On-sight event prepares hunters for hunting season

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – It’s deer hunting season, and Dane County hunters are taking steps to prepare.

The annual Hunter Sight-In event kicked off Saturday at the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center.

Hunters can come to the event to adjust their rifle scopes through a process called bore-sighting.

This helps them calibrate their aim before heading into the woods.

Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dawn Redford said it’s a process not to be overlooked.

“We have people who come back every year to do it just to confirm that their scope and their weapon are still working,” Redford said. “One of the important things is that we want to make sure the weapons work and actually hit what they’re aiming for.”

In preparation, Redford said hunters should go beyond the bore.

“Make sure you’re hunting on property you own or wherever you’re hunting,” Redford said. “Use your harness. Use a rope to lift the gun. Make sure the guns stay safe and the chamber is empty until you’re ready to hunt, then make sure you know what you’re shooting at.

Hunters can visit the range from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. However, it will be closed Monday through Thursday.

The event will resume on Friday, November 11 and run until November 18.

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