By Lars Dalseide | September 6 2010 10:09

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Chief Logan Shooting Range to be Dedicated

The Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has completed construction of a shooting range at Chief Logan Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Logan County. “The development of a shooting range in this region of Southern West Virginia has been one of our agency’s top priorities for several years,” noted WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro. “I’m confident this public shooting range facility will receive a great deal of use by the citizens of Logan and the surrounding counties.”

A special dedication of the Chief Logan Shooting Range is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Chief Logan Recreation Center located .5 miles off U.S. Route 119.

The completed range has eight shooting benches with a covered shelter. Target frames are located at 25, 50 and 100 yards. Approximately one mile of access road was upgraded, and a parking area for 10 vehicles was constructed adjacent to the range. “This range will provide a safe and convenient location for hunters to ‘zero in’ their rifles,” Jezioro said. “Other shooting enthusiasts will enjoy these public facilities as well.”

The range complex has a parking space and bench accessible for physically challenged shooters. The total cost for the construction of the shooting range complex was approximately $70,000, and the range was constructed with assistance from the following businesses and organizations:

  • The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) provided the WVDNR with a $25,000 grant to support construction of the shooting range.
  • The Logan Area Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) provided a $1,000 grant to support construction of the range.
  • Mine Lifeline, LLC donated equipment and an operator to assist in the grading of the access road and the shooting range site.
  • Jaunt, Inc. donated equipment and stone for construction purposes.
  • Logan County Mine Service, a subsidiary of Massey Energy, donated hydro-seeding services to re-vegetate sites disturbed during construction.
  • West Virginia Paving donated pavement millings that were used to help stabilize the access road leading to the range.

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