In preparation for the upcoming hunting seasons, the DNRE has extended weekend shooting hours at four of the state shooting ranges it oversees, including the Rose Lake Shooting Range in Bath (Clinton County); the Sharonville Shooting Range in Grass Lake (Jackson County); the Ortonville Shooting Range in Ortonville (Lapeer County); and the Pontiac Lake Shooting Range in Waterford (Oakland County).
During the weekend of Oct. 30-31 and the weekends in Nov. 6-7 and 13-14, Rose Lake and Sharonville shooting hours are 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. and the Ortonville and Pontiac Lake shooting hours are 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Weekday hours will remain the same: Ortonville and Pontiac Lake ranges are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Rose Lake and Sharonville ranges are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During October, the Ortonville, Pontiac Lake, Rose Lake, and Sharonville ranges are open six days a week, closed only on Tuesdays, and from Nov. 1-15 these ranges are open daily.
Range fees at Ortonville and Pontiac Lake are $4 per day for each shooter age 16 and older. Children under 16 are free. Rose Lake and Sharonville have no fee.
For more information on these DNRE operated shooting ranges, please call the shooting ranges at the following telephone numbers:
Shooters are reminded to bring eye and ear protection and approved targets with either a bull's eye pattern or depiction of legal game. Shooters under age 16 must be directly supervised by an adult.
Further information about the DNRE shooting ranges and other public and private shooting ranges can be found on the DNRE website at www.michigan.gov/shootingranges.