Looking for a Shooting Range? Look no Further

In my previous blog, Hunting & Trapping Seasons are Upon Us, I talked about the upcoming hunting and trapping seasons and any regulations that you should be aware of.  This blog aims to get you mentally and physically ready for hunting season.

Nothing breeds confidence like practice does. How many arrows you release and how many bullets you send flying downrange is ultimately up to you and how comfortable you feel heading into the upcoming hunting season. However, if you are looking for more practice, try heading to a local shooting range. Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a map of all Michigan Shooting Ranges, Click HERE. The map allows you to filter the listed ranges by range activities and amenities that are just right for what you need to practice. For example, In-door/out-door archery, handgun range, shotgun range, rifle range by distance, hunters education opportunities, open to the public and more. Below is a list of staffed MDNR shooting ranges throughout the state. These shooting ranges are staffed with MDNR trained employees that both monitor the range for your safety and offer advice/assistance if need be.

 

Staffed DNR Shooting Ranges

Bald Mountain ($ may be required)

  • Address: 2500 Kern Rd. Lake Orion, MI 48360
  • Phone: (248) 693-0567

-Monday, 10 a.m – 6 p.m (winter hours, CLOSED)

-Tuesday, CLOSED

-Wednesday & Thursday, 10 a.m – 8:00 p.m (winter hours, 12 p.m – 5 p.m)

-Friday, 10 a.m – 6 p.m (winter hours, 12 p.m – 5 p.m)

-Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m (regular & winter hours)

Dansville

  • Address: 1819 Kelly Rd., Mason, MI 48854
  • Phone: (517) 676-0698

-Friday – Sunday 9 a.m – 5 p.m

-CLOSED, mid-December through mid-April

Island Lake ($ may be required)

  • Address: 13600 E. Grand River, Brighton, MI 48116
  • Phone: (248) 437-2784

-Monday, 10 a.m – 6 p.m (winter hours, CLOSED)

-Tuesday, CLOSED

-Wednesday & Thursday, 10 a.m – 8:00 p.m (winter hours, 12 p.m – 5 p.m)

-Friday, 10 a.m – 6 p.m (winter hours, 12 p.m – 5 p.m)

-Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m (regular & winter hours

Ortonville

  • Address:  5380 Sawmill Lake Rd., Ortonville, MI 48462
  • Phone: (248) 627-5569

-Nov. 16 through Sept. 30: Thursday – Monday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

-Oct. 1 through Oct. 31: Wednesday – Monday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

-Nov.1 through Nov. 15: Seven Days/Week, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

Pontiac Lake

  • Address:7800 Gale Rd., Waterford, MI 48327
  • Phone: (248) 666-5406

-Nov. 16 through Sept. 30: Thursday – Monday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

-Oct. 1 through Oct. 31: Wednesday – Monday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

-Nov.1 through Nov. 15: Seven Days/Week, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

Rose Lake

  • Address: 14500 Peacock Rd., Bath, MI 48808
  • Phone: (517) 641-7801

-Nov. 16 through Sept. 30: Thursday – Monday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

-Oct. 1 through Oct. 31: Wednesday – Monday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

-Nov.1 through Nov. 15: Seven Days/Week, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

Sharonville

  • Address: 14520 Sharon Valley Rd., Grass Lake, MI 49240
  • Phone: (734) 428-8035

-Nov. 16 through Sept. 30: Thursday – Monday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

-Oct. 1 through Oct. 31: Wednesday – Monday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

-Nov.1 through Nov. 15: Seven Days/Week, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

 

Remember, that is it our duty as responsible hunters to put ourselves in the best situation to take an ethical shot on a game animal

2 Comments

  1. Edward Kieta on September 5, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve been looking for a place in the Niles Michigan area

    • Americorps on September 9, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      Edward,

      Thank you for reaching out.
      When searching on the Michigan Shooting Range Map, I found four shooting ranges near Niles.
      Some Conservation Clubs have shooting ranges at their location. These shooting ranges can be open to the public, or you have to be members in order to shoot. Here is the list of four clubs near Niles that have shooting ranges.
      – Howard Txp. Conservation Club
      – Bend of the River Conservation Club
      – Edwardsburg Conservation Club
      – Four Flags M L Club

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