Winchester offered its support to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the Foundation of the Mississippi, Fisheries and Parks to bring a new public shooting facility to residents.
The McIvor Shooting Facility, located near Sardis, Mississippi on the Charles Ray Nix Wildlife Management Area, is set to open its doors in early April, providing the public with a state-of-the-art range. The facility will include spots for shotgun, rifle, pistol and archery.
The McIvor Shooting Facility’s standout features include:
- 15-station sporting clay range
- Two skeet ranges, with a trap range overlaid in each
- Five-stand range “Duck Flush”
- 100- and 300-yard rifle ranges
- Pistol range
- 3D archery range
- Pro shop and golf cart rental
“This is an excellent example of how public, private and corporate entities can work together on meaningful projects to serve the public’s interest,” Dr. Sam Polles, executive director of MDWFP, said in a news release. “Not only will this facility provide tremendous recreational opportunities for Mississippi’s sporting public, but it will also bring economic growth to this area of the state. It is a win, win for all concerned.”
Winchester was instrumental in bringing the project together, offering a major donation to get the project up and running. “For decades, Winchester has been a strong leader in supporting recreational shooting sports activities as well as working with others to help grow participation,” Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition, said. “With more than 50 million target shooters in the U.S., many of them here in the great state of Mississippi, we are very proud to be the major donor of this modern-day facility. The McIvor Shooting Facility could not have been built at a better time or, in a better location.”
The McIvor Shooting Facility will open on April 6.