Michigan DNR-Sponsored Public Shooting Range Open

posted on September 11, 2018

Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has opened a new public shooting range in Grand Traverse County, offering 12 lanes for target shooting—three lanes each at 10, 25, 50 and 100 yards.

“We’re excited to offer a new range for residents and visitors in northern Michigan. The opening of this range is a result of years of work by DNR staff, community members and many other cooperators,” said DNR Shooting Range Specialist Lori Burford. “I trust the users of this unique facility will use it safely and take the opportunity to introduce new folks to shooting sports at this beautiful location.”

Target retrievals, accessible parking and pathways and vault toilet are part of the facility’s amenities. The range will be open through September from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with hours changing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily starting Oct. 1. The range will continue to be open through Nov. 30 or until snowfall. It will reopen to the public in spring 2019, when the snow is no longer an issue for the outdoor range.

Burford thanked the many partners who helped make the site become a reality, including the NRA.

Learn more about the DNR’s shooting ranges and other ranges around the state at michigan.gov/shootingranges.



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