By Kyle Jillson | October 29 2011 09:45

Lance Frazier from the Herald Journal has a good interview with the manager of the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range in Logan, Utah, who recently received a grant from Friends of NRA to construct a new range facility.

Logan shooting range manager talks about future of facility

The Cache Valley Public Shooting Range opened in 1991 on Logan’s west side. Known at the time as the Cache Valley Hunter Education Center, the range was small, but over the years it has grown to include shooting options for virtually any type of weapon, and a variety of shooting events for adults and youth.

Ja Eggett was hired by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources as manager of the range in the summer of 2009, moving from a position as the city park planner for Layton. He had been a long-time hunter education instructor and had been involved in the Dedicated Hunter program, Eggett said, “so I had a lot of association with the division.”

Eggett sat down with a Herald Journal reporter in mid-October to talk about current offerings at the shooting range and how its use has changed over the years.

What was the shooting range like in the early days?

The range has been open to the public just over 20 years. When it first opened it was just the main building here with the indoor classrooms and indoor .22 and archery ranges, with construction going on the outdoor ranges. Originally it only had a 100-yard range, and that’s been expanded to include a 100-, 200- and 300-yard range.

What types of shooting options are available here?

Rifle, pistol, shotgun, archery; pretty much anything you can shoot can be shot down here. With automatic weapons, as long as they have their permits, they’re allowed to shoot here.

Continue reading the interview with Ja Eggert at the Herald Journal's website. 

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