Colfax Sportsmen's Club requests deed...

Colfax Sportsmen's Club requests deed transfer

There are 2 comments on the Dunn County News story from Oct 8, 2007, titled Colfax Sportsmen's Club requests deed transfer. In it, Dunn County News reports that:

“As a private club, it would flourish more than as a public facility”

The Colfax Sportsmen's Club has requested that the Dunn County shooting range south of Colfax be deeded over to the club. via Dunn County News

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Dunn County News.

JIM MOSS

United States

#1 May 23, 2008
i do not under stand why the people who use it the most as in sportmen club members. have the land deed it over to the club. so after many years of takeing care of range get a break and get to have a club house and range run the right way.under member supervision.
as in not nuts from minn who when ever they please shoot with no care for other shooters.

THANKS JIM MOSS

“Tu ne cede malis”

Since: Dec 06

Lots of different places

#2 May 24, 2008
Interesting article.

From the 'sounds' of things, there are a few people whom exhibit irresponsible behavior making things difficult for everyone else.

If I were to hazard a decision, I wouldn't deed the land. Rather, I'd place the administration of the land in private hands such that the public would have to pay a user fee to be determined by both the county and whatever private organization might arrive at, such as defray the costs of administration and operation.

The problems as I perceive them, are that the counties aren't willing to accept the responsibility of ensuring safe operation, and ~at least~ collecting a user fee from anyone desiring to use the ranges, and have established guidelines ensuring that reasonable safety standards are adhered to.

I will say the following from my personal experiences here in Washington: Most of trouble-makers are local yahoos, and NOT people from remote locations.

Sometimes you've just got to take the bull by the horns when the nose ring becomes ineffective.

Once again: If the counties can't or won't take the responsibility which is rightfully their own, then they should at the very least allow private administration of those ranges.

And that would include allowing the fencing and the building of whatever facilities the private organization requests, with access to private facilities governed by the private group's bylaws, but not limiting access to the range itself to just the members.

Additionally, if the private organization is vetted to accept responsibility for the care and operation of the range, the counties should agree to sharing the expenses of operating of the range itself by mandating the aforesaid range fees, and for defraying the costs of having a certified range officer present at all times the range is in operation.

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