SCSO to sight-in hunting rifles for free this November

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA – The opening day of deer hunting season in the state of Alabama pertaining to the use of firearms is Nov. 23, and this year, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will help hunters prepare for opening day.

On two separate Saturdays in November, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is inviting hunters to the Sheriff’s Office firing range for a free opportunity to sight-in rifles.

On Saturday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, certified firearms instructors and armorers will be on hand to assist hunters zero in their rifles from 25 to 200 yards out.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said all weapons will be subject to inspection by the armorers, and hearing and eye protection will be required.

In addition, all range safety rules will be enforced, and no weapons will be loaded until ready to fire.

For any questions, contact Deputy Tracey Lawley or Deputy Ken Beard at 669-8884.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office firing range is located at 543 McDow Road in Columbiana.