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Old 04-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #11
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Before I went out shooting in open areas, I would suggest checking with the local law enforcement office. Also, the landowners need to give you permission to shoot on their land. Putting in some research for a shooting area may save you a lot of heartache later, or your life.



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Old 04-21-2012, 05:09 AM   #12
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You have a real nice shooting range out around 56 West and 21 South. Utah State owned Lee Kay Shooting Center. I think shooting in Salt Lake county does rule out some of the West Desert.
Out by 5 mile pass, the quarry, it's illegal to shoot out there but then it's illegal to do anything out there now and there are signs posted. If you drive west of there across the Tooele county line about 5 miles there's a place where we shoot. West of Utah Lake is a good option too, you have to go pretty far south since they started building houses out there. No one has ever bothered us either of those places.
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Easiest way to find out is to head over to the BLM office which is near 21st South in Salt Lake. They have maps there that show you where BLM land is and it's legal to shoot there. If it's private property you have to get permission from the owner. I would get the map to make sure you're not anywhere near some government land that you aren't supposed to be on. But I'm sure there is a ton of BLM land out that way to shoot on, worry free.

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