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A local public shooting range will host an open house on August 6 – Cache Valley Daily

ByMary M. Ward

Aug 1, 2022

Cache Valley Public Shooting Range will be hosting an open house on Saturday, August 6, offering free admission to the rifle, pistol, and archery ranges.

CACHE COUNTY – August is National Shooting Sport Month.

To celebrate this celebration, Cache Valley Public Shooting Range will be hosting an open house on Saturday August 6th.

Range manager Steven Bassett says the open house will offer free entry to the range’s rifle, pistol and archery facilities, as well as discounted cartridges at his ranges. shooting.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials say a visit to one of Utah’s public shooting ranges in August is appropriate because established shooting ranges are also a safer option for prevention. wildfires amid Utah’s historic drought conditions.

Here in Cache Valley, the public shooting range is located at 2851 West, 200 North on Valley View Highway 30, west of Logan.

“Safety is our top priority here,” Bassett says. “That’s why we’re a great place to come and shoot.

“We provide a family environment where you can try a new hobby or pass on your tradition to someone new. We just want people to come and have fun.”

Shooting at an established shooting range is a much safer choice given Utah’s current hot and dry conditions, DWR officials say.

On July 16, firefighters were called to put out a small fire in Providence Canyon that Cache County Fire Marshal Jason Winn said was caused by target shooting.

The fire occurred on national forest land, where target shooting is permitted with certain restrictions. These restrictions include a ban on tracer ammunition and all explosive targets, such as those containing tannerite. Targets made from shattering objects are also prohibited.

Thanks to a quick response from local firefighters, the fire was brought under control to less than an acre of grass and brush. No structure was threatened. It died out pretty quickly.

Bassett says Cache Valley Public Shooting Range has something for everyone.

Outdoors, the facility offers 100, 200, and 300 meter firing ranges; and a 50ft handgun range, with targets at 5, 10 and 16 yards.

The public stand also offers facilities for trap, skeet and five-stand shooting.

For archers, the public shooting range has a 90-meter outdoor archery range, as well as 25- and 50-meter open ranges for archery and firearms.

If you prefer to shoot in the air conditioning, the shooting complex also has a 50-foot indoor range for .22 caliber rifle shooting and a 20-meter indoor archery range.

“All of these options are great for people who shoot here often or want to try it for the first time,” Bassett says. “We have range security guards who can offer assistance as needed.”

A day pass to any or all of the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range facilities is $6. A youth pass for shooters 15 and under is $3. Hearing and eye protection are required.

“We have targets available for purchase,” Bassett says. “But people should bring their own firearms and ammunition.”

To encourage interest in the sport of shooting, Bassett says the range offers an ongoing year-round promotion that allows customers to shoot for free or at reduced rates if they have purchased a firearm within the past 30 days. Proof of purchase is required, of course.

During the summer (April through October), the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range is open Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During the winter months (November to March), the estate is open Wednesday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.