Doolittle Archery Range

Bldg. 7613 on Tinker Drive

  • Indoor facility
  • Unlimited shooting
  • 6 targets with 12 lanes
  • 35-yard range
  • Open year round
  • 24 Hour access to Rod & Gun Club members
  • Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult that is a Rod & Gun Club member

Outdoor Archery Range 

Scott Drive

All patrons must have completed a liability for at Outdoor Recreation, prior to utilizing this free service.

  • Unlimited shooting
  • 6 targets
  • Open year round

Trap & Skeet

Scott Drive

  • Private sessions available dependent upon volunteer availability 
  • 25 targets per round $6 or $4 per round for Rod and Gun Club Members

On-Base Fishing

To fish on base, you must have an annual fishing license through Game, Fish & Parks and a base fishing license.  Both can be purchased at Outdoor Rec.

*On-Base Licence FREE with purchase of an annual Rod & Gun Club membership.

The South Dakota Fishing guidelines apply to the base lakes on Ellsworth AFB.

Live bait is permitted.

Individuals 16 or older must have a fishing license in order to fish on and off base.

Game Fish & Park Licenses

Outdoor Recreation sells a variety of licenses available through Game Fish & Parks including:

  • Fishing
  • Combination
  • Resident Small Game
  • Resident Predator/Varmint 

Firearm Transportation Procedures: A privately owned firearm may be transported in a trunk or other locked compartment of a vehicle, or within a gun case. The firearm must be transported in an unloaded fashion. The firearm must be transported to the installation ECP or authorized firing location to the place of authorized storage, using the most direct route with no stops during the route. The only exception is Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers are authorized to bear firearms on Ellsworth AFB while performing official duties. Storing firearms in a POV or recreational vehicle is not authorized on the installation.  

Ellsworth AFB Weather

Current Conditions at Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD

Mostly Cloudy and Windy33.0°

wind: from the North at 32.2 gusting to 41.4 MPH (28 gusting to 36 KT), windchill: 19°, pressure: 1012.9 mb, dewpoint: 25.0, relative humidity: 72%

Last Updated on Apr 23 2021, 7:56 am MDT