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New Rifle Seasons and Shotgun/Rifle WMA Ranges


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#1 Male OFFLINE   BowhunterNJ

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Posted 06/10/13 - 08:41 PM

So, I was at Colliers Mills WMA the other day, and swung by the shotgun/rifle range and saw a sign indicating rimfire .22 and .17 rifles were permitted.

It got me thinking, when/if the state opens predator season to the use of centerfire rifles, will these ranges be opened to them?

Obviously we'd need a place to sight them in, and WMAs have more property than most private ranges would (although room isn't necessarily needed as long as there is a suitable backstop and range setup).

Just a curious point as WMA ranges have long been non-centerfire (even for recreational shooting or out of state hunting preparation) here in NJ.



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Posted 06/10/13 - 09:58 PM

doubt it,  you are already allowed to hunt ground hogs with a rifle and yet still not allowed to use them on the Fish and wildlife ranges



#3 Male OFFLINE   BowhunterNJ

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Posted 06/10/13 - 10:26 PM

Good point there.  Although it definitely seems odd that you can hunt with centerfire, but you can't practice with it at a range that is designed by the state, which promotes the utmost in safety (ala the Hunter Education and Safety Courses).



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Posted 06/14/13 - 09:51 PM

Good point there.  Although it definitely seems odd that you can hunt with centerfire, but you can't practice with it at a range that is designed by the state, which promotes the utmost in safety (ala the Hunter Education and Safety Courses).

 

 

That would be just too logicial for this State!



#5 OFFLINE   Hetley75

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Posted 06/18/13 - 04:23 PM

For dix range you can shoot them.

#6 Male OFFLINE   BowhunterNJ

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Posted 06/18/13 - 04:36 PM

Yeah Range 14 is where I would intend on going if the WMA ranges continued to disallow them. :up:



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Posted 06/18/13 - 09:30 PM

What are the distances you can shoot at range 14?Do they have a 1000 yard  range


Hunting and fishing is not a sport to me its a way of life:rock:

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Posted 06/20/13 - 11:42 AM

What are the distances you can shoot at range 14?Do they have a 1000 yard  range

I havnt shot in many years, so I don't know if they have changed the layout, but 200 yds was the max last time I shot there. that was about 12 years ago



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Posted 06/20/13 - 11:47 AM

Last time I was there I ranged the farthest point at the rifle range around 245 yards.  I wish they had longer rangers open to the public.






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