WALL | In November, the Wall Economic Development Corp. helped complete the town’s first stationary and 3-D archery range.
The archery range was funded by a Wellmark Foundation Community Kickstarter Grant, grants from Pennington/Jackson County Farm Bureau and South Dakota Farm Bureau, a First Interstate Greater Wall Fund grant and in-kind donations from the City of Wall and West River Electric Association, according to Cheyenne McGriff, WEDC executive director.
The range features seven stationary targets and a dozen 3-D targets. The 3-D targets include a turkey and an elk, capped by the ubiquitous jackalope, an impossible to find animal on the grasslands, bust easily found on Wall Drug shelves
The range was established to create a fun, family-friendly activity for community members and travelers alike, McGriff noted.
“We hope having another outdoor recreation opportunity will make Wall a more exciting community to live in year-round,” she said. “We also hope it will bring more visitors and large archery shooting events to the area.”
McGriff notes that improvements are still needed, but the archery range planning team already has started planning for 2018. While currently closed for winter, the new Wall Archery Range will re-open in early April.