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Posted: 6/25/2008 7:02:01 PM EDT
been seeing a few AR's out there the last few times.
Link Posted: 6/25/2008 11:53:18 PM EDT
We did a couple IA/IL ARFcom shoots there last year but the DNR started their reclamation and the dingbat officer banned ColbyJack from the place for parking his rock climber on a boulder there. Plus his feverish efforts at educating all of us on gun safety. Anyway the shoots died off after that. Some still shoot there but can't remember for sure who frequents the range.
Link Posted: 6/28/2008 9:08:31 PM EDT
It's a nasty, nasty place, but about 3 of us still go there ever couple of months - it's 15 mins from our houses, while the Milan Rifle Club (Illinois) is 30 mins. Gas prices and all...

Almost shot some a$$hole out there for shooting while the firing line was cold (we were setting targets). Yelled at him instead and he said "Hurry the f_ck up!". DNR is absent after 4 pm - be warned.
Link Posted: 6/29/2008 4:18:59 AM EDT
Any idea what time the DNR gets there in the morning?

I used to shoot there a lot.

While it was a little less safe than other ranges, you could shoot things
other than paper targets and clay pigeons.

I haven't been to any range in the last year.

As such, I think I have a half dozen new firearms that haven't been fired.

But those damn black flies aka "buffalo gnats" are just fierce out there.
Link Posted: 6/29/2008 2:48:45 PM EDT
lol i remember the good ole days.....

wheres the next closest public range? -chris
Link Posted: 6/30/2008 2:05:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2008 2:06:37 PM EDT by Tommy2399]
I still shoot there weekly, once the DNR RO gets to know you and that you are safe he a pretty good guy. Sometimes he helps me carry my gear. If I don't bring the .50 bmg rifle he tells me to bring to liven up the place

For bugs uses a Thermacell from Walmart but are $22.00 plus refills (sporting goods section) but get rid of the fly and skiter and helps a little with the nates. For the nates use Asobrin Jr (?) it will keep them away (it's in the BenGay section).

The bugs were bad and a few people showed me what they used and now I use them at home also with good results.
Link Posted: 6/30/2008 9:56:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 7:01:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
Any idea what time the DNR gets there in the morning?



I have only seen him on the weekends. The last couple times I went out during the week (9am-12pm or so) he hasn't been there.

Link Posted: 7/9/2008 7:05:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2008 7:07:50 PM EDT by Lester_Burnham]

Originally Posted By Tommy2399:
I still shoot there weekly, once the DNR RO gets to know you and that you are safe he a pretty good guy. Sometimes he helps me carry my gear. If I don't bring the .50 bmg rifle he tells me to bring to liven up the place

For bugs uses a Thermacell from Walmart but are $22.00 plus refills (sporting goods section) but get rid of the fly and skiter and helps a little with the nates. For the nates use Asobrin Jr (?) it will keep them away (it's in the BenGay section).

The bugs were bad and a few people showed me what they used and now I use them at home also with good results.


Maybe I will see you there. I was going weekly, but the last month or so, I've been packing/moving, and haven't been out. I try to get there early in the morning before it gets crowded.

The range officer helped me get my CMP Garand, I had all of the paperwork but the shooting qualification, I took the paperwork out there and he gave me a quick firearms safety training, watched me shoot, then signed it. He seems to be a good guy.

ETA: thanks for the bug info, they were really bad the last time I was out there.
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 7:45:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2008 7:47:13 PM EDT by NKLSPNKR]
Just spent a few hours there today. Gnats seem to have been replaced by Japanese Beetles

DNR officer hasn't been there the past few months on weekdays from 5pm to dark... or I've just missed him every time I head out that direction (I try to go once a week). He's a good guy once you get to know each other, but can seem "off" at first.

Place is generally safe and others on the line are always friendly (to me at least).

Been seeing ARs out there quite often
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:05:34 PM EDT
went with friends wile visiting fam for an on the fly shoot............ was in my dress blues and was giving the safty of shooting firearms talk .................................come on now do you think i really need that talk lol oh well i am now in a nice contractor job and in a OPEN CARRY STATE
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