It is that time of year. Time to bust the trusty "boom stick" out of the gun safe.  But, contrary to what you might think, odds are your gun could use a quick sight check before taking it to the field.  It is always wise to hit the range before going on a hunt. That way, when the time comes, you can focus on making a clean kill rather than lack confidence on your shot.

The Western Montana Fish and Game Association (WMFGA), a 106 year-old sportsmen’s organization, is conducting a public sight-in day at their Deer Creek Shooting Center (DCSC) on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

The Deer Creek Shooting Center is one of the best developed shooting facilities in the Northwest, and is located on the west side of Deer Creek Road and south of the Montana Rail Link tracks, southeast of East Missoula.

WMFGA President Randy Stemple says the public sight-in day is intended for hunters to get tuned up and checked out prior to the opening of general big-game hunting season.

Those who attend must bring their own rifle, ammunition, eye and ear protection and paper targets.  All Range Rules will be strictly enforced and everyone will need to sign a “Waiver of Liability”.  Range rules and facility information can be found at  Check in with the Site-in Day Range Officer upon entering the DCSC.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 13th.  It's free and open to the public and will take place at Range Bay 100-B.  All members, guests and those attending Public Site-In Day must be familiar with and follow ALL range rules.  Range rules are posted on-site and on the website.

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