Rhode Island Great Swamp Shooting Range Open

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The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife announces that its Great Swamp shooting range is now open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on a first come-first served basis. The range is located within the Great Swamp Management Area, at 277 Great Neck Road in South Kingstown.

Michael Lapisky, division chief, notes that the facility includes an eight station, 50-yard, rifle/pistol range as well as a shotgun field for clay target shooting. Allowed firearms include shotguns, muzzleloaders, rim-fire rifles, and handguns.

Target range permits are available free of charge to qualified users of the shooting range. The permits are available at DEM's licensing office at DEM headquarters, 235 Promenade Street in Providence and at the Division of Fish and Wildlife headquarters at the Stedman Government Center on Tower Hill Road in Wakefield. Qualifications include a firearms hunting license, hunter education card, DEM pistol/revolver certification card, pistol permit, military identification, or equivalent.