The newest public firing range in Arkansas officially opened its doors June 11. The Independence County Firing Range near Pfeiffer will be known as the Paul H. "Rocky" Willmuth Sport Shooting Complex.
The complex was named after Willmuth, who was instrumental in securing funds to build the facility at 3600 N. St. Louis St., a few miles north of Batesville.
The shooting complex was cooperatively developed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Independence County and the City of Batesville.
Total cost of the project was about $203,000.
The facility is a three-field combination skeet/trap range with a static archery range.
The complex is fully supervised and open to the public. It will be the site of Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program events, as well as club trap and skeet competitions.