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Juneau Hunter Education Shooting Complex (JHESC)
Public Shooting

Public Shooting Open Hours

Winter Hours 2015

  • Mondays & Tuesdays:
    5pm – 8pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays:
  • 1pm – 6pm

The JHESC Indoor Firearms Range will be closed:

Day Event
Tuesday, 11/17 No public shooting due to weather
Saturday, 11/21 "Turkey Shoot" Target Competition
10AM-3PM Public Welcome
Sunday, 11/22 Public shooting 3-5PM,
Pistol League @ 5PM
Sunday, 12/6 Public shooting 1PM-5PM,
Closes at 5PM for Pistol League
Sunday, 12/13 Public shooting 1PM-5PM,
Closes at 5PM for Pistol League

The JAIR (archery) will be closed:

Day Event
Saturday, 11/21 "Turkey Shoot" Target Competition 10AM-3PM
Public Welcome

Shooters must bring their own rimfire .22 caliber rifles and/or rimfire and centerfire handguns (up to and including .45 caliber), and they can bring their own ammo and targets (but targets and a limited selection of ammo can be purchased at the range).

People entering the building with firearms must have those firearms in a case, and ADF&G has loaner cases for that purpose, please leave firearm in your car and come to the front desk for a loaner case.

Archery Shooting

Summer Hours: July 7th – August 26th
Day Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Range Master may
close range at 7:30pm
if there are no shooters
6pm – 9pm
Winter Hours: Oct 01, 2015 – Apr 30, 2016
Day Time
Monday – Thursday 6 – 9 pm
Friday (youth only) 6 – 8:15 pm
Saturday – Sunday 12 – 3 pm

What Firearms Can You Shoot? If you want to shoot...
  • .22 Rim-fire Rifles
  • Air Rifles and Pistols
  • Hand Guns (Through .45 caliber - including magnum cartridges)
  • No Shotguns
  • No Muzzleloaders
  • No Armor-Piercing Ammunition
  • No Tracer Ammunition
  • No Holster-draw Shooting

All firearms must be unloaded and cased before entering the facility.*
*Does not apply to on-duty law enforcement.

Come visit us during public shooting hours if you wish to shoot! We offer regular public shooting hours for the community. Since we wish all shooters using the live-fire range to be safe and have fun, we go through a brief range orientation and safety briefing with each shooter. Here are the steps you will need to complete:

  1. Check in at the front counter
  2. Complete the new shooter registration form
  3. Receive the Range Orientation and Safety Briefing (about 20 minutes)
  4. Read, understand, and sign a Rules Acknowledgement Form
  5. Review the orientation and ask questions (if you have any) with a range staff member
  6. Pay for lane rental
  7. Put on eye and ear protection before entering the live-fire range
  8. Have fun and be safe!
How Much Does it Cost?

Revenues from our public shooting help off-set the cost of maintaining the facility for use by the public.