Fairbanks Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range
Public Shooting

2019–2020 REGULAR SEASON (Fall–Winter–Spring)

(Saturday, September 21, 2019, through Friday, May 15, 2020)

Public Hours at the range are closed for the summer season, for maintenance and cleaning. Public Hours are scheduled to reopen Saturday, September 21, 2019, for the 2019–2020 Regular Season (Fall/Winter/Spring).

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 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

This information is subject to change.

MAY 2019

  • MAY 10 IS THE LAST DAY OPEN, FOR WALK-IN PUBLIC SHOOTING HOURS, FOR 2018–2019 REGULAR SEASON. The range will be closed for Walk-in Public Shooting Hours starting May 11 and for most of the summer while range maintenance work is completed.

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 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.


  • Lane Per Hour — $14.00
  • Pre-Paid Lane (7 Hours) — $84.00
  • E-Range Per Hour — $14.00


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.