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halon101
06-10-2010, 7:50 PM
well the cleanup was a success. as successufull as 4 people and 1 truck can do.
thanks to Donny1 and his wife for showing. he is a great guy. and his wife out cleaned us all.

we hauled out 500lbs of trash to the dump not included in the weigh were 9 tired i dropped off and an america tires shop.
here are some pics

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/halon101/HPIM0515.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/halon101/HPIM0511.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/halon101/HPIM0509.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/halon101/HPIM0509.jpg

i really wish more of you could have shown. we barely made a dent.

Lyte-
06-10-2010, 11:29 PM
I need to double check my schedule but I think I am unavailable both weekends due to parents birthdays/ fathers day.

skuehl
06-10-2010, 11:42 PM
I want to check out the area and do a little shooting so why not clean up a little. I will follow the thread for the firmed up date and try and make it up there.

Donny1
06-11-2010, 12:18 PM
I might be in.

Is this a legal BLM area or what?

Will follow the thread.

Donny1
06-11-2010, 12:28 PM
The 26th would be better for me as I am picking up a new rifle at Turners on the 19th, after 4:37 pm of course.

Just a Marlin 795 but anything new gets me excited.

Bajaracer
06-11-2010, 1:33 PM
I race in that area, i am interested in helping out.

TAGGED

Noah3683
06-11-2010, 2:37 PM
I might be in.

Is this a legal BLM area or what?

Will follow the thread.

Nope, but many people shoot there, and I have never heard of anyone having an issue. I have heard conflicting reports of shotguns being ok though

halon101
06-11-2010, 5:54 PM
i have seen a couple of signs out there that say shotgun is legal off of wild wash road.
a friend had LE aproach him once out there and tell him to move further from the freeway. the east side is offroad only from what i have heard but west side is game on.

every saturday i have been there you see atleast 4 other camps shooting. its totally legal.

the spot where i shoot is getting really bad. i think a little shoot and clean would be fun.

Noah3683
06-11-2010, 6:22 PM
i have seen a couple of signs out there that say shotgun is legal off of wild wash road.
a friend had LE aproach him once out there and tell him to move further from the freeway. the east side is offroad only from what i have heard but west side is game on.

every saturday i have been there you see atleast 4 other camps shooting. its totally legal.

the spot where i shoot is getting really bad. i think a little shoot and clean would be fun.
Just because an leo tells someone to move further down doesn't make it legal. according to BLM and you can call the field office to verify, Hodge has been closed off for handguns and rifles since 2006. I think they just don't want to worry about enforcement. I have never had, nor heard of a problem there, but BLM will tell you it is illegal.

halon101
06-12-2010, 9:03 AM
hey Noah, are you interested in helping clean up?

5shot
06-12-2010, 12:03 PM
Just because an leo tells someone to move further down doesn't make it legal. according to BLM and you can call the field office to verify, Hodge has been closed off for handguns and rifles since 2006. I think they just don't want to worry about enforcement. I have never had, nor heard of a problem there, but BLM will tell you it is illegal.


The portion of Hodge Rd just west of 15 is private property. If you continue west past the private property, you are in a rifle & shotgun zone. If you draw a straight line from Helendale to the 15, north of that is the rifle area (excluding private property and Barstow city limits).
East of the 15 north to 40 is shotgun only, because of the OHV area.

Noah3683
06-12-2010, 1:41 PM
hey Noah, are you interested in helping clean up?

I certainly am. That place is long overdue for a cleanup. I may be in AZ one of those weekends though. I'm not totally sure yet

halon101
06-12-2010, 1:57 PM
The portion of Hodge Rd just west of 15 is private property. If you continue west past the private property, you are in a rifle & shotgun zone. If you draw a straight line from Helendale to the 15, north of that is the rifle area (excluding private property and Barstow city limits).
East of the 15 north to 40 is shotgun only, because of the OHV area.

thanks for the info

its sounding like we might actually get some people out there to help.

mtbryder
06-13-2010, 12:53 AM
The 26th is better for me but I can do the 19th if that's the date that is picked. Will there be a place to park and hitch a ride in? I won't be driving a truck out there so I would either need to carpool with someone from the SGV or meet someone out there and hitch a ride into the cleanup location.

Post or PM if anyone can help.

Thanks,

Paul (mtbryder)

halon101
06-13-2010, 7:42 AM
Will there be a place to park and hitch a ride in?

