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Located within the Chickasawhatchee Wildlife Management Area in Dougherty County, the Mike Commander Shooting Range is a popular destination for shooting enthusiasts. Adjacent to this range is the Mike Commander Archery Range, offering a comprehensive outdoor recreational experience.

Facilities and Offerings

Renovations and Features The shooting range reopened on March 31, 2021, after extensive renovations, including a refreshed 25-yard pistol range and a 200-yard rifle range. The site also boasts a classroom that can accommodate around 40 people, primarily used for hunter education and organizational programs.

Accessibility and Directions The range is easily accessible from Albany, located approximately 16.6 miles from the intersection of Highway 91 and Highway 243.

Gallery and Amenities

  • Range Benches
  • Entrance
  • Pavilion
  • Range Targets at both 200-yard and 25-yard ranges
  • Clean bathroom facilities

Operational Hours

  • Closed on Monday
  • Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earliest
  • Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Contact Information

  • Range Office: 678-822-2035
  • Hunter Services: 706-557-3355

Fees and Requirements

  • Accessible with a Hunting or Fishing License, or a Lands Pass

Community Feedback The Mike Commander Shooting Range receives mixed reviews, highlighting its strengths and areas for improvement.


  • Frequent patrons appreciate the range’s friendly and knowledgeable staff.
  • The newly updated ranges, especially with electronic targets, have been well-received.
  • The range’s cleanliness, particularly its bathrooms, and the professional demeanor of the range officers are frequently commended.
  • The range’s location is noted for its easy accessibility and minimal traffic.

Areas for Improvement:

  • Some visitors express dissatisfaction with the electronic targets, preferring traditional, physical targets.
  • There are occasional concerns about consistency in the range rules and the functionality of electronic systems.




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Opening Hours

  • MondayClosed
  • Tuesday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Wednesday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Thursday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Friday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Sunday 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM