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Does your state natural resources department operate ranges?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by kcmarine, May 24, 2007.

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Does your state operate ranges?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    9 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. Not in my area

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. States operate ranges? Heck, mine shuts 'em down...

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  1. kcmarine

    kcmarine Member

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    Does your state natural resources department operate firearms ranges?
     
  2. Selfdfenz

    Selfdfenz Member

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    I'm in NC. I think we have 1 WRC range in the whole state and while we have tons of state managed game lands I don't think you can go plinking there outside of some hunting season. Perhaps if you are varmit hunting but otherwise no shooting.

    There aren't a lot of public or private rifle ranges here either. I envy the guys with one nearby.

    S-
     
  3. grimjaw

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    When I lived in Ohio (2004/5) they had a few.

    I don't know if WA does.

    jm
     
  4. Avenger29

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    SC does. One is only a few miles from my house. It is a decent range- 100 yards, shooting tables, place to put your targets at 10 yards.
     
  5. gdvan01

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    VA has a few WMA's that I'm aware of that have ranges. The Chickahominy WMA has a nice range that I've used multiple times.
     
  6. MilsurpShooter

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    Of all places, we have one here in New York. Run by the parks department. 100/200 yard large bore. Trap and skeet. Pistol and archery range. Decent place, not much freedom though, very regulated.
     
  7. DMK

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    My local range here in western NC is run by the Forestry service. I believe that's federal though.

    It's not a bad range. It's small and clearly run on a shoestring budget, but it's clean and fairly well maintained. We have target stands at 15, 25, 50 and 100 yards. Good sturdy benches on a concrete pad, and no silly rules, just common sense safety stuff.
     
  8. Smitty in CT

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    Yes, I am up in Connecticut, and even though the state is getting almost as bad as some of the other anti-gun states, the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) runs the rifle, pistol and shotgun ranges. The one that is just southeast of Hartford was recently remodeled, they did a pretty good job.

    http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2794&Q=335934
     
  9. heron

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    Ohio has a few, but the closest one to me is still too far to be convenient.
     
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    This is something I think Missouri does well. They've got 5 "main" ranges, but 75+ unstaffed ranges all over the state. If you're coming to Missouri, you can definitely find someplace to shoot....for free. Check out http://mdc.mo.gov/areas/ranges/unstaffed.htm and come visit.
    RT
     
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    Alabama operates ranges on several of its Wildlife Management Areas.
     
  14. yhtomit

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    In PA, it's the Game Commission

    Here's their shooting-ranges site:

    http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/cwp/view.asp?a=480&q=161297

    Most of the ranges are rifle-only, but a good number have handgun positions as well.

    While it's not a biz. I think the state should be in overall, it's sure a better one for the state to be in than are many of the others in which it engages. And encouraging safe practice and accuracy (by means of a no-fee place to sight in rifles, practice technique, etc) is a good thing.

    timothy
     
  15. Ol` Joe

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    Michigan has ranges in some state recreation areas. I`m aware of three with in ~40 mile of me, may be others I don`t know of.
     
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