Cumberland Times-News

September 21, 2013

W.Va. DNR opens new shooting range in Marion County, expects lot of use


Cumberland Times-News

— MANNINGTON, W.Va. — The new Dents Run Shooting Range is located on the Dents Run Wildlife Management Area near Mannington in western Marion County.

 The facility was built entirely by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources employees so that costs could be reduced, according to Director Frank Jezioro.

The range was dedicated Sept. 13 by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.

The range is open for public use.

The rules of the range will be posted and enforced.

There are four standard benches and one bench for the physically challenged.        

“The construction of this new facility was made possible through the cooperation of the DNR, CONSOL Energy and the National Rifle Association, and with the support of our state and federal leaders,” Jezioro said.

“We expect that this new facility will receive a lot of use during the next few weeks as the fall hunting seasons begin and hunters start sighting in their firearms.”

To inquire further, contact the Farmington DNR Office at 304-825-6787.