BRADENTON, Fla. - The site of a proposed gun club in Manatee County has drawn criticism from a neighboring church and a private school that uses a nearby wooded acreage as an outdoor laboratory for its students.
The Herald-Tribune reports that the Ancient Oak Gun Club hopes to offer a 24-station sporting clay course on its 80-acre site.
Officials from Bayside Community Church and Center Montessori School raised objections at a permit hearing held last month. The hearing officer is expected to announce her decision next week.
Sporting clays involve shooters who walk or ride in golf carts to different stations, where they try to hit clay pigeons using shotguns loaded with low-powered trap and skeet shells. There will be no rifle or pistol ranges at the club.
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