Welcome to the Halter Center

Through the Halter Shooting Sports Education Center, Hillsdale College promotes the responsible and disciplined use of firearms in shooting sports for all ages by teaching fundamental safety and marksmanship; trains youth and collegiate athletes to compete at the highest levels; fosters intelligent patriotism, self-governance, and citizenship through teaching the U.S. Constitution; and supports American shooting sport success on the world stage in partnership with USA Shooting.

USA Shooting Partnership

In September 2019, Hillsdale College announced a new partnership with USA Shooting, the national governing body for American shooting sports. Through this partnership, the Halter Center is designated as the official Home of the USA Shooting National Team and sanctioned shooting sports development programs. In order to complete its designation, the College built four additional combination international bunker and skeet fields. As a result, Hillsdale College hosts World Cup championships, National Olympic and Paralympic team selection matches, championship regional qualifier matches, and International Grand Prix events.

It's another beautiful day at the range! When can we expect you?

Shooting target
Hillsdale students of all ability levels can take a variety of classes, from an introduction to shooting sports to more advanced courses.
Safety glasses
All classes and seminars begin with an extensive introduction to firearms and range safety.
Hillsdale is unique by complementing shooting education with classes and seminars on constitutional rights.

Take A Glance At The Center’s Facilities

Across 113 acres lies one of the most comprehensive collegiate shooting sports facilities in the country. Notable features include:

  • Seven American trap fields
  • Five-stand sporting clays field
  • Small arms range
  • Five combination international skeet/Olympic bunker fields with digital scoreboards
  • One standalone Olympic bunker field
  • Lodge and education center
  • Outdoor archery range
  • 22-station sporting clays course
  • Students and the public can use the facilities through classes, seminars, and private events.

Students and the public can use the facilities through classes, seminars, and private events.



Hillsdale College Clock Tower


Every gift, no matter how large or small, will help fund the Halter Center’s operations and build future facilities.