Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Indian River County Shooting Range News

This region of Florida is becoming a major draw for clay target shooters, if it hasn't already.

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Sebastian, FL

Indian River County plans $740,000 expansion of public shooting range

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A new sporting clays shotgun course with 15 different shooting stations is part of expansion plans for the county's public shooting range near Sebastian.

The County Commission unanimously approved the plan at its Dec. 20 meeting. The county will now advertise the expansion project through an invitation to bid.

The $740,000 expansion, which includes the installation of lights at the facility on 102nd Terrace, will allow the 300-acre shooting range to expand its hours of operation. Currently, the range is not open on Tuesday and Wednesday, and closes other days at 5 p.m.

Range Improvements

Improvements at the Indian River County Public Shooting Range would include:

• Construction of a sporting clays shotgun course with 15 different shooting stations.

• 12-foot-wide cart path along the course for access.

• Three new combination skeet and trap ranges.

• New parking area at west end.

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I had read in the past the range was not a money maker for the county. I gather someone convinced them that clay target shooting was the answer. Now, if they only don't charge the high shoot fees seen at county run ranges in Flordia...

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2 comments:

  1. Anyone who says the range is not a money maker is incorrect. With 70000 members the range shows a profit every month of the year.

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  2. True!
    This shooting does make a profit and that is why they are able to build skeet, trap and sportings!!

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