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September 17, 2010

Grand Opening newly completed Pickens Pistol Range on Sept. 24

WHAT: Please join the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the Grand Opening Ceremony of the newly renovated Pickens Pistol Range.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

WHERE: Pickens County Range - From Easley, take SC Hwy. 8 approximately 4 miles towards Pickens. Turn left on Breazeale Road. Drive half mile beyond SC Dept. of Transportation Maintenance Shop and turn left on Porter Rd. Go approximately half mile, turn left at the red gate. The range is located at the end of the gravel road.

WHY: The pistol range building was rebuilt to improve safety and enhance additional shooting opportunities. All renovations were funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson Act).

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS: Senator Larry Martin and DNR agency Director John Frampton.
For more information please contact DNR spokesman Mike Willis at (803) 667-1233 or WillisM@DNR.SC.Gov.

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