Indian Creek Shooting Range

Renovated Indian Creek Shooting Range Open to the Public

NOTE: Buckeye Firearms Association leaders serve on the Division of Wildlife Range Committee and have played a key role in the Sportsmen's Alliance "Protect What's Right" campaign to get dollars into the Ohio budget for range upgrades around Ohio. There is still much work to do, but we are pleased to be part of this vital work for Ohio's millions of gun owners.

BFA Leader Larry Moore attended the grand re-opening of Indian Creek Shooting Range. He was honored to take the first shots along with WLW Big Outdoors host Chip Hart. Click to see these photos:

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The public shooting range at Indian Creek Wildlife Area in Brown County, which has been undergoing improvements since 2021, opened on Friday, Sept. 16, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Renovations to Indian Creek Shooting Range include a covered shooting line with benches and picnic tables, concrete sidewalks, and an improved parking lot. These changes, along with upgraded side berms and backstops, will improve safety and accessibility. A permanent restroom is under construction and will be completed soon.

Indian Creek is an unsupervised rifle and pistol range. The range has 25- and 50-yard lanes, each with five shooting benches. A 7-yard handgun lane has five positions. The updated range will be open every day from 9 a.m. until sunset. The range is 40 miles northeast of Cincinnati with easy access off U.S Route 50. It is located off Campbell Road near Fayetteville.

Range users who are 18 years old and older are required to purchase either an annual shooting range permit ($24), an annual shooting range permit and hunting license combo ($29.12), or a one-day shooting range permit ($5) before visiting the range. All options are available at hunting and fishing license outlets, online at, or via the HuntFish OH mobile app. Permits are not sold at the shooting range.

Shooters who are 17 years old and under do not need to purchase a permit, but are required to be accompanied by and directly monitored by a permitted adult age 18 years old or older.

Visitors to the range are asked to check in upon arrival, either with a QR code and smartphone or via paper. Please view the range rules, posted at the range, prior to entering. Shooters are required to supply their own single-sheet paper targets that fit inside a frame that measures 25 inches by 19 inches.

Funding for the renovation of Indian Creek Shooting Range was made possible in part through purchases of firearms and ammunition. A federal excise tax on all firearms and ammunition helps pay for the construction and maintenance of this and other public shooting ranges across Ohio.

The mission of the Division of Wildlife is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. Visit to find out more.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at

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