Originally Posted by Beavis0076
^ looks like a blast!
in in the seattle area all of our outdoor public shooting areas have been shut down.. very sad. when I called the ranger station I was told they were closed because they had become high use recreation areas.. yea, no shit, lots of people like to go shooting.. ugh..
It's because all the idiots who used to go out to them abused the areas, left tons of trash, casings, and debris EVERYWHERE and made them unsafe environments.
Even out at Greenwater -- which is about the only outdoor area left -- it is a losing battle. People in the lower pit are constantly buzzed by ricochets from the upper pit, people firing without awareness of their background, etc. Cleanup crews are organized a couple times a year, and they hardly put a dent in all the trash. I stopped going a few years back because I saw people doing some of the most unsafe practices ever, like being damn near blackout drunk.
Tinkham used to be good too, but now it's closed for the same reasons/private influence.