July 26, 2016

IFW News--Fryeburg Shooting Area To Reopen With New Schedule

For Immediate Release: July 26, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine ? The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is scheduling new hours for use of the Fryeburg Shooting Area, located on the Major Gregory Sanborn Wildlife Management Area.

Starting Tuesday, July 26, the area temporarily closed and will reopen only during periods when an approved range safety officer is present. The department is currently developing a schedule of time periods when the shooting area will be open for public use. As soon as it is available, the schedule will be posted on the Department?s webpage and at the entrance to the shooting area. 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, at 650-4914 for more information.

Until the schedule is posted, members of the public are encouraged to take advantage of numerous privately operated shooting ranges throughout the state. A map of shooting ranges, including contact information, can be found here: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/huntingtrapping/shootingranges/index.html .