Important Shooting Range Updates - includes closures and events »
Talk and Tea with the DNR Shooting Range Specialist scheduled around the state
Provide input and discuss local and statewide target-shooting activities, development and concerns at a series of informal meetings around the state. Talk and Tea with the DNR Shooting Range Specialist will take place in areas of the state the DNR is evaluating for improvement and expansion of public target-shooting locations.
Updates on DNR Staffed Shooting Ranges:
Dansville Shooting Range
The Dansville shooting range is now closed for the winter. The DNR plans plan to reopen the range in mid-April 2018.
Pontiac Lake Shooting Range
The new handgun range is complete and open for use. These improvements were funded with grants from the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act and the National Rifle Association and your user fees.
Hal and Jean Glassen Shooting Education Center
Construction of the new state-of-the-art education center is complete! The DNR continues to install informational and educational displays and to outfit the center with interior furnishings. The center, constructed with funds from the Hal & Jean Glassen Foundation and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, is available for use for hunter education courses and by DNR partners and conservation organizations and programs.
Updates on Plans to Develop and Improve Public Shooting Ranges:
- Grand Traverse Shooting Range progress information
- Marquette County shooting range development information
- Echo Point Shooting Range at Allegan State Game Area
The sound study for the Echo Point Shooting range has been completed (see below). The DNR will use this report to complete the design plans for improvements this winter and hopes to begin improvements at the range in spring/summer 2018.
- Allegan State Game Area Outdoor Firing Range Site Analysis_Part 1 (pages 1-79, through Appendix L)
- Allegan State Game Area Outdoor Firing Range Site Analysis_Part 2 (pages 80-156, Appendix M through end of report)
- Barry State Game Area Shooting Range
The field work component of sound testing was completed in September 2016 for this shooting range in Barry County.
- Algonac State Park Shooting Range
Improvements to this shooting range in St. Clair County are complete, and the range is now open. Range improvements include accessible parking, new accessible shooting structures and benches, and accessible pathways between the parking area, the shooting benches and the target retrieval points. These improvements were made possible, in part, through a federal grant from the Wildlife Restoration Program (Pittman-Robertson funds).
- Lapeer Shooting Pit at Lapeer State Game Area
This popular Lapeer County shooting spot is being considered for improvements. Currently there are no structures for shooters and no sound abatement, the facility is not ADA-accesible, and there are no restrooms of any kind available to the public. More information and a video about Lapeer Shooting Pit rules