MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says two shooting ranges are now open for use by the public as deer hunting season approaches.

The Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland features a six-port, 100-yard rifle range and a pistol bench.

The West Mountain Shooting Range in East Haven has a 100-yard shooting range and target frames at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards.

To use the ranges people must be over the age of 15 and have a valid Vermont hunting or fishing license. Licensed users may bring one guest.

Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter says the ranges are available to the public so people can sight in their rifles and practice their shooting skills.

The ranges are open until mid-December.

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