Introduction to rifle shooting to be held at Woodbury Range

| June 6, 2018

ATHENS – Anyone interested in learning the basics of rifle shooting is invited to attend a free program on June 24 at the Woodbury Range near Coshocton, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The ODNR Division of Wildlife is hosting the event on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. and will provide all firearms, ammunition, safety equipment, and targets. The event is open to anyone ages 12 years old and up, and participants with basic firearms safety skills are encouraged. There will be a brief safety talk and shooting technique lesson, followed by live fire. Firearms provided for use will be .22 long rifles, but participants are permitted to bring other range-legal rifles and corresponding ammunition if they prefer.

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, June 21. Please call the District 4 office at 740-589-9930 to sign up.

The event is free, but all persons age 18 or older who will be shooting must purchase either an annual shooting range permit ($24) or a one-day shooting range permit ($5), which are available at all hunting and fishing license outlets or at Permits are not sold at the shooting range. All persons age 17 and under who will be shooting are not required to purchase a permit, but must be accompanied by and directly monitored by an adult (age 18 years or older) who holds a valid shooting range permit.

The Woodbury Range is located six miles west of Coshocton at 41384 State Route 541, Warsaw, Ohio 43844. Participants will meet at the range attendant building.

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