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Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center



The Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center is one of two state shooting ranges managed by the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife. It offers trap and skeet shooting, rifle and pistol shooting, archery, and more.

Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center
1205 River Road
New Castle DE 19720
302.323.5333

Safety is Paramount

All participants using the Training Center will complete a basic safety program, including a short video and a quiz focused on firearm safety and the rules of the range.

Users are expected to adhere to gun safety rules and follow the instructions of the range officer.

The legal age to shoot at the facility unaccompanied is 18 years of age. Anyone aged 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

No one under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be permitted to shoot.

Plan Your Visit

There are a few things you should know when you visit the Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center. And there are few things you need to bring with you.

You are going to need to bring along valid ID for all participants and a valid ticket. And, if you plan to use the rifle/pistol range, you’re going to need to bring some kind of tape or staple to attach your targets to the target retrieval system.

The Training Center does not rent or sell firearms or ammunition.

The range lengths are 25 yards for the pistol range and 50 yards for the rifle range.

Eating and drinking are prohibited inside the range. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.

The Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center is an accessible facility.

For more information on hunter education in Delaware, call 302.735.3600.

Days, Hours and Costs


Trap and Skeet Shooting

Days and Times

Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Costs

Cost: $5.00 for 25 Targets

Sign-up times: The last sign-up time is half an hour before closing

Legal Shot Sizes Include: 7½, 8, 8½, 9, and steel 6, 6 ½, and 7


Archery

Days and Times

Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Costs

Practice/Sight-in Range: $3.00 per 1/2 day (Targets at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, & 35 yards)

3-D Field Course: $5.00 per session (August – October)

Sign-up times: The last sign-up time is half an hour before closing


Rifle / Pistol

All rifles, pistols, and shotguns (slugs and buck shot), and black powder rifles are permitted.

Days and Times

Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thursday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Costs

Cost: $4.00 per person per 1/2 hour

Prohibited Ammunition: Steel Core Bullets, Steel-Jacketed Bullets, Tracer Ammunition, Armor Piercing Bullets, Tungsten Core Bullets, Loads Exceeding 3,500 ft./lbs. Muzzle Energy

Sign-up times: The last sign-up time is half an hour before closing


Patterning Board – Shotgun pellets of all sizes (no slugs) can be shot at the outdoor patterning board at no charge with a 6 shell limit.




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