Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hammond Cove Range Closure for Renovations (VT F&W Range in Hartland, VT)

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.

Press Release
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 ( 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.
John Hall, Outreach Division
[phone]      802-828-1000      [fax]      802-828-1250
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier VT 05620