Cecil M. Webb Public Gun Rifle Shotgun Shooting Range Punta Gorda

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Webb Public Shooting Range

About this range:

The range, which was built in 1964, is at the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area. It offers supervised rifle and handgun ranges as well as two single-station, self-throw shotgun pads, providing target shooting enthusiasts a place to gain skills and knowledge for safe, responsible firearms handling and target shooting.






Tuckers Grade Road in the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area (Exit Tuckers Grade Road off I-75, head east)

GPS Coordinates:




  •  5-position 100/200-yard rifle range
  • 10-position 25/50/100-yard rifle range
  • 12-position 7.5/15/25/50-yard small bore rifle/handgun range
  • 3 single-station, self-throw shotgun pads


Shooters must have a valid wildlife management area permit or pay a $3 per person entry fee or $6 per vehicle.


  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Note: Last shooter registration is 4:30pm, last shot fired is 4:45pm.


  • Easter Sunday
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day


The rifle and handgun ranges are supervised by range safety officers and volunteers. 


  • Target frames on the rifle and handgun ranges are provided. Shooters must bring targets to attach to the center of the frames. 
  • Shotgun stations are self-service. Shooters must bring their own clay targets and thrower. 
  • Vault toilets

Click Here for the Range Information


  1. rick lendrum on September 4, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Can you use muzzle loaders

  2. gdyer911 on September 4, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    I’m not 100% sure Rick….but guns is guns…try giving them a call Tuesday at 941 575-5768 or Higher Power Outfitters at 941-347-8445


  3. Tammy on September 4, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Is this a 365 day gun range? I want to practice tomorrow which is Labor day, so I wanted to make sure they are open.


  4. gdyer911 on September 4, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Hey Tammy,

    I just uploaded the Range information Flyer – http://myfwc.com/media/1369627/CecilWebb_brochure.pdf

  5. gdyer911 on September 4, 2011 at 11:22 PM

    And another px
    Wildlife Management Area in Charlotte County
    Contact: John Weatherholt
    (863) 648-3206

  6. Steve on December 23, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Is there a working contact # for this range? I am trying to find out if it will be open Monday December 26, 2011.

  7. admin on December 23, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Have you tried:

    941 575-5768

    Wildlife Management Area in Charlotte County
    Contact: John Weatherholt
    (863) 648-3206


    Higher Power Outfitters – 941 347-8445

  8. Rick on January 2, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Is the range open today Jan. 2nd 2012

  9. admin on January 2, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Hey Rick,

    Have you tried:

    941 575-5768

    Wildlife Management Area in Charlotte County
    Contact: John Weatherholt
    (863) 648-3206


    Higher Power Outfitters – 941 347-8445

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  11. Phil on June 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Is the gun rang open on the 4th of July

  12. Henry on June 30, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    The posted rates at the entrance are unclear 🙁
    Is it:-
    six dollars for the car or three dollars per person
    or is it:-
    six dollars for the car plus three dollars per person?

    In other words – is the charge for two shooters with their car six dollars or twelve dollars??

  13. admin on June 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    I’ve always paid by the car.
    Monday you can try calling the range 941 575-5768 or Ryan at Higher Power Outfitters… https://everythingpuntagorda.com/blog/punta-gordas-first-and-only-gun-shop-higher-power-outfitters/

    Hope that helps.

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  15. Lawrence Lack on August 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    I have been attempting to reach the range number which is constantly busy signal or the Mr. Weatherholt number which is disconnected. I would like to know if there is a qualified range officer present, are paper targets sold or supplied and does any body check your ammo for safety before utilizing the pistol range. Thanking you in advance, Lawrence Lack Ret. MOS

  16. admin on August 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    I just talked to Florida Fish & Wildlife at the (863) 648-3206 phone #.

    They told me there is a Range officer present during hours.
    There are NO supplies available like targets and accessories or ammo.
    The range officer can inspect your ammo…if you would like…but I do not think he inspects ammo unless requested.

    Try giving them a call if you have another questions… (make sure you dial a 1 (863) 648-3206

  17. Arlene Stacy on September 24, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    If you are over 65 do you have to pay to use the park shooting range

  18. admin on September 24, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    It “looks” like your exempt over 65 – See this link to FWC – https://public.myfwc.com/CrossDOI/LPIS/LicenseDetails.aspx

  19. Arlene Stacy on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Thank you very much for your reoly
    Arlene Stacy

  20. is on November 6, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    can children 4 & 7 shoot at the range?

  21. admin on November 6, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Checkout the Reg’s at http://myfwc.com/media/1369627/CecilWebb_brochure.pdf

    I don’t see any regs about children as long as they are active participants.

    But give them a call – (863) 648-3200

    FWC Lakeland Regional Office
    Hunter Safety Section
    3900 Drane Field Road
    Lakeland, FL 33811
    (863) 648-3200

  22. ron on November 20, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Open thanksgiving day?

  23. admin on November 20, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    It’s not clear in the flyer…It looks like it but I’d call FWC and check – 863 648-3200

  24. Dr Manarii Tane on November 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Yes, children can shoot as long as an adult is with all the time. My granddaughter, 6, shoots her 22 caliber Beretta 21A semi- auto pistol.

  25. Darren Ellis on October 20, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    I went to this range for the first time today. I liked it a lot. The staff was friendly and helpful. I’ll be going back.

  26. Anonymous on February 9, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    If your looking for a gun range with asxxole staff who make fun children which I’ve watched and people who fight over targets and if you dare shoot their target they will curse and scream for attention. Then this is the perfect gun range for you.

  27. Anonymous on February 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Rude staff who I watched make fun of a child in front of him. Also some bad people that curse non-stop and I watched yell at the same child with the staff member. The child shot the guys target and he called the kid motherfu**** then the staff member looked at the kid and his sister and said “just leave this place no one wants you here axxholes”

  28. admin on February 10, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Just a note – I’ve always had a courteous Range officer there. I see no need to get crazy over someone accidentally shooting my target…but targets are individual, (and not cheap for some types). Unless you’re a bad shot… keep your rounds focused on your own target.

  29. Billy Ritter on February 15, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Aye bruh

  30. Garry Lattimer on May 6, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Does anyone know the target distances on this range? Thanks for your reply!

  31. admin on May 6, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    I think you can set them 15′ – 30′ and I’m not sure what other distances…

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