NJF&W REOPENS WMA RANGES POST-FURLOUGH! MILLVILLE WMA RANGE UPGRADED TO 200 YARDS!
by Black Wire Media Wed. July 29, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
The Wildlife Management Area Ranges throughout the state of New Jersey that were closed for the last three weeks due to the forced furlough of NJ Fish & Wildlife personnel have begun to reopen, effective Monday July 27th. The furlough was ordered by NJ Governor Murphy even though the funding to maintain the facilities comes from federal funds and taxes on sporting goods and ammunition. We're glad to see them reopen but are never the less saddened that they're at the whim of our anti-gun Governor.
Not only shooting ranges were affected, boating facilities were also. In fact, some boat ramps had "K-rail" (cement highway dividers) placed across roadways normally used by First Responders when their emergency help is needed. Needless to say, we're glad this fiasco only lasted three weeks!
The following is a bulletin from NJF&W's Facebook page:
"The improved range at Millville Wildlife Management Area reopened earlier this week!
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is excited to unveil the recently renovated public firearm range located at the Millville Wildlife Management Area. The upgraded training range opened to licensed hunters and their guests on Monday, July 27. Upon arrival at the range, shooters will immediately notice:
• A covered firing-line
• Eight new individual shooting stations, including one ADA compliant station
• Reinforced downrange concrete baffle
• Improved parking area
The Millville WMA firearm range is unique, as it is the longest (just over 200 yards) range managed by the Division of Fish and Wildlife. The new bench rests and seats will provide a stable platform for shooters to hone their skills at the longer distances. Downrange baffles and target berms eliminate the potential for bullets to travel beyond the backstop. These enhancements will increase the safety and maximize the enjoyment of recreational shooters.
The improvements were made possible with state dedicated conservation funding and revenue from the federal Wildlife Restoration Act, generated from the purchase of hunting and target shooting equipment and supplies. This is just one of the many ways that hunters and recreational shooters support conservation in New Jersey.
The Millville Wildlife Management Area public shooting range is located 2.8 miles west from the intersection of Ackeley Road and Buckshutem Road in Millville:
Millville, NJ 08332
The range is open 7 days per week, 8:00 a.m. to sunset.
Range rules and information: www.njfishandwildlife.com/ranges.htm
Wildlife Restoration Program Info: www.fws.gov/wsfrprograms/Subpages/GrantPrograms/WR/WR.htm?fbclid=IwAR3hkqGDv_mKawR_IucvHaLdx9pGthL1OCb_GsicIVEvvD81nmcUFvySZjQ