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Lawmakers Applaud Re-opening of Black Moshannon Shooting Range
7/22/2011
Legislators recognize persistence of club officials as reason for agreement

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Kerry Benninghoff
(R-Centre/Mifflin) and U.S. Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-25th District) are congratulating the Philipsburg Rod and Gun Club on the 10-year lease agreement signed with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) that will allow the club to re-open its shooting range at Black Moshannon State Park.

The club, which has been operating on its current site since prior to the establishment of the state park, has been without a lease and unable to operate since 2005. At that time, concerns were raised about the effects of accumulated lead shot on the ground. The club contracted with skilled professionals in the shooting range management field to propose an effective means of mitigating the lead and responsibly managing the local environment for future generations.

The members issued the following statement in reaction to the signing:

“The return of trap shooting to the range in Black Moshannon State Park marks a great day for the sportsmen and sportswomen in Central Pennsylvania who belong to the historic Philipsburg Rod and Gun Club. It is unfortunate that this 23-acre facility was closed and outdoor enthusiasts were kept from enjoying an activity they love. What’s important is that a plan is in place that will ensure good stewardship of the land on which the range sits while allowing for recreational activity that has been a hallmark of the club for more than 60 years.

“It was truly an honor for us to assist the Philipsburg Rod and Gun Club in reaching this goal. We applaud the contributions of Representative Scott Hutchinson, DCNR Secretary Richard Allan, and Senators John Eichelberger and John Wozniak for all the help they have given in bringing this issue to a positive resolution. However, the greatest recognition for this agreement coming together goes to club President Dave Laux and club Secretary Paul Bobby. The perseverance of these gentlemen, from even the simplest paperwork to the impressive list of professionals in the shooting range management field from whom they solicited opinions, has resulted in club members soon being able to again take part in this sport that celebrates our local outdoor heritage.”


State Representative Matt Gabler
Contact: Scott Little
slittle@pahousegop.com
717.260.6137
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