Local groups discuss continuing gun range improvements


September 19, 2019

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

One of the recently renovated shelters at the Wrangell shooting range. Many organizations held a meeting last week to discuss future improvements to the range.

Members of the Parks and Recreation Department, the Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, The Stikine Sportsmen Association, and the Forest Service held a meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 11. The purpose of the meeting was to review some recent renovations to the outdoor gun range on Spur Road, and to discuss priorities for future improvements.

Renovations to the gun range began back in May, thanks to a $14,500 grant from the NRA Foundation. According to a document passed out by Parks and Rec Director Kate Thomas, the Rod and Gun Club and the Stikine Sportsmen collaborated to write the grant application...

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