Markham Park Shooting Range, Skeet and Trap
Hearing and eye protection are REQUIRED at Markham Park shooting range. Some ammunition is available for sale at the shooting range, if you do not have ammo you should call ahead to make sure they have your caliber. The pistol and rifle range is a 100 yard outdoor range with benches. There are 66 lanes available. You can also shoot prone or standing.
Shooting frames and cardboard backers are provided and can be set up at 15 yards, 25, 50, 75 or 100 yards. Targets are also available for sale, though you can also bring your own. No human photo or silhouette targets are allowed. Markham Park shooting range is run by Broward County.
Shooting Range Hours
Call to confirm hours: 954-357-5143
Friday: Closed May – Aug
(open 1-5pm Sept-April only)
Skeet and Trap Fields
Markham Park has an excellent skeet and trap field, as well as a sporting clays course through the woods. The sporting clays course is available Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday by reservation only. Call 954-357-5143 for the most current information. Squads start Thursday from 10 am to 1:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Markham Park and the shooting centers located within are run by Broward County. Their site can be found at Broward.org/parks and it has information on Markham Park as well as all the other parks in Broward County. This site is not affiliated with Broward County.
Skeet and Trap Hours
Call to confirm hours: 954-389-2005
Friday: Closed May – Aug
(open 10am-2pm Sept-April only)
(The range closes from 5 to 6 p.m. for a shift change.)
Shooting Range Reviews
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I'm visiting this rage for more than 10 years... and we are in a gun range if you have problems with gun noise this is not your place, go to any indoor range and enjoy it, also I saw another review about the 5 seconds rule that's mean security if you likes rapid fire to someplace else. Rules are the rules period.
My ears are still ringing, despite ear plugs and ear muffs. When you place long guns next to people using hand guns, most of the time it becomes an ear assault to those with handguns, when big calibers get fired. No reason at all to fill one side of the range, when people with handguns could be placed on the handgun side instead of the long rifle side. An effort should be made to use the space available, instead of shoving most on the 100yard rifle side. Give a break to our ears. Ok?
Of course you will develop your own style of shooting, however a little guidance from the range guys is very helpful. Range people are very knowledgeable, polite and safe.
Staff have been cordial and super supportive for a newbie like me with only ever shooting clays on 3 occasions. Staff have been helpful and mindful of dealing with a new shooter like myself, the helpfulness has also taken the edge off the intimidation factor of pursuing a new hobby such as clay shooting. Thank you! If you are new shooter and feel intimidated come to markham park, the staff will happily guide you in the right direction and fellow shooters are super friendly. I even had a more experienced shooter stand behind me and give pointers through a full round of trap. Can't get any better than that!
Excellent staff, strong on safety and helpful providing wise advise. There is a variety of target paper you can choose from. The booth design is well thought of. An adjustable screen prevents hot brass from landing on shooters. A small and tall pistol table and a wider seated lower one for long guns per booth. Metal target frames provide easy nailing on a very clean and rock free soil. Hoping they install some form of target placement guides instead of the trial and error assisted by the RSOs today. There is a tree line that slows down wind and makes this range great for sighting in your iron, red dot or scope.
The skeet and trap field rules are as follows:
1. Make all guns safe:
- All firearms are to be unloaded before shooters enter the range premises
- Keep all actions open or broken except when on the firing line
- Keep muzzles pointed at the ground or up in the air
- Do not shoulder guns except on the skeet and trap fields
- Hearing and eye protection are mandatory
- No person who brings a loaded firearm onto the range will be permitted to shoot
2. Shot larger than 7½ or gauges larger than 12 are prohibited.
3. Shotguns must have full-length stocks; minimal barrel length is 26″.
4. Shotgun sighting in and patterning are allowed only with the permission of a range officer and only in designated areas.
5. All shooting games, competitions, and rounds must take place within the designated limits of the skeet and trap fields.
6. Rangemaster or assistant rangemaster will make final determination regarding shooting during inclement weather.
7. Shotguns are to be loaded or shouldered only on shooting position. Guns must be unloaded before leaving the position. No more than two shells may be loaded at one time. Trap shooters will not close the action of their shotgun until it is their turn to shoot.
8. To prevent overshooting, doubles are not permitted on station eight.
9. A round of skeet consists of 25 regular targets plus sighters. A round of trap consists of 25 regular targets plus one sighter only.
10. When a range officer is in a trap house and the red warning flag is raised, shooters on the fields must not handle firearms.
11. Only shooters participating in a round are permitted on the fields. Junior shooters (ages 10-17) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
12. Skeet and trap squads shall consist of no more than five shooters.
13. Children must not be left unattended. (Broward County Ordinance 25.5-13)
14. Only range officers are permitted in the trap and skeet houses and in the observation chairs. Only range officers can handle electrical pull cords and pull rounds. Only range officers can load and perform maintenance on skeet and trap machines.
15. Automobiles, motorcycles, and scooters are not permitted on the range access roads. (Broward County Ordinance 25.5, 2E 1, 3)
16. County ordinances prohibit the private sale of firearms and/or related items at the range. (Broward County Ordinance 25.5-7)
17. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at the range. (Broward County Ordinance 25.5-6A, B)
18. Parking in designated areas only.
THE RANGEMASTER WILL REMOVE ANY SHOOTER WHOSE BEHAVIOR IS DETRIMENTAL TO THE SAFE OPERATION OF THE SKEET AND TRAP FIELDS.
NOTE: Palm Beach Shooting Sports Park is currently still under construction and is under the auspices of Florida Fish and Wildlife. Broward County personnel will not have any information regarding the Palm Beach County range.