Hammond Cove Shooting Range

Hammond Cove Shooting Range

Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland is free and open to the public, featuring a six-port 100-yard rifle range and a pistol bench.

LOCATION:

The Hammond Cove Shooting Range is located at the end of Ferry Road in Hartland -

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HOURS OF OPERATION:

April 1st - December 14th (Due to poor road conditions, the range is scheduled to reopen Thursday, April 4, 2019. If road conditions prevent safe access to the range, an update with new tentative dates will be posted to Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Facebook page.)
Thursday – Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

CLOSED
December 15th – March 31st
All Tuesdays and Wednesdays
All State and Federal Holiday

RANGE RULES:

  • A Vermont hunting or fishing license is required for users 15 years and older.
  • License holders can bring one guest, but after three visits that guest must purchase a license.
  • Shooters and spectators are required to wear hearing and eye protection.
  • Children (aged 16 years or younger) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Do not handle or shoot any firearms while anyone is beyond or in front of the firing line, shooting benches or otherwise down range.
  • Before going down range, you must communicate to all shooters to cease shooting.
  • Loaded firearms must remain pointed in a safe direction at all times.
  • All shooters must fire from, or next to, the shooting benches.
  • Shooters must be on the firing line before capping and priming muzzleloaders.
  • All firearms must remain unloaded, with actions open, until the shooter is ready to fire at the firing line.
  • All objects, trash, targets and spent cartridge hulls must be removed or placed in trash receptacles by users before leaving the range.
  • Only paper targets secured to target frames are allowed (e.g. no cans, bottles, or other items).
  • Do not shoot at any target frames, vegetation, trash, range equipment or facilities.

THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED:

  • Using the shooting range at any other time than the posted range hours.
  • Firing more than one round per second.
  • Shooting long rifles or shotguns from the pistol bench is prohibited, as is shooting pistols from the rifle benches.
  • Shooting from the hip or any other shooting position in which the shooter cannot properly utilize the sights.
  • The use of tracer, armor piercing or steel core ammunition.
  • Using any fireworks, pyrotechnics, or any other explosive targets, including tannerite.
  • The shooting of any airborne or thrown objects (e.g. clay pigeons).
  • The use of cigarettes, pipes, drugs or alcohol.
  • Any person who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The presence of any domestic animal or pets except bona fide Service and Assistance Animals.

View Commissioner's Rule for shooting ranges

To ensure, these rules are followed, a range officer will be present when the range is open.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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