Juneau Hunter Education Shooting Complex (JHESC)
Public Shooting

Indoor Pistol/Rifle Shooting
Shortened Winter Hours — Jan 22–March 26, 2019

  • Mondays:
    6pm – 8pm Public shooting
  • Tuesdays:
    CLOSED — Women's .22 Pistol League — No Public Shooting
  • Saturdays & Sundays:
    1pm – 6pm Public shooting

The JHESC Indoor Firearms Range current Changes / Closures:


CLOSED — Sunday 3/24 Hunter Ed Field Day
Late Opening — Saturday 3/30 from 3–6pm
CLOSED — Sunday 3/31 Concealed Carry Weapon class
CLOSED — Saturday 4/13 Hunter Ed Field Day
CLOSED — Saturday 4/27 Hunter Ed Muzzle loader

The JAIR (archery) current CHANGES / CLOSURES:

Public Shooting Hours:

  • Mondays–Thursdays:
    6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fridays (Kid's Night: Ages 6–16 ONLY):
    6:00pm – 8:15pm
  • Saturdays:
    12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Sundays:
    12:00pm – 3:00pm

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.

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.