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Supply Road shooting range rules

The Supply Road shooting range in Traverse City is free and open for public use. Please help maintain your range by following all rules and exercising courteous and safe behavior.

Range rules:

  • Firearms larger than .80-caliber are prohibited.
  • The 10-yard range is for handguns only.
  • A registration card must be completed prior to range use.
  • Do not enter, use or occupy the area outside of designated range hours or when gates are closed.
  • Firearms must be unloaded and cased to enter the range.
  • Firearms may be loaded and discharged only at established shooting stations.
  • Shooters under the age of 16 MUST be supervised by an adult.
  • Cease-fire calls MUST be followed immediately when called. Unload and clear firearm and step away from firing line. Do not begin shooting until downrange is clear.
  • Eye and ear protection are required.
  • No smoking, open flame or lighted smoking material allowed on or near the firing line.
  • Alcoholic beverages, controlled substances and individuals under the influence of same are prohibited.
  • Use only paper targets with a bullseye pattern or depiction of legal game only.
  • Targets must be attached to backing provided.
  • No aerial targets.
  • No incendiary or explosive targets.
  • No incendiary, explosive, armor-piercing or tracer ammunition.
  • Do not target shoot outside of the existing shooting structures.
  • Dispose of all trash (targets, brass and spent casings).
  • A use permit is required for organized activities. Contact Traverse City State Forest at 231-922-5280 for information.
  • To report violations, call or text the Report All Poaching Hotline at 1-800-292-7800.

Basic rules of gun safety and range etiquette:

  • Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction (generally downrange).
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  • Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
  • Always pick up your shells and spent casings and take down your targets when you are through shooting.
  • Never fire at posts, supports or other structural components.
  • Never eat or drink while shooting.