Michigan DNR Shooting Ranges Offer Extended Hours Leading Up to Hunting Season


The Department of Natural Resources ranges are offering extended shooting on the three weekends prior to Nov. 15 to help hunters prepare for the firearm deer season.• Ortonville and Pontiac Lake – Oct. 28-29, Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 11-12: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Rose Lake and Sharonville – Oct. 28-29, Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 11-12: Oct. 28-29, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The DNR shooting ranges will be open seven days per week from Nov. 1-15, including Veterans Day. The weekday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ortonville and Pontiac Lake, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rose Lake and Sharonville. The last shot is fired 15 minutes before closing.

Beginning Nov. 16, the regular range schedule of five days per week (Thursday through Monday) returns.

Find more information about DNR shooting ranges at mi.gov/shootingranges.

Before You Go Deer Hunting

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to buy your hunting license – online at E-License or at a license retailer or DNR Customer Service Center.

Visit mi.gov/deer for information about deer management and links to additional resources, such as deer check stations.

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