REGION – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds us that two of its shooting ranges are open for sighting-in rifles before you go hunting – one in Hartland and the other near Island Pond.
Both ranges are open for public use from April to mid-December. Hammond Cove Shooting Range at the end of Ferry Road in Hartland features a six-port 100-yard rifle range and a pistol bench.
West Mountain Shooting Range in East Haven has a 100-yard shooting range and target frames at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards. The range is located on the South American Pond Road on the West Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
Users 15 years of age and older are required to have a valid Vermont hunting or fishing license and may bring one guest.
“Vermont has some of the safest and most conservation-minded hunters anywhere,” said Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. “We provide these publicly accessible ranges so they can sight in their rifles and practice their shooting skills.”