We have two outdoor ranges within 30 minutes of my home. They are both located in a National Forest. So yeah, sure, there are public places. The hours are dawn to dusk, and the range is kept clean by those of us who use it. Some idiots went in and shot up the place, forcing it to close for about 90 days while the shed we sit under was replaced. We have about 10 shooting tables, and there is usually about a half hour wait to get one. There are a lot of shooters in the area that go regularly. We have about 110 yards of shooting distance. Pretty decent out there.