November 7, 2014 — Matsell Bridge Shooting Range is OPEN
All of the cells are open and available for use. Maintenance and continuing construction may cause the closing of an individual cell from time to time. The shotgun range closed in fall of 2013 and will not re-open at this location. The conservation board is looking into other options.
A Permit is Now Required
A permit is now required to use the range. Daily permits are available for purchase at an on-site kiosk for $10. Annual permits are available to purchase online through GetMeRegistered.com for $40. To go to the annual permit registration please click HERE.
The Orientation Class for the 50-Yard Range is no longer required.
The range opens at 8am daily, closing times vary with the season:
6:00 PM – March 1st until daylight savings time starts
7:30 PM – Daylight savings time start thru Sept. 15th
6:00 PM – Sept. 16th until daylight savings time ends
4:30 PM – Daylight savings time end thru March 1st
Ranges and shooting stations are available on a first come-first serve basis.
This facility is located at 3716 Matsell Park Road, Central City, IA 52214.
For a map of Matsell Bridge Natural Area, click here.
See calendar below for 50-yard range availability
Opens at 8:00 AM daily.
Closing times vary according to seasonal daylight availability as follows:
- 6:00 PM – March 1st until daylight savings time starts
- 7:30 PM – Daylight savings time start thru Sept. 15th
- 6:00 PM – Sept. 16th until daylight savings time ends
- 4:30 PM – Daylight savings time end thru March 1st
Pistol range may be closed periodically for law enforcement training.
It is the goal of Linn County Conservation to have a safe facility. Range Rules are posted on site and are available by clicking the link below:
SHOOTING RANGE RULES 2013
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