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Old March 9th, 2008, 10:19 PM #1
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Myrtle Grove WMA Shooting Range Hours and Rules

Myrtle Grove WMA Shooting Range Hours


March 1st through October 31st
Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday through Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

November 1st through February 29th
Sunday and Monday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday through Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Exception to the Monday Hours
If Monday is a State Holiday, the Range will open at 9:00 AM and close at the times listed above.
Monday Holidays:
2008: 1/21/08, 2/18/08, 5/26/08, 9/1/08, 10/13/08
2009: 1/19/09, 2/16/09/ 5/25/09, 9/7/09, 10/12/09
The Range is closed during the Deer Firearms Season that begins the Saturday after Thanksgiving.


Myrtle Grove WMA Shooting Range Rules


ALL RANGES
1. A Myrtle Grove WMA Shooting Range Permit is required for all users age 18 and older.
2. Users under 18 years old must have a Hunter Safety Certificate and be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older who has a valid Range Permit.
3. Alcohol and Drugs are prohibited at all times.
4. Persons under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs are prohibited on the ranges.
5. Firearms capable of discharging more than one round with a single trigger pull are prohibited. (Fully automatic)
6. Use of eye and ear protection is required.
7. Shooting time is restricted to one (1) hour when others are waiting.
8. Range users are required to retrieve and remove all trash, targets and spent shells. Trashcans are provided at each range.
9. Organized competitive shooting is prohibited.
10. Shooting permitted only from designated shooting stations.

100 Yard Range
1. All targets must be attached to the target frames provided and placed down range within the guides provided. (See target frame use explanation)
2. Target frames must be returned to the shooting table when you are finished.
3. Only paper or cardboard targets may be used.
4. No shooting at or attaching targets to baffles or support posts.
5. One shooter allowed per table, one table per shooter. 8 shooters maximum at any one time.
6. No loaded firearms behind or foreword of shooting area.
7. Rate of fire is limited to 1 round per second.
8. Any shooter may request a cease fire at any time.
9. The line will be called "Hot" only by consensus of all shooters.
10. All firearms are to be unloaded with breech or action open when shooters are down range. Handling of firearms is prohibited while anyone is down range.
11. Firearms may only be loaded while the range is "Hot", including loading a charge in a muzzleloader.
12. Muzzleloader caps may only be fired when.the range is "Hot"

TRAP RANGE:
1. Shooting is permitted at thrown clay targets only. Shooting at stationary targets is prohibited,
2. All shooting and target throwing must take place from behind the wooden timbers.
3. Shotguns with shot only are allowed. Shot sizes larger than T (.20") are prohibited. Slugs and Buckshot are prohibited.
4. Only one "party" of shooters permitted at any time on the range.
5. Possession of handguns or rifles on the trap range is prohibited.

ARCHERY RANGE:
1. Maximum of one shooter at each shooting location.
2. Maximum of two people on the elevated platform at any one time.
3. Sand butt target backstops are provided.
4. Only paper or cardboard targets may be used on the sand backstops.
5. Shooters may use other archery targets (e.g. 3-D, foam block, etc.) that must be located in front of the existing sand targets if desired. (Other targets must be supplied by the shooter)
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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:59 AM #2
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I'm new to the area and am planning my first trip to Myrtle Grove. I see in the regulations that targets must be affixed to the stands provided for the 100 yard range. Is there a separate pistol range, or does everybody share the 100 yard range? If so, are the target holders stationary, or do I need to bring my own to shoot closer than 100 yards? Thanks for any guidance.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 12:27 PM #3
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I was just out there.

They have target holders onsite now (bring clothespins or binder clips)

You can set them at any range.

Hope that helps!

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Just to make it perfectly clear, everyone shares the one range, with the target stands at whatever individual distance you want.
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Thanks for all the info. I look forward to making it out there in the coming weeks.
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How do they call "Clear" and ensure the range is cold? Anyone have any problems there? We do have a few yahoos down in this part of the state.
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There are usaully a good bunch of guys down there- after a dozen or so visits I've never met a Yahoo.

It's up to the shooters to police each other. Usually somebody asks for a cease fire and everyone agrees, then a loud "Cease fire! the range is cold!" is called, and everyone goes about there business. A clear "Range is hot!" is declared when everyone is safe and ready to resume.

There is one guy there who is a wealth of knowledge- he taught my wifes uncle how to field strip his Mauser bolt on the spot. He gave me some great pointers on the differences between shooting a revolver and a semi auto, and to top it all off, he sounds just like Dan Ackroyd, with the sideburns to boot...

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There are usaully a good bunch of guys down there- after a dozen or so visits I've never met a Yahoo.

It's up top the shooters to police each other. Usually somebody asks for a cease fire and everyone agress, then a loud "Cease fire! the range is cold!" is called, and everyone goes about there business. A clear "Range is hot!" is declared when everyone is safe and ready to resume.

There is one guy there who is a wealth of knowledge- he taught my wifes uncle how to field strip his mauser bolt on the spot. He gave me some great pointers on the differences between shooting a revolver and a semi auto, and to top it all off, he sounds just like Dan Ackroyd, with the sideburns to boot...

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Thanks for the info. Gonna have to get the permit and try it out.
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Thanks for the info. Gonna have to get the permit and try it out.
Almost a year to the day, AND I am finally gonna get to MG
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Just a note from Dan (DNR Range Officer at Myrtle Grove) from this weekend (July's Myrtle Grove Meet & Clean). As of July 1st 2010, no incendiary, tracers or any armor piercing ammos (hardened steel core penetrating ammo) are allowed. All targets must be inside the orange mesh that are on the the stands. Shotshells are only allowed for "pattern" testing at the rifle/handgun range, no hip shooting or "blind" shooting. Only one target and one shot at an appropriate distance (there were few instances that the stands has been shot to pieces). If you want to function test your shotgun or "get the feeling of how it shoots" with shotshells, use the trap range. Slugs are the only appropriate rounds to be used at the rifle/hangun range.

Also when placing the stand, make sure you place it away from the columns. Gun safety rule #4, "Be Sure of Your Target and what lies beyond it" (dont shoot at the columns).

If you do encounter an unsafe shooter, please do talk to them. If they are being uncooperative, the number for DNR police is on the little RSO hut. As always.. keep it safe and enjoy the day!

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclan...yrtlegrove.asp
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