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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 or hone your bird shooting skills, Turcotte range is the place to go. It houses pistol ranges, rifle ranges at different distances, archery ranges, skeet range, 5 stand and a sporting clay course.


Due to excessive rainfall over the past week, our archery, and shotgun pattern ranges are temporarily closed.  Hopefully, they'll dry out within the ensuing weeks and we will have them back in service as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding and forbearance! 



*** ATTENTION:  Pistol Range Closure Dates! ***
The Pistol Range will be Closed on the following dates due to MDWFP Officer In-Service Training:

April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and May 1. 

All other ranges will be open, as posted on this site.

Thank you for your forbearance!




Annual Range Permits
Beginning 7-1-13, Annual Range Permits will be required (prices listed below) to shoot at our Turcotte 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 Turcotte Shooting Range will close. For more information please call (601) 859-3421. We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please check back periodically for status updates.

Pistol Range Open
Rifle Range Open
Archery Range Closed
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 - Steve Moore stevem@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. Shooters have the option of using paper targets or steel targets. 

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 .6 mile through the woods. It is a compact range with tight challenging shots. 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 with one complete round totaling $12.50. We have golf carts available for rent at $5.00 per day. 

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

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

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:

  • Beginning 7-1-13, Annual Range Permits will be required
    (prices listed below) to shoot at our Turcotte Range Facility.  
    WMA Permits purchased before 7-1-13 will be honored until they expire.  
    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 Officer.
  • Acknowledge Range Rules document. This form can be printed from this website and completed prior to arrival at the range, by clicking on "Range Rules" located below. This is a once a year requirement.
  • All shooters will complete a "Daily Use Permit" each time they visit the Range Facility.
  • Hearing and Eye protection required 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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