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Egyptian Gun Club
11500 Reveille Road, Marion, Illinois 62959
 
Directions:  1 Mile North of Illinois Route 13 West on Redco Road.  Take the second left off Redco Road, continue past the National Guard Armory.

Harrisburg Hunting Club

West Town Park Road, Carrier Mills, IL 62917

From Rt 13: Turn South onto the Carrier Mills Blacktop to Town Park Road. Turn right and go 3/4 mile to Club. (Left side of road)

Contact: John Baker (618-926-7511)

Facilities: Trap Range plus a Rifle/Pistol Range with 25, 50 and 200 yard service.

There are 7 concrete shooting benches.

Hours: Tuesday (1:00 PM until Dark)

Friday (5:00 PM until Dark)


Pond Creek Shooting Range

18089 Freeman Spur Road, Freeman Spur, IL 62841

618-922-9657 

 

Direrctions:  Two Miles East of Rt 148 on Freeman Spur Road

 

Website: http://www.pondcreekshootingrange.com/

 


Pro Gun Range

2406 Skyline Drive, Marion, IL 62959

618-993-2420

 

Directions:  1 Mile North of Route 13 West, Marion, IL 62959

http://www.mapquest.com/#a259306aa1b6dc1d2735d912

 


Royalton Sportman's Club

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7, Royalton, IL 62983

Physical address: East Pump House Road, Southeast Corner of Royalton, IL

Contact: John Bullock (618-984-2434 or 618-922-6001) or Bob Stagner (619-218-4867)

Facilities: 100 Yard Rifle/Pistol Range with 12 covered concrete benches.

3 Shotgun Stations

Planned: Archery and dedicated Pistol Range

Directions: Royalton Sportsman's Club.pdf

 


Williamson County Gun Club

110 Dewmaine Road, Carterville, IL (Approximately 1 mile North of Carterville Crossroads)

Contact: Bob Ramsey (618-997-4261 or 618-889-3342)

Facilites: 200 Yard Rifle Range and dedicated 25 Yard Pistol Range.

Covered firing lines on both ranges.

Directions: Williamson County Gun Club.pdf

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Carmi Rifle & Pistol Club

County Road 1250 East, Carmi, IL
Contact Mike or Valinda Rowe via the website: http://www.carmirifleclub.com/
Facilities: Outdoor Rifle and Pistol Range plus Indoor Pistol Range

Ten Mile Creek Conservation Area

Rt 1, Box 179, McLeansboro, IL 62859

 

Ten Mile Creek is an Illinois Department of Natural Resources facility.  It’s a free facility for Illinois Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun shooters.  All that’s required is that you register at the Headquarters Building during normal working hours.  The staff will issue information about safety rules, hours of operation, etc.

  Contact Information:  The Site Manager is Jim Eaton (618-643-2863)

  Facility:  There are five (5) shooting benches and 100 yard capability.

 

Note:  There are usually 2”x2”x6” posts on site for insertion into PVC pipes placed at different distances from the shooting benches.  Sometimes irresponsible users shoot these posts in two and destroy the site for others.

 

Just to be safe, I suggest you bring your own 2”x2”x6’ posts and cardboard for posting targets.  The cardboard can be attached by staples or 2” clamps.  Clamps are better since protruding staples make the posts impossible to handle after a few uses.

As always, be considerate of other shooters, pick up your brass and leave no trace you were there.   


Shawnee National Forest

 
This may be another option for those of you that don't currently have a range membership.
 
You can target shoot on national forest lands unless a specific area has been closed to the activity because it jeopardizes public safety. Information about closures is available at each district office. When target shooting, Forest Service regulations prohibit discharging a firearm:
 
  1. In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area,
  2. Across or on roads or bodies of water, or where people or property are exposed to injury or damage,
  3. Into a cave,
  4. Causing resource damage; don’t shoot trees, rocks, stumps, non-game animals.

 

Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both (16 U.S.C. 551, 18 U.S.C. 3559 and 3571).

 
Here's a link to the Shawnee National Forest Ranger Station page:   
 
I would visit the appropriate Range Station for a map, scout the area and find a place with a good natural backstop; preferably shooting into a hill with no protruding stones.

Going out of town and want to find a range?