Woodbury Archery Range Closed Permanently
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Woodbury Archery Range Closed Permanently

August 15, 2019


STAY WITH WCCO FOR UPDATES THROUGHOUT THIS NEWSCAST AND OVERNIGHT. FAMILIES ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY AFTER AN EAST METRO ARCHERY RANGE WAS CLOSED FOR DANGEROUS SHOOTING PRACTICES . THE RANGE AT CARVER LAKE PARK IN WOODBURY IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED. THE PARK DEPARTMENT SAID ARCHERS WERE SHOOTING ARROWS OVER THE BEHIND THE TARGETS, LANDING IN A FIELD USED BY WORKERS AT BAILEY’S NURSERY. WCCO’ JEFF EDMONDSON SHOWS US WHY FAMILIES ARE DMRAD THE PARK DOESN’T WANT– GLAD THE PARK DOESN’T WANT PEOPLE IN DANGER. Reporter: ACCURACY IS IMPORTANT IN THE RANGE. THE LEFT A LITTLE MORE. Reporter: FOR PARENT, DAN, SAFETY ALWAYS COMES FIRST. CAN’T CROSS THIS LINE UNTIL EVERYBODY IS DONE SHOOTING. ALL CLEAR? Reporter: HE BROUGHT HIS FAMILY JUST LIKE BILL. GOT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE DOING IT SAFELY, THEY WON’T GET HURT OR HURT ANYBODY ELSE. Reporter: THAT IS THE CONCERN AT THE NOW BARREN RANGE AT CARVER LAKE PARK, OFFICIALS SAY ARCHERS WERE INTENTIONALLY SHOOTING WELL OVER THE TARGETS AND BAST THE BERM, ARROWS WERE IN THE BAILEY NURSERY FIELD ON THE OTHER SIDE, A PLACE EMPLOYEES TEND TO PLANT. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING YOU PUT DOWN RANGE, ONE RULE IS KNOW YOUR TARGET IS BEYOND IT. YOU HAVE TO BE SAFE WITH WHATEVER YOU ARE SENDING DOWN. Reporter: A SIGN AT THE RANGE WARNS ARCHERS SHOOTING BEYOND TARGETS IS PROHIBITED AND IF THE BEHAVIOR CONTINUED, THE RANGE WOULD PERMANENTLY CLOSE, WHICH IT DID. IF IS HAPPENING WHERE PEOPLE CAN WALK, IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO CLOSE IT AND RETHINK, YOU KNOW, WHAT THEY CAN DO TO MAKE IT SAFER. Reporter: PARK OFFICIALS HAVEN’T SAID IF THERE IS A PLAN TO MOVE THE RANGE TO A DIFFERENT AREA. INSTEAD, THEY ARE AIMING PEOPLE TOWARD LAKE ELMO PARK RESERVE RANGE, WHERE THE LAND BEYOND THE BERM ISN’T FILLED WITH NEIGHBORING WORKERS. THE PEOPLE WHO SHOT ARROWS OVER THE BERM COULD BE PROSECUTED ACCORDING TO THE SIGN. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN CAUGHT. THE CITY PLANS TO MONITOR THE CLOSED RANGE TO MAKE SURE THERE ISN’T UNWANTED ACTIVITY HAPPENING THERE.

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  1. what a cute little fence that dont stop arrows at all. and they should have a saftey zone behind the range also. build a wall . Trumph would love that and probably give them the money

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