The wildfires raging in California have now devoured the Angles Shooting Ranges located in Little Tujunga Canyon.
The area destroyed by the wildfires includes the Moore N’ Moore Sporting Clays range.
According to the Daily Press, the only portions of the Angeles Shooting Rangers to survive where the Reloading Store and the trailer that houses the Hunter Education Classroom. At Moore N’ Moore, “all the buildings and trailers were burned, and the club lost a about half of its target throwers.” Moreover, the clays range is currently without electricity.
To understand what the loss of these facilities mean, one need only note that Angeles and Moore N’ Moore host “hundreds of thousands of shooters” from throughout Southern California annually. So it is good news that “the main rifle and pistol ranges are tentatively slated to reopen the first of the year.”
The Angeles website announced that the ranges tentatively plan to open on January 1, 2018. The homepage explains that the range is currently without phone service so questions on the re-opening cannot be fielded.
Moore N’ Moore is using its website to announce the launch of a Go Fund Me page to help restore the range.
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