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Art Davis Free Public Gun Range

The Bayfield Lions Club Art Davis range is a free public gun range located at 4499 County Road 223, Durango, Colorado and can be found on Google using that address.

The range is now under the management of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.  Any questions should be directed to CPW at 970-247-0855.

The hours of operation are 9:00 am to 8:00 PM during daylight saving time and 10:00 am to 5:pm during standard times, seven day a week.  All ranges will be closed from December 1st to April 1st. 
 

It consists of a rifle/pistol range, a shotgun range and an archery range.  The ranges are generally unsupervised so it is up to the user to observe safety precautions and it is greatly appreciated when you take down your targets and pick up your brass and trash.

The rifle/pistol range consists of covered firing line with 6 concrete benches for rifle and 2 pistol positions.  There are target backers located at 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards.  Targets and ammunition are not available but can be purchased at the many sporting goods stores in Durango such as Wal-Mart on US 160 towards town , Goods for the Woods in Bodo Park, Big Five Sporting Goods across US 160, and  Gardenswartz on Main Street in the downtown area.  Automatic rifles/pistols are not allowed on the rifle/pistol range as well as shotguns unless you are using slugs.

The shotgun range consists of a covered area and a concrete firing line.  There are no target throwers so you must provide your own as well as clay pigeons and ammunition.  Rifles/pistols are not allowed on the shotgun range nor are shotguns shooting slugs.

The archery range consists of a concrete firing line and target butts at 15, 25 and 35 yards.

The ranges are used by 4H groups, clients from local dude ranches and a ladies day shoot twice a year.   The rifle/pistols range is closed periodically when used by law enforcement for their qualifications.  All ranges are also closed for the winter starting on the first Monday after the first weekend in December and open the last Saturday in March or a bit earlier weather permitting.   We estimate the ranges are used by 3000 to 4000 shooters a year and use is especially heavy in late September and October for the hunting season.

Although the gun ranges are free, they are fully supported by your donations and receive no monies from outside sources.  There is a donation pipe located at both the rifle/pistol range and one at the shotgun range and your donations are greatly appreciated to cover the many expenses necessary to the operation and maintenance of the ranges. 

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