MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is providing grants to improve shooting ranges to create more access to safe places to shoot.
The deadline to apply is May 16.
The Fish and Wildlife Department expects to make $25,000 available in grants for improvements such as adding noise abatement structures, safety berms, shooting pads and stations and improving access roads and parking lots. The money can also be used for recycling lead, reducing floor surface drainage and applying lime to property.
The money is from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program and is generated by federal excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment.