Conservation Board plans open house
The Washington County Conservation Board will host an open house at its shooting range on Sunday, June 23. The range is located at Clemons Creek Wildlife and Recreation Area, two miles west of Washington. The open house will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Clemons Creek shooting range is the only public range in the county. However, users must be certified to use the range. This open house will give non-certified adults, 18 years and older, an opportunity to view the range, try out the 25-yard and 100-yard ranges, and learn more about the facilities there. There will also be certified peace officers on hand to assist you with any questions or tips on how to improve your handgun or rifle handling and firing.
For those interested in becoming certified to use the range, Center coordinator Kathy Dolan will hold a range certification class at 10:30 a.m. Participants will need to have a driver’s license or state identification with them.
This range also features a 50-yard range and a clay shooting range. As part of the range, but opposite the parking lot, is an archery range. The Washington County Archers will be hosting a 3-D archery shoot at the same time as the shooting range open house. The public is welcome to attend both.
Participants must bring their own guns and ammunition.
Clemons Creek Wildlife Area is located off G38 (old 92), west of Washington. Turn north on Kiwi Avenue two miles west of town and east on 42nd (first gravel road). Park in the parking lot at the end of the short drive.
For more information, contact Ranger Bob Bellmer at 319-461-0341. Those who are unable to attend may obtain more information on the shooting range at the Marr Park office, 319-657-2400 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>. To become certified to use the range, call or e-mail the office to schedule an appointment that’s mutually agreeable.