SPRING CREEK – A grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is helping put a new face on the Spring Creek Rifle Range.

An assistance wildlife restoration grant, in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife Hunter Education Program, in the amount of $38,500 will go toward updating the shooting range.

Among the improvements, the range will be reconfigured for handicapped access and mobility. Two shooting benches will be added for long-range targets, along with pistol tables, yardage markers, targets and small pavilions.

A cement foundation and gutter will be added along with berms at 50, 100, 200 and 300 yards, with a dirt berm to separate the shooting range and pistol area.

The majority of work is being done with volunteers and could be completed by June if not sooner, said SCA President Jessie Bahr, adding that some areas will be alternately opened and closed in the meantime.

The work is being done by the shooting range committee and the Spring Creek Association.

Cost to purchase a key to the range is $10 for SCA property owners/renters and for non-property owners, a $25 refundable deposit is charged with a $10 per day fee. Keys can be purchased at the Spring Creek Association office at 401 Fairway Blvd.

For more information, call 753-6295 or visit www.springcreeknv.org.

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