CHIPPEWA COUNTY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Chippewa County Board passes a resolution to permanently close the Tilden gun range following legal action from Rooney Farms, which operates near the range. In February, Jake Rooney told WEAU he found several bullet holes on his property from shooters at the range.

His family was asking for damages as well as to have the range closed. Rooney Farms agreed to pay the county 75-thousand dollars for the range to close on or before July 1st, with demolition of the buildings by September 1st.

A spokesperson for Rooney Farms says quote, “we are pleased an agreement could be reached that will ensure safety for local landowners near the Tilden gun range and citizens of the county who travel the public road nearby.”