Wednesday, August 17, 2005

McMiller--A Treasure in Wisconsin

One of the advantages of living in SE Wisconsin is the extensive (albeit expensive) park system. Not only do Milwaukee and Waukesha County have large parks; the State maintains a number of them, as well.

Buried in a State park area just south of Eagle is the McMiller Range, a very large and accomodating target-shooting facility. The Range has a shotgun area, a bow-and-arrow "hunting trail," and several rifle/pistol ranges from 25- to 100-yard (with a 300-yard range about to open.)

Fees are nominal, and range personnel are capable--safety first, helpfulness also first. McMiller also has a large office building which includes plenty of space for groups to have coffee or lunch while discussing/bragging/lying about target-shooting abilities.

We'll make our second summer pilgrimage out there on Saturday, this time with the older half of our family's children and some of their friends. A good time WILL be had by all.

At some point in the future, we'll invite Archbishop Dolan to come to the Range with us. The practical result will be a marked increase in respect for the Archbishop ('You know--he can REALLY shoot well...") as he attempts to "persuade" his priests that obedience to the Church is a good thing.


Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Sunday?? What about Sundays?? Are they open Sundays?? I think that they are... I know this is just an attempt to block my skills, keep me away from the range and the inevitable humiliation that would ensue.

Dad29 said...

You can reach McMiller at 262-594-5900. At one time, they were open on Sundays from noon-4pm.

If I recall correctly, your rifle skills had a lot to be humiliated about them...

Anonymous said...

You two love birds are soooo cute

Dad29 said...

Many appellations--but NEVER "cute," to date.

And Disgruntled is not "cute," either.

Anonymous said...

You didn't mention the parks in Kenosha.
Petrifying Springs
Bong Rec Area

I know that's off the subject (no rifles), but I get tired of Racine and Kenosha being treated like they are in another world when many neighborhoods in Racine are closer to Milwaukee than those in Pewaukee.