Important Shooting Range Updates - includes closures and events
Updates/closures for DNR shooting ranges:
- Thanksgiving holiday closure
The DNR Dansville, Ortonville, Pontiac Lake, Rose Lake and Sharonville shooting ranges will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. The ranges will reopen Saturday, Nov. 30.
- Christmas/New Year's holiday closure
The DNR Ortonville, Pontiac Lake, Rose Lake and Sharonville shooting ranges will be closed for the Christmas holiday Thursday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 27 (reopening Saturday, Dec. 28) and for the New Year's holiday Thursday, Jan. 2 and Friday, Jan. 3 (reopening Saturday, Jan. 4).
- Lapeer Shooting Pit closure
Lapeer Shooting Pit at Lapeer State Game Area will be closed for construction beginning Nov. 26, 2019, through construction completion. Construction is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2020. Please be advised that the entire Lapeer State Game Area will be closed to target shooting for the duration of construction.
- Hoosier Valley closure and Supply Road range designation (Grand Traverse County)
A DNR land use order, effective July 12, 2019, closes the Hoosier Valley area to target shooting and formally designates the Supply Road shooting range.
Updates on plans to develop and improve public shooting ranges:
- Marquette County shooting range development information
This shooting range is still in planning stages. A new potential site in Richmond Township on property owned by Cleveland Cliffs is being evaluated.
- Barry State Game Area Shooting Range
Site clearing has begun for this shooting range in Barry County. The DNR is awaiting the results of a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant application.
- Lapeer Shooting Pit at Lapeer State Game Area
Construction improvements will begin Nov. 26, 2019 with site clearing work. The range will be closed to target shooting until construction is complete in August 2020. A new land use order also will be in effect beginning in December 2019.