Shooting Range at Wilson Shoals Will Re-Open May 7

Alto, GA
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11:00

Get ready shooters! A recently renovated shooting range at Wilson Shoals Wildlife Management Area, located near Alto, officially re-opens to the public on Tues., May 7.

It is one of more than 40 archery and shooting ranges currently available on public land in Georgia.

The renovation work was extensive and took eleven months to complete. Some of the improvements include:

  • New firing line cover
  • Extending the range to a full 100-yards
  • Adding a 25-yard pistol range with a new firing line cover
  • Adding a classroom and office area for the on-site Range Safety Officers

This range will serve as a resource for area shooting enthusiasts. Range Safety Officers (RSOs) are on site to assist and ensure safe operations for all users. Users need to bring their own gear.

Your license dollars at work! The renovation work done here today was made possible by hunters and shooters. The Wildlife Restoration Program, which funded a large portion of this project, is a federal program funded by hunters and shooters through excise taxes on the equipment they purchase and use, such as firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. Money from the sale of hunting licenses also are an important source of funding for this project.

For more information on ranges available in Georgia, visit