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Elk Neck State Forest’s Shooting Range Re-Opens
Renovations to the Rifle, Shotgun, and Pistol Shooting Ranges Now Complete
CECIL COUNTY — The Rifle, Shotgun and Pistol Shooting Ranges at Elk Neck State Forest will reopen today, Monday, June 23 at 4 p.m. The ranges were temporarily closed for renovations during portions of May and June 2008.
“We appreciate the patience of sportsmen and women during our partial closure this spring. Our newly renovated rifle and shooting ranges offer a great place for hunters to safely practice their shooting technique,” said Department of Natural Resources Forest Ranger, Shawn Day.
The shooting range complex at Elk Neck State Forest offers sportsmen and women four ranges for target practice, including a 100-yard rifle range, a 50 yard pistol range, a skeet range and an archery range. The range is open from 9 a.m. to sunset Tuesday through Sunday, and after 4 p.m. on Mondays.
For additional information about Elk Neck State Forest, visit http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/elkneckSF.asp.
June 23, 2008
Contact: Olivia Campbelll
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov