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September 12, 2016

Walter Cabell Shooting Range Opens to the Public Three Weekends in October

The Walter Cabell Shooting Range in Woodbury, Vermont will be open for limited public use this October during the three weekends leading up to the November deer season.

Shooters will be required to follow all range rules, including following limited hours of operation. A range safety officer will be on site to assist users and ensure rules are adhered to. The range will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during the following weekends:

October 15th & 16th

October 22nd & 23rd

October 29th & 30th

Walter Cabell Shooting Range was developed by the Fish & Wildlife Department at the Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp. Every year approximately 500 students attend summer camp here and use this facility to obtain their hunter education certificates. The range was developed to create a safe, accessible and environmentally friendly shooting range for campers. Funds for development of the range came through a combination of federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funds and state capital funds.

"Vermont has some of the safest and most conservation-minded hunters anywhere," said Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. "They need a publicly accessible place where they can sight in their rifles and practice their shooting skills."

The range is located at 1081 Buck Lake Road in Woodbury, Vermont, and includes several lanes and benches with an overhead shelter, side berms, a backstop and a small parking area. Target backstops range from 15, 25, and 50 yards.

More information about the range can be found on the department website www.vtfishandwildlife.com or by calling 802-828-1000.

Media Contact: Daneil.Pieterse@Vermont.Gov, (802) 272-6923

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: September 12, 2016 14:01:59