Paul (mtbryder)

you can hitch a ride in my truck if you dont mind parking and leaving your car. right after you exit the freeway the road drops off to dirt, you can pull off there and park.


i am personally leaning toward the 26th and so a few more of you.

AlliedArmory
06-13-2010, 3:19 PM
I have shot there yrs ago, but stopped since I heard conflicting reports from people that it is shotgun only.

challenger
06-13-2010, 6:52 PM
Let me know of the date, the 26th is not good for me but if you decide on the 19th I can bring a 16 foot trailer that we can load up and I'll haul it to the landfill.

halon101
06-13-2010, 7:53 PM
thanks challenger that sounds nice, that would do the job no problem.
i will let you know but it sounds like more people want the 26th

csterl
06-14-2010, 1:14 PM
The BLM office said that area is shotgun only.

halon101
06-14-2010, 4:46 PM
The BLM office said that area is shotgun only.

not too sure what question you asked them but i have a map
http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ca/pdf/Barstow.Par.78735.File.dat/BFO_shotgunarea_8x11.pdf

and i from what i can see if you exit at stoddard wells ohv and go north west of the freeway its out of the scatter gun only section....

i am pretty tired of the debate as to legality. if you dont think its legal dont show. i have been shooting there for years.

Donny1
06-14-2010, 5:11 PM
So as the mam legend goes, what are legal shooting areas?

BFO areas are ok but what about "wilderness" areas? Just curious.

halon101
06-14-2010, 5:31 PM
. if you dont think its legal dont show.

sorry let me correct myself.

please do show. just dont bring any guns.

like i said the place really needs a cleanup regardless of legality.
maybe if we can get it semi clean the idiots that mess is up wont be able to find it any more.

5shot
06-14-2010, 5:39 PM
not too sure what question you asked them but i have a map
http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ca/pdf/Barstow.Par.78735.File.dat/BFO_shotgunarea_8x11.pdf

and i from what i can see if you exit at stoddard wells ohv and go north west of the freeway its out of the scatter gun only section....

i am pretty tired of the debate as to legality. if you dont think its legal dont show. i have been shooting there for years.

That BLM map is correct. It follows the SB Co. Shooting Ordnance that we have established. East side of 15 is shotgun only (no slugs), West side is rifle/pistol & shotgun. It's been that way for at least 20-30 years. And tomorrow (6-15-10) the SB Co. Board of Supervisors will approve the updated County Shooting Ordnance, and it will still be a rifle area.
The only debate concerns the area on the west side just past the 15. It's always been private land, but the owners allowed people to shoot there for many years. Then some idiots started shooting up their transmission towers at the top of the hill, so they started posting the land and enforcing the trespassing laws. Stay off the private property and your good to go.

halon101
06-14-2010, 6:18 PM
i love you 5 shot.
very informed and precise.

i hope to keep the are nice so we dont change any minds on letting us shoot there.

csterl
06-15-2010, 10:42 AM
Hey halon, wasn't disputing whether it was legal or not, just passing on what the ranger told me. They said anything south of the 58/ 40 was shotgun only, I guess this was incorrect information. I usually go just north of Barstow a bit and if there is a spot that is closer (stoddard wells) that is great! If/ when you decide on a date for sure I will do my best to get out and give a hand, I love shooting out in BLM land and will do what I can to clean up after the idiots who leave the place trashed.

5shot
06-15-2010, 3:02 PM
Hey halon, wasn't disputing whether it was legal or not, just passing on what the ranger told me. They said anything south of the 58/ 40 was shotgun only, I guess this was incorrect information. I usually go just north of Barstow a bit and if there is a spot that is closer (stoddard wells) that is great! If/ when you decide on a date for sure I will do my best to get out and give a hand, I love shooting out in BLM land and will do what I can to clean up after the idiots who leave the place trashed.

The "north of 40 & 58" is a good rule of thumb that will keep you out of trouble. The area where Hodge Rd is at is legal rifle/pistol/shotgun & night shooting. But just across the 15 is not.
Basically, if you stay north or 40 & 58, all areas are open to rifle/pistol/shotgun & night shooting. The exceptions are military bases, incorporated cities, Mojave Natl Preserve (hunting only), private property, Camp Cady, and Death Valley Natl. Park.
That leaves 1000's of 20,000 square miles in San Bernardino Co. open to recreational shooting. I personally, would find a nice quiet area and avoid the areas where groups congregate.

