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Tenoroc Shooting Center improvements under way; range remains open

News Release

Friday, January 25, 2013

Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3852

Improvements and expansion of the Tenoroc Shooting Center range in northeast Lakeland are under way.

“The expansion and facelift project will make this one of the finest public shooting ranges in the country,” said John Weatherholt, regional hunter safety administrator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

The Tenoroc Shooting Center in northeast Lakeland will remain open with no interruption in services while improvements are made. Construction is scheduled in two phases. Phase one supports Hunter Safety and Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network activities and involves:

  • construction of a new classroom and office building;
  • a free .22-caliber, youth-only shooting range;
  • an enhanced sporting clays course; and
  • a trap field.

Phase two construction includes a new five-stand sporting clays range and a second trap field.

Funds for the project, given to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, come from several sources, including donations from FWC Commissioner Richard Corbett, the Flowers Foundation and the National Rifle Association. Additional funding comes through the Wildlife Restoration Fund, via moneys collected from a portion of the sales of sporting arms and ammunition.

Another piece of good news for marksmen: The cost of shooting at the range will not increase and, in some cases, charges will be reduced.

If you would like more information about improvements to the Tenoroc Shooting Range, contact John Weatherholt at 863-648-3200.

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