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Yellowstone shooting range opens Sept. 14
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BLANCHARDVILLE - A significantly remodeled Yellowstone Wildlife Area shooting range will reopen on Saturday, 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 F, about one mile southwest of Lake Road in Lafayette County.

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 Bruce Folley, DNR wildlife biologist in Lafayette County.

The range 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," Folley said. "The improvements offer greater shooting opportunity and added safety."