DNR Shooting Ranges
• Important Shooting Range Updates!
Save the date for the 2013 Demonstration Days for Mentored Youth. This free event will give young hunters a chance to try a variety of firearms and archery equipment and get fitted with help from range officers and hunter education instructors. Staff members will be available between 4-8 p.m. on August 6 at Pontiac Lake, August 7 at Ortonville, August 13 at Sharonville, and August 14 at Rose Lake.
In partnership with Action Target and MGM Targets, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has announced a new Steel Target Grant Program to provide support for shooting ranges that plan to begin or expand Ruger Rimfire Challenge target-shooting events. A total of 26 steel target grant packages worth $30,000 are available. Qualifying ranges must host public Ruger Rimfire Challenge events. Range managers interested in applying for a steel target grant should visit the Steel Target Grant Program website.
Governor Rick Snyder signed House Bill 5322 on October 16, 2012, which allows citizens to carry unloaded, uncased firearms at sporting clays ranges. The previous law disrupted the flow of events because shooters had to case their guns between shooting stations. Public Act 340 of 2012 takes immediate effect.
There are new accessible shooting stations and pathways at 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 yards at the Ortonville shooting range in Lapeer County. This project was funded from a combination of sources including federal Pittman-Robertson and state restricted funds (shooting range program income). See photos of the Ortonville shooting range improvements.
Learn about the DNR handgun ranges
Dansville Shooting Range update
• Bald Mountain Shooting Range
• Island Lake Shooting Range
• Ortonville Shooting Range
• Pontiac Lake Shooting Range
• Rose Lake Shooting Range
• Sharonville Shooting Range
• Map of Shooting Ranges
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Purchase eye protection and ear plugs for personal safety.
Bring clay targets, hand throwers or portable traps if the local range does not provide them.
The National Shooting Sports Federation's Pull the Trigger monthly newsletter has tips for today's gun owners. It features handgun, rifle and shotgun skills, drills and gun maintenance tips from experts. View current and past issues.
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