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We were in the Shelburne / Burlington area a couple of years ago and the LGS's all said the vast majority of VT ranges are private/members only affairs.
 

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Target shooting is allowed in the Green Mountain National Forest. The rules are a bit different from NYDEC rules. Check with the Forest Service for details. Generally:
You can target shoot on national forest lands unless a specific area has been closed to the activity because it jeopardizes public safety. Information about closures is available at each district office. When target shooting, Forest Service regulations prohibit discharging a firearm:
1. In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area,
2. Across or on roads or bodies of water, or where people or property are exposed to injury or damage, Into a cave,
3. Causing resource damage; don't shoot trees, rocks, stumps, non-game animals.
Also, some areas request that you only use paper, steel targets or biodegradable clay targets. The district office may or may not be able to point you toward an area that is good for shooting. It really depends on who you end up talking to. Be safe and clean up everything.
 

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Sparks Pit, Ripton, VT I don't know if that's in the area where you will be, but it looks like a nice spot on the satellite images. This spot was mentioned in some Forest Service documents as a popular spot for target shooting. I've never been to this place, but some forest roads can be pretty rough. A low clearance vehicle is not advisable.
 

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Cheepers... it's Vermont. My inlaws live there, and you can pretty much find the side of a mountain and start firing at will. Well it's not quite that easy... but if you have any friends with property there, what's stopping you? Most people just shoot on their own hillside farmland.

Vermont is a no license state as well. Anybody can have and carry a hand gun concealed in the state of Vermont... which is nice... unless you are a Vermonter looking to get an out of state permit for somewhere else. Then you have a problem, because you don't have a home state license.
 
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