Thursday, September 17, 2009

McMiller Range: Chapter 4

It will be boring for a while.

Despite a pending legal challenge over its operation, the McMiller Sports Center shooting range in the Kettle Moraine State Forest re-opened at noon Thursday under new lease holders.

No one was answering a phone at McMiller on Thursday, but in a one-word e-mail, new operator Lloyd Marks confirmed it was open.

Forest superintendent Paul Sandgren said the state-owned range has resumed normal hours - from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Extended hours would begin Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day but Mondays.

Sandgren is the rat in the woodpile here, folks. Keep that in mind as time goes on.

Attorney Theodore J. Hodan also argued that under state law, 28 days' notice must be given for the lease termination - not the four days that they were given.

Unless you are Damn Near Russia, of course.

Monday, 1100, Hassin's courtoom in Waukesha County.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates!

It is appreciated.

The McMiller website is no more I just found out.

Glad to see that Milford had a plan for continuity of operations:-(

I hope this place does NOT become a steel shot only SC range for the hoi-polloi crowd with their golf carts.

Keep up the good work.

Remember people, the DNR work for US and uses OUR money from P-R taxes and license fees.

Dad29 said...

FWIW, the Milford bunch is VERY PC. May turn into all kinds of PC stuff--"quiet days"( ???!???), steel-shot, nobody under the age of 12, you name it...

All in the interests of reducing traffic to the place, long-term idea to close it up for the sake of the developer across the street.

Anonymous said...

well milford sells lead shot to use on its range was just there on sat dont think i would worry about steel shot

Anonymous said...

-well milford sells lead shot to use on its range was just there on sat dont think i would worry about steel shot-

Not yet..............

However, if they roll over for Paul Sandgren and the DNR and mandate its use at McMiller(which will in essence shut down the range), I would not be surprised to see people start complaining about the terrible amounts of lead and noise emanating from a certain hunt club located near the town of Milford.

You tell the brothers that next time you are up there;-)

Milford could have done the right thing and stood with the all the groups supporting Wern but I guess they know the WDNR better than everybody else, huh?