Welcome to the NRA Whittington Center

The NRA Whittington Center is unlike any place on earth. More than 33,300 acres and 25 ranges are devoted to shooting for any kind of discipline. Plus, we offer exceptional guided and unguided hunts, expert firearms training, lodging, cabins and camping, youth programs, a museum, a Pro Shop, and much more.

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Ranges

Shooters can take part in competitive shooting, rifle and pistol silhouette, bullseye disciplines, and even black powder muzzle-loading rifles. We have trap fields, skeet fields, high power rifle ranges, all kinds of .22 ranges and pistol ranges.

Hunts

When it comes to the excitement of big-game hunting, you get it here at the NRA Whittington Center.  We have it all – the terrain, the scenery, the wildlife, and the sheer enjoyment of the great outdoors.  Hunt success rates are nearly 100 percent!

Training

We train for everyday in the Whittington-U Defensive Academy Courses. All Whittington-U courses are taught on 360 degree ranges where dynamic movement, defensive posture and the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship are emphasized.

Calendar of Events

Planning Your Visit is Easy

It's never been easier to plan your amazing outdoor adventure. The hardest part is finding the time to take in all the NRA Whittington Center has to offer. Participate in one of our exhilarating events, hunting excursions, youth camps or self paced historic site hikes. You'll find something for everyone that the NRA Whittington Center that is open to all visitors.

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Choose

Decide what you want to do! Participate in an Event, Compete, Hunt, Train, Hike, See the Sites, Relax, Enjoy the Scenery, Hone and Test your  Skills. There is so much to do!

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Call Ahead

Call 800-494-4853 to check availability for the type of range and reserve the accommodations you would like to use.

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Enjoy

Enjoy the most amazing outdoor experience of your life.

NRA Whittington Center Featured Activity

Take a look at one of our featured activities at the NRA Whittington Center. We have so many great things to do it's hard to fit them all in a single visit. Explore all of our activities and build your adventure today.

Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp

Our Adventure Camp is perhaps America’s best outdoor youth camp for boys and girls aged 13 to 17. Under direct supervision of our staff and trained volunteers, our campers learn everything from shooting fundamentals to firearm safety, marksmanship, basic wilderness survival skills, and much, much more.

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Bud and Willa Eyman Research Library

Bud and Willa Eyman Research Library

Dedicated to the Second Amendment, gunsmithing, hunting, self-defense and firearms history, the Bud and Willa Eyman Research Library plays an important role in educating the public about the importance of the Second Amendment.

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Events

Events

We host an amazing array of shooting events all throughout the year. From public to private events and local organizations to international competitions, there isn't an event we cannot handle.

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Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest

Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest

View for yourself the history of the Southwest. You'll be immersed in the long and storied history of the region and the firearms that shaped our great Nation.

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Guided Hunts

Guided Hunts

When it comes to the excitement of big-game hunting, you get it here at the NRA Whittington Center. We have it all – the terrain, the scenery, the wildlife, and the sheer enjoyment of the great outdoors. Hunt success rates are nearly 100 percent!

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Historic Landmarks

Historic Landmarks

Explore the many historical landmarks throughout the NRA Whittington Center 33,300 acres.

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Training

Training

At Whittington U you will receive hands-on training from experts in the fields of defensive firearm instruction and precision, long-range shooting. Defensive firearm instruction is provided by the WU Defensive Academy and long-range shooting instruction is provided by the WU Precision Long Range Academy. Courses range from beginner to advanced. Each course features live fire exercises that simulate real world conditions!

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A "Bird's-Eye" View of the NRA Whittington Center

As the nation’s premier shooting facility, the NRA Whittington Center offers ranges for every kind of shooting discipline, a shotgun center, a firearms museum, firearms training, guided and unguided hunts, RV and tent camping, cabins, plus an Adventure Camp for young shooters.

Testimonials

“We love going there. The ranges are world-class and we can do long range which we are not able to get out to 1000 yards at home. The founders cabins are so deluxe and the landscape is so beautiful!”

—Trudy Calvert

“Best range in the country!!!! Thanks for hosting the AGAG 3Gun University!!”

—Lindsey Fast

“Beautiful facility. 4-H northeast district shoot was held there. NRA personnel were very helpful with the kids. Helping them improve on their shooting skills. Can't wait until next year!”

—Heather Martinez

“You can't find better people. BSA Troop 360 visited in 2012 and had the time of our life. Thank you!”

—Chris Martin

“Outstanding place and wonderful people! Deer, Elk and antelope OH MY! Yeah and one bear that took my tennis shoe with a bottle of shampoo in one of them. Got the shoe back with teeth marks and the shampoo is still MIA!”

—Chris Gaines

“Excellent staff service. Ranges are well-kept and well-organized. Love to go shoot here!”

—Rob Robertson

“Absolutely amazing place to be. Staff is also very wonderful people. I had a fantastic experience!!”

—Kevin Wickel

“I love Whittington, it is Therapy for me every time I am there!!!”

—William Bolling

“An outstanding shooting, training, hunting facility. Everything from corner to corner is top notch, one visit and it's a place you'll always remember.”

—Rick Kelter

“Nevada 4H Shooting Sports had a great time taking the National 4H Shooting Sports training. What a great facilities!”

—Hank Combs

“I work there part of every summer. And, I find time to shoot a few rifles and handguns there as well. Every NRA member, every firearm owner and everyone who believes in American freedom should make a trip to this marvelous shooting complex. There's something here for everyone!”

—Harry Boyd Burks III

“Some people pray and pilgrimage to the east. I prey and pilgrimage to the west. NRA Whittington Center IS mecca to all shooting sports enthusiasts.”

—Sharon Cundiff

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Give us a call at 800-494-4853 or 575-445-3615 or send us an email at [email protected]

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Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. The NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generous contributions of donors who want to preserve our heritage of freedom for the next generation of shooters and hunters.

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