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Public Access to Target Shooting in Lancaster County (near Lincoln), Nebraska

Update for 2015:

There are now some other options for target shooting in Lincoln Nebraska. Big Shots is a terrific indoor range, and Outdoor Nebraska has a really good brand new facility for archery and guns.

There are also some Wildlife Management Areas where you may be able to shoot – these are from 2012 so may be different/closed. Always look for the signs posted. Happy shooting:


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/End 2015 update

I like going to the indoor range, Thunder Alley, in Lincoln. I hear that the Izaak Walton range just east of Lincoln is a great place, too.  But, sometimes I just want to shoot outdoors.

I’ve looked at the NRD website, and app, and cross-referenced with the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoors site and their Guide to Hunting on Public Lands, 2011 and Public Access Atlas then checked which nearby areas allow at least some target shooting on a map I copied from Nebraska Sportsman’s Atlas, 1995.  I’ve also put a request for information into the Southeast Wildlife Manager listed in the Guide to Hunting Public Lands for more information.

There are only a few spots in Lancaster County, NE, that allow target shooting.  I haven’t ground-truthed any of these yet, but evidently there will be signs posted in areas that are off limits: Wildwood, Branched Oak, Wagon Train, Stagecoach, Olive Creek, and Teal Lake:

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