Law enforcement shooting range open to public starting Saturday

Public access goes through Nov. 22 with open shooting, sighting-in scheduled
Law enforcement shooting range open to public starting Saturday

The public will have access to the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center Range near Waunakee this fall, according to a release. Access to the range will cost $10.

Funding for the project comes from shooters and hunters though the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration grant program, according to the release. The grant revenue comes from taxes on ammunition and firearms equipment.

The primary function of the five shooting ranges is to provide law enforcement officers with realistic and functional training, officials said.

The center at 5184 Highway 19 will be open Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 7-Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to the release. At least two ranges will be open to the public during the allotted times.

The center will also be open daily from Nov. 9-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to the release. A 100-yard rifle range will be open during this time for the public to sight-in firearms to prepare for the gun deer-hunting season.

According to the release, target stands will be provided but shooters should bring ear and eye protection, targets and ammunition.