|The 3-D archery range at the Fort McCoy Sportsman’s
Range complex is open for use.
The range features 20 shooting points and includes a backdrop to provide
a safety buffer for errant arrows.
The new 3-D Archery Range at Fort
McCoy’s Sportsman’s Range complex features 20 shooting points
with a variety of three-dimensional targets.
Wood chips have been placed to mark, stabilize, and control
vegetation growth along trails leading to the targets, and bow stands
are placed at target points. Targets include depictions of deer, bear,
rabbits, lions, snakes, dinosaurs, etc. The 3-D archery range was
designed and built with commercial sponsorships from Sparta Archery and
Mathew’s as part of the Army Community Covenant partnership, said Jobi
Spolum, Fort McCoy Marketing director.
Construction of Sportsman’s Range was planned after a Directorate of
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) survey indicated that
respondents wanted a recreational shooting range, with pistol-, rifle-,
trap-, and skeet ranges and a 3-D archery range. The facility opened
last fall with pistol, rifle, trap and skeet ranges.
The facility is open to authorized patrons, including Soldiers, civilian
employees, Family members, retirees, government contractors working on
the installation and invited guests.
The next phase of the archery range includes installation of an elevated
archery platform and a sight-in/youth range. The expansion will be done
by Troop Project work and tentatively is scheduled to be constructed and
completed by the end of summer.
The elevated archery platform will have four lanes, with targets at
10-yard increments from 10 to 70 yards.
The sight-in/youth range will have four lanes, with targets at 10-yard
increments from 10 to 60 yards.
Additional landscaping also is part of the project.
Daily fees to use the Sportsman’s Range are $4 military and $5 for other
authorized patrons. Skeet and trap target costs $3.50 for a round of 25.
Individual and Family memberships are available.
Rifles are available for use by authorized patrons at the facility.
Other firearms/hunting accessories may be available for use in the
Current hours, which are in effect through September, are Thursdays,
Fridays and Mondays 3-8 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sundays and
holidays 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The facility may close early based on manager’s
Personnel can access the facility from State Highway 21 by entering Gate
19 and following the signs.
For more information about Sportsman’s Range go to the website
Information also is available by calling 608-388-3517 or 1-800-531-4703.