A new public archery range has opened up at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.

Located next to a Middle Creek parking lot used primarily for overflow parking during snow geese season, the accessible archery range was placed in a restricted access area with high-visibility chosen for its minimal impact on habitat, wildlife, and users of the nature reserve.

Roughly one acre in size, the range features target stations at 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards, as well as shooting benches that can be used to hang gear while going down range.

The range was funded through Pittman-Robertson funds, generated by manufacturer excise taxes on firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment.

The range is open during daylight hours seven days a week, and no reservations or fees/licenses are required.

According to a Lancaster Newspaper report, the Middle Creek range is only the third to be opened up by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The first two are located at State Game Lands #176 in Centre County and State Game Lands #234 in Montgomery County.

For more information, contact the Middle Creek Visitors Center at 717-733-1512.

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