MDC’s Jay Henges Shooting Range switches to fall operating hours

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  1. venatic

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    MDC’s Jay Henges Shooting Range switches to fall operating hours


    Now is the time to safely sight in firearms for upcoming fall hunting seasons at the range.



    HIGH RIDGE, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center is now operating under its fall/winter schedule. Now through March 3, the range is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Henges is closed Monday and Tuesday for routine maintenance and special group use.



    As fall approaches, this is the perfect time to visit the range to sight in firearms for upcoming hunting seasons and avoid late-season waits.



    “With the cooler weather, we are already starting to experience a higher volume of shooters,” said Jay Henges Manager Terry Bertholomey. “Shooters can beat the deer season sight in rush by visiting us earlier rather than last minute.”



    At only three dollars per hour, MDC staffed shooting ranges like Henges offer shooters a very economical and safe means to sight in firearms and hone their shooting skills. Paper targets and basic ear protection are both included in the fee.



    The Jay Henges Shooting Range features a fully-baffled rifle/pistol range with targets out to 100 yards to assist deer hunters in preparing for the firearms season. Upland bird and waterfowl hunters, plus fall turkey enthusiasts, will want to take advantage of Henge’s shotgun patterning range to fine tune their shotgun technique and help select the right chokes.



    Recreational trap shooters will enjoy the range’s trap fields which include wheelchair-accessible shooting stations. The three-dollar-per-round use fee also includes 25 clay targets.



    Finally, archery and crossbow shooters can take advantage of static archery range that consists of four target butts at 10, 20, 25, and 30 yards. The range does not accommodate broadhead or cutting type tips.



    The Jay Henges Outdoor Education Center regularly holds classes that help hunters, shooters, and other outdoor enthusiasts expand and improve their skills. For an up-to-date list of offerings, go to https://goo.gl/bywCTP.



    For more details on the Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, visit https://goo.gl/EM7s98. For additional information on other MDC shooting ranges, both staffed and unstaffed, go to https://goo.gl/vJGYL6.

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    Jay Henges Shooting Range is now operating under its fall/winter hour schedule. The range is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Henges is closed Monday and Tuesday for routine maintenance and special group use. Now is the time to sight in firearms for deer season.
     
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  2. Haris122

    Haris122 Member

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    Nov 12, 2013
    Is it just me or is it a little earlier than usual that they're changing to the "cold weather schedule"?
     

  3. Dingo_thebabyeater

    Dingo_thebabyeater Disabled & Deadly

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    Apr 10, 2017
    St. Louis
    If you go there on weekends expect at least a 30-45 minute wait for a booth unless you get there 30 minutes prior to the range opening(So get there no later than 9:30 am).
    I work there most weekends so if any of you guys end up going there I'll be the guy in the electric wheelchair running the rifle/pistol line.