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 Post subject: Re: East Valley shooting
New postPosted: 25 Jan 2012, 07:27 
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I have talked with both Florence PD and PCSO while physically at the shooting area and both are perfectly ok with it.

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 Post subject: Re: East Valley shooting
New postPosted: 14 Feb 2012, 10:14 
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From looking at the map, it looks like this spot is close to populated areas.....I assume that s not the case. How far p is the spot on price? Is it easily identifiable?

Going to check it out soon. (with trash bags)


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 Post subject: Re: East Valley shooting
New postPosted: 14 Feb 2012, 11:08 
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From looking at the map, it looks like this spot is close to populated areas.....I assume that s not the case. How far p is the spot on price? Is it easily identifiable?

Going to check it out soon. (with trash bags)



Very easy to spot. It is on the right hand side. A large dirt hill to shoot at. It is becoming more populated around there and I suppose it wont be long (a year or too) before its closed.

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 Post subject: Re: East Valley shooting
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I've also seen people shooting a couple miles further down that dirt roan off on the north side of the tracks. But I think that area might be state trust land. Does anyone know about that area?


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 Post subject: Re: East Valley shooting
New postPosted: 22 Feb 2012, 10:40 
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Does anyone know the status of for shooting at Queen Valley? Someone mentioned that if you go farther down past the flood retention berm you could still shoot. Any clarification on that? That spot on Price in Florence on the map is about a block from the highway, how far down are you guys driving to get to a good spot? Are you going past the Country Thunder location?

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 Post subject: Re: East Valley shooting
New postPosted: 30 Jun 2012, 23:11 
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withergyld wrote:
If you go to Queen Valley, the Whitlow Ranch Flood Control Basin is US Govt. Property (Army Corps of Engineers) and is closed to shooting. The Pinal County Sheriffs Deputies will ask you to leave at a minimum. To avoid this just go a 1/2 to one mile past the berm where the flood control basin starts. The rest of the area except the flood control basin is Tonto National Forrest and is open to shooting. I called and talked to the Tonto National Forrest Mesa Ranger District this week and the Pinal County Sheriffs office personally.



Does that include the area just below the damn? That's where the Pinal County Sheriff told us to go. We saw the Army Corps of Engineers sign and almost returned home but heard shooting in the distance and trekked on to that area.


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 Post subject: Re: East Valley shooting
New postPosted: 30 Jun 2012, 23:20 
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Does anyone know the status of for shooting at Queen Valley? Someone mentioned that if you go farther down past the flood retention berm you could still shoot. Any clarification on that? That spot on Price in Florence on the map is about a block from the highway, how far down are you guys driving to get to a good spot? Are you going past the Country Thunder location?



According to Pinal County Sheriff, the area below the damn was open to shoot, we went mid May and there were plenty of shooters out there as well as places to shoot. Call them before you go to get positive verification.


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 Post subject: Re: East Valley shooting
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I had a comment and a few follow-up questions to this slightly older thread.

I'm relatively new to shooting and went looking for a spot in the desert that's not too far from my house (Johnson Ranch). I really don't want to drive for an hour or more if I can avoid it. So, I came accross this thread and went to check out the place(s) on Price Rd last weekend. It's about 20 min from my door (nice!) and it looks like area is still in use. The spots looked a little trashed to my layman's eye but I'm honestly not sure what to expect in a somewhat heavily used spot like this.

Does anybody here have any thoughts on whether this is still a good spot to shoot at? Is it save? Is the PD or Sherrif still OK with it?

Also, I went down Price Rd quite a bit and it looks like there's mostly State Trust land to the North further down where target shooting isn't allowed. I went maybe 3-4 miles down the dirt road. Are there other spots further down that road that are worth checking out or are the ones right at the begining the best ones?

Many thanks!


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