The Department of Natural Resources today announced that its Ortonville shooting range in Lapeer County will temporarily close starting Aug. 2. The closure is for the construction of two new ranges at 200 and 10 yards, giving visitors the opportunity to shoot at short and long distances, and installation of new accessible shooting stations and pathways at 10, 25, 50, 100 and 200 yards. Work is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 1.
“With the addition of new 200- and 10-yard ranges, accessibility upgrades and the 3-D archery range, the Ortonville shooting range will be the destination for shooting enthusiasts,” said Dennis Fox, DNR Recruitment and Retention Section manager.
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.