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Wildlife Commission Temporarily Closing Cold Mountain Shooting Range for Maintenance

  • 8 March 2016
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WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (March 7, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close the Wayne E. Smith Shooting Range on Cold Mountain Game Land in Haywood County March 14 – 18 for routine maintenance and repairs.

Commission staff annually closes the range for one week each spring to clean the grounds, shore the backstop and grade and re-seed the shooting lanes. Staff also will repair and grade the parking area and entrance road, as well as repair or replace shooting benches as needed. The range is scheduled to reopen on March 19.

The Wildlife Commission does not staff the Wayne E. Smith Shooting Range, but it is open to the public free of charge during daylight hours Monday through Saturday. No shooting is allowed on Sundays. Shooters are allowed to use pistols, rifles, shotguns and muzzleloaders on the range, which features five shooting lanes.

The range does not have an address, but it is located near Waynesville in Haywood County, about two miles past Lake Logan off of N.C. 215, when traveling from U.S. 276.

For more information about public and private shooting ranges across North Carolina, see the Wildlife Commission’s online interactive map. For more information about the Wayne E. Smith Shooting Range on Cold Mountain Game Land, contact Land Management Biologist David Stewart at 828-648-0008.

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