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Flood damage may delay opening of Columbia County Shooting Range

By Central Office May 16, 2018

Contact(s): Keith Warnke, R3 Team Supervisor, keith.warnke@wisconsin.gov; (608) 576-5243

 

POYNETTE, Wis.- The planned June opening of the nearly complete Columbia County Public Target Range is now likely to be delayed due to flood damage at the site. Recent heavy rains caused damage to shooting areas and newly constructed berms.

The state Department of Natural Resources and contractors are working on repairs, with the goal of opening the range as close to the targeted date as possible.

"We need to ensure that the structures are sound and that the range will be safe for use," said Keith Warnke, who oversees the state-owned shooting ranges for DNR. "We'll keep the public up to date on this work-thank you for your patience."

Once opened, the Columbia County range will provide Madison-area hunters and recreational shooting sports enthusiasts a safe and accessible area to shoot within an hour of the city. For more information, search the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for keywords "shooting ranges," and click on the button for "Columbia Co. Range."

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