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Illinois State Police and Department of Natural Resources Offer Open Range Program

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Press Release Date: November 1, 2007    || Archived November 13, 2007

Hunters given an opportunity to sight-in shotguns before deer hunting season

Springfield, IL - The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced today it will open its ranges to hunters for the purpose of sighting in and test-firing their shotguns in a safe environment for the upcoming deer hunting season. On Saturday, November 10, firing ranges in Elgin, Joliet, Pawnee, Effingham, DuQuoin, LaSalle, and Pecatonica will be available to the public. Hours at all ranges are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Once again, the Illinois State Police and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will offer the Open Range Program to hunters to safely sight-in their shotguns before the upcoming hunting season,” said ISP Director Larry G. Trent. “This annual program provides ISP and DNR firearm experts the opportunity to promote hunting safety in a controlled environment while ensuring the safe and appropriate use of shotguns.”

“We are once again proud to partner with the Illinois State police on the Open Range Program," said Sam Flood, Acting Director of the DNR. "Whether you've been hunting for years or just a matter of days this is a great opportunity for hunters to check their shotgun in the presence of an expert before the beginning of the season. This will not only ensure their safety, but the safety of other sportsmen on the field."

The public is asked to call one of the ranges listed below before the scheduled date to make a reservation. Targets will be provided, and there is no charge for use of the range. Participants must possess a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card and transport the firearm legally by having it unloaded and enclosed in a case.

Open Ranges
DistrictCityTelephoneContact
District 2Elgin(847) 931-2785Trooper Darren Love
District 5Joliet(815) 726-6377 – Ext. 255Sergeant Chris Garibay
District 9Pawnee(217) 786-6278Trooper Rich Mahan
District 12Effingham(217) 347-2711Sergeant Kelly Hulsey
District 13DuQuoin(618) 542-2171Sergeant Tom King
District 16Pecatonica(815) 239-1152 – Ext. 2427Trooper Tim Roush
District 17LaSalle(815) 224-1171 Sergeant Bob Cessna

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