Wildcat Hills Shooting Sports Complex

As Nebraska’s state parks prepare for the fall season, some are adjusting their activity hours because of a limited workforce.

As schools return to session and park staffing levels become more limited, park managers must reduce hours of operation and services. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission encourages its patrons to call ahead before visiting a park to check on activity times and availability to ensure a great park experience.


The Wildcat Hills Shooting Sports Complex is a family-friendly shooting sports education center with a focus on safety, education and fun located at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area. The center features archery, small bore, pellet, shotgun and rifle ranges. It provides educational programming and quality instruction. Equipment rental is available.


Small bore range

Seven lanes are available for rimfire rifles and five lanes are available for approved handguns.

Pellet range

There are two five-lane pellet ranges: a standard bull’s-eye target range and a state-of-the-art shooting gallery.

Archery range

This outdoor range has up to 33 lanes out to 60 yards and offers bull’s-eye and 3-D targets.

Shotgun range

This features a trap range and 5-stand sporting clays range.

Rifle range

This 100-yard range can be used for sighting-in a rifle or precision shooting.

Shooting and Equipment Rental Rates

Small bore range
  • $3 per half hour per lane
  • $6 per hour per lane
  • $5.50 for gun rental for half hour (includes 20 rounds of ammo and lane fee)
  • $3 for 20 extra rounds of ammo
Pellet gun range
  • $3 per person for 4 rounds of 12 pellets (firearm and ammunition provided; no outside pellet or air guns allowed)
Rifle range
  • $5 per person for per half hour
Shotgun range
  • $5 per person for one round of 25 shots (without gun rental)
  • $7 per person for one round of 25 shots (with gun and ammo rental)
Archery range
  • $3 per half hour per lane (includes equipment rental)
  • $6 per hour per lane (includes equipment rental)
  • $3 per hour per lane (without equipment rental)
  • $40 per season pass, youth
  • $60 per season pass, adult
All Ranges Annual Pass:

*Subject to Availability*

  • $75.00 – Youth
  • $250.00 – Individual Adult
  • $400.00 – Family (House hold)

All pass pricing is for guest with their own equipment and ammo. Gun Rental & Ammo will be an additional charge.

Hours of Operation

June – August

Thursday through Sunday – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

September – May (Closed January)

Thursday through Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

*Hours are subject to change due to inclement weather (including wind).  Please call (308)436-0561 for up-to-date hours of operation.