New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 31, 2019:
Public comment sought on draft Environmental Assessment for construction of a shooting range in Clovis
CLOVIS – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the construction of the Clovis Wing-shooting Complex and Archery Range at Ned Houk Park in Clovis.
The EA analyzes potential effects on physical, biological and cultural resources and socioeconomic conditions that may result from the implementation of the project. The EA also incorporates other federal, state and local environmental policies and regulations and is prepared in accordance with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Environmental Policy Act Handbook.
The proposed range would include a four trap/skeet combination fields, a sporting clays course, a 90-yard archery sight-in range and multipurpose building that would house classrooms and an indoor archery/air gun range, storage and restroom on a 150-acre parcel owned by the city. The range project is a partnership between the Department and city and will be operated and maintained by the city if constructed. If approved, the USFWS Wildlife Restoration Grant Program will provide much of the funding for this project. The range will serve as a public shooting range and will also provide hunter education program opportunities.
The parcel is located in Curry County on the southeast corner of Ned Houk Park outside of Clovis and comprises Sections 02 and 03, Township 03 North, Range 36 East, New Mexico.
Other infrastructure planned for the proposed project area would include the construction of approximately 75 graveled parking stalls and a gated access road from County Road 17.
For more information, please call (505) 476-8100. Printed copies of the draft EA can be obtained by writing the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504 to the attention of Jessica Fisher, Shooting Program information.