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New Archery Range Opens

New Archery Range Open
at Maumee Bay State Park

 
COLUMBUS, OH A new archery range is now open at Maumee Bay State Park, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The new range is on the grounds of Maumee Bay State Park, located at 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. The entrance to the range is just past the park office on Park Road 1.

On the range, archers will find seven shooting lanes with a combination of static bag targets and 3D targets. Use of the range is free, and the hours of operation are sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. Shooters are reminded that only field points are allowed, no broadheads.

The construction of this range was completed through a partnership between the ODNR Division of Wildlife and the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft. The range was funded by Ohio hunting and fishing license sales and monies generated by the Pittman-Robertson Act. The Pittman-Robertson Act was enacted by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1937 and puts an 11 percent federal excise tax on sporting arms, handguns, ammunitions, bows and arrows.

For more information on Ohio’s shooting sports opportunities, or to find a range near you, visit wildohio.gov. Click on the “Hunting, Trapping and Shooting Sports” tab, then click on “Shooting Ranges.”

To learn more about Ohio’s state parks and facility amenities, visit parks.ohiodnr.gov.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

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Editor’s Note: A map is attached of Maumee Bay State Park showing the location of the archery range.

For more information, contact:
John Windau, ODNR Division of Wildlife
614-265-6325
Matt Eiselstein, ODNR Office of Communications
614-265-6860

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