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ODNR Wildlife Area Shooting Ranges


Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Area Shooting Ranges
Various Locations, Ohio

The Kleingers Group is currently providing professional surveying and engineering services to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the assessment, design, preparation of bidding documents and construction administration of improvements to various outdoor Wildlife Area Shooting Ranges owned and operated by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The scope of work for the overall project includes: design of new and rehabilitation of existing rifle, pistol, shotgun and/or archery ranges, reclamation of lead at the ranges, design of a bullet containment system, rehabilitation and/or replacement of earthen backstops, improvements to site drainage, access, parking, security and other buildings and facilities.

Two projects have been completed or are currently underway — the ODNR Fallsville Archery Range and the Indian Creek Trap Range and Archery Range. The Fallsville Archery Range is a brand new range and The Kleingers Group served as the  prime, taking the project from design through construction. Because the Fallsville Archery Range is one of several new ranges to be built, the plan for Fallsville will be used as a template for subsequent projects. The new range includes static targets, an area for 3D targets, a broadhead pit, a covered firing line and tree stands that are used for education and training, allowing archers to familiarize themselves with their equipment. In addition, the project includes site paving, a parking lot, asphalt trails and target shelters. The total cost of the project is expected to be approximately $120,000 and construction was completed in the fall of 2014.

The Kleingers Group is also serving as the prime for the Indian Creek Wildlife Area trap range, which will be decommissioned. As part of the project, Kleingers will perform analysis, clean-up and restoration of the stream on the site. Kleingers will also serve as prime in the renovation of the archery range, which will ensure the range is ADA-accessible. Renovations will include a new asphalt parking lot, a static range and a new trail with additional targets. Design was completed in 2014 and construction was completed in 2015.