Osceola shooting range to close for repairs
Friday, January 21, 2011
Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) Osceola Shooting Range will be closed for
maintenance on the berm from Jan. 25 through Jan. 27.
The Osceola Shooting Range is located off Forest
Rd. 278 in the Osceola National Forest, near Lake City.
Seven public ranges operate throughout the state.
They are federally funded by the Pittman-Robertson Act, which
levies a tax on sporting arms and ammunition. The U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service distributes that tax revenue to the states for
wildlife restoration, hunter safety training, range construction
Shooting ranges in the North Florida area, which
are open for public use, are:
Ocala Public Shooting Range
Forest Road 88 (north of State Road 40) in the Ocala National
Apalachicola Shooting Range
Forest Road 305, southwest of Tallahassee off Springhill Road in
the Apalachicola National Forest
FWC Public Shooting Range
6850 Quintette Road