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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
New postPosted: 03 Mar 2011, 19:03 
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Took my boys out today to do some plunking west of Lake Pleasant MM14 and it's closed now for DUST CONTROL. Gate is chained and locked. I was there a few weeks ago and it was still open. How can there be a dust problem all the way out there??????????????? Man it's getting hard to find a Desert place to shoot!!!!



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I don't know if that's the northern entrance to where I go, but you can try going up 163rd Ave. from Grand Ave. And of course, if you go almost all the way to Morristown, you can take off up Castle Hot Springs Rd. and find a spot.

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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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This spot is on the north side of 74 at mile marking 14.


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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Table Mesa is not my destination of choice. Considering some of the people I have seen there, how they were shooting, their choice of backstop (or lack thereof), and their lackluster attitude towards firearms safety, I never went back after the second time. Most of the shooting sites are disgusting - packed with all sorts of trash.

I just don't feel safe there and the nature has been destroyed by litter. No reason to go.


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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Do any of you fine gentleman know whether or not it would be possible to shoot anywhere in South Mountain Park?


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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Looks likes it's municipal. City park not state so I'm guessing no...


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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Table Mesa is not my destination of choice. Considering some of the people I have seen there, how they were shooting, their choice of backstop (or lack thereof), and their lackluster attitude towards firearms safety, I never went back after the second time. Most of the shooting sites are disgusting - packed with all sorts of trash.

I just don't feel safe there and the nature has been destroyed by litter. No reason to go.


The jeeper's have been cleaning up after the target shooters at table mesa for years. What a mess! Same
out at four peaks. Not surprised these areas are closed to shooting. Please pick up after your self and police
your brass and targets!

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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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Sugarloaf/fFour Peaks was open this morning for shooting! Only porblem was there were around 100 kids out there all messed up leaving a rave. Must have been asked 20 times by people driving by if they could shoot my guns all under 20 yrs old. Jeez oh mighty.


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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I live out in San Tan valley at Hunt and Gary, anywhere to shoot along hunt going towards florence? and what is the status of queen valley to shoot? I have heard tons of different answers but last time I went, a Pinal County Deputy said it was closed to shooting, but this was like 2 years ago. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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My understanding is the Queen Valley site is closed. I have not been out there though as it is a long way to find out. I have been checking the boards and either no one in the East Valley has been shooting in months or no one has posted any updates on shooting locations.

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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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Haha, yea it seems like no one is shooting out here I guess anymore, haha.


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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gettinmywalkon wrote:
I live out in San Tan valley at Hunt and Gary, anywhere to shoot along hunt going towards florence? and what is the status of queen valley to shoot? I have heard tons of different answers but last time I went, a Pinal County Deputy said it was closed to shooting, but this was like 2 years ago. Any ideas?

I'm in the same area as you.I went here some months ago
http://www.mapquest.com/mq/9-wRiJ0vP5
It was a monday morning and no one was there.I don't know if it is still ok to shoot there.


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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Went shooting a couple months back with a friend and our two boys out in Queen Valley below the damn. Several people out there shooting, as we actually called Pinal County Sheriff and this is where he told us to go.


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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Just get a hunting licence and go out shooting jack rabbits and ground squirrels. Funny how them rocks look so much like rabbits. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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Has anyone been out to Four peaks, Sugar loaf mt area at all lately? Is it gtg for target shooting?


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Shooting Area Closures
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I've heard that MCSO has been ticketing people that go shooting off of I-10 and Watson since that whole area became Skyline regional park. Was just out in south Rainbow Valley yesterday shooting a Bluegrass Armory XL50. No problems out there.

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