FRYEBURG – At the end of the shooting season, Fryeburg Fish and Game Association members discovered that three benches had been stolen. Frames upon which targets are hung were shot up and useless.

The benches were made by Harold Sanborn, member, and given to the association. They were about 18 inches high, well constructed of unfinished raw wood, and marked with Sanborn’s name as donor, the date and the name of the association.

The thefts have been reported to Fryeburg police, the Oxford Sheriff’s Department and the Maine Warden Service.

Sanborn also made the target frames. Anyone seeking to return one or all of the benches can return them to the range without recrimination.

A new sign that described the range rules was damaged when a load of shot was fired through the sign from the back. That meant that the shot would have carried across the road.

The range is state property and is maintained by the members of the Fryeburg Fish and Game Association Inc. When maintenance becomes too difficult for membership, there is a likelihood that the range will be closed.

The association will offer shooting events from time to time. Planned events will include a personal protection course in the spring and familiarization of silhouette shooting. Details will be announced later.

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