DNR switches things up in quarterly firearm training location

Fayette County

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources teamed up with Summit Bechtel Reserve to practice their shooting skills.

This is the first time these officers have used the Summit’s shooting ranges for their quarterly training. As part of their jobs, they must continuously practice their accuracy with a firearm.

The Beckley District Officers turned the training into a fun competition. Sgt. Bob Johnson for the DNR said they will definitely be back on the grounds.

“We’re going to start doing qualifications here and that’s twice a year, one in the spring and once in the fall with low lite. The boy scouts have been good enough to go ahead and approve that, so yes we’re looking forward to qualifying here also,” Johnson said.

Johnson told 59 News he hopes they can expand this shooting training at the Summit to the six other DNR districts throughout the state. 

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