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McHenry Shooting Range

Shooting Range Rules & Regulations

Fine tune your shooting skills. Whether you want to get more proficient with your bow, sight in a new rifle or hone yourshotgun skills, McHenry Range is the place to go.  It offers pistol ranges, rifle ranges at different distances, archery ranges, skeet range, trap range, and a 5 stand clay range.


Handgun classes, including the Enhanced Carry Permit Class, are now being offered at McHenry Range on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month!  What follows is our November Class Schedule for McHenry, then a listing of the type classes that we are offering.  If you need more information, or wish to sign up for one of our classes, please call us at (601) 859-5164, or email stevem@mdwfp.state.ms.us.

November 11th: Holiday No classes

November 25th: Enchanced Carry Permit Class (Cost: $100)






Annual Range Permits
As of 7-1-13, Annual Range Permits are required (prices listed below) to shoot at our McHenry Range Facility.  WMA Permits purchased before 7-1-13 will be honored until they expire. 

Rules and Fees for MDWFP public shooting ranges 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 McHenry Shooting Range will close.  For more information please call (601) 928-1645.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please check back periodically for status updates.

Pistol Range Open
Rifle Range Open
Archery Range Open
Trap Range Open
5 Stand Open
Skeet Range Open


Location / Contact Info
McHenry Shooting Facility
1060 East McHenry Road
Perkinston, MS 39573 --- Google Directions
(601) 928-1645
Range-Master - Chris Hawkins chrisha@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


No closures at this time.


Available Ranges

Pistol Range:
The Pistol Range offers 20 shooting lanes with ranges from 5, 10 and 20 yards.  Shooters will utilize target stands and frames provided by McHenry Range.

Rifle Range:
The rifle ranges offer two ranges with ten shooting tables per range.  We provide movable target stands and shooters are able to engage targets out to 170 yards

Trap Range:
McHenry offers one trap range that promises to challenge your shotgun shooting abilities.

McHenry Range has three Olympic style skeet ranges on the premises for shooters to hone their shooting abilities throughout the year.

5 Stand:
The 5 Stand located in the heart of McHenry Range Facility offers the most unique shotgun shooting experience you will ever encounter.  The 5 Stand is built on a pier overlooking a small lake surrounded by sporting clay throwers.  Actual hunting conditions will ready you for hunting season or just to test your skills.

McHenry offers two archery ranges utilizing both known distance sighting-in targets and 3D animal targets at unknown distances.


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

Range Requirements:

  • All shooters must check in-and-out with Range Officer.
  • All shooters will be provided range rules and regulations upon check-in.
  • All shooters will complete a "Daily Use Permit" each time they visit the McHenry Range Facility.
  • Hearing and Eye protection is required while on the shooting ranges at all times.
  • All firearms will be handled in a safe manner while at the range.
  • When moving on and off the range, firearms should be cased, holstered,
    or otherwise rendered safe.
  • Shooters are responsible for policing-up their brass and targets.


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