SHELBY, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2013) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Cleveland County Board of Commissioners have formed a partnership to build a public shooting range in the county.
On Thursday, the Wildlife Commission chairman and a Cleveland County commissioner signed a memorandum of agreement to build and maintain a state-of-the-art shooting facility at 250 Fielding Road, just outside of Shelby.
The facility will be available to the general public, shooting sports teams and law enforcement for practice, training and recreational use for pistol, skeet and trap, rifle and archery. Future expansion could include a sporting clays range.
Under the terms of the partnership, the Wildlife Commission will construct the range site, performing all grading work, as well as work for berms, roads and parking lots. Cleveland County will provide the property, build a training facility and a separate building with restrooms and concessions, and handle all routine mai