Training center open for sight-in program

Instructors available to help sight-in, adjust firearms for fee

Published On: Oct 15 2013 04:51:21 PM CDT   Updated On: Nov 06 2013 03:29:57 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office announced their Annual Hunter Sight-In Program starts Nov. 9 and will go through Nov. 22.

The training center is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, officials said. Citizens should only bring firearms that are legal for use in hunting deer.

Hunters can prepare for the Wisconsin deer hunt by sighting in their shotguns, rifles and pistols at the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center, according to a release. The training center is located between Interstate 90/94 and Waunakee at 5184 Highway 19.

Instructors will be available to help sight-in and adjust firearms for $10 for the first gun and $5 for each additional gun, officials said. Hunters will also be able to receive information on hunting laws, regulations and gun safety.

According to the release, hearing and eye protection is mandatory and will be provided.

The training center ranges are also open to the public for target practice prior to the sight-in program on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Officials ask that anyone attending the hunter sight-in program to bring their guns to the training center cased for safety reasons.

Additional information can be found online or by calling 608-849-2660.