|SPRINGFIELD, IL -The Illinois State Police (ISP) and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that again this year several ISP firing ranges will be open to the public for the purpose of sighting in shotguns. With deer hunting season around the corner, ISP and DNR officers will open the ranges to the public on Saturday, October 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open range program affords the public a safe place to sight in their guns in the presence of firearms experts who can assist with any questions or problems.|
The public is asked to call one of the 17 statewide ranges (listed below) before October 28 to make a reservation. Targets will be provided, and there is no charge for use of the range. The public is also reminded that a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card is required, and in order to legally transport a firearm, the gun must be unloaded and enclosed in a case.
OPEN RANGES District 2 Elgin 847/931-2411 District 5 Joliet 815/726-6377 District 6 Pontiac 815/844-1525 District 7 East Moline 309/752-4915 District 8 Metamora 309/676-2116 District 9 Pawnee 217/625-2131 District 10 Pesotum 217/265-0050 District 11 Collinsville 618/346-3671 District 12 Effingham 217/347-2711 District 13 DuQuoin 618/542-8171 District 14 Macomb 309/833-4046 District 16 Pecatonica 815/963-7688 District 17 LaSalle 815/224-3032 District 18 Litchfield 217/324-4900 District 19 Carmi 618/382-4606 District 20 Pittsfield 217/285-2034 District 21 Ashkum 815/698-2395