Improved shooting range on Logan Conservation Area now open

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TROY, Mo.—The unstaffed shooting range located on the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) William R. Logan Conservation Area has reopened after a brief closure to perform range upgrades.  The conservation area is off State Highway E, northeast of Silex, in Lincoln County. 

MDC work crews installed a concrete floor on the 25-yard range and concrete sidewalks on the 50-yard range to improve public access and allow for easier range maintenance.

The Logan Range features single projectile ranges at 25- and 50-yards designed for use with ammunition less than a .50 caliber center fire rifle cartridge.  Rapid and automatic firing is not permitted.  Logan also has a shotgun field for clay target shooters.

The range is open one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.  It closes each Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. so that routine maintenance may be performed.  There is no fee to use the range. 

William R. Logan Conservation Area is in Lincoln County, five miles north of Silex between Highway 61 and Route UU. The 1,798-acre area includes 1,417 acres of timber, 350 acres of open fields, 29 acres of lakes/ponds, and a creek.

MDC acquired the property in 1968 partly with Pittman-Robertson funds from the federal excise tax on sporting arms and ammunition. For information on MDC shooting ranges across the state, go to