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    Dessert Shooting Locations in the Surrounding Las Vegas Area

    Anyone know any safe, acceptable locations to shoot out in the dessert? Preferably on the west side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada carrier View Post
    Anyone know any safe, acceptable locations to shoot out in the dessert? Preferably on the west side.
    I think you mean "desert."

    Either that, or you should consider trying a different buffet in a better part of town . . .

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    Havent confirmed this but at the shooting park the other day they were telling me that BLM was going to start cracking down on anyone in the desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerfish View Post
    Havent confirmed this but at the shooting park the other day they were telling me that BLM was going to start cracking down on anyone in the desert.
    They already shut down all the desert to off-road travel around my house(Mountains Edge).

    I know they're not catching me(YZ426), my kids(YZ250f's) might even be able to out run them. But my nephew on the the other hand, is slow as hell on his little ttr125.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerfish View Post
    Havent confirmed this but at the shooting park the other day they were telling me that BLM was going to start cracking down on anyone in the desert.
    Check out this website http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial...e_shooting.pdf
    I still see activity around Sloan, people still practice there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabotage70 View Post
    They already shut down all the desert to off-road travel around my house(Mountains Edge).

    I know they're not catching me(YZ426), my kids(YZ250f's) might even be able to out run them.
    You can't outrun the radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC View Post
    You can't outrun the radio.
    I know that, but what happens when there is no one to radio.

    About 5 years ago me, my brother, my kids(on smaller bikes), a friend and his father in-law where out riding in the north end of the valley where the new shooting park is now. We seen a white Tahoe earlier in the area possibly ticketing some car that was out there. We continue to ride away from him going about 10 or so miles up some trails. On the way back to our trucks we seen him, and this time it looked like he was waiting for us. me and my brother would have made it, but the slower ones stopped so we had to turn around. I think what pissed him off the most was that we road into a protected wildlife area. Me, my brother and his friend who actually got away but turned around to check on us, each got a ticket costing I think around $200. His FIL didn't get fined sense he was following us.
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    How about just over the county line in Nye? Any shooting spots over there?

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    It's not quite in Nye county but just past the top of the "hump" is Lovell Canyon.

    Here is a google map someone over one Nevada Shooters has put together. they even put the indoor ranges on it also.

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...97782be565&z=9
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    I use the Lovell canyon shooting spot. its not to far and i love it.



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    Lovell Canyon Site

    Quote Originally Posted by drodinc View Post
    I use the Lovell canyon shooting spot. its not to far and i love it.
    Indeed, I took a look at the Lovell Canyon site and it was quite messy, but I'll probably use this one as it's far enough out that I feel comfortable. I took a picture of the posted rules regarding shooting in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area. It is not a County, State or National Park. I also took a couple pictures of the site. it is 5.6 miles from the NH160 turn off. The rules read:

    Target shooting is prohibited within the RRCNCA. Shooting is allowed within the SMNRA. The following acts are prohibited. Discharging a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury or damaging property: (1) in or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area; or (2) across or on a Forest Development Road or a body of water adjacent thereto, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result of such discharge.





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    Ya know, I suspect that the closing of some popular shooting spots in the desert are more so related to the fact that shooters that frequent these spots are PIGS! and do not clean up their trash. The first time i ever went out to mile marker 18? i believe off the 95 I was shocked at the amount of garbage left at these places. Frickin television sets, cars, refrigerators you name it, it was out there and shot to hell.

    I remember as a child growing up around firearms my father would take me to a place on BLM land known as cherry creek to shoot. It was closed down due to garbage and trash being left as well as people shooting up the signs, buildings that were there "barns" and pretty much anything else.

    It would not surprise me that we are losing our shooting spots due to the massive amounts of garbage and trash that people leave at these places.

    Would be a great community service, PR campaign, for the OC movement, as well as most likely make the news if they are informed to hold an event of OCers cleaning up this garbage at popular shooting locations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remmy View Post
    Ya know, I suspect that the closing of some popular shooting spots in the desert are more so related to the fact that shooters that frequent these spots are PIGS! and do not clean up their trash. The first time i ever went out to mile marker 18? i believe off the 95 I was shocked at the amount of garbage left at these places. Frickin television sets, cars, refrigerators you name it, it was out there and shot to hell.

