DNR Notes New Rule Change For Sport Shooters In Columbia County

(Columbia County) State officials are reminding all hunters and sport shooters of a recent rule change impacting target shooting in Columbia County. It is now illegal to discharge firearms on state properties for target shooting purposes.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says those activities are now limited to the Columbia County Shooting Range on Mud Lake Wildlife Area or other approved ranges to help ensure the safety of all public land users. Target shooting with bows and crossbows is still allowed on state-owned lands within Columbia County.

The DNR adopted this rule change through the Wisconsin Conservation Congress 2021 Spring Hearing process.