Ripley Co. Chamber Cuts Ribbon on Newly Renovated Trap Range in Friendship

The ceremony was held on Saturday at the start of the NMLRA Spring Shoot.

Pictured (left to right): Justin Smith (Chamber President), Rick Weber, Art Fleener, Jeff Cunningham, Ken Jones, Mike Yazel, Amanda (IN DNR), Marty Murphy, Lora Parks (Chamber Executive Director). Photo provided.

(Friendship, Ind.) - Visitors and competitors at the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) Spring Shoot will notice new renovations at the Walter Cline Range in Friendship.

The ceremonial opening and ribbon cutting ceremony took place Saturday at the Trap Range, coinciding with the start of the Spring Shoot.

“The combined effort the past few years between the NMLRA/IN-DNR & USFWS continues on many parts of the NMLRA (National Muzzleloading Rifle Association) grounds in Friendship, IN, but the Trap Range is complete along with the Woods Walk. Thanks to Art Fleener (P/R Chairman) and the other committee members for their volunteer efforts who have overseen these projects at Friendship,” said Lora Parks, Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

The Walter Cline Range is built on variety, from covered firing lanes to trap and skeet, archery, tomahawk throwing and more.

Improvements to the range include a renovated trap line, new trap houses and 120 shooting stations.

The NMLRA 2022 Spring Shoot continues through Sunday, June 19.

See the full schedule at 2022 Shoot Program_JUNE HALF-PP.pdf - Google Drive.

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