    I remember as a child growing up around firearms my father would take me to a place on BLM land known as cherry creek to shoot. It was closed down due to garbage and trash being left as well as people shooting up the signs, buildings that were there "barns" and pretty much anything else.

    It would not surprise me that we are loosing our shooting spots due to the massive amounts of garbage and trash that people leave at these places.

    Would be a great community service, PR campaign, for the OC movement, as well as most likely make the news if they are informed to hold an event of OCers cleaning up this garbage at popular shooting locations.
    We can start with Lovell Canyon. Besides how the hell am I going to pick up my own brass if everyone else's **** is strewn across the ground.

    I say we do some clean ups and leave a sign behind telling people to clean up after themselves.

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    Nevada Shooters has had several shoots and cleanups in Lovell over the last year. I hope we dont lose (not loose) any spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegassteve View Post
    I hope we dont lose (not loose) any spots.
    How cute is that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drodinc View Post
    I use the Lovell canyon shooting spot. its not to far and i love it.



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    Desert Shooting Locations...

    Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any other spots listed besides the Lovell Canyon shooting location. I was wondering if anyone knew of other places to go shooting in the desert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabotage70 View Post
    It's not quite in Nye county but just past the top of the "hump" is Lovell Canyon.

    Here is a google map someone over one Nevada Shooters has put together. they even put the indoor ranges on it also.

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...97782be565&z=9
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    Click on the link. There are spots in all directions just outside of town.

    Quote Originally Posted by demoniacraven View Post
    Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any other spots listed besides the Lovell Canyon shooting location. I was wondering if anyone knew of other places to go shooting in the desert?
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    I did miss it like I figured I had. Thank you!

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    Was out at the Sloan (hub cap) area today we had a good time but the place is a mess maybe we should do a clean up out there we took our trash but we left some bricks and wood boards to put targets on with the weather getting nice it will be good shooting out there if some one would like to form a clean up shoot I'm in it's easy to find it's out Las Vegas Blvd mile post 12

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    I have found it enjoyable that while shooting out in the BLM area where there is a lot of garbage to pick up as much brass and other goodies as possible. Today being New Years Eve, the area was packed with people shooting. A buddy and I went around after we finished shooting to all of the locations where people were set up and collected more than 50 pounds of brass. The local recycling places are offering $1.60 per pound. We just made our money back from the ammo we spent and have enough left over for a lot of new ammo.


    Quote Originally Posted by Remmy View Post
    Ya know, I suspect that the closing of some popular shooting spots in the desert are more so related to the fact that shooters that frequent these spots are PIGS! and do not clean up their trash. The first time i ever went out to mile marker 18? i believe off the 95 I was shocked at the amount of garbage left at these places. Frickin television sets, cars, refrigerators you name it, it was out there and shot to hell.

    I remember as a child growing up around firearms my father would take me to a place on BLM land known as cherry creek to shoot. It was closed down due to garbage and trash being left as well as people shooting up the signs, buildings that were there "barns" and pretty much anything else.

    It would not surprise me that we are losing our shooting spots due to the massive amounts of garbage and trash that people leave at these places.

    Would be a great community service, PR campaign, for the OC movement, as well as most likely make the news if they are informed to hold an event of OCers cleaning up this garbage at popular shooting locations.

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    Desert shooting

    I've been shooting at a spot between Sloan/Jean spot and the Hubcap spot. Dirt road that cuts off from the paved one down into an old dig. We've had a BLM officer contact us out there and the only concern was that we policed our brass and were only using bio-degradable (pumpkins) or targets that we took down and with us. Seems that trash is the concern. I grew up in Southern California and our shooting spots kept getting shut down and moved further east until there were none left open. I'm all for a clean up OC shoot, hell even just a clean up for the cause.

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    I usually go next to Devils canyon its about a 30 minutes trail to get there. very very few people there. I pick up my brass ( i reload my ammo)



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    Hello everyone. I am new to this sight but I am willing to help out with clean ups in the future. I just moved to Las Vegas and I am currently buying a home in North Las Vegas and I am interested in getting involved with shooting out here. I am also interested in getting involved with open carry events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trippje View Post
    Hello everyone. I am new to this sight but I am willing to help out with clean ups in the future. I just moved to Las Vegas and I am currently buying a home in North Las Vegas and I am interested in getting involved with shooting out here. I am also interested in getting involved with open carry events.
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