City of Idaho Falls and local nonprofit to build archery range
The Idaho Falls Division of Parks and Recreation is partnering with the local non-profit South Fork Archers Club to develop a new archery range, said Brad Huerta with the city.
"The archery range will be constructed on approximately 30 acres of city-owned property located on the eastern edge of Sandy Downs," said Huerta. "The site will hold a static range where archers shoot into large targets that are secured into freestanding target sheds. In addition, a second approximately half mile trail range will be built with 14 static targets set up at varying ranges up to 80 yards. The club also hopes to build an indoor range in the future."
According to Huerta, this range will be the first public archery range located in the city of Idaho Falls and will be available for archers, bow hunters, youth groups and others interested in perfecting their target skills.
“Public archery ranges are popular with hunters and recreational shooting sports enthusiasts,” said Division of Parks and Recreation Director Greg A. Weitzel. “We’re looking forward to working with the South Fork Archers, and thanks to their cooperative effort, we’ll be able to build the range at a minimal cost”.