MADISON, Wis. – A limited number of the previously closed state shooting ranges in Wisconsin will reopen on Thursday, May 14 with special conditions.
Under Gov. Evers Badger Bounce Back Plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, the DNR is modifying current operations to maintain the safest environment for visitors and staff.
To minimize overcrowding, allow for social distancing requirements and to promote a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors, conditions will be put into place beginning May 14 until further notice at 8 of the 11 previously closed DNR shooting ranges.
The DNR will reopen the following state shooting ranges:
McMiller Sports Center, Waukesha County
Boulder Junction, Vilas County
Caywood, Vilas County
Hay Creek, Price County
Snaketrack, Iron County
Northwoods, Iron County
Wautoma, Waushara County
Yellowstone, Lafayette County
The following ranges will remain closed due to ongoing spring construction, ground conditions, and staffing needs:
Columbia, Columbia County
Peshtigo, Marinette County
Cornell, City of Cornell, Chippewa County
These ranges, upon opening, will maintain normal operational hours as posted at the range. Capacity limits may be in place. Expect some facilities to limit the number of shooters on the range or in the clubhouse to ensure social distancing. In addition, some facilities will not allow shooters inside closed buildings.
All visitors are encouraged to bring their own personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as PPE, such as face masks, gloves and sanitizer with them to the range. To prevent gatherings, people waiting to utilize the range due to space availability are encouraged to wait in their vehicles. Upon completion of shooting activities all customers are encouraged to