Sheriff’s Office offers public range days

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled two open dates in September and October for the public to use the BCSO shooting range.

The public range days are being offered to individuals interested in honing their shooting skills in preparation for the upcoming hunting season. Firearms are limited to rifles.

The public range days will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants must be over the age of 18, and will be required to bring their own rifles and ammunition.

The firing range is located at the BCSO Training Facility on Honeysuckle Road, off County Farm Road in West Blount County. The state-of-the-art, covered firing range boasts 21 lanes with a turning target system. The Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Air National Guard in 2008 to upgrade the firing range, making it one of the most advanced training range complexes in East Tennessee.

Individuals wishing to use the range on either Sept. 26 or Oct. need to RSVP to Training Assistant Jennifer Harrington at 865-273-5122 no later than Friday, Sept. 18. Any questions, as well as directions to the range, should also be directed to Deputy Harrington.

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