunition are prohibited. The range orientation provides more 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 law enforcement).
Fees for the ADF&G Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range
Fees collected at the facility cover only a part of the operating cost to provide the range for the public. Fees listed here current as of August 1, 2014.
- Lane Per Hour — $14.00
- Pre-Paid Lane (7 Hours) — $84.00
- E-Range Per Hour — $14.00
YOUTH, SENIORS, MILITARY
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 — $12.00
- Pre-Paid Lane (7 Hours) — $72.00
- E-Range Per Hour — $14.00
For More Information
Phone 452-5837 (range desk) during walk-in public shooting hours, and/or call the recorded information line at 452-6862.