An area state park is offering a new feature.
Victoria Bryant State Park near Royston and Franklin Springs recently opened a new archery range.
The park features two ranges. One is a static range with targets 10 to 40 yards in distance. The second range is a 3-D range with 20 realistic targets at various distances.
The archery range at Victoria Bryant will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until sunset.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that the range will serve as a resource for area archers and bow hunters, for park programming activities, and for school groups participating in the National Archery in Schools program.
According to the DNR, users need to bring their own gear and add that broadheads are not allowed in order to reduce impact to targets.
State officials said that to assist in maintaining the park, users will pay a $10 daily fee, adding that users also have the choice to pay an annual fee to acquire access the range year-round for a cost of $100 for an individual or $150 for a family. Reduced rates are available for children 12 and younger.
Permits may be purchased at the Victoria Bryant State Park office.
According to state officials, the range at Victoria Bryant is the result of a collaborative effort between the DNR’s State Parks and Historic Division and Wildlife Resources Division.
You can find more out by calling 706-245-6270 or going online to www.gastateparks.org/VictoriaBryant.