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New facility aims to hit the mark near Cordele

New facility aims to hit the mark.{ } / Photo: Danielle Ledbetter{ }

After two years in development, the four-acre Archery and Air Rifle Range Lake Blackshear Resort is now open to take aim at.

75 percent of the half a million-dollar project was paid for with the wildlife restoration excise tax.

This excise tax is a tax charged on guns, ammunition and boating fuel.

The remaining 25 percent was paid for from the North Georgia Mountains Authority.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources hopes the area will bring more money into the area.

Walter Lane, with the DNR, says, “When people come and use this they’ve got to either bring their own equipment or purchase equipment and buy the things they need to participate.”

The range will cost $5 in addition to either a daily or annual ParkPass.

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