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Archery/Trapshooting

                                                                                     

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is the partner/coordinator of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) "On Target For Life".  This nationally acclaimed youth archery program implements a curriculum-based archery education program into the public/private school system through the physical education department.  The NASP has been successfully introduced in 40+ states. Illinois was one of the first 10 states registered in the program.

The IDNR is hosting a statewide tournament for schools enrolled in the NASP. This annual tournament is in the spring of each year.  Please contact Joe Robinson at joe.robinson@illinois.gov  or 217-785-8060 for information concerning the tournament.




The World Shooting and Recreational Complex has the longest trap line in the world with 120 trap fields outfitted with a voice activated release system extending over 3.5 miles. Twenty-four are combination trap/skeet fields with 16 of those fields equipped with lights for shooting after dark. The WSRC is the home grounds for the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s Grand American Trapshooting Championships.


The following DNR facilities offer hand trap ranges for clay target practice and archery ranges for bow and arrow practice, please call the site for additional information:

Region Site Name Office Phone Archery Range HandTrap Range
1 Argyle Lake (309) 776-3422 Yes Yes
1 Banner Marsh (309) 647-9184 No Yes
1 Big River (309) 374-2496 No Yes
1 Johnson Sauk Trail (309) 853-5589 Yes No
1 Matthiessen (815) 667-4868 Yes No
1 Morrison-Rockwood (815) 772-4708 Yes No
1 Spring Lake (309) 968-7135 Yes No
2 Chain O' Lakes (847) 587-5512 Yes No
2 Des Plaines (815) 423-5326 Yes Yes
2 Heidecke Lake (815) 942-6352 Yes No
2 Kankakee River (815) 933-1383 Yes Yes
2 Silver Springs (630) 553-6297 Yes Yes
3 Clinton Lake (217) 935-8722 Yes No
3 Eagle Creek (217) 756-8260 Yes No
3 Fox Ridge (217) 345-6416 No Yes
3 Hidden Springs (217) 644-3091 Yes No
3 Iroquois County (815) 435-2218 Yes Yes
3 Middle Fork (217) 442-4915 Yes Yes
3 Moraine View (309) 724-8032 Yes No
3 Shelbyville (217) 665-3112 Yes Yes
4 Beaver Dam (217) 854-8020 Yes No
4 Jim Edgar Panther Creek (217) 452-7741 Yes Yes
4 Randolph County (618) 826-2706 No Yes
4 Sand Ridge (309) 597-2212 Yes Yes
4 Sangchris Lake (217) 498-9208 Yes No
4 Siloam Springs (217) 894-6205 Yes No
4 Washington County (618) 327-3137 Yes No
4 Weinberg-King (217) 392-2345 Yes No
5 Dixon Springs (618) 949-3304 Yes No
5 Hamilton County (618) 773-4340 No Yes
5 Lake Murphysboro (618) 684-2867 Yes No
5 Mermet Lake (618) 524-5577 Yes No
5 Pyramid (618) 357-2574 Yes No
5 Ten Mile Creek * (618) 643-2862 Yes Yes

 

* A rifle range is also available at this site

 

 

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