The South Sandy Shooting Range is closed until further notice due to renovations and remodeling. We have replaced the covered shooting shelter and now working on installing all new shooting benches. Keep checking this website for further details and the re-opening date. Thank you for your patience during this time.
The South Sandy Shooting Range located on the Oakmulgee WMA provides shooting opportunities at distances up to 100 yards. The range is a cooperative effort between the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries and the U. S. Forest Service. The range is wheelchair accessible and has a concrete walkway for downrange access to the target line. Restroom facilities are also available courtesy of the U. S. Forest Service. The range is open Tuesday through Sundays except on days of youth and gun deer hunts. Range is closed on Mondays.
The range is located approximately 5 miles southwest of Duncanville Feed and Seed (Hwy 82, Duncanville, Tuscaloosa County) in Hale County. Please click on the google map link to view an aerial image of the range location. GPS coordinates for the range are: 33 deg. 00" 04.91" N 87 deg. 29' 14.47" W
A valid hunting, heritage, fishing, WMA license, or daily U.S. Forest Service permit ($3.00/car) is required for all shooting range users between the ages of 16-64. Licenses are easily obtained by visiting the licensing page of this website. Purchasing a license can be done in one of three ways:
1) Online by clicking here
2) By calling 1-888-848-6887
3) Visit a retail vendor in your community
- Range is open during daylight hours only (except by permit).
- No alcoholic beverages allowed.
- Any legal firearm and ammunition, except armor-piercing or tracer, may be used on target range.
- Keep all firearms unloaded and muzzles pointed down range when not firing or uncased. Action on uncased guns shall be open when not on the firing line.
- All persons are to remain behind the shooter while firing is taking place. No firing shall be allowed while anyone is down range.
- All firearms (except as noted below in # 7) shall only be fired from designated stations on the concrete shooting line into the embankment at stationary paper targets, self-healing or metal automatic reset targets. Targets must be placed so shots will impact the embankment into the bottom 5’ of the embankment. Only one person may shoot from each designated location at any given time.
- Shotguns with no. 4 shot or smaller may be fired at moving clay targets on designated clay areas only.
- All used targets, brass, shotgun hulls, and other trash shall be placed in a garbage can, or removed from the range.
- It shall be illegal to violate any posted restriction.