Remodeled DNR Olofson Shooting Range Is Now Open In Polk City

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is proud to announce the newly remodeled Olofson Shooting Range in rural Polk City is open for business.

Due to a need to update the facility, the Olofson Shooting Range closed in mid-December 2015 to undergo a complete renovation including a new administration and classroom facility, new earthen berms, 30, 50 and 100 yard ranges, and a trap range.

Additionally, updates are being made to the skeet range along with construction of a new 5-stand range and archery range, which will include both static and 3D archery courses.

Olofson Shooting Range provides a safe and centrally located area for target shooters of all skill levels to practice their bow and firearms skills. The range will also play host to numerous special events like hunter education classes, skill trainings, and school archery and trap shooting matches.

Hours Of Operation:

  • Open: Wednesday through Fridays from 11am – 5pm
  • Open: Saturdays and Sundays from 9am – 5pm.
  • Closed: on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Safety is the top priority at Olofson Shooting Range. Anyone visiting or utilizing the Olofson Shooting Range is required to abide by the strict safety guidelines set forth for the area.

The DNR has Range Safety Officers on site at all times.

Banner Shooting Range in Warren County is open similar hours but closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays and provides another option in the metro area for recreational shooters and archers to utilize.

DISCOUNTED PASSES! The holiday season is right around the corner and the Iowa DNR is offering discounted individual and family annual passes beginning Black Friday through Christmas Eve for both Olofson Shooting Range and Banner Shooting Range.


  • Annual Family Pass: 15% SAVINGS – $260 (Originally $300)
  • Annual Individual Pass: 20% SAVINGS — $200 (Originally $240)

*The discounted passes will be available for purchase at both locations beginning November 24 – December 24.*

Gift cards also make for a great option for the shooting and archery enthusiasts in your family. Gift cards are available for purchase at any DNR shooting range.


Butch Olofson Shooting Range
11652 NW Nissen Dr., 
Polk City, Iowa 50226

(515) 795-4000

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