Get ready shooters! A recently renovated shooting and archery range at Richmond Hill Wildlife Management Area, 803 Kilkenny Road, officially re-opened to the public today. This is one of more than 40 archery and shooting ranges currently available on public land in Georgia.
According to a press release, the renovation work was extensive and took nine months to complete. Some of the improvements include:
- Completely renovated the 100-yard rifle range firing line, increasing the number of shooting stations to 14 and adding a new cover.
- Added a 10 station, 50-yard pistol range with a new firing line cover.
- Added an indoor and an outdoor classroom.
- Increased ADA accessibility throughout the range.
- Added ceiling fans and hot/cold lights, along with a PA system, under each firing line cover.
- 4 static archery range target stations.
- Archery tower with six 3D targets.
- Addition of a 3D archery trail with 15 targets.
Range Safety Officers are on site to assist and ensure safe operations for all users. Users need to bring their own gear.
The facility is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. -6 p.m. during the summer months. The hours change beginning Nov. 1.
Officials said the renovation work was made possible by hunters and shooters. The Wildlife Restoration Program, which funded a large portion of this project, is a federal program funded by hunters and shooters through excise taxes on the equipment they purchase and use, such as firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. Money from the sale of hunting licenses also are an important source of funding for this project.
For more information on ranges available in Georgia, visit http://georgiawildlife.com/AllRanges.