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Archery range closes at Princeton Wildlife area, gun range still open

  • 8/20/2019 12:38:00 PM
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The Princeton archery range at the Princeton Wildlife Area in Scott County has been closed due to concerns regarding the existing range infrastructure and ongoing maintenance costs. Range use had declined over the years to the point where the cost to keep it open outweighed the benefit to the community.

The Princeton gun range is not impacted by this closure and remains open for business.

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), who manage the range, are in the process of identifying a location in Scott County to locate a new archery range. The Iowa DNR plans to convert the former range back to wildlife habitat for public hunting.