St. Mary Parish firing range to reopen
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office shooting range will reopen to the public on Wednesday, according to a news release from Sheriff Mark Hebert.
Operating hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The range closed temporarily in late March to accommodate the completion of berm work and other general maintenance projects, the release stated.
An archery range was also installed at the range. The new addition has 12 3-D targets and two additional targets for sighting in equipment.
Each set of archery targets varies in distance. The targets range up to 30 to 35 yards. There are six lanes with two 3-D targets per lane, offering two separate distances per lane to shoot. Targets to site in can be adjusted out to approximately 40 yards. The new archery range will be open to all archery enthusiasts, the release stated.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Shooting Range is located off of the service road along U.S. 90. A new sign marks the location.
From Franklin, take the service road under the U.S. 90 overpass at the Chatsworth Road and Willow Street intersection. The range will be on the right. If you’re coming from the east, take La. 317, cross over the railroad tracks, and take a right onto Alice C. Road. From there, turn left onto the service road. The range will be on the left. There are no costs or fees to use the range.