Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department officials are encouraging shooting range operators to apply for grants to improve their facilities.
Developed last year to enhance safety, the Shooting Range Improvement Grant Program will make $75,000 available this year to abate noise, install safety berms or improve access roads and parking lots.
The money was made available by the federal government. It’s for shooting clubs, sportsmen’s groups and government agencies who run ranges.
Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry says the program encourages hunters to be better shots, and safer when shooting.
The deadline for applications is April 1.