Illinois DNR Completes Skeet Fields at WSRC

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Acting Director Sam Flood announced construction has been completed on 24 new skeet fields at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex (WSRC). Inclusion of skeet shooting at the complex expands the recreational options at the venue, which already boasts over three and half miles of trap fields, two sporting clay courses, and a cowboy shooting area.

"Interest in the complex from shooting enthusiasts has been tremendous in the year since we opened," said Dir. Flood. "I expect the addition of skeet shooting will add to that enthusiasm as visitors begin to realize fully what this facility has to offer."

The 1,600 acre WSRC now includes 24 skeet fields. Construction of the skeet houses began in late winter and was completed in early June. The state's Capital Development Board managed the project. Construction was completed by H2K Construction and Clinton Electric, and Knight & Associates served as project designers.

Skeet is a form of shooting where participants aim at clay targets that move horizontally across the air. Approximately 225 shooters participated in the first skeet event, the Briley Open, held June 8-10.

About the WSRC

The WSRC is state of-the-art 1,600-acre shooting facility which features 120 trap fields extending along a 3 ½ mile shooting line and more than two dozen skeet fields. Public shooting opportunities (except during major shooting events) are available on trap fields nearest the WSRC Events Center and vendor mall, and on the skeet fields for the convenience of recreational shooters. Open shooting is available from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily at a cost of $5 for each 25-target round.

WSRC Facts
120 Trap fields extending 3.5 miles
2 Sporting Clay Courses
24 Skeet Fields
Cowboy Action Shooting Corral
3-D Archery Area (Late summer)
1000 RV Campsites, 750 include water, sewer and electric hookups
34,000 square foot Special Event Center
Vendor Mall with over 34 shooting sport related shops
Full service restaurant