County eyes purchase of Calverton Shooting Range for trap & skeet facility

County eyes purchase of Calverton Shooting Range for trap & skeet facility – The county legislature Tuesday approved initial steps to seek acquisition of the Calverton Shooting Range for the purpose of relocating the county’s trap and skeet range from Southaven Park in Yaphank.  With legislators Edward Romaine (R-Center Moriches) and Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) voting against the measure, the legislature voted 13-3 to approve the “planning steps” resolution authorizing a survey, title search and appraisal of the 104-acre parcel off Nugent Drive in Calverton.  The measure was introduced by Legislator Kate Browning (WF-Shirley) whose Third District hosts the county’s current trap and skeet facility. Responding to constituent opposition to the continued operation of the county facility at Southaven Park, Browning has been shopping for other locations.