COON VALLEY, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Recently, Wisconsin's National Rifle Association gifted their largest grant of the year to a local sportsman club.
The Coon Valley Conservation Club (CVCC) has been around since the 1940s.
Members say they will use this grant to improve safety and promote outdoor activity for area youth.
"We have outstanding hunting here. We have a large deer population, turkey population, our fishing for trout in the streams and pond is second to none, said Royce Curtis, a member of the CVCC.
The Coon Valley Conservation Club is a resource for the generations.
The Boy Scouts meet here on a regular basis. They camp here, they fish, they hunt, they shoot," said Curtis.
Hunter Pauloski says target practice is one of his favorite hobbies.
"I love coming up here and shooting. I love coming out here are these great people/ It is completely different than sitting inside and playing video games on television," said Pauloski.
Muzzleloader, shotgun, pistol and rifle, the club's shooting ranges are all getting an upgrade thanks to a NRA grant.
"We gifted them $16, 820 dollars. The amount is the highest among given in the entire state this year. It is pretty cool, said David Doe, an NRA member.
The CVCC will use this money to complete phase two of a three year project.
In 2011, the club created various shooting lanes at the site.
Phase two is building the shooting houses for each range.
"We highly emphasis safety and we really pride ourselves here for having a facility where students can learn skills and practice the skills outdoors in a safe environment, said Curtis.
Enhancing safety, pulling for area youth, and preserving habitat, the CVCC sights are set on maintaining this tradition for generations to come.
The CVCC has more than 400 members.
They even have a few international members.
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