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Day honors area first responders, military personnel

| September 6, 2022 1:00 AM

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in the Panhandle is celebrating first responders and military personnel at the Farragut Shooting Range Center on Sept. 11

First responders and military personnel put their lives on the line each and every day for the safety and betterment of us all, Fish and Game officials said about why the department is holding the event.

The “Hometown Heroes” day will be held at the Farragut Shooting Range Center in Athol. On this day, any first responder (law enforcement, fire and rescue, paramedics, EMTs, etc.) or military personnel (active, reserve, retired or veteran) can come out and enjoy a day of shooting on the range at no cost.

While there, they can also enjoy a free lunch, on Fish and Game.

"So if you are a first responder or military personnel, grab your favorite firearms, your bow or both, and mark Sept. 11 on your calendar," said T.J.Ross, a regional communications manager for Fish and Game.

The Farragut Shooting Range features year-round public access to 50-, 100- and 200-yard ranges plus trap and archery shooting.

Please contact the Panhandle Regional office at (208) 769-1414 with any questions.

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