Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Sheriff's Office

Hunter Sight-in and Shooting Range Use

Notice: The Training Center and shooting range are currently closed to the public
They are open for law enforcement training by appointment


Hunter Sight-In

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office annually sponsors a Hunter Sight-In Program. The program prepares hunters for the upcoming deer hunting season. The program allows hunters to sight-in their shotguns, rifles and pistols in a safe environment at the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center. Experienced instructors will be on hand to provide assistance in the sighting and adjusting of firearms. Hunters will also be able to receive information on hunting laws, regulations and gun safety. Only firearms that are legal for use in hunting deer in Wisconsin will be permitted.

Hunter Sight-In has been completed for the 2023 hunting season. Hours and other information for the 2024 hunting season will be posted at a later date. 

Public Use of Shooting Range

The Dane County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has a history of offering public weekend target shooting at the Training Center. Shooters were able to utilize a 100 yard long gun range and a 30 yard hangun range.

Public use of the shooting range has been temporarily closed to the public. 

Information about hours, fees, required equipment and other information will be posted when the shooting range re-opens to the public.