A heavily remodeled Yellowstone shooting range will reopen on Sept. 14.
The project, originally scheduled for completion on Sept. 1, was delayed due to wet weather earlier in the summer. The range is located on County Highway F approximately one mile southwest of Lake Road in Lafayette County
“We know folks are anxiously waiting for the Yellowstone shooting range to reopen,” said Bruce Folley, DNR wildlife biologist in Lafayette County. “We’re sorry for the delay but I think folks are really going to like the ‘new’ Yellowstone range and hopefully will feel it was worth the wait.”
The revamped range now features a 100 yard range with eight shooting stations, a 50 yard range with six stations and a 25 foot range with six stations. All shooting lines are covered and each includes one accessible shooting station. Newly constructed berms separate the three ranges for safety.
“The range will operate much like it did before the remodel,” said Folley. “It is free and open to the public year-round for rifle, pistol, muzzleloader and shotgun shooting. Only paper targets are allowed, no clays or other target objects are permitted. There will not be an attendant and the shooting stations are available on a first come-first served basis.
“This range has been very popular over the years and has seen heavy use. The improvements offer greater shooting opportunity and added safety.”
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