FWP seeks input on shooting range opportunities near Butte
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: June 17, 2022

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking ideas and input about the possibility of a new or enhanced public firearm shooting range near Butte.

FWP is working with the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow to scope out community interest in a public shooting range that would be administered by FWP. To that end, FWP has developed an online survey as a first step in gathering input on the public’s interest in a shooting range near Butte and any potential benefits, concerns, locations and needed amenities.

The survey is available online at bit.ly/393gmpf.

The Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, also known as the Pittman-Robertson Act, allocates revenue from federal excise taxes on the sale of firearms and ammunition to state wildlife management agencies, including FWP. State agencies can then use the funding for a variety of projects related to wildlife, conservation efforts, and shooting range development and operations.

FWP is aware of needs for shooting range facilities in other communities throughout the state and is exploring opportunities to meet those needs, where possible.