on May 13, 2014 04:28 PM • Views 1628

The Flintlock Valley Shooting Range on the Uwharrie National Forest opened today after being closed for four years for renovations. (Photo by Dean Barbee/NCWRC)

Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen
919-707-0187
jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Forest Service will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of the Flintlock Valley Shooting Range on the Uwharrie National Forest. State Senator Stan Bingham, representing Davidson and Montgomery counties, will attend, along with staff from the Wildlife Commission, U.S. Forest Service and National Rifle Association. This invitation has been extended only to regional media.

WHAT: Closed since 2010, Flintlock Shooting Range is one of the few public shooting ranges in the Piedmont region. The Wildlife Commission and Forest Service have partnered to  renovate and upgrade the facility, including construction of additional safeguards. The range will offer competition shoots, hunter preparation courses, general target shooting, and in the future, may offer safety training.

WHEN: Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, May 23, 2014, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Flintlock Valley Shooting Range on the Uwharrie National Forest in Troy, N.C.
1359 Moccasin Creek Rd. Troy, N.C. 27371

 Driving directions: From N.C. Hwy. 109 north of Troy in the community of Eldorado, turn onto Mullinix Road (S.R. 1154), travel 1.5 mile to stop sign. Turn right onto FSR 544 (McCleans Creek Rd.), travel 1.5 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto FSR 597 (Badin Lake Rd), travel 1. mile to stop sign. Turn right onto FSR 576 (Moccasin Creek Rd.). Flintlock is ¼ mile on right (¼ mile south of intersection FSR 576 and FSR 597).

 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Jodie B. Owen, 919-707-0187; Jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org;
                                      Stevin Westcott, 828-257-4215, swestcott@fs.fed.us