This range was built using NRA grant matching money towards the federal Pittman-Robertson funds
from the federal excise fees charged on the sale of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment.
All hunters and shooters funded the construction of this range. A good range you made possible.
VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE
For Immediate Release: September 16, 2014
Contact: Chris Saunders (802) 343-5487
Hammond Cove Range Closure for Renovations
HARTLAND, Vt. -- The Hammond Cove shooting range in Hartland, Vermont will be tentatively closed from September 22 through September 25 and again on October 7 for major renovations, according to an announcement from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
Please check the department's website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) for updates prior to heading to the range.
The first fully-public range in Vermont, the Hammond Cove Shooting Range was funded, in part, by a National Rifle Association Public Range Grant and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act funds. Wildlife Restoration funds are generated through a dedicated excise tax on sporting guns and ammunition.
The range would not be possible without the dedication of the Hartland Fish & Game Club members. They keep the range clean, repair target frames and open and close the gate each day.
Hammond's Cove is a key part of a larger department initiative to address the lack of public shooting ranges in Vermont. Prior to its construction, there were no full-time, improved public ranges in the state.
For more information: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Shooting_Ranges.cfm
John Hall, Outreach Division
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier VT 05620