Hunter’s Sight-In Starts Saturday

October 28, 2008
Contact: Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone: (608) 284-6142 Email: schaffer@co.dane.wi.us
Sheriff's Office

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind hunters that this Saturday, November 1st, is the start of the annual Hunter’s Sight-In program at the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center. Experienced instructors will be on hand to provide assistance in the sighting and adjusting of firearms. There is a fee of $10.00 for the first gun and $5.00 for each additional gun. Hearing and eye protection is mandatory and will be provided, but you may also use your own. Hunters will also be able to receive information on hunting laws, regulations, and gun safety. The program runs daily until Friday, November 14th. Staff from Meriter Hospital will be on hand again this year to “Take Aim on Heart Health.” Every year, an unknown number of hunters never make it back home because their hearts suffer problems brought on by the strenuous exercise and dramatic bursts of activity that hunting can bring. The Meriter staff will provide health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, and body composition, in an effort to reduce the number of health related deaths during hunting season. They will also provide general information on heart health and warning signs, along with some giveaways and prizes for hunters that participate. Meriter staff will only be available from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on November 1st and 2nd. The Training Center is located between Interstate 90/94 and Waunakee at 5184 State Highway 19. No appointment is necessary. The facility is open to the public between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm daily. Citizens may only bring firearms that are legal for use in hunting deer in Wisconsin. For more information, call training center staff at (608) 849-2660. ###