CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The rifle and pistol ranges at the Apple Creek Conservation Area will close temporarily for extensive upgrades starting in June.
The conservation area is operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
The Apple Creek Conservation Area is in northeast Cape Girardeau County, three miles east of New Wells on Route CC.
The rifle and pistol range will close June 4 and will remain closed for aobut three months while renovation work completed. The shotgun and archery ranges will remain open for public use during this time.
The rifle and pistol range will undergo a total renovation, according to MDC.
Planned improvements include raising the earthen bullet backstops on three ranges 15 additional feet, adding more shooting positions, incorporating target frames at seven and 15 yards, and various other safety features.
The range is scheduled to remain