Temporary closure of portion of MDC's Andy Dalton Shooting Range continues

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – The rifle/pistol portion of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center will remain closed while MDC staff examine the findings of a field review that was conducted at the facility in April.

The rifle/pistol portion of the range has been closed since April 15. Field reviews are routinely conducted at all MDC staffed and unstaffed shooting ranges and any time a maintenance concern is observed, MDC requires a field review of the facility. MDC staff assures the public that this portion of the range will re-open, but at present there is no timeline.

The Dalton Range’s shotgun area and archery areas remain open. The shotgun area includes a shotgun patterning area and trap, skeet, and five-stand sporting clays fields. Dalton Range’s archery opportunities consist of a 3-D shooting and a static range. Programs will also continue to be held in the Dalton Range’s classroom facility. The Dalton Range is located in east of Ash Grove in Greene County at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61.

Shooters wanting to shoot in this area should remember MDC operates a number of unstaffed shooting ranges across the state. MDC unstaffed ranges in southwest Missouri that have firearms opportunities (some ranges are archery-only) can be found at Flag Spring Conservation Area (Barry County), Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area (Christian County), Lead Mine Conservation Area (Dallas County), and Fort Crowder Conservation Area (Newton County).

Information about MDC’s staffed and unstaffed shooting ranges in the state can be found at: