WAUTOMA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the Waushara County shooting range on Bicentennial Road in Wautoma has reopened to the public following facility improvements and the addition of accessible walkways.

Following a Sept. 6 closure for improvements, Coloma Local 139 Operator Engineers donated labor and equipment to complete maintenance updates that allowed the popular shooting range to reopen within days of its initial closure.

The Coloma Local 139 Operator Engineers represent over 10,000 heavy equipment operators in the construction industry throughout Wisconsin. Their members originally built the range in 2012. After years of use, the engineers returned to provide maintenance at no charge to the DNR.

The Waushara County shooting range is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Range users should follow all posted safety rules and clean up after use.

Donations are accepted at the Wautoma range and are used to fund projects at state-owned ranges.

More information on public shooting range locations, design and rules is available on the DNR website here.

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