Press Release

Temporary Closure for Chickasawhatchee Shooting Range, Beginning June 3

ALBANY, Ga. (5/31/2013)

The public shooting range located at Chickasawhatchee Wildlife Management Area will close for a short period of time beginning this coming Monday, June 3, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  

The Chickasawhatchee Shooting Range, located in Dougherty County, will temporarily close for such range improvement projects as installing a 30’x40’ sun shade on the pistol range, painting structures and land leveling.  Current plans are to re-open the range by June 10.   

Georgia has 18 public shooting ranges (firearms or shotgun ranges) and 12 archery ranges.  To receive free updates on ranges (closures, new ranges, etc.), be sure to “click” on the red envelope at www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/archery-shooting-ranges and sign up! 

Range visitors should note that most areas require possession of a Georgia Outdoor Recreational Pass (GORP) or other qualifying license prior to use.  Be sure you have the appropriate license before visiting.  For information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/archery-shooting-ranges

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