Spring Valley Archery and Shotgun Range Reopening
The Class C shotgun range and Class D archery ranges at Spring Valley Wildlife Area are reopening to the public on Saturday, Aug. 22, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
These shooting ranges were initially closed for repairs and enhancements during the construction of a new Outdoor Education Center at Spring Valley Wildlife Area. The Class A range (supervised rifle and pistol) is still under construction and will remain closed at this time.
The new range entrance is located at 3570 Houston Rd., Waynesville, Ohio 45068. Hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors to the range are required to sign in at the Outdoor Education Center. Those who use the shotgun range are required to show a valid range permit upon arrival. A range permit is not required to use the archery range.
A shooting range permit is required to shoot at Class C target ranges (unsupervised clay target shotgun). A shooting range permit is not required at Class D target ranges (unsupervised archery) or other ranges not classified by the Division of Wildlife (other fees or purchases may apply).
Purchase an annual or daily shooting range permit through the Division of Wildlife’s online store at wildohio.gov or any location where hunting and fishing licenses are sold. An annual permit costs $24 and a daily permit is $5. An annual shooting range permit and hunting license combo is available to Ohio residents for $29.12.
The mission of the Division of Wildlife is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. Visit wildohio.gov to find out more.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.