RICHMOND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has signed a lease agreement, clearing the way for construction of an $800,000 public shooting range in the Upper Peninsula’s Richmond Township.
The range will be located west of Marquette on 25 acres previously used for timber and forest management, according to the state.
The property is owned by the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.
Construction is expected to be completed next summer. The range will have state-of-the-art sound control measures and environmental containment features, officials said.
Funding will come from a federal grant administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and supplemented by the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.