CHAMPION HILL RANGE: The Battle of Champion Hill, fought May 16, 1863, was the pivotal battle in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Union Army commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Tennessee pursued the retreating Confederate States Army, under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton and defeated his army twenty miles to the east of Vicksburg, Mississippi, leading inevitably to the Siege of Vicksburg and surrender. The battle is also known as Baker's Creek.

Boondocks FTA Facilities

ATTITUDE     *     ABILITY     *     AWARENESS

Waverly Range

Shoot House

Porter  Shoot House

Robinson Range / Alumni Range

Rental Fees

Weekday: $400/day

Nights: +20%

Raymond Roberts Robinson owned extensive property in Claiborne and Hinds Counties. He donated the land in the center of Hinds County for the site of the county seat of Raymond, MS, which was named for him. Judge Caldwell was his son-in-law. Raymond Robinson was a Revolutionary War veteran, and the land in Hinds County was given to him as a veteran's pension.

Features

75' wide x 75' deep

Steel Targets
Flash/bangs Okay to Use

 BoondocksFTA, llc™ dba Boondocks Firearms Training Academy™ 11771 Hwy 18, Raymond, MS, USA​
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Rental Fees

Weekday: $500/day

 Includes technical support for target system

Nights: +20%

Rental Fees

Weekday: $300/day

Nights: +20%

Robinson Range - Alumni Shooting

Rental Fees

Weekday: $300/day(Nights: +20%)

Weekend: $500/day


Champion Hill Range

Snake Creek Range

Our 360° range is named after John B. Peyton's house, otherwise known as the Waverly House. Peyton was an early surveyor and settler of central Mississippi. Peyton was born in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1797 and came to Natchez, Mississippi in 1819. He worked as a surveyor for many years. He was elected major of the Mississippi Militia's 18th Regiment in 1827. He was elected to the Mississippi legislature in 1828. According to the NRHP nomination for the property, in 1829, Peyton cast the deciding vote that kept the state capital from being moved to the town of Clinton and was challenged to a duel by Judge Issac Caldwell of the community. Peyton, having the choice of weapons, selected rifles. No real damage resulted in the exchange of fire, but Caldwell was grazed by the ball from Peyton's rifle.

Peyton was known as the Father of the town of Raymond.

Often referred to as the "Pit", the Porter House range was created from the massive amounts of dirt pulled from the earth and moved to create Champion Hill, Snake Creek and Robinson Ranges. The Porter House, also known as The Farm or Porter Family Homestead in Raymond, MS is a vernacular Greek Revival house that was built in c. 1850. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 at its original location, about three miles southeast of Raymond. It was moved to a location in Raymond in 2004 and has been renovated. In 1986 is was deemed "architecturally significant because it is the only example of a one-room deep, ante-bellum, Greek Revival cottage" in the Raymond area that was surveyed.


Robinson / Alumni Range
Pit Range - Shotgun & Carbine Range

Features

75' wide x 60' deep

Covered

Lighted

Fans

Power Available

No Steel Targets

In the late 1840's, Cooper's Well, Reverend Preston Cooper, a Methodist minister, bought land near Raymond in 1837 as a romantic location for his home. Needing water, he hired someone to dig a well. After digging down to 100 feet, they found sulphured water.  A resort, also known as the "Saratoga of the South", was built and people came from miles around seeking the perceived health benefits from drinking the water from the well. During the Depression, Cooper's Well became an artists colony housing painters and writer working under WPA grants. In 1940, the once famous hotel burned to the ground. The Pavillion, a two story open structure over the main well - used for dancing, burned in 1970. The graveled Cooper's Well Road has been replaced by Midway Road as access to State Highway 18. Lake Catherine no longer exists.

Porter House Range

We call it the "Shoot House" because that's exactly what it is...A house we built and use for training the replicates someone's house.

Rental Fees

½ Day: $500
Whole Day: $1,000

Nights: +20%

Video Service: $50/hour (2-hour minimum) -

Includes technician. Raw footage provided on a zip drive.

Features

Approx. 2,700 sq. ft.

1 ½ Stories

Fully Covered

UTM/Sims ONLY



Cooper's Well Range

Snake Creek - This little creek snakes its way across Raymond, MS and through BoondocksFTA™. During the Civil War, Snake Creek served as a key position for the Union Army during the Battle of Raymond.  After the battle, many of the Confederates who had escaped bivouacked here for the night.

Pit Range - Shotgun & Carbine Classes

Features

100' wide x 150' deep

12 Lane Turning Target System

Power Available

Steel Targets

Flash/bangs Okay to Use

Features

65' wide x 200' deep

Steel Targets

Flash/bangs Okay to Use