High Ridge, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) rifle/pistol range at the Jay Henges Shooting Range will shut down Wednesday, Nov. 20, to allow for repairs to the bullet trap. The trap fields, shotgun patterning and archery ranges will remain open during this time.
The bullet trap was installed as part of an extensive renovation project completed in October 2010. Its design objective was to contain all projectiles on the range, isolate them from the environment, and allow the projectiles to be collected for recycling. The repair work is being carried out by Action Target, Inc., the MDC contractor which installed the bullet trap.
The range will also be closed Friday, Nov. 29, in accordance with Gov. Nixon’s executive order giving Missouri state employees the day after Thanksgiving off.
The Jay Henges Shooting Range is currently operating on its winter-hours schedule, which is Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The range is closed Monday and Tuesday. Jay Henges Shooting Range is located off I-44 at 1100 Antire Road in High Ridge.