Shooting fees at staffed shooting ranges in Missouri will rise starting next month.
The Missouri Department of Conservation says shooting fees will increase at their five staffed shooting ranges from four dollars per hour/round to five dollars per hour/round for rifle, handgun, shotgun, and archery shooting.
This change takes effect on November 1.
In our listening area, the price increase will impact Parma Woods Range and Training Center in Platte County.
According to MDC, operation and maintenance costs at the staffed shooting ranges dramatically increased over the past several years, including labor costs, supplies, and contracting for general maintenance.
MDC estimates that about 80-thousand shooters use the ranges annually.
The last fee increase came in July 2019.