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Public shooting ranges in Wisconsin

In light of COVID-19, all public shooting ranges are closed for the duration of the public health emergency. We apologize for any inconvenience this evolving situation has caused you.

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Promoting hunting, shooting sports and hunter safety is a long standing objective within the Department of Natural Resources. Providing the public with accessible, environmentally friendly and safe public shooting ranges to shoot and sight-in rifles and handguns is one element of this objective. Please read our Strategic Guidance [PDF] document for more information.

The ability to build new modern shooting ranges and improve existing ranges is based on available funding through the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration act, better known as the Pittman-Robertson or P-R Act, which places an excise tax on the sales of firearms, archery equipment and ammunition.

Using Pittman-Robertson funds for shooting range improvements and development is giving back to those who pay into the system and also impacts future P-R funding.

Last revised: Monday March 23 2020