FWC-Managed Public Shooting Ranges Highlighted For ‘Shot Heard Round the World Day’
By Florida Fish And Wildlife Commission // April 18, 2017
FWC MANAGES nine safe AND CLEAN ranges
ABOVE VIDEO: April 19 marks the Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day, held each year to commemorate the events surrounding the birth of our nation in 1775 and celebrate today’s opportunities for safe and responsible recreational shooting and firearms ownership.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (FWC) – April 19 marks the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day,” held each year to commemorate the events surrounding the birth of our nation in 1775 and celebrate today’s opportunities for safe and responsible recreational shooting and firearms ownership.
You can mark this special day by visiting a new website that provides a wealth of information about Florida Fish and Wildlife-managed public shooting ranges.
At this site, you can find where FWC-managed ranges are located and get information about what opportunities they offer, hours of operation, updates, and more.
Recreational shooting is a fun way to spend time outdoors.
FWC manages nine safe, clean and family-friendly public shooting ranges across the state, and have future shooting ranges under construction at Triple ’N Ranch in Osceola County and Palm Beach County.
Depending on which FWC-managed range you visit, you can shoot 5-stand, sporting clays, trap, or skeet as well as get some trigger time at the rifle and pistol ranges. Some facilities even offer an archery range.
ABOVE VIDEO: Learn about gun safety and shooting range safety and etiquette through this video produced by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day celebrated with new website showcasing FWC-managed public shooting ranges.
Did you know that hunters and target shooters are an important funding source for developing and maintaining FWC-managed target shooting ranges — as well as for wildlife management and hunter safety?
When hunters purchase firearms, ammunition and archery equipment, they support the hunting and shooting sports industry, which pays into the Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Program, resulting in millions of dollars to each state.
When hunters purchase a Florida hunting license, they play a major role in this program because the amount of WSFR funding that comes back to our state for FWC-managed shooting ranges and wildlife management depends on the number of hunting licenses issued.
So we are grateful to the shooting sports industry and each and every licensed hunter for their steadfast support of FWC ranges and wildlife conservation in Florida.
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