Cheney Wildlife Area News
NO OFF-ROAD DRIVING! YOU WILL GET STUCK. PLEASE STAY ON THE MAINTAINED ROADS AND PARKING AREAS!
Cheney Shooting Range:
Target practice outside the range anywhere else at the Reservoir is unlawful
Friday's and Saturday's = 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday's = 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holiday Closures: The range will be closed November 29 for Thanksgiving
Winter Closure: The range will close December 15th and reopen March 7th
Range may be closed without prior notice during periods of inclement weather. (e.g. rain, lightning, snow, sleet, icy road conditions, high heat, high heat index, high winds). Common examples only.
Range will continue to be closed to the public Monday through Thursday. No Trespassing when the range is closed. Criminal Trespass is an arrestable offense!
Law Enforcement certified Range Officers operate the shooting range and are present at all times when the facility is open to the public.
Shotguns are not allowed on the range unless firing rifled slugs. No birdshot or buckshot!
Target stands, backers, and tacks are provided. Bring paper targets only.
Read all posted range rules and obtain your shooting permit (on-site) before shooting!
.50 BMG rifles/rounds are not allowed
Muzzleloader's are allowed
No armor pirecing or tracer ammunition allowed!
Armor Piercing examples: M2 .30-06 163 gr., M61 7.62 150.5 gr., FNP80 7.62 150 gr., M993 7.62 126.6 gr., AP 485 .338 Lapua Magnum 248 gr., M995 5.56x45mm NATO 52gr., S.m.K. 7.92x57 Mauser 178.25gr (examples only)
This is a marksmanship range. No rapid-fire.One shot every 4 seconds. Rapid-fire and misplaced shots have created serious damage to the wooden ricochet bunker posts and target stands. Range officers will warn you once about rapid firing or misplaced shots that hit the target stands or bunker posts. If there continues to be a problem after you've been warned, you will be asked to leave the range. Intentionally shooting the target stands, wooden bunker posts, or any other range structure (criminal damage to State property) will not be tolerated. Do your part to ensure this range remains open to the public by making sure your shots are hitting your paper target and by not rapid-firing.
Target practice outside the designated shooting range is unlawful. This is a statewide public lands law and applies to all KDWP Public Lands AND Walk-In Hunting Areas (WIHA's). Target practice can only occur at a designated (posted) area.
Public Lands Regulations state that all vehicles must remain on maintained roads and parking areas. ATV's are illegal anywhere on Public Lands, including maintained roads. Vehicles MUST remain on maintained roads and parking areas at all times in all public areas around the Reservoir, including the State Park. Help protect our natural resources by complying with this law. Please call 911 if you observe ANY violation of the Law on our Public Areas.
Due to an eagle nest on the refuge the east main road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. An area of approximately 330 ft. around the nest as been posted and all activity inside of this area is strictly prohibited at this time. The west gate has been open to allow access to the lake for fishing.
Refuge gates will close October 1st 2014
Baiting, Tree Stands and Blinds
Baiting on public lands is PROHIBITED. Each hunter is also allowed to place only 2 tree stands or portable blind that must be tagged with the hunters name and KDWPT number on it, the portable blinds shall not be left unattended over night.