Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Walter Cabell Shooting Range Opens for Sighting-in Rifles October 7

WOODBURY, Vt. – The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says its Walter Cabell Shooting Range in Woodbury will be open for hunters to sight in their rifles on Saturday, October 7.

“Vermont has some of the safest and most conservation-minded hunters anywhere,” said Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Christopher Herrick. “The Walter Cabell Shooting Range provides a publicly accessible place where hunters can safely sight in their rifles and practice their shooting skills.”

Shooters will be required to follow all range rules. A range safety officer will be on site to assist users and ensure rules are adhered to. Bring your own rifle and ammunition. Safety glasses and hearing protection are required. The range will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Walter Cabell Shooting Range was developed by Fish and Wildlife at the Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp. Every year approximately 500 students attend summer camp here and use the facility to obtain their hunter education certificates. The range provides a safe, accessible and environmentally friendly shooting opportunity for campers.

This range is located at 1051 Buck Lake Road in Woodbury, Vermont, and it includes several lanes and benches with an overhead shelter, side berms, a backstop and a small parking area. Target backstops are at 15, 25 and 50 yards.

For more information, contact Dylan Smith by emailing Dylan.Smith@vermont.gov or by phone at 802-622-4331.