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Unread 06-19-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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What shooting spots are still open.

We want to go target practice in the front range. Sorry but I cant cope with cherry creek anymore and all of the clubs around Denver that we can find have a 4 year wait list. Love firing line for pistol but no rife. All the info I can find online is out dated. Does anyone know what is still open? We are teachers so off all summer and really bored.

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Unread 06-19-2014, 09:24 AM   #2
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There is a nice place off of Squaw Pass (103). Call Clear Creek Ranger for more info. Wherever you go, don't forget to pick up your brass.
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Unread 06-19-2014, 07:03 PM   #3
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Summit County has a medium, long, and skeet range.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 10:33 AM   #4
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Unless something has changed, you can shoot in any National Forest, as long as you are off the road 300 yds.... I go up in the woods and set up my own range.

In general, recreational shooting is allowed on most National Forest System lands.

36 CFR 261.10(d) Prohibits discharging a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury, or damaging property as follows:
In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area; or
Across or on a National Forest System road or a body of water adjacent thereto, or in any area manner or place whereby any peron or property is exposed to injured damage as a result in such discharge.
Into or within any cave.
Areas closed to target shooting on the South Platte Ranger District of the Pike National Forest include:
All areas within 1/4 mile of roads and most of the Rampart Range Road area north of the Douglas County Line and areas within 1/4 mile of the South Platte river. (see Order UFC-02-09)
Slaughterhouse Gulch area west of Park County 43. (see Order 09-07)
For a printable shooting brochure, with rules, regulations, and local closures, click here.
Think before you shoot:
Please consider using non-toxic, biodegradable clay pigeons. They decompose on contact with water (i.e. rain and snow). Fiber wad shot shells are a good idea, too.
Please pick up all litter including spent shells and take them home with you.
Don't shoot trees!
Watch for livestock!
Pick a safe spot with a good backstop.
Look around before you shoot.....People can appear suddenly in your sights.
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Unread 06-22-2014, 08:47 AM   #5
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I usually have to make the trek out to the Pawnee national grasslands, about an hour east of Fort Collins, has lots of space to shoot, they recently built a pretty nice shooting lane facility out there, benches and all, I just wish it weren't so far away.... There's no convenient places to shoot around denver that don't suck as far as I know.
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Unread 06-26-2014, 12:49 AM   #6
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One of my favorite spots is up Mt. Herman Rd. West of Monument. There are a couple of good spots up there. There is also a place Southwest of Deckers, but I don't remember where.
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Unread 06-26-2014, 11:30 AM   #7
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Wherever you go, don't forget to pick up your brass.
And your trash!
Might be a little far out for you but have you tried Ben Lomand Gun Club.
It's east of Kiowa. Last I heard they didn't have a wait list.
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Unread 07-02-2014, 11:28 PM   #8
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The spot southwest of Deckers is (or was) on Hwy 67 just north of the Douglas-Teller County Line, pretty much due west of the Rainbow Falls campground. However, just like every other public range that folks use, there are the 10% that screw it up for the rest. DCSO, USFS, and Mountain Communities Fire have had to respond out there quite a few times because idiots start fires, not to mention the lack of policing their own trash.

Rampart Range Rd used to have a range on the El Paso County portion just north of Garden of the Gods, but like so many others, idiots closed it down. That closure was two-fold however - idiots who can't be trusted around anything more dangerous than a spoon, combined with people who built/moved into houses downrange.

Ben Lomond is pretty decent although it's got a bit of a drive associated. It's not a public range though, which helps keep it open.

Don't forget that Firing Line will let you shoot rifle, although they limit it to rimfire only, last time I checked.
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Unread 07-14-2014, 07:44 AM   #9
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Sorry to Hijack the thread but I'll be in the Alma area and wondered where we could shoot around there?
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Unread 08-16-2014, 09:35 AM   #10
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Is dragonman still open?
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Unread 09-08-2014, 10:23 AM   #11
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No wait list......

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Unread 09-14-2014, 06:10 PM   #12
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There is a nice place off of Squaw Pass (103). Call Clear Creek Ranger for more info. Wherever you go, don't forget to pick up your brass.
Quoting an old post...

I have heard that there is an initiative to move that unofficial location near Squaw Mountain further up CO-103 nearer to Devil's Nose which is accessible by a Fire Service Road about a mile from Echo Lake...

Trust me, having spent the night renting the fire lookout on Squaw Mountain, those 10% asshats have royally trashed that area...
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