Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will open the Bossier Sheriff’s Rifle Range to the public on three weekends in October so hunters can sight in their rifles.
The range, located at 2955 Old Plain Dealing Road in Plain Dealing, will be open on these dates and times:
· Oct. 7, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
· Oct. 14, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
· Oct. 21, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The range features 12 shooting lanes with targets at 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards. Basic targets will be available at the range, but shooters can also bring their own paper targets. You’ll need to bring your own weapons and ammunition, since none will be available at the range. You may also bring your own hearing and eye protection, but these will be available at the range, if needed.
“I am pleased to offer this service to our residents so they can sight in their rifles at our range in a safe environment, especially as we approach hunting season,” said Sheriff Whittington.
The Rifle Range is located just south of the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy (formerly North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy) on Old Plain Dealing Road approximately 12 miles from the town of Benton.
Although you do not need to register, you can always contact the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy at (318) 965-3525 for more information.