Concerns Over Proposed Dubuque County Shooting Range

GRAF, Iowa (AP) – Some neighbors of a proposed shooting range near Graf in Dubuque County are worried about safety and how the range might affect their properties.

The Telegraph Herald reports that members of the Dubuque County Zoning Board were joined by nearly two dozen residents on Wednesday in inspecting the nearly 68 acres of property. The Dubuque Drug Task Force wants to obtain a county permit to create a berm-protected shooting range that could be used only by law enforcement.

Dan Waller is a nearby cattle farmer, and he told board members that he and his neighbors fear the range would affect their agricultural-based livelihoods.

Tom Flynn also owns nearby land, and he says the most significant issue for him and his neighbors is the direction of the gunfire.