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Posted: 3/15/2006 2:02:05 PM EDT
I just got this in an e-mail from the DNR.

Atterbury FWA shooting range closed for upgrade
-----------------------------------

Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area's public shooting range closed today
in order to begin construction of a modern state-of-the-art state
shooting facility.

Planned upgrades at the DNR property's range in Johnson County include
72 covered stations for shooting rifle and pistol, modern accessible
restrooms and a voice-activated combination trap and skeet range.

"A modern shooting range in Johnson County will draw recreational
shooters from miles around," said DNR Director Kyle Hupfer. "The range will
also offer marksmen and women from nearby Indianapolis, Columbus and
Franklin a much-needed, convenient and safe public practice range."

Hupfer added that target and clay pigeon shooters should try out
similar recent range upgrades at J Edward Roush Lake near Huntington and
Kingsbury FWA near LaPorte. "These are exciting times for Hoosier
shooters," said Hupfer.

Citizens and hunters wishing to practice their marksmanship during the
yearlong range upgrade can find alternate public shooting ranges at:
http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/huntguide1/range.htm

Atterbury FWA's shooting range project is a partnership between the
Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service's Federal Assistance program. The USFWS is providing 75 percent of
the upgrade funding.

Atterbury FWA is west of Edinburgh in southern Johnson County.
Atterbury FWA map:
http://www.IN.gov/dnr/fishwild/publications/att.htm
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 4:03:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hoosierhick:
I just got this in an e-mail from the DNR.

Atterbury FWA shooting range closed for upgrade
-----------------------------------

Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area's public shooting range closed today
in order to begin construction of a modern state-of-the-art state
shooting facility.

Planned upgrades at the DNR property's range in Johnson County include
72 covered stations for shooting rifle and pistol, modern accessible
restrooms and a voice-activated combination trap and skeet range.

"A modern shooting range in Johnson County will draw recreational
shooters from miles around," said DNR Director Kyle Hupfer. "The range will
also offer marksmen and women from nearby Indianapolis, Columbus and
Franklin a much-needed, convenient and safe public practice range."

Hupfer added that target and clay pigeon shooters should try out
similar recent range upgrades at J Edward Roush Lake near Huntington and
Kingsbury FWA near LaPorte. "These are exciting times for Hoosier
shooters," said Hupfer.

Citizens and hunters wishing to practice their marksmanship during the
yearlong range upgrade can find alternate public shooting ranges at:
http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/huntguide1/range.htm

Atterbury FWA's shooting range project is a partnership between the
Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service's Federal Assistance program. The USFWS is providing 75 percent of
the upgrade funding.

Atterbury FWA is west of Edinburgh in southern Johnson County.
Atterbury FWA map:
http://www.IN.gov/dnr/fishwild/publications/att.htm



72 lanes? Holy f'in crap!
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 1:32:09 PM EDT
Excellent, Smithers
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:11:08 PM EDT
Ah the days of being the only person there are long over....
I remember when I was in high school we used to go there real early and there was never anybody there. Oh the mayhem that followed:)
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:01:00 AM EDT
Well, Hooo fuckin Raaaa, Now it is going to be a friggin mad house. But, it is long over due for a face lift. Oh well I suppose that is progress.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 7:37:42 AM EDT
I can't imagine the amount of lead in them there hills! (and not to mention the amount in the ground leading up to the berm - I can't count how many times I've seen yocals blasting the dirt 10 ft. from the line)
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:24:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rcoers:
I can't imagine the amount of lead in them there hills!



I asked the RO about that last year. He said they were not going to remove the lead & old dirt.

The nice thing is they are going to make the rifle range ground level. It would be realy nice if you could pull a cart or wagon to the bench. I got tired of packing 10-15 guns up those stairs.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:34:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR-50:

Originally Posted By rcoers:
I can't imagine the amount of lead in them there hills!



I asked the RO about that last year. He said they were not going to remove the lead & old dirt.

The nice thing is they are going to make the rifle range ground level. It would be realy nice if you could pull a cart or wagon to the bench. I got tired of packing 10-15 guns up those stairs.



I asked about that too, but I'm surprised the EPA doesn't have something to say about it
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:10:33 PM EDT
I read a write-up a year or 2 ago about an extensive study over several years on a range in the DC area. I was used for Fed training (I think). They found that there were no effects to the environment from the lead. It basically never left the area. I wish I remembered more details but I have slept a few times since then.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 7:52:55 PM EDT
That's great news...

if it was a year from now
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