Jack Cox Scatter Creek Firing Range to close for renovations

PARAGOULD (AGFC) – The Jack Cox Scatter Creek Firing Range will temporarily close for repairs and modifications beginning June 4. The range should reopen in three weeks.

A new baffle will be constructed and the current baffle will be renovated. The new baffle will provide increased safety for the range.

The range is located northwest of Paragould in Greene County. The range offers a place to shoot for fun as well as to get ready for upcoming hunting seasons. Any legal rifle or pistol and ammunition may be used on the firing range.

To reach the firing range, take U.S. Highway 49 north out of Paragould; take Arkansas Highway 135 north; go 5 miles and turn west on Arkansas Highway 34; go 3.5 miles to William E. Brewer Scatter Creek WMA sign; turn north and go one mile to firing range.

To find out more about the range and to see a calendar, go to: http://www.agfc.com/aboutagfc/Pages/AboutFacilitiesScatterCreekFR.aspx.