Range board not happy with DNR shooting rules

Range board not happy with DNR shooting rules

The group that runs a state-owned shooting range in northern Wisconsin is none too pleased with the Department of Natural Resources’ new rule proposals.

The DNR has proposed rules for the nine ranges it owns around the state. The plan calls for banning liquor possession and consumption, automatic weapons, tracer ammunition and exploding targets. The DNR’s board is set to vote on the package April 13.

The Boulder Junction Shooting Range, which manages the DNR range in that town, submitted comments to the board Monday calling the rules unnecessary.

The group says prohibiting booze would drive members away and reduce revenue. The group also argues people should be allowed to use tracers and automatic weapons.

A DNR spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to an email.