Mayflower Firing Range Maintenance Continues

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MAYFLOWER – Due to recent rains, shooters who enjoy the Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range in Mayflower may have to wait a few weeks longer before they’re able to return to the range.

“With all of the rain we’ve been experiencing over the past weeks, our construction schedule has been pushed back,” explained AGFC Hunter Education Coordinator Joe Huggins. “I expect the skeet and trap range to be complete around the first of May. We have decided to close the pistol range down on May 5 for renovations to that part of the facility,” Huggins said. “We will keep the rifle range open along with skeet and trap while this work is being done,” he added.

“Once the pistol range is complete we will move to the rifle range and re-open the pistol range. We feel like that it will take about three weeks on pistol and two weeks on rifle, but it’s all subject to the weather,” Huggins said.

The construction project includes rebuilding the skeet houses and rebuilding the skeet and trap field and sidewalks to the make the handicap-accessible, Huggins explained. “We are also replacing the skeet machines with new ones. On the pistol range we extended the shooting pad back to make more room for shooters. We’re also replacing the roof over the shooting pad along with making some needed repairs to the baffling system. On the rifle range, we plan to replace the roof over the shooting pad,” he said.

Huggins said the entire project should be complete by the end of May, weather permitting. Once construction is complete, all ranges will be open during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Shooters can call ahead for range conditions at (501) 470-9904. For more information on the firing range, go to http://www.agfc.com/education-class/agfc-firing-ranges/camp-robinson.aspx.