The Shotgun and Muzzleloader ranges in Makepeace Lake WMA in Atlantic County will be closed from July 16, 2022, to August 16, 2022, to remove stumps and small trees from the shot fall zone. These removals are required to conform to standards set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Best Management Practices for Outdoor Shooting Ranges."
In addition to this work, Bureau of Land Management staff will also install gun racks at the shotgun range to safely hold firearms when not being used.
New Jersey Fish and Wildlife recognizes that many users enjoy recreating at the Makepeace WMA shotgun and muzzleloader ranges. Efforts were made to ensure this closure is brief and has minimal impact on regulated hunting seasons.
New Jersey Fish and Wildlife appreciates your patience and understanding while this work is being completed and improvements are made.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Nathan.Figley@dep.nj.gov.