DNR Announces Improvement Project For Columbia County Shooting Range To Begin In Summer

(Poynette) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced that the Columbia County shooting range improvement project will begin this summer. Work will include increasing sound mitigation to the 100-yard and 50-yard rifle ranges and the 50-yard shotgun range as well as adding a bullet catcher to the handgun range.

In addition to the two free rifle ranges and shotgun range, the range features earthen backstops, side berms and overhead baffles in shooting sheds to ensure safety. Target stands are present on all three ranges, and the DNR reminds the public to bring their own paper targets. Hearing and eye protection are recommended.

The range, located at W6273 King Road near Poynette, will remain open during construction. Space will be limited, and the shooting sheds may be closed frequently. Specific construction dates are not yet scheduled because the work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Photo courtesy of the DNR website