Shooting Range Grants Program
There will be no Shooting Range Grants offered in 2011. The program has been placed on hold until further notice. This is due to reductions in the amount of federal funds available. For 2011, the funds that were to be allotted for shooting range grants have been shifted to Hunter Education Program use.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
has a long-standing commitment to public safety. Since
1933 the agency has tracked hunting-related archery
and firearms incidents. Since 1955 the agency has worked
with thousands of certified instructors throughout the
state to provide hunter education safety training geared
specifically for hunters.
Although hunting and shooting today are exceptionally
safe sports, the painful lessons learned over the years
are quite simple:
Almost all equipment-related injuries and incidents
Additional experience with equipment promotes both
familiarity and safety.
Safe, accessible year-round shooting ranges are
the best places to practice with equipment.
Many of Washington’s residents are unaware of the
existing shooting range opportunities throughout the
Public, Private And Commercial Ranges
Every non-military, non-law enforcement-only shooting
range facility— whether public, private or commercial—which
we could identify in the Evergreen State has been
included in this survey. Individuals may choose for
themselves which ranges they prefer to patronize.
Please note that almost all ranges charge an hourly
or day-use rate, regardless whether they are commercial,
public or private. Naturally, the charges will vary
according to available facilities.
Many of the ranges listed are identified as “Not
open to the public; members and guests only.” While
many of these “private” ranges provide public access
for individuals who register for competitive shoots,
others may not. Almost all shooting ranges welcome
new members and encourage prospective members to visit
their clubs and become familiar with their services.
Check what’s available in your area, visit the ranges
which offer the services you are most interested in,
and then decide for yourself which ranges you prefer