Crazy4Guns
06-15-2010, 4:39 PM
off I15 north of victorville there is a really nice offroad area. the stoddard wells loop. i dont ride but i do shoot. i have been shooting there for years and i have never seen it this bad. its a discrace. thousands of shot shell hulls. at least 4 tires propand tanks shot up. furnature. last week i saw a hollowed out shot up big screen tv. the area i shoot has a reallt nice back drop 100yds. i always start out there then back up to my 300 hilltop to hillside.

i will be there either saturday 19th or 26th depending on participation on when you can make it to help clean up.

it is a dirt trail through desert road so no low riders will make it. but my 2wd tundra does it no problem.

let me know if you want to help clean up we can fill my truck.

i will be there just off the freeway at sun up to drive in.

I go out there at least twice a week and have also noticed a lot of junk beginning to pile up out there also. I hate it when people trash the land like that. When I go out there shooting I try to clean up other peoples bags of junk and ammo boxes laying around when I can.

SigSoldier
06-15-2010, 4:59 PM
I was there a couple weeks ago and even posted some targets on that big screen you mentioned. A ranger pulled up about 10 mins after we had started shooting and asked if we were the only ones out there. I told him we had just arrived and I hadn't seen anyone else. He told us to have fun and drove off to check around and a few mins later drove back up to the fwy. I was worried because I had heard conflicting statements as to the legality of shooting handguns there and when the ranger pulled up I was shooting my SP2009. Last few times I've been out there, there were some hispanic guys picking up the brass.

I'll try to make it out on whichever date you pick but leaning towards the 26th.

halon101
06-15-2010, 5:02 PM
i am going to pick the date of june 26th saturday morning. i will be on the east side of the freeway off the hodge road exit at 5:30 to catch the sun rise at 5:43.

thanks

csterl thanks for the post i understand what you had in mind. i think the blm wants it to be shotgun only since there are alot of offroaders out there. 5shot mentioned night shooting, thats a little scarry with all of the people that are out there and the lack of visibillity. also sounds fun. maybe i will spent the night there.

halon101
06-15-2010, 5:04 PM
last time i was there it was an old black man picking up brass. he said he was on a fixed income. almost parted with some but i need my reloads.

all the trash out there and its hard to find any brass. just shotgun and steel casings.

hnoppenberger
06-15-2010, 6:06 PM
wow thats amazing, the last time i was there was about 3 years ago an aside from the occasional spent brass, shotshells, and metal scrap that has been rotting for years and basically rusted gone, there was not much. definitly not like you describe.

Kerplow
06-16-2010, 10:57 PM
last time i was there (several years ago) there were two cars. one jeep and some unrecognizable lump of 80's crap.

Kerplow
06-16-2010, 11:15 PM
BTW,

last time i spoke with the BLM about shooting in the high desert i was told anything south of HWY 58 is shotgun ONLY. i made a thread about it too. if i remember correctly hodge road south of the 58.

you may want to double check on the legality of rifles there. just cause tons of people do it doesn't make it legal.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=290437

5shot
06-16-2010, 11:37 PM
BTW,

last time i spoke with the BLM about shooting in the high desert i was told anything south of HWY 58 is shotgun ONLY. i made a thread about it too. if i remember correctly hodge road south of the 58.

you may want to double check on the legality of rifles there. just cause tons of people do it doesn't make it legal.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=290437

See post #23. Shooting in unincorporated areas of San Bernardino Co. is regulated by county ordnance. Unincorporated areas include county land, state land, and federal land (excluding military bases and Indian reservations).

Kerplow
06-17-2010, 12:06 AM
See post #23. Shooting in unincorporated areas of San Bernardino Co. is regulated by county ordnance. Unincorporated areas include county land, state land, and federal land (excluding military bases and Indian reservations).

looks like the hodge road area is in the shotgun only zone. unless i'm reading the map incorrectly.

5shot
06-17-2010, 12:29 AM
looks like the hodge road area is in the shotgun only zone. unless i'm reading the map incorrectly.

Look at the map again. The purple cris/cross area is the shotgun area. West of the 15 it drops below the 40/58. Hodge Rd (west of the 15) is above the shotgun boundary, which extends east from the town of Helendale to the 15.
Then the boundary goes north along the 15 to the 40, east to 247, then south again for approx. 10 miles, and continues east to the 29 Palm Marine Base, follows the north and east boundary of the base, and continues east to the Riverside county line.

