Public workshop set for Osceola shooting park
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 9, to present the conceptual plan and take comments for the overall conceptual plan for a public shooting park at Triple N Ranch Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Osceola County. The meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Holopaw Community Center, 8801 Community Center Road in Holopaw.
The conceptual plan for the center consists of an access road; known-distance and action pistol ranges; 50-, 100-, 200- and 1,000-yard rifle ranges; trap, skeet, 5-stand and sporting clays shotgun ranges; a clubhouse; and hunter safety classroom and support facilities. Different portions of the center will be built as funding becomes available. This meeting will help determine and prioritize which elements would be most beneficial to facility users.
Due to public demand, the FWC and Osceola County Commission evaluated nine locations in the county for such a facility, including 112,280 acres of FWC wildlife management areas in the county. An old orange grove on the Triple N Ranch WMA proved to be the most suitable to create a public shooting park and hunter safety center. The proposed facility is included in the management plan for Triple N Ranch WMA. The plan was recently approved after a public input process.
To assist us in planning adequate facilities and seating, please RSVP at http://Outreach.MyFWC.com/Events and select the registration link under Triple N Ranch Shooting Park.
For more information, please contact the FWC’s Hunter Safety and Public Shooting Ranges section at 850-413-0085.