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Old 03-03-2020, 7:29 AM
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I want to introduce myself.
I run Clean-Dezert and last year i put on a clean up off outlet center drive (2 miles north of Hodge) and we filled 9 dumpsters of trash and 2 dumpsters of tires in 4 hours with over 650 volunteers. I currently have a huge following from offroaders as i have connections in that industry.

What I am seeing more and more is areas like Hodge which are being trashed by unaware parties. I want to try and incorporate and work with more shooting based people to help fix this. Seems we get alot of young people who think its okay to shoot up tvs and computers and leave them. How do we get the shooters more involved so our deserts arent closed down?

I have reached out to the BLM, regarding Hodge. BLM has no control over this area. What I would like to do is get the word out that people need to police this or its a very real concern that areas will be closed. I would also like to find some good contacts in the gun world to work with as far as sponsors, and people willing to help promote this idea.

To get an idea of our events, last year we had over $25,000 worth of products being raffled off for free, this included a glock donated by turners. We did a free bbq lunch and free event shirts for 500 volunteers. We are all about giving back and having a good time.


Check us out on Instagram or facebook, but really help me get the ball rollling with this sport and industry, so we can make sure we dont loose land.
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Old 03-03-2020, 3:04 PM
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Awesome I will start following for updates on IG
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Old 03-03-2020, 3:39 PM
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any ideas on how to spread the word to get more shooters onboard? I have been a member of this forum for about 10 years but really dont frequent it much anymore. Can i bug you for some feedback?

who would be a good person to reach out to that runs this board to maybe help push this message? obviously this area of the forum doesnt get a huge amount of traffic and hoping we can push this message in other places too.

This whole thing makes me sound like a tree hugger, but its more i see a problem and want to help fix it.
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Old 03-03-2020, 4:36 PM
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Well groups already do yearly cleanups in shooting areas. Search the threads and you can see who organizes them. KESTRYL is a mod here I believe not sure if he can help. Post cleanups in the appropriate sections and people will show up.
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Old 03-06-2020, 9:23 AM
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this section has one of the smallest post counts on the site. You have to want to clean to come to this section. what i want to do is have a more outward facing message to make people think. I am willing to bet that more than 50% of this site doesnt take a tarp and shoot on that to clean up after themselves, and thats mostly because people havent thought of the idea. Help teach people and show them something new, they will be more prone to do it, vs hoping they wonder into this section because cleaning up is near and dear to their heart.
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Old 03-10-2020, 3:44 AM
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So this seems more like a discussion about how to approach a clean up than a clean up.

I have a rake, a shovel and a pick up truck.

I will help.
I always pack out more than I pack in.
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Old 03-10-2020, 7:08 AM
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I'm up for a clean up. I go out there 2-3 times a year, on the back side off of old 66. It is getting worse. I usually bring back 4-5 5 gallon buckets of SG shells and steel cases, trash, TV's Computer shards. People are pigs.
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Old 03-10-2020, 9:46 AM
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So this seems more like a discussion about how to approach a clean up than a clean up.

I have a rake, a shovel and a pick up truck.

I will help.
I always pack out more than I pack in.
Very much so. I am 100% putting on a clean up in barstow in Nov of this year. I have a huge following from offroaders who will be there but not a good following from shooters which i think is the natural progression for this year. I want to target Hodge as a part of our event and so i am asking you guys for help on how to get more shooters involved. While having 20-40 people show up is good, i want to get 250-300 shooters out there ontop of the 600+ offroaders who will show up. I will be supplying 12-14 dumpsters this year.
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Was out at Hodge yesterday, you're gonna need a lot more dumpsters... not many people out there, but paved with shooting castoffs.
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I am up for a clean up at Hodge. Just post the dates and time.
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Old 05-03-2020, 11:55 AM
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First day out to hodge, severely disappointed in shooters. What a mess it is out there. Post a date and I'm down to show with two little helpers. Psa...please clean up after yourselves no matter big or small it all adds up, the amount of shotgun hulls. Sad face.
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Yeah it's pathetic up there. Same morons that complaint about places being shut down are the same nasty *******s.
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Whenever we go out, we try to bring out more than what we came in with. Sadly it is a losing battle
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Old 05-27-2020, 1:14 PM
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we are still waiting to hear back from BLM regarding our yearly barstow event. With that being said. I am still trying to get the word out to more people in the shooting world. Its amazing how much crap is left behind. I am all ears if you guys have any ideas on how to get the word out people need to clean up their shells.
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Old 05-27-2020, 3:09 PM
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I also practice packing out more than I packed in. I’ve been to hodge one time and it was a mess then. I packed out 2 trash bags of additional trash when I went.

Cleaning that area up, if your going to participate, be careful and wear snake gators. I saw 3 different sized Mojave Greens near where I was shooting.

Do not pick up objects without first moving it with a rake, shovel or long crowbar.
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