The shooting range at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area in Christian County has reopened to the public. On Aug. 7, flooding forced closure of the unstaffed facility for the second time this summer.
Les Whiteside of Archie, Mo., fires his flintlock-style Pennsylvania rifle at the Golden Valley Shooting Range near Clinton. Whiteside and friends regularly shoot at the unstaffed range for fun, including this recent visit.
The Missouri Department of Conservation offers numerous shooting ranges around the state. The August A. Busch Shooting Range includes a rifle/pistol range. For more info, visit http://mdc.mo.gov/BuschRange.
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