Archery enthusiasts have a new range to visit now that the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC) Archery Range officially opened today, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Speaking at today’s event, Wildlife Resources Division director Dan Forster said, “The shooting sports are safe, high-quality activities for families to enjoy. The Wildlife Resources Division’s program helps cultivate a life-long love of shooting and fosters a sense of conservation for generations to come.”
This range, which consists of eight static targets and 33 3-D targets, is one of 13 archery ranges currently available on public land in Georgia. Funding for range construction came from the Federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program.
Sportsmen and women provide more than $30 million each year through the Federal Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Program to fund wildlife conservation in the state through license fees and self-imposed excise taxes collected on the purchase of firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and fishing equipment. Funds are granted on the State level based on several factors, including the number of paid sporting licenses in Georgia.
The CEWC Archery Range is located on Marben Farms Road across from the firearms range. The range will be open seven days a week during daylight hours. Use of this range requires possession of a Georgia Outdoor Recreational Pass (GORP) or other qualifying license prior to use. Be sure you have the appropriate license before visiting. To learn more about the area, visit www.charlieelliott.org. For more information on Georgia’s public ranges (archery, firearms, shotgun), visit www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/archery-shooting-ranges.