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Just got this email from Lynn Hawke at FWC.


Updates:

This range is opening with limited access to rifle and handgun ranges beginning Monday, May 18 by appointment only. The range will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.by appointment only. This facility will operate at 50% capacity with a one-hour time limit per participant and only one person per lane is allowed.
To make a reservation, call 561-512-0285between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. The following guidelines apply for making reservations. You can:
· Make only one reservation per call, per person, and per day (for example, if you call Friday and make a reservation, you cannot call and make another reservation until Saturday)
· Reserve up to two lanes (under the names of the caller and their shooting partner) per reservation
· Make reservations for up to four days out (for example, on Fridays you can make reservations for Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays)
· Make reservations for the opening Monday (May 18) only on that day
· Make reservations for all subsequent Mondays starting on the preceding Fridays
The FWC is opening this and other FWC-managed ranges in a phased approach. Phase 2 guidelines have not been finalized. The FWC will continue to evaluate its COVID-19 response with regards to shooting ranges and is committed to resuming more normal operations when it’s safe to do so.
Details
· All handgun ranges are open.
· 100- and 200-yard rifle ranges are open. Electronic targets are not installed on the 200-yard rifle range. Customers can currently use this range at the same price as the other ranges. See information about range fees (Ctrl Click to follow link or go to How to Make the Most of Your Visit).
· 300-yard rifle range is closed until the electronic targets can be installed.
· Trap and skeet fields are closed until the throwers and electronic controllers can be installed.
· Sporting clays course and 5-Stand is closed until construction is complete.
· Seminole Pratt Whitney road is not paved to the entrance of the facility.
About this range:

This public shooting facility is under construction. It is being built by the FWC in partnership with Palm Beach County. When complete, it will feature rifle and handgun ranges, sporting clays, 5-stand, skeet, and American and Olympic trap. Phase I of the project (rifle and handgun ranges) is supported through funding from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR). Additional support and funding are provided by Palm Beach County, the National Rifle Association, and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida. This center is being created to offer target shooting enthusiasts a place to gain skills and knowledge for safe, responsible firearms handling and target shooting. Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations are provided at this facility.

Phone:
561-512-0285
County:
Palm Beach
Location:
Accessible from Seminole Pratt Whitney Road – towards the south entrance to J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area and Everglades Youth Conservation Center Camp. Not paved.
GPS Coordinates:
26°51’04.39”N
80°17’31.50”W
Menu:
· 6-position 300-yard rifle range
· 20-position 200-yard rifle range
· 20-position 100-yard rifle range
· 42-position 25/50-meter rifle/handgun range
· 30-position 10-meter/50-foot handgun range
· 6 automated American trap fields
· 9 automated skeet fields
· 5 automated International (Bunker) trap fields
· Automated 15-station sporting clays course
· Automated 5-stand sporting clays field
Cost:
Find rifle, handgun and shotgun range fee information and other details (Ctrl Click to follow link or go to How to Make the Most of Your Visit).
Forms of Payment:
Cash and all major credit cards
Hours:
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closures:
· Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
· Easter Sunday
· Thanksgiving
· Christmas Day
· New Year’s Day
Supervision:
The rifle and handgun ranges will be supervised by range safety officers and volunteers
Amenities:
· Target frames on the rifle and handgun ranges will be provided. Shooters must bring targets to attach to the center of the frames or they can purchase targets in the concession store.
· Concession store will have restrooms and drinking water, eye and ear protection, ammunition and other convenience items for sale. Rental shotguns and clay carts will be available for the sporting clays course.
Other helpful links:
· Shooting range safety video and information
· Hunter Safety & Education
· Information about becoming a new hunter



Lynne Hawk
Regional Hunter Safety Coordinator
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
8535 Northlake Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33412
(561)625-5122 (561)625-5139 fax

Visit MyFWC.com/HunterSafety
"Managing and conserving game wildlife for the future, while fostering safe and responsible hunting."
 

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Thanks for the update, Bob. (y)
 

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I like:
The shorter distance to this than OKSS
The electronic target/scoring system.

Still not sure if I’m going to like:
The rules?
will shooting standing up be allowed?
Will silhouettes be allowed?
double taps from rifles?
the RSOs?

For now the one person per bay is understandable but how does that work with kids like my 13yr old son?
Is there a food shack or something there?
looking forward to a review from somebody who goes out there.
 

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The rules that Bob just posted are the same ones that are stopping me from breaking in and shooting my new rifle in 6.5CM. With the exception of the reservations being needed. The one hour limit is a deal breaker for me. The FWC tenoroc range is hardly ever very crowded the rules are not needed, also there is no date for return to normal operations.
 

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Trying to make a reservation for today. No one is answering the phone. I've been calling every few minutes since the opening time of 8am. Now at 12 minutes... no answer. Just a phone company recording that they don't have a voicemail set up.
 

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8:16.... still not answering the phone. This does not bode well for the level of service / competence of the folks working there. :(
 

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8:30.... still not answering the phone. 30 minutes past their stipulated opening time.
 

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Got an answer at 8:35!! OK... I'm in for an 11:00 appointment. Gotta be there 30 minutes early to watch a safety video.

I will report back!
 

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Looking forward to the AAR.
 

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Just read it and replied. (y)
 
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