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I'm looking for a rifle range for future reference, the only one I know of is in minto, where there is only enough room for 3 shooters and you can only shoot out 100 yards. I was kind of hoping for a place with more distance, any suggestions would be nice.
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I think it is called spring hill rifle range in the mataquac area. Hope that helps and I know they have it set up for long range shooting as well.
 

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Sussex Fish and Game have a great range at Anderson Brook (past Adairs Wilderness Lodge)
Skeet range with thrower, pistol range and a 200yd rifle range with 3 stations
there are target butts @ 25 50 100 and 200 yards
Be a member of the club or go as a guest of a member
check out the SFGA web site
 

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Springfield range (turn right at the gas station in mactaquac and keep driving straight dwon towards springfield)
but i think you have to buy a memebership ($100.00 or something like that a year i believe)

there is a 100 yd range on the Hanwell rd (on the right at the bottom of the big hill, just past the trap and skeet club)
but they have signs up that say you have to go to DNR and get a permit to shoot.

100-yd range and you are required to shoot from a bench.
 

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Ive tried to find it in any regs, however I don't see anything about requiring a permit to shoot your rifle (target practice).

Makes no sense to me to need a permit.
 

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Coming from BC which appears to be way less regulated than NB, I assumed that one would be able to go to the woods at and sight in their rifle prior to hunting season. My bad, a little research revealed the following from the Fish and Wildlife Act:

"resort of wildlife" means any waters or lands, including highways or roads, that are frequented by wildlife;

42(1)Every person commits an offence who, not being authorized under subsection (2), (3), (3.1) or (4) and not being a conservation officer in the exercise of his authority under this Act,

(a)without a permit issued under subsection 86(1) takes, carries or has in his possession in or upon a resort of wildlife a firearm during the closed season for hunting;

(b)transports or has in his possession a firearm in a resort of wildlife during the night; or

(c)transports or has in his possession a firearm in a resort of wildlife on a weekly day of rest.

86(1)The Minister may issue a permit to a person authorizing the person to carry or discharge a firearm in an area specified by the Minister.

I was thinking that using common sense with safety in mind, shooting in the woods would be alright. I guess that in NB common sense isn't all that common.
 

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I was thinking that using common sense with safety in mind, shooting in the woods would be alright. I guess that in NB common sense isn't all that common.
Interesting comment to make on an NB hunting board. That most NBer's do not have any common sense. Good way to make friends around here Riggs.
 

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I was thinking that using common sense with safety in mind, shooting in the woods would be alright. I guess that in NB common sense isn't all that common.
While you may have been raised in a place where the government trusts people enough to sight there guns in the woods and not shoot any wildlife illegally, we weren't, and its normal to us. Just like if you were raised a christian, than than that would be your belief system.
 

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There is a range in the Boiestown area, about an hour out of Fredericton, not real expensive to join and it is a nice small range. We have several members from Fredericton area now. Here is a link to its web site. Hope this is ok, if not please let me know. http://www.umfci.ca/index.htm
 

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If you had a varmint permit you could shoot any rifle under .23 cal in the woods with no permit or gun club membership, they are only about $15. I would have to agree that the laws here are way too strict regarding discharging firearms and maximum calibers you can use for varmints. In many other provinces you can shoot varmints with any caliber or shot size that you like and in Alberta for instance you can shoot any caliber you like 7 days a week with no permit or club membership provided that you have the land owners permission and you can shoot coyotes and some other varmints with no permit or licence at all. It would be good to be able to practice on coyotes all year with your deer rifle. I have seen people practising on pocket gophers with 300 win mags prior to deer season to sharpen up their skills since many of the shots are taken free hand and at long distances at deer there because there arent many trees to rest a rifle on or hide behind. lol
 

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I was thinking that using common sense with safety in mind, shooting in the woods would be alright. I guess that in NB common sense isn't all that common.
"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
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Have to agree with you riggs. Alot of nb laws are not common sense. People coming from other juristictions are amazed at how backward things are here.
 

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REALLY....you guys think it should be okay just to take your rifle out in the woods where ever you want and set up a target and bang away any time of year? Do you really think everybody who owns a gun out there is going to handle that in a "responsible" manner. Okay maybe getting a permit to take your gun to the range is a little over the top, but I'm very okay with restrictions on where you can actually shoot your gun cause I don't want to open up my neck of the woods to everybody with a rifle who wants to go shooting on a Saturday in July, cause like the man said "common sense ain't so common" thats why we have to make rules.
 
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