Jump to content
BowhunterNJ

New Rifle Seasons and Shotgun/Rifle WMA Ranges

Recommended Posts

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now