BLM closes shooting venue

BLM closes shooting venue

There are 8 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from May 7, 2009, titled BLM closes shooting venue. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

The Bureau of Land Management has closed a Dog Canyon gravel pit to target practice shooting.

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Mr Spock

Albuquerque, NM

#1 May 7, 2009
Does anyone here know where to find the BLM press release?
Really-Wow

Albuquerque, NM

#2 May 7, 2009
Really-Wow

Albuquerque, NM

#3 May 7, 2009
Sorry take out the firenews part
ADN Reader

Albuquerque, NM

#4 May 7, 2009
The closure is just for 2 years.
Here is a link: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/info/newsroom/200...

It is too bad the BLM and the county did not find a safe spot out there to set up a safe range.
ADN Reader

Albuquerque, NM

#5 May 7, 2009
I just measured the distances on Google Earth. It is almost 3/4 of a mile from the center of that shooting area to the gate at Oliver Lee. It is .97 mile to the visitor center.
Someone must be firing at a very steep angle to get bullets into the park.

Shooters, spread the word to your friends, be sure of your target. Know what your backstop is before you shoot. A careless shooter(s) have deprived us of another location to practice.

_PINKFLOYD_

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#6 May 7, 2009
Really-Wow wrote:
Sorry take out the firenews part
Nope, that doesn't work either.
Really-Wow

Albuquerque, NM

#7 May 7, 2009
_PINKFLOYD_ wrote:
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Nope, that doesn't work either.
ADN Reader has the right link.

_PINKFLOYD_

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#8 May 7, 2009
ADN Reader wrote:
I just measured the distances on Google Earth. It is almost 3/4 of a mile from the center of that shooting area to the gate at Oliver Lee. It is .97 mile to the visitor center.
Someone must be firing at a very steep angle to get bullets into the park.
Shooters, spread the word to your friends, be sure of your target. Know what your backstop is before you shoot. A careless shooter(s) have deprived us of another location to practice.
I can tell you whenever we do astronomy events at Oliver Lee, we have heard gunshots hitting pretty close at times. I'm glad they decided to close it.

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