Vtec44
06-17-2010, 10:50 AM
looks like the hodge road area is in the shotgun only zone. unless i'm reading the map incorrectly.

Based on the map, if Hodge Rd falls in the white area then it's all good (minus the private land portion). If it's in the purple portion then it's shotgun only. It's hard to tell where Hodge Rd is on that map. I usually exit Hodge Rd, make a left, turn right at the gas line marker, and go for about 1m North.

I may work on the weekends you guys are doing this, but will post up if I'm free.

Thanks for planning this!

5shot
06-17-2010, 12:06 PM
BLM does not regulate the shooting in San Bernardino County. The Board of Supervisors, acting on the recommendation of the County Fish & Game Commission enacts the county ordnance that regulates shooting in the county.
Our commission just finished updating the boundaries for the new county shooting ordnance and map a couple months ago. The new ordnance is now on the Board of Supervisors agenda for approval.
The new ordnance does not change the existing boundaries for the Barstow/Stoddard Wells area. The boundaries are what I described in post #36.

Vtec44
06-17-2010, 1:43 PM
BLM does not regulate the shooting in San Bernardino County. The Board of Supervisors, acting on the recommendation of the County Fish & Game Commission enacts the county ordnance that regulates shooting in the county.

That's good to know. Thanks.

hs44
06-17-2010, 4:18 PM
BLM does not regulate the shooting in San Bernardino County. The Board of Supervisors, acting on the recommendation of the County Fish & Game Commission enacts the county ordnance that regulates shooting in the county.
Our commission just finished updating the boundaries for the new county shooting ordnance and map a couple months ago. The new ordnance is now on the Board of Supervisors agenda for approval.
The new ordnance does not change the existing boundaries for the Barstow/Stoddard Wells area. The boundaries are what I described in post #36.



How would I go about getting one of the updated maps? Thanks

5shot
06-17-2010, 5:12 PM
How would I go about getting one of the updated maps? Thanks

I'll keep people updated thru this thread:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=302534

halon101
06-22-2010, 7:29 PM
ok 4 more days till the clean up.

final details.

its this saturday. hodge rd is 58 miles north of the 10 freeway over the cajon pass and through victorville. i will be on the west side of the freeway at 5:30 that morning, i will drive in at 5:45 when the sun comes up. if you get there late just drive in you will find trash and us cleaning it. we head north and west. i will pm this info to anyone in the thread who voiced interest. let me know if you will be there for sure.
bring a few trashbags and maybe a rake.

skuehl
06-23-2010, 10:35 PM
unfortunately i cant make it. Have to go out of town on saturday through wednesday. I hope it goes well.

halon101
06-25-2010, 5:09 PM
ok last call who is going? anyone have any questions?

halon101
06-27-2010, 8:42 AM
well the cleanup was a success. as successufull as 4 people and 1 truck can do.
thanks to Donny1 and his wife for showing. he is a great guy. and his wife out cleaned us all.

we hauled out 500lbs of trash to the dump not included in the weigh were 9 tired i dropped off and an america tires shop.
here are some pics

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/halon101/HPIM0515.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/halon101/HPIM0511.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/halon101/HPIM0509.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/halon101/HPIM0509.jpg

i really wish more of you could have shown. we barely made a dent.

mtbryder
06-27-2010, 10:23 PM
Really sorry I could not make it. I know I had commited a while back but with both of my kids having the flu it was just not possible to leave them on Saturday. Luckily they are both feeling much better this evening.

Please keep me in mind for the next one. I don't make commitments and then backout unless I have an extremely good reason.

Looks like you could have used a dump truck and a backho. It's amazing that people can be so disrespectful to one of the few places we have left that we can shoot. It really looks bad for all gun owners.

Antway, I would like to personally thank all of you for taking the time to at least make an effort. We all really do appreciate it.

Paul aka mtbryder

challenger
06-28-2010, 5:57 AM
I would've cancelled my plans if I knew there were shotguns to be found.

scoob_i_e
06-28-2010, 6:08 AM
I would've cancelled my plans if I knew there were shotguns to be found.

Hah-hah-hah. If only. :43:

halon101
06-28-2010, 4:58 PM
yeah i dont know why my friend left his gun laying there..... i hope he put it away before we emptied at the dump! those really bad pics are a couple places closer to the freeway where all of the retards shoot. i didnt rake there just picked up bulk. at my spot we removed bulk and raked alot of shells. where we shoot dosent require a tetinus booster.

paul i will make a personal invite next time i head out....