One of the most important steps in preparation of opening day, which is slated for Nov. 3 for youth and Nov. 5 for adults primitive weapons, is getting rifles, shotguns and muzzleloaders off their racks, dusted and finding a safe place to sight these weapons in.
Through a collaborative effort between the Bolivar County Sheriff's Department and the Cleveland Police Department, hunters will once again be provided with a safe place and professional help with getting their weapons of choice ready for the season.
"We will be opening the gun range located behind the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility as a public service from 8 a.m.-until on Oct. 29-Nov. 2 to help youth hunters sight in their rifles and adult hunters to sight in their primitive weapons," said Chief Deputy Michael Lamb.
"Regular rifle hunters will have the same opportunity to sight in their rifles during the week of Nov. 12-16 from 8.m.-until," he continued.
Captain Rob Linkous of the Cleveland Police Department and a Range Manager from the Sheriff's Department will be on hand to assist shooters.
"Targets will be provided and all people need to bring with them are their guns and ammunition," Lamb added.
Targets strategically placed from 50-100 yards will be used for sighting.
For more information, shooters should contact the Bolivar County Sheriff's Department at 843-5378 or the Cleveland Police Department at 843-3611.