SC Dept. of Natural Resources to reopen all manned shooting ranges next week

South Carolina News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources announced on Friday it will be reopening some shooting ranges next week.

The reopening will be for all manned SCDNR-managed shooting ranges which includes:

  • Twin Ponds Range in Charleston County
  • Wateree Rifle & Pistol Range in Richland County
  • James O. Thomason Range in Spartanburg County
  • Pickens Range in Pickens County

The ranges will open on Tuesday, May 5th and will be in operation from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

SCDNR said the Palachucola, Webb and Belfast ranges will remain closed until further notice. The Wateree Shotgun Range in Richland County is closed due to construction.

To ensure proper social distancing, SCDNR staff will be implementing these additional measures:

  • Every other shooting position will be closed to ensure social distancing.
  • No more than TWO (2) shooters may shoot on a shooting position at a time. Space is limited at the firing line, so this will be required to ensure the safety of others on the range.
  • Ranges will NOT be loaning out equipment, such as target throwers, spotting scopes, rifle rests, etc. Bring your own equipment.
  • You are not required to sign-in.
  • Shooters will be limited to ONE (1) hour on the range so that others can utilize the facility. If the range is full, the Range Officer will maintain a running list of the shooters who are waiting.  Shooters who are waiting will be asked to remain in their vehicle until called upon by the Range Officer for an open position.

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