Hunters who need a place to sight-in their rifles prior to this year’s firearm deer and other hunting seasons have a number of locations across the state available to them. These ranges are affiliated with the Nebraska Shooting Sports Association. All ranges should have toilet facilities, however, the shooter should assume all are primitive ? no water, electricity or telephone. Fees are charged at some ranges.

Arlington – 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8, Elk Valley Rifle Club, east of the Elkhorn Bride on U.S. 30, contact Mike Kluver (402) 727-1153.

Columbus ? 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 22, Columbus Rifle & Pistol Club, 5 mi. N on 18th Ave., then 4 mi. west after canal, contact Len Clark, (402) 564-2471

Grand Island – 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8, Grand Island Rifle Club, 2.5 miles W of U.S. 281 and Old Potash Rd, contact Dirk White, 308 -380-9511

Holdrege ? 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 29 (rain date Nov. 5), Holdrege Silhouette Gun Club, 5 mi. S on U.S. 183, contact: Allan Pritchard, holsev@fairbanksintl.com

Lincoln ? 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29, Nov. 5, Izaak Walton League, NE Hwy2 and 134th St, then S ½ mi., contact Wes Sheets, (402) 466-9040 $5 per gun.

Louisville -- 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 30, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22, Eastern Nebraska Gun Club, 2 ½ mi. E on NE Hwy. 66 on N side of road, contact Aaron Woehler (402) 679-1147.

McCook – Oct. 8, Southwestern Nebraska Rifle and Pistol Club, 1 N, ½ E of Airport, contact Todd Doyle, 308 - 697-3434

Palisade ? 1 - 5 p.m. Oct. 29 (rain date 1-5 p.m. Nov. 5), Bovau Canyon Gun Club, 5 ½ mi. S of Palisade, contact: John Steinke, 308-345-7979

Scottsbluff ? 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Oct. 28, Bluffs Shooters, 12 mi. S of Gering via NE Hwy 71 then ½ mi. on Pumpkin Creek Rd. on N side of road, contact Danny Staman 308 -632-8305.

Uehling ? 1 - 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and 22 (rain dates 1-4 p.m. Oct. 9 and 29), Logan Valley Shooting Club, contact: Theresa Pronske, (402) 567-2585

Weeping Water ? 9 a.m. Oct. 28 and 29, Weeping Water Gun Club, S-13K, between NE Hwy 50 and Weeping Water (look for signs), contact: Duane Haugen (402) 681- 3005

Wisner – noon - 4 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5, Arcadian Marksmanship Club, from Wisner, 1 mi. S, 3 1/4 mi. E on River Road, contact Mark Delmont, (402) 528-7272.

Shooters under 21 years are required to have an adult sponsor. All shooters are reminded that eye and hearing protection is required for all members of the group.

Shooters should also take at least 20 rounds of the correct ammo for their firearm, food and water if necessary, appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and the correct change for range fees.

If shooters must bring their children, they are required to bring along someone to supervise the kids while the shooter is sighting-in.