Funding New and Improved Shooting Ranges Through Excise Taxes

During the past four years, state fish and wildlife agencies have built 42 new shooting ranges and completed 170 range upgrades or expansions that are available for public use.

Funding New and Improved Shooting Ranges Through Excise Taxes

South Cushman Shooting Range in Fairbanks, Alaska.

To play baseball you need a field. To practice or compete with a firearm, you need a locally accessible shooting range. Thankfully, state wildlife agencies, including the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), are stepping up to the plate and addressing this necessity. 

The need for target shooting ranges has grown nationwide as the number of firearms owners increased over the past decade, and participants are more diverse than ever. Recent research by Responsive...

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