Thursday, May 6, 2010
Yanahli WMA Adjusts Range Hours; Wanting To Add More Safety Officers
The shooting range on Yanahli Wildlife Management area near Columbia in Maury County has adjusted the hours that it will be open to the public, according to the Tennesse Wildlife Resources Agency.
The range will continue to be open for the majority of the year; however, will be closed during much of the summer when most hunting seasons are also closed and participation at the range is historically the slowest.
Yanahli is designed primairly for hunters needing to site in their rifles before heading afield to hunt deer or other game.
When the range reopens, the TWRA hopes to have added additional range safety officers to help assure the shooting faciltiy remains as safe and educational as possible.
“The range safety officer positions are volunteer jobs and ideal for someone who is retired with law enforcement or military experience,” noted Tommy Edwards, the manager of Yanahli WMA. “The volunteers help keep the range safe and they also bring expertise to the facility that benefits many shooters.”
Volunteers need to contact Tommy Edwards, the manager of Yanahli WMA at (931) 840-4042.
Edwards also noted that local shooters who might be considering an annual shooting range permit, can either use those permits at other TWRA ranges during the summer or they can consider purchasing daily permits instead.
The new Yanahli Shooting Range hours are:
-May 2010 - Saturdays (noon-6:00 p.m.)
-June, July, and until August 14th, 2010 - closed.
-August 15-31, 2010 - Wed., Fri., and Sat. (noon-6:00 p.m.)
-September 2010 - Wed., Fri., and Sat. (noon-6:00 p.m.)
-October 2010 - Wed., Fri., and Sat., (noon-6:00 p.m.)
-November 2010 - Wed, Fri., and Sat., (noon-4:00 p.m.)
-December 2010 - Wed. Fri., and Sat., (noon-4:00 p.m.)
-January 1-14, 2011 - Wed. Fri, and Sat., (noon-4:00 p.m.)
-January 15-31, 2011 - Saturdays (noon-4:00 p.m.)
-February 2011 - Saturdays (noon-4:00 pm.)
-March 2011 - Saturdays (noon-4:00 p.m.)
-April 2011 - Saturdays (noon-6:00 p.m.)
-May 2011 - Saturdays (noon-6:00 p.m.)