New shooting range to close for upgrades

Published 8:13 pm Friday, October 3, 2008

After being open for nearly a month the Marengo Public Shooting Range will be closed Monday and Tuesday for additions and upgrades.

The range, which opened Sept. 4., has one 25 and one 100 yard shooting section. The additions will be designed to accommodate more shooters.

“We’re going to extend the wall for the 25 yard range and we’re going to add a 50-yard berm,” Ray Metzler, Hunter Education Coordinator for Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, said. “We didn’t have a 50 yard berm and shortly after we opened we saw we wanted to add one.”

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The rage will re-open to the public Wednesday morning. The requirement for the public to use the range is either a valid hunting license or Wildlife Heritage License. Alabama residents 65 years and older are exempt from the requirement.