Posted: 3/24/2021 2:43:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2021 3:08:52 PM EDT by HK_farmer]
Any one been out to the sites these are to be built? I can not find any updates since last year. Most of the articles I can find say they where to start construction by the end of last year. But nothing on when they will be completed.
PHOENIX-AREA RECREATIONAL SHOOTING PROJECTIn January 2020, the BLM's Phoenix District published a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Decision Record approving the Recreational Shooting Sports Project, clearing the way for the construction and operation of five recreational shooting sites to be built on public lands near the Phoenix metro area. The sites will provide active management, enhanced access and increased safety for shooting sports enthusiasts and other public land users near one of the most populated metro areas in the nation. Construction of the first site, Baldy Mountain, is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020.
BLM is a Fed agency. It's never going to happen in this political climate.
Drove by the one off the 74 just past castle springs road still fenced off and construction going on.I shoot nearby but only during the week.
It appears this is the best place for info and updates: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/122638/510
There are links on the left side for additional information and maps on the projects.
Last Updated: 03/12/2021, 11:29:23 MDT
Construction of the Baldy Mountain site, west of Lake Pleasant, started in May 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2020. The BLM will make an announcement when the site is open to public use.
Construction of the Saddleback Mountain, Church Camp Road, and Box Canyon sites started in the late 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by mid-2021. The BLM will make an announcement when the sites are open to public use. The public lands adjacent to these sites is closed to allow for worker and public safety. See maps of the affected public lands (Construction Closure Maps).
On March 12, 2021 the BLM published in the Federal Register the final supplementary rules for this project (see Documents). The rules will go into effect on April 12, 2021.
Rules, hours, target types, & ammo types can be found here: