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Turcotte Shooting Range

Fine tune your shooting skills.  Whether you want to get more proficient with your bow, sight in a new rifle, practice shooting your pistol, or hone your bird shooting skills, our Turcotte Range is the place to go.  We have a pistol range, a 300-yard rifle range, 2 archery ranges, 2 skeet ranges, a 5-stand range, and a sporting clay course.

 The NEW Turcotte Sporting Clay Range is now OPEN!  The new course has been expanded to 1.3 miles, offering challenging shots through a beautifully wooded area.  Come test and improve your shootgun shooting skills, while enjoying the camaraderie of other shooters and the magnificent Mississippi outdoors! 



*** RANGE CLOSURE NOTICE***

 The entire Turcotte Shooting Facility will be CLOSED on Saturday, September 26th  for Outdoorama.   

Please check the table below to see if the range that you want to shoot on is closed due to renovation and construction.  Thank you for your understanding!

Please note that the NEW TURCOTTE SPORTING CLAY RANGE  is now OPEN!   

Entrance Fees/Annual Range Permits/Methods of Payment

As of 7-1-13, WMA Permits are no longer required to shoot at our Turcotte Range Facility.  Instead, an entrance fee/permit system has been instituted.  Shooters may pay by one of two methods:  either (a) pay $5.50 per hour, or (b) purchase an Annual Range Permit (prices listed below). 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept payment with either a credit or a debit card.  Cash and checks are the only accepted methods of payment at our Turcotte Range Facility.
 
More information on the fees charged at MDWFP public shooting facilities can be found at LE - 6.1; Range Fees

  • Annual Resident Range Permit - $42.29 
  • Annual Senior Range Permit - $22.29 
  • Annual Non-Resident Range Permit - $84.29

 Range Status

If severe weather is in the area, the Turcotte Shooting Range will close. For more information please call (601) 859-5164 on days that we are open.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please check back periodically for status updates.

Little Turcotte Open
Pistol Range Open
Rifle Range Open
Archery Range Closed (under renovation)
Sporting Clay

Open 

5 Stand Open
Skeet Range Open

 

Location / Contact Info
Turcotte Education & Shooting Facility
506 Highway 43 South
Canton, MS 39046 --- Google Directions
(601) 859-5164
Range-Master - Jad Touchton jadt@mdwfp.state.ms.us


Range Hours

Summer Hours Begin March 1st
Thursday & Friday: Noon - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Winter Hours Begin November 1st
Thursday & Friday: Noon - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Ranges Available
Pistol Range:
The pistol range offers 16 shooting lanes with ranges from 3, 7, 15, 25, 50, and 60 yards. Paper targets only. 

Rifle Range:
The rifle range currently has fourteen shooting positions on seven tables available.  We have movable target stands and shooters are able to engage targets out to 300 yards. 

Sporting Clay:
Our sporting clay range stretches a length of 1.3 miles through the woods.  It is a newly constructed range with challenging shots through a woodland course.  We use an electronic clay counting system that allows a single shooter to use the course when the time delay option is selected.  There are twelve (12) shooting stations on the course.  One complete round of sporting clays is 50 shots.  We charge $.25 per clay; thus, if you throw only 50 clays/round, that round will cost you a total of $12.50.  We have golf carts available for rent at $5.00 per day. 

Skeet:
Turcotte has two (2) Olympic style skeet ranges on the premises for shooters to hone their shooting abilities throughout the year.

5 Stand:
We offer a "Kamikaze Dove Field" simulating actual hunting conditions to ready you for hunting season or just to test your skills.

Archery:
Turcotte offers a 3D archery range utilizing both known and unknown distance shots in a safe environment.  

Other Range Information:
We offer targets for sale for both rifle and pistol ranges.

Range Requirements:

  • WMA Permits are no longer required to shoot at our Turcotte Range Facility. Instead, an entrance fee/permit system has been instituted.  Shooters may pay by one of two methods: either (a) pay $5.50 per hour, or (b) purchase an Annual Range Permit.  Prices for the Range Permits are:
    Annual Resident Range Permit - $42.29 
    Annual Senior Range Permit - $22.29
    Annual Non-Resident Range Permit - $84.29
  • All shooters must check in-and-out with Range Office.
  • All shooters must fill out a Range Rules and Regulations document, once a year. This document is updated on March 1st of every year, and each shooter must have a current copy on file with the Turcotte Range Office.  This form is available at the Turcotte Range Office, or can be downloaded from this website by clicking on "Range Rules" located below. After downloading this document, you may print it from your computer and complete it prior to your arrival at the range. It will take approximately 15-20 minutes, and each rule/regulation needs to be initialed in the space provided before each rule/regulation.
  • All shooters and accompanying personnel (even though they're not shooting) must sign in and sign out on the "Turcotte Range Sign In/out Sheet," located on a clipboard in the Range Office, each time they visit the range facility.
  • Hearing and Eye protection required at all times!!
  • All firearms must be handled in a safe manner while on the range.
  • When moving on and off the range facility, each firearm must be cased, holstered, or otherwise rendered safe with an "empty chamber indicator/flag" inserted into the firearm's chamber.
  • Shooters are responsible for taking down and disposing of their paper targets before departing the range.

 

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