Michigan Shooting Range Closure Extended
The Department of Natural Resources is extending the temporary closure of its Ortonville shooting range in Lapeer County by one week due to recent heavy rains. Work on the construction of two new ranges at 200 and 10 yards and installation of new accessible shooting stations and pathways at 10, 25, 50, 100 and 200 yards is now scheduled to be completed by Saturday, Sept. 8.
The project will be funded from a combination of sources including federal Pittman-Robertson and state restricted funds (shooting range program income).
Located inside the Ortonville Recreation Area at 5380 Sawmill Lake Road in Ortonville, the shooting range offers a rifle/pistol range, a hand-trap range and a walk-through archery range with 3-D targets. To learn more about this and other DNR ranges, visit www.michigan.gov/shootingranges.
Dennis Fox, 517-373-6714 or Ed Golder, 517-335-3014