Stray bullets prompt closing of shooting range
OCONTO, Wis. (AP) — A shooting range in Oconto County is being closed after stray bullets were found in nearby yards.
WBAY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1i1tG9K ) that the county received several reports of rapid gunfire and bullets landing in yards near Machickanee Forest shooting range in the town of Morgan.
On Friday, officials found fresh bullet wounds on trees above the berms. They say that shouldn’t happen if people follow the range’s rules. County officials are investigating.
The unsupervised shooting range has been open since 2003, and there have been an increasing number of reports of stray bullets.
Most residents say they don’t want to see the range permanently closed, they just want more supervision.