Florence Recreation Area and Trap Shooting Range

Florence Trap Shooting

With a renovated 3-acre spring-fed fishing pond, Florence provides anglers with a good opportunity to land bluegills, largemouth bass, and catfish. The area also contains a restored prairie and is popular with pheasant hunters and trap shooters. Trap range open to the public through time and dates set by the Winnebago County Conservation Board starting in the spring and ending in the fall. 

Here are some helpful links related to gun safety:

NRA Gun Safety Rules

5 Gun Safety Basics


Located 4 miles west of Thompson on Highway 9 and a half mile South


There is a shelter house with picnic tables and a charcoal grill. There is also a porta potty. 

Operating Hours & Seasons

Public trap shooting with a certified Range Safety Officer typically starts in the spring and ends in the fall.