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Pennsylvania public shooting ranges are funded through Pennsylvania hunters and shooters dollars.  The excise tax placed on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment funds range projects like this all across the state.  Please keep this in mind while the ranges.  Thank you for being a Pennsylvania Hunter and Shooter!

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​Range Rules and Regulations

Before you visit, please review the Shooting Range Regulations and Prohibited Acts.

  • Each licensed hunter or range permit holder may have one guest.
  • Unless otherwise posted, ranges are open year-round, from 8 a.m. until sunset, Monday through Saturday, and noon to sunset on Sundays.
  • Please contact the appropriate Region Office to check the daily status of ranges you wish to visit.
  • Shooters should show consideration for others waiting for an open bench.
  • IIt is common, especially leading up to the bear and deer seasons, to find an adult teaching a youngster how to shoot, or to find someone having difficulty sighting-in a rifle. Please be patient in such circumstances, and if it seems appropriate, offer assistance.
  • Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by someone 18 or older.
  • Do not collect the brass of shooters while the range is active.
  • Range permits and hunting or furtaker licenses do not need to be displayed while using a state game lands public shooting range, but must be in possession, as well as a secondary form of identification.


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​Shooting Range Permits

For your shooting enjoyment and to make you a better hunter, the Game Commission maintains public shooting ranges across the state. Those who shoot firearms at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's state game lands public shooting ranges must possess and carry with them either an annual $31.97 range use permit or a current Pennsylvania general hunting or furtaker license.  Individuals without a range use permit or hunting or furtaker license may be fined. Each licensed hunter or range permit holder may have one guest.


Permit, pistol and two auxiliary ranges

Enter the north side of Scotia Range Road from Scotia Road. Between January after the flintlock deer season until around the middle of March (depending on weather conditions), Range Road will be closed (PDF) north of the shooting ranges to Heritage Trail Road. During that time users will need to enter the south side of Scotia Range Road from West Gatesburg Road. This is being done to minimize impacts to the road during freeze/thaw and to reduce vehicle accidents.

Rifle, archery and clay target range

Enter the south side of Scotia Range Road from West Gatesburg Road. The seasonal access gates (PDF) to prevent thru traffic on Scotia Range Road will be closed June 1st.


Shotgun/claybird shooting areas:

  1. Northcentral Region, SGL 176: The shotgun only area is part of the Scotia Range complex.
  2. Northeast Region, SGL 300: The shotgun only area is adjacent to the existing public shooting range.
  3. Southeast Region, SGL 205: The shotgun only area is next to the parking area, 200 yards south of the rifle range along Game Warden Rd. in Lowhill Township.

NEW RANGES IN 2022:

SGL #203 (Allegheny County) – Archery Range

SGL #230 (Cumberland County) – Archery Range

SGL #245 (Washington County) – Rifle Range

SGL #300 (Lackawanna County) – Archery & Shotgun Pattern Range

RANGE UPGRADES IN 2022:

SGL #43 (Chester County)

SGL #159 (Wayne County)

SGL #176 (Centre County)


Range Locations


Northwest Region

Rifle RangePistol Range
County SGL Firing Points Yards Firing Points Yards Location
Forest244200---- View Map
Clarion726100---- View Map
Erie 1096100325 View Map
 

Southwest Region

Rifle RangePistol Range
County SGL Rifle Firing Points Rifle Yards Pistol Firing Points Pistol Yards Location
Allegheny2033/5/2025/50/10010/1010/25 View Map
Cambria1082100325 View Map
Fayette514100---- View Map
Greene1797300---- View Map
Greene2235100---- View Map
Indiana2484100525 View Map
Somerset50850/100815/25 View Map
Washington2456100---- View Map
Westmoreland42610035 View Map
Westmoreland424100---- View Map
 

Northcentral Region

Rifle RangePistol Range
County SGL Firing Points Yards Firing Points Yards Location
Centre176252002550 View Map
Clearfield776100---- View Map
Archery Range
Centre1761110/20/30/40/50 View Map
 

Southcentral Region

Rifle RangePistol Range
County SGL Firing Points Yards Firing Points Yards Location
Cumberland23093002525 View Map
York 2428100
1250 View Map
 

Northeast Region

Rifle RangePistol Range
County SGL Firing Points Yards Firing Points Yards Location
Carbon1417100/200/3001125/50 View Map

Columbia

58750/100710/15/25 View Map
Lackawanna3001750/100/200610/25 View Map
Luzerne911050/100---- View Map
Luzerne 2061050/75/100825 View Map
Monroe1271250/1001210/25 View Map
Pike 18311100625/50 View Map
Wayne 1591150/1001225 View Map
 

Southeast Region

Rifle RangePistol Range
County SGL Rifle Firing Points Rifle Yards Pistol Firing Points Pistol Yards Location
Berks106650/100---- View Map
Chester431225/50/100---- View Map
Dauphin211725/50/100---- View Map
Lehigh
2051350/100---- View Map
  Archery Range
Montgomery234
810/20/30/40 View Map
​Lancaster
​46
12​
10/20/30/40/50​

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​Lehigh
205​12​​10/20/30/40/50
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