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Juneau Hunter Education Shooting Complex (JHESC)
Public Shooting

Public Shooting Open Hours

Day Time
Mondays & Tuesdays 5pm – 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays 1pm – 6pm

The JHESC Indoor Firearms Range will be closed:

NO PUBLIC SHOOTING
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation will be reimbursing ADF&G for public shooting during July & August, so use of the range will be FREE to the public (PDF 176 kB) .

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

The JAIR (archery) will be closed from August 27, 2015 – September 30, 2015.


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.