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Shooting Range Development Grant Program

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Funds are available through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the construction, development and improvement of non-profit shooting ranges and associated facilities. The grant funding program is managed by the Information and Education Division’s Education Services Section in conjunction with the Shooting Range Development Advisory Committee.

Advisory committee members are appointed by ODFW for two-year terms. Committee members meet annually to review grant applications, determine amounts of grants to awarded, monitor the status of the approved grants, and respond to related issues.

Committee members represent the following organizations:

  • National Field Archery Association
  • National Rifle Association
  • Oregon Association of Shooting Ranges
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Hunter Education Instructors Association
  • Oregon Hunters Association
  • Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division
  • Oregon State Shooting Association

Questions about administration of the Shooting Range Grant Program may be addressed to

Future allocations will be made once per year in late summer subject to availability of funds.

Grant Eligibility
This grant program is available to organizations that maintain a non-profit status and that provide access to the general public and hunter education class instructors and participants.

Projects eligible for reimbursement include backstops, berms, target holders, benches, baffles, protective fencing, signs, lighting, field courses, platforms, roads, parking areas, sanitary facilities, storage rooms, shelter buildings and classrooms. All range construction must be on lands owned by the applicant or lands controlled by the applicant by a use permit, lease or easement that ensures use for a minimum of 10 years.

Ineligible projects include clubhouses, employee residences, similar or other facilities not essential to the operation of the shooting range or the conduct of hunter education classes, maintenance expenses, portable items that are easily stolen or lost, and items that do not have an expected life of at least 10 years.



These programs are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux).

The Oregon Outdoor Skills Program is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and offers all persons the opportunity to participate in programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. No individual will be turned away from or otherwise be denied access to or benefit from, any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary, Washington, D.C. 20240



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