Rifle Sight-In Locations for 2004

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Hunters who need a place to sight-in their rifles prior to this years hunting season have a number of locations across the state available to them. These ranges are affiliated with the Nebraska Shooting Sports Association. All ranges should have toilet facilities, however, the shooter should assume all are primitive ─ no water, electricity or telephone. Fees are charged at some ranges.

Columbus ─ 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24, Columbus Rifle & Pistol Club, 5 N on 18th Ave., then 4 W after canal; targets 50-200 yds., Contact Len Clark, 402-564-2471

Holdrege ─ 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 24 (rain date Oct. 31), Holdrege Silhouette Gun Club 5 S on U.S. 183; targets at 25-300 yds. Contact: Allan Pritchard, holsev@fairbanksintl.com

Lincoln ─ 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 9. Izaak Walton League NE Hwy. 2 & 134th St., then ½ S; 100-yd. targets, $5 per gun. Contact: Art Bryant, 402-488-7781

Louisville -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30, 31. Eastern Nebraska Gun Club, 2½ E on Nebr. 66 on north side of road; just show up, first-come, first-served. No date changes because of weather. Contact Tom Quinn, 402-453-9357.

North Platte ─ 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Platte River Sportsman Club, 8 W. on Walker Rd., then ½ S; targets at 50, 100 & 200 yds., Contact: Gary Anderson, 308-532-0887

Palisade ─ 1-5 p.m. Oct. 31, Bovau Canyon Gun Club, 5 S of Palisade; targets at 50-500 meters, Contact: John Steinke, 308-345-7979

Scottsbluff ─ 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 30, 12 mi. S of Gering via NE Hwy 71 then ½ on Pumpkin Creek Road on north side of the road. Contact John Carrington 308-632-6828.

Uehling ─ 3-5 p.m. Oct. 17, Logan Valley Shooting Club, Uehling Park Range; targets at 100 yds., Contact: Ervin Pronske, 402-567-2585

Weeping Water ─ 9 a.m. Oct. 9, 10, 23, 24; Weeping Water Gun Club, S-13K, between NE Hwy 50 and Weeping Water (look for signs); targets at 50, 100 & 200 yds., Contact: Duane Haugen 402-681-3005.

Shooters under 21 years are required to have an adult sponsor. All shooters are reminded that eye and hearing protection is required for all members of the group.

Shooters should also take at least 20 rounds of the correct ammo for their firearm, food and water if necessary, appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and the correct change for range fees..

If shooters must bring their children, they are required to bring along someone to supervise the kids while the shooter is sighting-in.