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Black River
Civic Address of Range: 1337 Black River Road
Location Description: 3.2 km from Area Office
Lat/ Long Coordinates: N 45° 43' 37.6" W 063° 54' 32.4"
UTM Coordinates: 20T E 042927N 5064130
Office: Oxford
Phone #: 902-447-2115
County: Cumberland
Local Directives/ Notices:

 RANGE reopening September 16, 2019


Black River Rifle Range is Closed on Sundays.

**Please call local office for info. on winter road access to the range,  road IS NOT ploughed during winter.

Maximum Calibre allowed 338 Lapua Magnum

Prohibited Bullet Types: traces, armour, piercing, explosive

Paper and cardboard targets only. (Metal and glass prohibited).

Public use of Handguns is Prohibited  

Skeet shooting is Prohibited at the Black River Rifle Range

 Red flags to be flown when range is active

Open "Range in Use" sign at entrance before using the range

Improper or misuse of range may result in legal action.

To report damage to range contact DNR Oxford  902-447-2115

Range Rules and Code of Conduct (for all provincial ranges):
1 Open the 'Range in Use' sign at entrance before using the range.
2 Raise the red warning flags to show the range is active.
3 Stay well behind the front or side of the firing line when firing is taking place.
4 Keep the action of your firearm open, except when in use on the range.
5 Keep firearm muzzle pointed down range towards target at all times.
6 Keep all ammunition under control.
7 Place targets off the range floor as near the backstop as possible.
8 Place targets before you approach the firing points with a firearm.
9 Use paper, cardboard, or soft plastic targets only.
10 Explosive targets are prohibited.
11 Load firearm only when all has been made ready for firing to commence.
12 Load only one cartridge at a time into the firearm.
13 Confirm that others are safely behind the firing line before you aim.
14 Before moving to the target or from the firing line:
  • unload and render the firearm safe;
  • leave the breach open and firearm down, and
  • BE SURE it is safe to proceed!
15 Clean range of all debris before leaving. Ensure all expended cartridge are collected.
16 If you are the last to leave, lower the red warning flags and close the range in use sign.
17 You must book range time through the Department of Natural Resources.
18 Unauthorized use of the range is not permitted. Book online or through your local DNR Office.
19 You must be 18 or over to book range time.
20 Anyone 17 or younger must be under the immediate supervision of a responsible adult.
21 You must follow the range officer's instructions, if one is present.
22 You must wear eye and hearing protection at all times while using the range.
23 You must follow the range safety procedures.
24 You must clean up after yourself - pick up all debris and expended cartridges.
25 Gun clubs must obtain a Shooting Range Group Permit from DNR to use department ranges.
26 You must NOT be under the influence of or in possession of alcohol or drugs while on range property.
27 You must NOT use unsafe or hazardous arms or ammunition.
28 Tracer, armour piercing, and explosive bullet types are prohibited.
29 You must NOT use metal, glass, or other unsafe targets. Explosive targets are prohibited.
30 You must NOT load or point your firearm behind the firing line.
31 You must NOT dry fire your weapon.
32 You must NOT talk to or distract a shooter, unless you are a coach or range officer.
33 Park vehicles in the designated parking area at a safe distance to the rear of the firing line.
34 Use this range at your own risk.
35 In case of EMERGENCY call 911.