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I pay thirty dollars a year.
Thats the going rate at the gun club I belong to.
 

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I would like to shoot on my own land but I don't have my own land... :lol:

I could shoot up on my father inlaw's land. He owns 200 acres up in Sangerville so to shoot up there would take me at least an hour to get there one way.

I would shoot at a range if it was close by. $30 per year sounds real reasonable.
 

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How about $5.00 per month? Indoor and outdoor facilities.....proshop.....reloaders benches for benchrest types. What would you want in a range?
 

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$5 per month sound reasonable too. It all depends on how often you shoot. My guess though, is people who pay $5 per month would come at least once per week minimum. I would try to go like on every Sunday afternoon. I think benches would be vital to your success. But that is a good question. Pro-shop would be real nice. I am not sure on the laws but selling extra rounds would be nice. Just having them there to purchase in case they run out.
 

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mornin all, I pay to shoot. Live in the sanford area and see most areas posted , so figured may as well join the local club. Cost 100 a year , but I go enough that I feel I get my moneys worth. I suppose it would be differnt if I had my own land , but ....
 

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Welcome RB !!!!!!! I think more and more will see they can get their monies worth if they join the right clubs.
 

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nope not me free range here....
 

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I do a little of both. I don't have the room for clays, so I have to go to a range. Looking into joining one next weekend...up in Harrison.
 

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I pay to belong to a club/ range and I do a lot of long range shooting out along clearcuts.

The club/range has the family enviroment, it's kept clean, friends meet there, BBQ's, a little competition but it's confined (25 Y pistol/ 100 Y rifle) and limited in what you can do (steel targets have a richochet hazard).

Out on Paper Company Land which is open to the public. There are some places people have been going for years and it usually has a bunch of trash left by as*&%^es, broken bottles, old shotgun hulls and personal trash, beer cans... These I hate, excuse me I hate the slime who do this so I avoid these places. I have found other spots untouched where I can set up targets or steel toys and drive several hundred yards away to set up a portable bench and have my fun. All I leave are footprints and minute bullet fragments.
 

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I have never paid for or joined a gun club, shooting range, etc. When I grew up everyone went to local gravel pits to sight in their hunting rifles unless they had a big back yard or lived on the family farm sort of thing with a big back forty.

Through the years and with more and more locations posted and property owners fearing liability issues those shooter friendly pits have become somewhat hard to find. A fellow local shooter recently gained written permission from an area pit owner and so I don't have to worry for a while.

I also see the remnants left behind from slob shooters and it disgusts me. I expect it may also have a great deal of influence on the property owner's decision to continue to allow folks to use their property or to shut it off to the public. When "people" (trying to be kind :mrgreen: ) leave household appliances full of bullet holes, thousands of empty brass/steel casings or shot shells, ammo boxes, targets, broken bottles and other trash they make us all look bad. I always do what I can to clean up anything I bring along and sometimes some of the crap left behind by others before me. It's the least I can do to show my respect & appreciation for the landowner.

Honestly the most common reason I have been given by landowners who have closed off their pits to public use is damage done by ATV's and not from target shooters.

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I pay $35 a yr for my rifle/pistol range fees.

The rifle range has covered concrete benches and targets out to 500yds. The pistol range is indoors, 50yds, and mostly small caliber.

To help keep the dues down we all take turn mowing, bldg maintenance, ect. It has been a club for roughly 40yrs now and so far has worked fine.

The trap/skeet range is located next to the pistol range. The rifle range is roughly 18 miles away.
 

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Jeff, you're right. The one area down here where they stock pheasant is a nightmare of spent shells, appliances, old furniture, glass, etc.

I would have thought Mainahs had a better sense of pride and land than that.
 

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In the most honorable of professions, groups or societies there will always exist elements of dishonor. I think the key is for the honorable to remain vigilantly watchful to detect and control those vermin and thus protect the group as a whole.

Sorry, I had a moment of philosophical dementia.

Rev. Jeff
 

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For a second I thought you said the oldest professions: hunter/gatherers and prostitutes.
So I was excited to see where this thread was going but you mean picking up the trash...

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That definitely would have put a unique twist on the comment ... :roflmao:

Hunters, gatherers and prostitutes. Well I can tell you I definitely fall under two of the three but often feel like the third has the greatest relevance. :mrgreen:

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That definitely would have put a unique twist on the comment ...

Hunters, gatherers and prostitutes. Well I can tell you I definitely fall under two of the three but often feel like the third has the greatest relevance.
I completely agree. Can you explain why a "gatherer" has the greatest relevance?
I generally thought of myself as a "hunter-gatherer" not the other......wait a minute.
I have to think about this a second...If Uncle Sam was a Pimp...
does that mean I'm a _______ (damn).

Hi Rev Jeff, Ole Buddy, please disregard the above statement.
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Have to depend on what was there. I belonged to the Wyoming Antelope Club in Pinellas Park Florida when I lived down there. All disciplines of shooting available with numerous covered and open ranges. It also had a club house that was home to many good events per year. I taught the defensive pistol course that we offered as well as Hunters Safety. We also shot 3D archery there. $80 per year.
 
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