Deer Creek, other DNR ranges raise fees

Monday, January 3, 2022

With the start of the new year, the fee structures are changing at Deer Creek Fish and Wildlife Area (FWA), located south of Putnamville, along with Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) and J.E. Roush Lake FWA shooting ranges.

The new fees are:

Deer Creek FWA: Rifles and pistols will be $5/day or $2/day for youth under 18. An annual pass will not be available in 2022.

J.E. Roush Lake FWA: Rifles and pistols will be $5/day. An annual pass will be available for $100. Fees for youth under 18 will be $2/day. The shotgun range will remain $5/round.

Kingsbury FWA: Rifles and pistols will be $5/day. An annual pass will be available for $100. Fees for youth under 18 will be $2/day.

On all properties, youth shooters must be accompanied by an adult.

The Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) currently operates 12 shooting ranges around the state. Atterbury and Willow Slough FWAs have modern shooting ranges that are run by concessionaires, Kingsbury, J.E. Roush Lake and Deer Creek FWAs have modern shooting ranges that are self-operated by DFW staff, and seven other DFW properties have traditional ranges that are run by DFW staff.

For more information on DNR shooting ranges, including hours, persons may go to on.IN.gov/dnrshootingranges.

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