Cumberland Times-News

Outdoors

October 5, 2013

Post-vandalism, firing range open in Monongalia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A public shooting range in Monongalia County that’s been closed since May is reopening.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources closed the range at the Pedlar Wildlife Management Area because of vandalism and littering problems.

DNR director Frank Jezioro said in a news release that the agency plans to increase patrols by natural resources police officers. The agency also has made modifications to the facility to deter unsafe use.

The range will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday from 9 a.m. until sunset and Sunday from noon until sunset. It will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jezioro had said earlier that vandalism and littering has been problem at public shooting ranges across the state.

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