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 MDIFW Fryeburg Range will be closing for the Season as of Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 5pm. Please plan according to sight your rifles in before the season.

    Monday, September 27, 2021 - 10am - 1pm
    Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10am - 4pm Closed to Public LEO Training
    Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10am - 4pm Closed to Public LEO Training
    The Fryeburg Range will be Closed to the Public from October 2, 2021 to Monday, October 11, 2021 due to Fryeburg Fair
    Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 10am - 15;30PM Closed for LEO Training
    Monday, October 11,2021 - 10am - 1pm
    Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10am - 1:30pm
    Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 1:30pm - 5pm
    Monday, October 18, 2021 - CLOSED
    Saturday, October 23, 2021 - CLOSED
    Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 10am - 1:30pm
    Monday, October 25, 2021 - 10am - 1pm
    Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 10am - 1:30pm
    Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 10am -5pm

Summerhaven Public Range Time

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Thursday, September 30,2021 - 10am - 1:30pm
    Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 10am- 1:30pm
    Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 10am - 1:30pm
    Saturday, October 9, 2021- 10am - 1:30pm
    Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 1:30pm - 5pm
    Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:30pm - 5pm
    Friday, October 15, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10am - 1:30pm
    Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Monday, October 18, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 10am -5pm
    Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Monday, October 25, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 10am - 5pm
    Friday, October 29, 2021 - 10am -1:30pm
    Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 10am -1:30pm

 

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, 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 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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