Bears have been observed at the range over the past few weeks and while they do appear friendly and cuddly, they are still wild animals and unpredictable when stressed. There has even been a mother and cubs who visit the various range areas.
Members are again reminded of the Range Rules which state that all wildlife at the shooting range is protected. Primarily, this means that they are given the right of way when observed moving in and around the various shooting venues and people should not be shooting near them in an attempt to scare them away. Call a cease-fire and wait for them to move away before you resume your shooting activity.
Please put any food waste directly into the dumpster so as to not attract these characters onto the firing line areas. Take your time and scan the line before you start to shoot.
Should you have concerns, you can always call the TIPP line (1-800-661-0525) to report a bear sighting.