Connect to MDC Jay Henges Shooting Range with a text

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HIGH RIDGE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) connects people to nature . . . through technology. MDC's Jay Henges Shooting Range now offers text alerts to help subscribers keep up to date with all the happenings and programs at the range.

"The plan is to send out about four-to-six text reminders a month. We will also use texting to notify shooters of unexpected weather or other closures," said MDC Jay Henges Shooting Range and Education Center Supervisor Tony Legg.

Legg explained that the easiest way to sign up for the texting alerts is to text "MDC Henges" to 468311 using your phone. Individuals can also sign up for email notifications by going to the Henges web page at and click on the "subscribe by email" link on the right-hand column. Subscribing to the text alerts can also be done directly on the MDC website.

Shooting facilities at Henges Range include a 100-yard rifle/pistol range for seated or standing shooting, shotgun trap and patterning ranges, along with archery/crossbow facilities that include both static and 3-D walk-through ranges. A fee of $3 per hour is charged to use the facilities.

Henges Range also features a 100-seat classroom where free educational programs on shooting, hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation are offered each month.

Henges Range is located along I-44 at 1100 Antire Road in High Ridge. For more information, call 636-938-9548. Winter hours for the range are Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.