BLM has released proposed plans for the future management of nearly 1.4 million acres located southwest of Phoenix, in parts of Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, Gila and Yuma Counties. Of that total, over 486,000 acres are within the Sonoran Desert National Monument. The proposals can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/planning/son_des.html ...
Two of the possible alternatives (“D” and “E”) propose closing the area to recreational shooters...
Last edited by oldbanger; 10-02-2011 at 03:20 PM.
and they only give you one area to shoot, and a bad one at that. ( Roads)
If "Caught" target shooting in the other areas, you can get a $1,000 fine and 1 year in jail.
You can hunt in those areas though, in hunting season with a license.
I think that's discrimination, but what do i know.
Anyway beware of the BLM taking and controling your "Public Lands".
Its sad !
The Obama [sic] administration says it will not restrict recreational shooting on public lands, reversing a draft policy that had caused an uproar among gun owners and hunters, especially in the West.
This is land overseen by the Interior Department
Last edited by oldbanger; 11-23-2011 at 06:13 PM.
As a former resident of AZ, and hopefully, a permanent future resident, I was steamed when I heard about what might happen. I am very happy the feds backed off. They will try this again, I have no doubt.