MDC breaks ground on City of Campbell Shooting Range Complex in Dunklin County

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently dedicated the future site of a target shooting range in Dunklin County -- City of Campbell Shooting Range Complex -- to further its promise of providing citizens a safe opportunity to shoot where such venues don’t already exist.

The project began in 2016 following a request from the city’s mayor Raymond Gunter, who approached MDC.

“It’s taken a few years and several changes in plans for it to finally come to fruition, but we’re excited to finally be breaking ground,” said MDC Hunter Education & Shooting Range Coordinator Justin McGuire. “It’s going to provide a good, safe place for the public to come and use.”

The complex will include 100- and 50-yard rifle/pistol ranges, 25-yard pistol ranges, a trap field, an archery range, and restroom facilities.

“The MDC shooting range mission is to provide Missouri citizens a safe place to practice shooting,” said McGuire. And the new complex equipped with 20’ backstops, 8’ side berms, and covered areas with a cantilevered design for a “no-blue-sky” effect and projectile containment will soon serve that mission.

More than $370,000 is devoted to the project’s completion. The range is expected to open by May 31, 2022.

MDC provides approximately 70 cooperative and MDC-owned shooting ranges throughout the state. More information about MDC shooting ranges can be found here.