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Odom Shooting Range

The Odom Shooting Range is free and it is universally accessible

The Odom Shooting Range is located in Jackson, North Carolina in Northampton County. The range features a 100-yard rifle range with eight shooting stations, a 25-yard pistol range with eight shooting stations, and a 3-D target archery range with six shooting stations.

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The Odom Shooting Range operating hours are Wednesday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The range is closed Monday, Tuesday and North Carolina state holidays.

The Odom Shooting Range is free and it is universally accessible. Visitors must bring their own ammunition and targets for handgun and rifle ranges. Eye and ear protection are required.


Odom Shooting Range
Address: 709 Striper Lane, Jackson, NC
Contact: Ricky Taylor 252-370-6024

Shooting Range Procedures

Upon arriving at the range leave ALL FIREARMS inside of your vehicle until you speak with the Range Safety Officer who will provide you instructions on what to do next. Please view the video below.

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Shooting Ranges in North Carolina

The N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission shooting ranges provide a safe, controlled and organized environment for sportsmen and recreational shooters alike.

Range Rules

  • Prior to entering the range, all patrons (shooters and spectators) must:
    • Sign in with the Range Safety Officer (RSO)
    • Attend a safety briefing
    • Complete and sign a range waiver
    • Complete the range registration form to receive your NCWRC range pass
  • The RSO may inspect firearms or ammunition for safety considerations.
  • All firearms must be cased (not holstered) and unloaded when entering or leaving the range.
  • Patrons must wear eye and ear protection at all times. Open-toed shoes, low-cut shirts, or any articles of clothing presenting a safety hazard are NOT permitted on the firing line.
  • Patrons may be limited to 1-hour on each range at the RSO’s discretion.
  • Paper or cardboard targets ONLY.
  • Outside target stands are NOT allowed.
  • No rapid fire or uncontrolled firing on any range.
  • Park in approved parking areas only.
  • No animals on range property, except service animals.

The Following are Prohibited:

  • Firearms: Fully automatic and automatic simulated, including bump stock firearms, and firearms equipped with binary triggers.
  • Targets: Incendiary, explosive, and steel (unless provided by the RSO).
  • Ammunition: .50 caliber (BMG) or greater firearms, tracer, incendiary, armor piercing, steel core, and any other ammunition deemed unsafe by the RSO.
  • Holstered firearms and drawing from holsters.
  • Eating, drinking, smoking, vaping, illicit drugs, and alcohol. Individuals under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol are not permitted on range property.
  • Any activity that presents a safety hazard, such as climbing on berms or benches and horseplay.
  • Recreational vehicles or equipment.

Age Restrictions (Adults are individuals 18 years of age or older):

  • Patrons age 18 and older may shoot without supervision.
  • Minors (age 13-17) may shoot only under direct adult supervision. An adult may accompany more than one minor, but they must retain control of all minors.
  • Children (age 12 and under) may shoot only with one-on-one adult supervision

When the range is “HOT”, patrons may only:

  • case or uncase firearms to enter or exit the range. Firearms must be cased or uncased at the firing line with the muzzle pointed down range.
  • step forward of the Blue painted “Cold Line” load their firearms and engage in shooting activity.
  • Shoot only from designated benches.
  • Shoot only targets in your lane.
  • Clean up your area, including brass and shotgun shells. Brass that falls in front of the firing line may not be collected unless authorized by the RSO.

When the range is “Cold”, patrons shall:

  • Place firearms on the shooting bench or in a gun rack with the firearm unloaded and the action open with an open chamber indicator inserted.
  • Step behind the Blue painted “Cold Line” and await further instructions from the RSO before going down range to retrieve or hang targets.
  • Not move firearms on or off the range.

When “Cease Fire” is called, patrons shall:

  • Stop shooting immediately.
  • Keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  • Await further instructions from the RSO.

Unsafe handling of firearms and/or failure to follow these rules may result in removal from the range.

Patrons shall follow shooting range commands called by the RSO immediately and without question.

Trap and Skeet Range Rules:

  • Only 7.5, 8 or 9 shot allowed.
  • Maximum muzzle velocity of 1300 fps.
  • The actions must be open and the firearm must be unloaded when moving between stations or anywhere else on the range.

Unsafe handling of firearms and/or failure to follow these rules may result in removal from the range

Archery Range Rules:

  • Field points ONLY, no broadheads allowed.
  • Firearms are prohibited on archery ranges.

Unsafe handling of archery equipment and/or failure to follow these rules may result in removal from the range.