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Greg-Dawg
06-23-2009, 6:54 PM
As I was the last one leaving my shooting booth at closing time last night, almost every stall had the shooter's leftover targets still hanging on their lanes.

Please don't forget to pick up your targets.

Another "Don't forget to..." range cleanup thread.

Anybody else see people just leave their paper targets just lying around?

Turbinator
06-27-2009, 2:03 AM
All the time. I always toss mine or take them home - don't want people seeing how poorly I shoot :)

Turby

taloft
06-27-2009, 4:44 AM
Last Friday I picked up a bunch of brass some yahoos left all over the range at P2K. Probably 4 lanes worth. It's just rude to leave crap for others to have to pick up. Get enough brass piled up on the concrete and you have a trip hazard. Not a good idea along a firing line.

stphnman20
06-27-2009, 7:12 AM
I see them all the time...

Buyos1717
07-31-2009, 10:40 PM
I'm going to start with a disclaimer and say that i always haul out more then i haul in. I feel kind of pressed to do my share to help keep the areas open considering i have to drive for an hour just to get to the nearest shooting area.

But the biodegradable stuff bother you guys? I'm not too worried about paper targets as much as i am the shotgun hulls and actual trash. By biodegradable i'm talking about stuff that doesn't take a century to go away (i.e. paper, fruits,etc).

Turbinator
08-01-2009, 8:03 AM
But the biodegradable stuff bother you guys? I'm not too worried about paper targets as much as i am the shotgun hulls and actual trash. By biodegradable i'm talking about stuff that doesn't take a century to go away (i.e. paper, fruits,etc).

I do pick up paper, because I've read some stories about how people are digging through trash dumps and find papers from the 1950's and such. At Panoche, during the last April cleanup, we found papers scattered outside (some advertising promo cards, actually) that were shot at, but otherwise pretty well intact. Didn't know how long they were there, but they weren't exactly breaking down quickly. I'm a bit more hesitant to leave paper products behind, personally.

Organic stuff, like fruit targets, that can be left behind.. unless you're leaving huge steaming piles of it!

Turby

Rob454
08-08-2009, 2:10 AM
I do pick up paper, because I've read some stories about how people are digging through trash dumps and find papers from the 1950's and such.
Turby


There is no way a paper from the 1950 will last this long in a trash dump.
Mabey if it had acetate or plastic coating yeah but a regular piece of paper no way.
But yeah i pick up all my targets. Sometimes I pick up other peopels targets also if they leave them. last time I went shooting in the desert I took out three trashbags of trash. I had maybe 1/2 a bag. i usually burn 95% of my trash when camping. My trash usually consists of empty cans but everythign else that burns I throw it on the fire before going to sleep let it burn then turn out.
last time I went some jerk decided to shoot up the porta potty on the campsite. no wonder theire closing all these camgrounds off.

rjf
08-12-2009, 12:51 PM
I have found that after a thorough cleanup, other shooters tend to keep it clean also. If the place looks like a trash heap, others will easily excuse leaving their trash.

Paper lasts a long time in the dry desert environment.

For those who like to shoot beer bottles. It's way cool to shoot bottles out of each others' hands and post on youtube.

hawk81
08-22-2009, 5:25 PM
Your kidding right. I would be happy they left the brass empties for me to get.



Last Friday I picked up a bunch of brass some yahoos left all over the range at P2K. Probably 4 lanes worth. It's just rude to leave crap for others to have to pick up. Get enough brass piled up on the concrete and you have a trip hazard. Not a good idea along a firing line.

Seesm
08-24-2009, 2:12 AM
I shot with about 15 people a few wks ago and only 3 of us stayed to clean up... I gto some brass but it was a pain in the a*s. :)