Originally Posted by Sheldon
Depends on the location. Most accessable ranges will get picked over by reloaders or scavengers/recyclers first. If it is a paying range, they may have some schedule for cleanup and recycling to clear up the collected brass and debris. Open ranges in the BLM areas may not get that attention and the brass would just tarnish away there I suppose.
Spent a few minutes a few months ago talking to a retired fellow at one of the desert areas people shoot here. He and his wife walk around with rakes and buckets to pick up fired brass. He told me he made $15000 in 2008 picking up and selling empties. He said after the election shooting declined and he's thinking about finding something else to fill his time.
People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.