Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

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Hunters can test shotguns at state firing ranges

Springfield, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois State Police has announced
its firing ranges will be open on Nov. 14 to hunters for sighting
in and test-firing shotguns before deer hunting season.

Firing ranges in Joliet, Pontiac, Pawnee, Effingham, Pecatonica
and LaSalle will be available to the public from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m.

The annual program is offered in cooperation with the Department
of Natural Resources.

Reservations can be made by calling ahead to the state police
district offices. Targets will be provided. There’s no charge for
use of the range.

Participants must have a valid firearm owner ID card and
transport the firearm legally by having it unloaded and in a
case.

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