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Old 08-24-2019, 05:22 PM
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Default Transalta road “range” blocked off?

When did the shooting area with the hill backstop get bouldered off? That was one of the “safest” places with a decent backstop. Wheres the next best area to shoot out to 300yards.

The “range” in the subject was supposed to be in quotes


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Old 08-24-2019, 06:00 PM
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When did the shooting area with the hill backstop get bouldered off? That was one of the “safest” places with a decent backstop. Wheres the next best area to shoot out to 300yards.

The “range” in the subject was supposed to be in quotes


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Old 08-24-2019, 06:09 PM
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When did the shooting area with the hill backstop get bouldered off? That was one of the “safest” places with a decent backstop. Wheres the next best area to shoot out to 300yards.

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I was just by there today - hiking, not shooting. My first time down that road actually. I saw the boulders - looked pretty freshly moved by the dirt & scrapes still on them like they were just pulled from the ground. I used to move rocks for a living back on the farm.

But people were over there - not sure what they were doing. There was lots of shooting going on...I assumed it was towards the hill...good backstop...told my daughter not to worry because of all the earth between us on the trail and the bullets...

Maybe they just got tired of people making a mess? Now I guess you have to walk in. Is this really a problem?

Next time I go back, think I'll bring my rifle for plinking...
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:15 PM
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Waiporous area.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:03 PM
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Not a surprise the “gun ranges” out there are sketchy at best. How long until they give it the McLean creek treatment and make it have a 1km rule there as well. Was this the range close to the horse cabins? I think there has been some issues at the location for some time.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:47 PM
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Haven’t been up TransAlta road for a while. Last time I
was there the place was a mess. Shells and targets everywhere. I heard there’s a horse trail somewhere on the hill. Probably why it was blocked off.
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i seem to recall it was some horsey people that have trails beyond the backstop hill (quiet well shielded by the geography it seems) but have been the ones to get it closed.

It was a good little place to shoot, till everyone else found it.

There are other spots, but will take longer to drive to.

Watch out if you get down to the river bed, more hikers and I've pulled ticks off me from being down on the river bed (warm spring weather believe it or not), know someone with lyme disease acquired out of that area.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:51 PM
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They really trashed that entire area by clearcutting the works. But they gotta keep the little guy out because, well, just because.
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Old 09-07-2019, 12:03 AM
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The area was bouldered-off a couple months ago to prevent motor vehicles from driving in there. The area is not only littered with empty shells/hulls but unmarked/"illegal" trails, and CO's/F&W are cracking down on people who use them.

I have been one of the people who have been calling in these OHV users who come down the main road, or ride right up to your target while you're in the middle of shooting or tear thru while you're hunting (way past the gas shack).

There's new signs up too, if you look... They state there's "No OHV trails beyond this point" (the gas shack), to go along with the existing "No OHVs on road" signs.
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