Shooting range reopens at Kleber WMA in time for deer season

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) — The shooting range at the Kleber Wildlife Management Area has reopened just in time for hunters to sight their rifles in ahead of deer hunting season.

The shooting range, which has proven incredible popular among central Kentucky hunters, underwent a major renovation during the off season.

The range will be open every day except Mondays, said Chris Garland, assistant director for wildlife for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

“All tube rifle ranges owned by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are closed on Mondays for maintenance and clean up,” Garland said.

Tube ranges, like the one at Kleber, use large steel pipes to limit the direction of a bullet’s travel. Shooters sit on a bench and fire their guns through the tubes. All of the facilities are self-service and not staffed.

Rules and procedures for using the shooting range are posted onsite.
Garland advised shooters to wear adequate eye and ear protection.

Tube ranges are for rifles, muzzle loading guns and shotguns loaded with single projectile slugs. They are not for use by shooters using shotguns with pelleted loads.

Tube ranges are free of charge for public use.

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