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Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center

Driving Directions

From Springfield I-44 & Highway 160 interchange (exit #75): Take Highway 160 west from I-44 and go approximately 12 miles to Farm Road 61. Turn south and go 2.50 miles, entrance to the range will be on the west side.

From the I-44 exit # 67: Take Route T and go north into the town of Bois D' Arc (approx six miles). Then take Route UU north across the railroad tracks and go 2.50 miles to Farm Road 94. Turn west on Farm Road 94 and go 0.75 mile until you reach Farm Road 61. Turn north and go 0.25 mile, entrance to the range will be on the west side.

About This Area


The Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center was constructed on the Bois D' Arc Conservation Area and opened for business in February 1995. Originally in the Wildlife Division of the Department the facility was called the Bois D' Arc Shooting Range. Shortly thereafter the supervision of the Range was moved to the Protection Division and in 1996 a dedication ceremony was held and the facility was officially renamed The Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Training Center after its namesake, Mr. Andy Dalton, a former Conservation Commissioner from the Southwest Missouri area.

During 2000 the facility received an upgrade that added an Outdoor Education Facility, another trap shooting field and another skeet shooting field. Since that time continual upgrades and programs have been added making this staffed facility one of the best in Missouri.

During 2003 the supervision of the facility was transferred to the Outreach and Education Division and due to a shift in programming philosophy the facility then received its present name.

Summer Hours of Operation:

Monday 9:00am to 4:30 pm

Thursday 9:00am to 7:30 pm

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12:00pm to 4:30pm

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays and all state holidays

Summer hours are April 16 through September 13



Winter Hours of Operation:

Monday 9:00am to 4:30 pm

Thursday 9:00am to 4:30 pm

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12:00pm to 4:30pm

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays and all state holidays

Winter hours are September 14 through April 15.


General Information

Southwest

Greene

417-742-4361

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Other  National Hunting and Fishing Day is celebrated at Dalton Range on the 4th Saturday of September each year.  As part of this celebration we offer a Family Shoots Free Day.  
Other  NWTF Wheelin' Sportsmen Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair is held on the 3rd Saturday of June each year.  The range is open to people with disabilites and their families and caregivers to help connect them with nature through a variety of activities such as target shooting, fishing, woodworking for wildlife and much more. This is a free event; however range operations are closed to the general public use due to this special one-day event.  
Other  Discover Nature - Families: are programs where we teach families to enjoy their natural surroundings through a variety of outdoor skills programs in a safe environment.  
Other  In addition to shooting we offer programs and classes in hunter education certification, hunting, reloading, game care and cleaning, antler scoring, decoy carving, taxidermy, and a variety of outdoor skills.  
Other  Effective Wingshooting for the Hunter is an educational program for adult hunters to assist them in becoming more effective with their wingshooting while waterfowl and upland game hunting while using non-toxic shotshells. Program is free of charge and pre-registration is required due to limited class space.  
Other  The shooting education programs we offer are designed to deliver the basic fundamentals of shotgun, rifle, handgun, muzzleloader, and archery disciplines. We work with many area schools and groups throughout the year.  
Other  Discover Nature - Women: are programs where we teach women how to connect with their natural surroundings through a variety of outdoor skills programs.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
OtheraccessibleTrap only field  One trap only field with spectator seating, disabled accessible, electric trap machine loaded with targets by Range staff, eye and ear protection provided for user fee.  
OtheraccessibleDalton Range & Outdoor Education Center  See Area Brochure. One outdoor education facility (pavilion), disabled accessible. One indoor classroom seats 125 people at tables, disabled accessible. One indoor classroom seats 25 people for interactive programs.  
OtheraccessibleSkeet only field  One skeet only field with spectator seating, disabled accessible, electric skeet machines loaded with targets by Range staff, eye and ear protection provided for user fee.  
Other Static Archery Range  Nine target static archery range  
OtheraccessibleShotgun patterning range  One shotgun patterning range, disabled accessible, four foot square patterning paper provided, eye and ear protection provided for user fee.  
Other Archery shooting tower  Elevated Archery Shooting Platform on 3-D range  
Other 3-D Archery Range  Fifteen target 3-D archery course one elevated archery shooting platform  
OtheraccessibleCovered rifle/handgun range  Twenty position covered 100 yard rifle/handgun range with shooting benches and spectator seating , disabled accessible to 25 yards, target frames, targets, eye, and ear protection provided for user fee.  
Otheraccessible  Two trap and skeet overlay fields with spectator seating, disabled accessible, electric trap and skeet machines loaded with targets by Range staff, eye and ear protection provided for user fee.  
Parking Lotaccessible   
Viewing Blind   Wildlife viewing blind  

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
No Identified Features

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Total Area Acres:0.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Hiking/habitat trail Hiking (Interpretive) 0.75 

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Shooting Range General Information

93.522400

37.289261

Restroom

Staffed

Varies

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