Citizen Shooting Range Advisory Committee

Idaho Fish and Game is seeking members of the public to serve on a Citizens Shooting Range Advisory Committee to provide input about public shooting range grant applications.

Committee Member Requirements

The term of the volunteer assignment to the Citizen Shooting Range Advisory Committee (Committee) is one year, but the Fish and Game Director can consider additional terms.  Emphasis for membership is on representation from each Fish and Game Region, not to exceed seven total committee members. 

Fish and Game is encouraging members of the public who actively use shooting ranges and are familiar with the elements for safe public shooting ranges in their community to consider applying for the Committee. Fish and Game’s intent is that the Committee will represent of a diversity of shooting opportunities that includes hunters, recreational and competitive shooters.

The Committee will be most active during February – March, consistent with the shooting range grant cycle. IDFG will provide facilitation and logistical support to the Committee, which will be administered consistent with Idaho’s Open Meeting procedures.

 

Apply to be a member

If you are interested in becoming a member, submit an application by October 30.

Download Application [PDF 89KB]

 

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Background

In 2020, House Bill 396 passed, creating a new Public Shooting Range Fund (Fund) administered by the Fish and Game Commission. The Fund incorporates the financial resources previously used by Fish and Game for shooting range grants.
This bill also created the Citizen Shooting Range Advisory Committee to advise the Idaho Fish and Game about applications solicited by IDFG each year for public shooting range grants awarded from the Fund. 
Idaho Fish and Game has been funding shooting range grants to non-profit shooting organizations and State and local governments that own or manage shooting ranges, including archery ranges, for several years.  The funds come from federal manufacturer excise taxes collected on the sales of firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment and from state fine and forfeiture monies remitted for wildlife crimes.