The Independence County Shooting Sports Complex was created through funding and cooperation of several agencies and
individuals. Partnerships and donations from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas Game and Fish
Commission, City of Batesville, Independence County and private donors made this
The complex is made up of three
skeet and five trap fields, a 12 station stationary archery field, as well as three pavilions. The complex consists of a 1200 square foot club house/office, and a new state of the art 1200 square foot education center that consists of the latest technology equipment including digital projection system and Dry Fire clay shooting simulator.
The education center provides a
generous meeting area for up to 25 persons and the club house portion serves as the office and club house for the
complex. The center is available for rent by individuals for outdoor related
activities. The education was made possible by
a generous gift from the Witt and Carol Stephens Charitable Trust. The new 1200 square foot technology center was made possible by GIF Funding.
The pavilions provide shaded observation areas, picnic and barbecue opportunities and were made
possible through donations from First Community Bank and The Citizens Bank both of
A 5-person commission appointed by City of Batesville and Independence County officials operates the range.
has been developed, primarily for the youth of our state, but is
available to the public as well. The range is ADA accessible to all
Shotgun ammunition is available for sale, but shooters are encouraged to bring their own ammunition and their own shotguns. Shooters must wear eye, and ear protection.
Remington 11-87 shotguns in both 12 and 20 gauge are available. The one time fee is $10 for adults. Thanks to the National Wild Turkey Federation, there is no fee for students or handicap.
Ear plugs are available for $1.
Archery targets are provided but other equipment must be provided by participant.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For safety sake, range rules are clearly posted and must be observed.