DWR public shooting ranges closed to prevent spread of COVID-19
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Update: May 26, 2020

As of May 27, the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range will be open during its regularly scheduled days and times, but may operate at a limited capacity to comply with social distancing guidelines. Visitors to the range are strongly encouraged to practice good hygiene (e.g., wash their hands, etc.) and wear a face mask.

DWR public shooting ranges closed to prevent spread of COVID-19

Salt Lake City — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources' two public shooting ranges will be closed beginning Friday, April 3, until further notice, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Hunter Education shooting range at Lee Kay
Hunter Education shooting range at Lee Kay

On March 26, the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range announced a few closures to different areas of the facility due to earthquake damage and to adhere to social distancing directives. However, the DWR decided to close the entire facility, as well as its Cache Valley Public Shooting Range, located in Logan, beginning Friday.

"We recognize that Utahns need spaces to enjoy outdoor recreation at this time," DWR Hunter Education Coordinator Gary Cook said. "However, it was becoming increasingly difficult to enforce the health recommendations, and we had some visitors who were not adhering to social distancing guidelines at our facilities. Our main priority is to keep our staff, volunteers and others safe — we are committed to following the recommendations from health officials and other government leaders."

Before going out to fish or enjoy other wildlife-activities this spring, the DWR recommends checking with the appropriate land-management agency and county officials before planning a trip. Many counties are enforcing new recreation-related rules and restrictions that may affect your ability to visit, camp or recreate in the area.

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