Hammond Cove Shooting Range Temporary Closure

19 June 2019

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be closing the Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland for two weeks this July in order to remove lead projectiles from the long gun and pistol berms.  The work is expected to start on July 8.

Lead Reclamation is an important activity for any shooting range as it minimizes the amount of lead available in the environment that could impact surface water, ground water, birds, and other wildlife.  The project will be completed in two steps.  First, the pistol and long gun berms will be excavated, and power sifted through various sized screens to remove a large percentage of the lead.  Secondly, the berms will be reconstructed and stabilized using seed and straw matting.

The most notable change that will occur during this closure is that the pistol berm will be relocated from 20 yards to 50 yards.  This will allow shooters to further develop their skills and increase their accuracy in the field.  Range Safety Officers will continue to be present to ensure that all rules are being followed.

For a full list of rules and hours of operation at the Hammond Cove Shooting Range, please visit vtfishandwildlife.com.

For Immediate Release:  June 19, 2019
Media Contacts: Alison Thomas 802-371-9975, Dylan Smith 802-622-4331

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