Maine's Shooting Ranges

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Whether you are looking to sight in your firearm for an upcoming hunting season, target practice, or shoot a firearm for the very first time, you are invited to MDIFW’s two state-owned shooting ranges in Fryeburg and Augusta.

Members of the public are also encouraged to take advantage of numerous privately operated shooting ranges throughout the state, see map of shooting ranges, including contact information.

State Owned Shooting Ranges

Please bring your own targets. Eye and ear protection is required when using the ranges. Food and drinks are not allowed within the shooting area.

Fryeburg Shooting Range

The Fryeburg Shooting Range is located at the Fish and Game Road in Fryeburg, Maine. The Fryeburg Shooting Range is open for firearms only.

Note: The Fryeburg shooting range is going to be undergoing some major changes with reconstruction. We plan for Range time for periods of time at a LIMITED BASIS before Construction Starts. Once Construction Starts the Range will be closed until completed. Staffing MUST BE ON Site and the Range Schedule and Posted to be Opened. DO NOT USE THE RANGE UNLESS STAFFED.

Hours vary, please see the following open times below.

Summerhaven Shooting Range (Augusta)

Summerhaven Shooting Range is located at 211 Sanford Road in Augusta, Maine. Open for firearms and archery.

Hours vary, please see the following open times below.

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Range Times

The state-owned shooting ranges are restricted to time periods when an approved Range Safety Officer is present. This restriction has been enacted to help ensure safe shooting practices at the site. Range Safety Officers at the range are trained and certified volunteers who donate their time to ensure safe shooting practices at the range.

Fryeburg Public Range Time

    NOTE: The Fryeburg Range is Opened Per Schedule. Use of the Fryeburg Range is only allowed with the presence of a Department Trained RSO on the Range and Scheduled time posted on the IFW Website.

    WE ARE NOW OPEN PER SCHEDULE!!!

    Friday, May 13 - 10am - 1pm
    Saturday, May 14 - 10am - 1pm
    Sunday, May 15 - 10am - 5pm
    Monday, May 16 - 10am - 1pm
    Friday, May 20 - 10am - 5pm
    Saturday, May 21 - 10am - 1pm
    Sunday May 22 - 1pm - 5pm
    Saturday, May 28 - 1pm -5pm
    Sunday, May 29 - 1pm - 5pm
    Monday, May 10am - 1pm
    Friday, June 3 - 10am - 1pm
    Saturday, June 4 - 10am - 1pm
    Monday, June 6 - 10am - 1pm

    We are working to rebuild the Range in the upcoming Season.

Summerhaven Public Range Time

    The Archery Range is open for the season as of Friday, April 22,2022. No broad heads or hunting tips. Please, DO NOT MOVED TARGET STANDS.
    The Range is close all week from 5/23/22 to 5/25/2022 Due to LEO Training.

    Wednesday, April 27 - 10am - 1pm
    Thursday, April 28 - 10am - 1pm
    Friday, April 29 - 10am - 1pm
    Sunday, May 1 - 10am - 5pm
    Monday, May 2 - 10am - 1pm
    Tuesday, May 3 - 10am - 5pm
    Friday, May 6 - 10am - 1pm
    Saturday, May 7 - 10am - 1pm
    Sunday, May 8 - 10am - 5pm
    Monday, May 9 - 10am - 5pm
    Tuesday, May 10 - 10am - 5pm
    Thursday, May 12 - 1pm - 5pm
    Friday, May 13 10am - 1pm
    Saturday, May 14 10am -1pm
    Sunday, May 15 10am -1pm
    Monday, May 16 10am - 5Pm
    Tuesday, May 17 10am -5pm
    Thursday, May 19 10am -1pm
    Saturday, May 21 10am - 1pm
    Sunday, May 22 10am -5pm
    May 23-May 25 The Range is Closed to the Public for LEO Training.
    Thursday, May 26 10am -1pm
    Friday, May 27 10am - 5pm
    Sunday, May 29 10am - 1pm
    Monday, May 30 10am - 1pm
    Tuesday, May 31 10am -5pm

 

Note: In the case of severe inclement weather (major storm or heavy winds) the range will be closed. If the sign at the end of the road is up, the range is open.

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Archery at Summerhaven Range

Summerhaven Archery Information: All archery equipment is welcome including longbows, compounds, recurves, and crossbows. The range has six permanent shooting stations ranging from 15 to 25 yards and some movable targets with ranges out to 30 yards. You are welcome to bring your own bag or block target if you choose to do so. Broadheads and hunting tips are not allowed on the range during regular range times, however, be on the lookout for special sight-in days where users can try out their broadheads and hunting gear to get ready for the season. Eye and ear protection is recommended.

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Law Enforcement Training

The range is available for use by Law Enforcement Agencies to meet their training needs. Agencies wishing to reserve range time, please contact Craig Gerry, MDIFW Shooting Range Coordinator at (207) 446-4249.

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Volunteer at the Range

NRA-certified Range Safety Officers that are interested in volunteering their time to monitor shooting activity at the range can contact Craig Gerry, MDIFW Shooting Range Coordinator, for more information at (207) 446-4249 or by email.

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