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Cache Valley Public Shooting Range Closes

Public access to Utah shooting ranges is being impacted by COVID-19.
Steve Gray

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ two public shooting ranges will be closed beginning Friday, April 3, until further notice, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

On March 26, theLee Kay Public Shooting Range announced a few closures to different areas of the facility due to earthquake damage and to adhere to social distancing directives. However, the DWR decided to close the entire facility, as well as its Cache Valley Public Shooting Range, located in Logan, beginning Friday.

“We recognize that Utahns need spaces to enjoy outdoor recreation at this time,” DWR Hunter Education Coordinator Gary Cook said. “However, it was becoming increasingly difficult to enforce the health recommendations, and we had some visitors who were not adhering to social distancing guidelines at our facilities. Our main priority is to keep our staff, volunteers and others safe — we are committed to following the recommendations from health officials and other government leaders.” 

Before going out to fish or enjoy other wildlife-activities this spring, the DWR recommends checking with the appropriate land-management agency and county officials before planning a trip. Many counties are enforcing new recreation-related rules and restrictions that may affect your ability to visit, camp or recreate in the area.


At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.