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NRA donates funding for South Carolina shooting ranges

From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

-- The National Rifle Association recently presented a $75,000 check to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for the construction of three shooting ranges in the state.

A 50-yard pistol range and a 100-yard rifle range will be constructed at both Belfast Wildlife Management Area in Laurens and Newberry counties and Woodbury Wildlife Management Area in Marion County. These ranges will be open for public use. A combination skeet and trap range will be built at Marsh Wildlife Management Area in Marion County and will primarily be used for promoting hunting and shooting sports. The ranges are in the early stages of planning.

Herb Lanford, National Rifle Association board member, presented the $75,000 check to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at the Sept. 24 meeting of the S.C. Natural Resources Board in Columbia. "The NRA and its many tens of thousands of members across South Carolina are proud to make this contribution to assist the South Carolina DNR's program to develop public range facilities," Lanford said. "This effort exemplifies the Department's distinguished record of service to our state and its citizens. It is a pleasure to partner with South Carolina DNR and participate in this program, which will benefit present and future generations. The Department's commitment to providing safe places to shoot, like its many other remarkable achievements, sets an example of leadership and service for agencies across the nation."

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