New Shooting Range in Mississippi

Hunters and shooters in Mississippi will have a new place to burn ammo and launch arrows beginning May 30, 2014.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks recently announced the opening of McHenry Shooting Range , located in South Mississippi near Perkinston. It will open on May 30, following an open house on May 29 from 1 - 4 p.m.

The new facility includes:

Pistol range: 20 shooting lanes with ranges from 5, 10 and 20 yards; shooters will utilize target stands and frames provided by McHenry Shooting Range.

Rifle ranges: two ranges with 10 shooting tables per range; movable target stands are provided. Shooters are able to engage targets out to 170 yards.

Skeet and trap: three Olympic-style skeet ranges and one trap range on the premises for shooters to hone their shooting abilities throughout the year.

5 Stand: the 5 Stand is built on a pier overlooking a small lake surrounded by sporting clay throwers. Actual hunting conditions will ready you for hunting season and test your skill.

Archery ranges: two archery ranges utilizing both known distance sight-in targets and 3D animal targets at unknown distances.

Mississippi residents can purchase an annual range permit for $42.29 or pay a daily fee of $5.50 per hour. The McHenry Shooting Range is located at 1060 E. McHenry Rd, Perkinston, MS 39573.

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