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Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Nature Center Shotgun Range

Columbus Range

By appointment only (except state holidays)

Appointments for Saturday must be made by 4 p.m. Friday.

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Quick Facts

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About Us

The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Nature Center Shotgun Range is located in Columbus, AR. This range is in rural Hempstead County in Southwest Arkansas, off Highway 73 near Columbus, Arkansas.

  • This nature center has three trap ranges.
    • Field one is dedicated to trap alone.
    • Field two is multi-functional for both skeet and trap.
    • Field three has five elevated stands for skeet and trap.
  • All trap fields are fully functional and kept at Amateur Trap Association standards. The nature center follows all AYSSP and ATA rules and regulations.
  • The staff is knowledgeable and extremely helpful to beginners and experts alike. They are proud to be the home trap field of the two-time state champion junior AYSSP Nashville Scrapper trap team. The team’s success is a testament to the quality of the ranges and the staff’s guidance.


  • Persons bringing loaded firearms to the range will be barred from shooting for one business day and may be cited. Firearms are considered loaded if shells or cartridges are in the chamber, magazine or cylinder. Removable magazines and cylinders may be loaded as long as they are locked separately from the firearm.
  • No firearms are allowed inside any buildings without permission from Commission staff.
  • Always keep muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Treat all guns as if they were loaded.
  • Firearms must remain unloaded with the action open until you are on your shooting station.
  • Firearms may be loaded only while the shooter is on a firing station with the muzzle pointed downrange.
  • Shooters must register with the range officer before going to the firing station.
  • Non-shooters must remain behind the shooting area.
  • Guests are liable for damage they cause to Commission property.
  • Shooters and guests are strictly prohibited from entering into trap and skeet houses or attempting to service or refill trap, skeet or sporting clay machines.
  • Only one shell may be loaded at a time. Two shells may be loaded only if shooting doubles on the skeet range.
  • No drugs or alcoholic beverages are allowed. People who have been drinking or appear impaired will be barred from the range.
  • Shooters are responsible for the conduct of their guests.
  • Shooters and guests must obey all range commands of the range officer.
  • Shooters must be accompanied by an individual who can operate the range controls.
  • Shooters are responsible for policing litter and cartridge cases from around their shooting station.
  • Young shooters must stay within an arm’s reach of an adult while on the firing line.
  • Ear and eye protection must be worn at all times on the firing line.
  • Violation of any range rule will result in a loss of shooting privileges.
  • Each shooter must provide their own gun and shells.

This applies to coaches and athletes only. Fees for Youth Shooting Sports teams engaged in practice sessions at the shooting range are $2 per person per round.

  • Operating hours are Tuesday- Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. by appointment only.
  • Team practices only. Not individual coaches or students wanting to shoot.
  • Call ahead for appointment, 870-983-2790.
  • Payment for rounds will be accepted only from Youth Shooting Sports coaches (students or parents may not pay for rounds).

The range officer will have Youth Shooting Sports 20 gauge Beretta Shotguns on-site for you to check out.

Remember to respect the range, range officers and equipment.