Others shooting at me in the desert (not like it sounds)


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chrisf8657
December 11, 2009, 07:22 AM
Hi guys,

A bit ago we went on a trip to an area out on Patton Rd. & I-60 in AZ (way beyond that, infact, on the VERY edge of the reservation on Patton), and I heard a bullet VERY distinctly whizz by my head. I am SO thankful God did not let it hit me. Even my father heard it, and we left from the area immediatly.

Obviously, we know a bullet can travel a mile or more - is there a megaphone or something we can use that will travel that far to say "STOP SHOOTING!"...or should we just leave as fast as we can, like we did, and THANK OUR LORD we didn't get hurt?

Thanks guys!

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gunnutery
December 11, 2009, 07:44 AM
Amen, glad no one was hurt.

627PCFan
December 11, 2009, 08:58 AM
Hunters orange??

22-rimfire
December 11, 2009, 09:10 AM
Were you dressed up like a Black Tailed Deer? :)

Very glad you weren't hurt. Shooting a couple rounds off into a backstop may have helped it the shot was accidental.

psyopspec
December 11, 2009, 09:58 AM
When I did most of my shooting in the desert yelling "Hey, watch it!" at the top of one's lungs seemed to work.

svtruth
December 11, 2009, 10:06 AM
lives in Phoenix and although an avid hunter, he no longer hunts in deer rifle season, because of near misses.

627PCFan
December 11, 2009, 10:12 AM
George Carlin would argue they arent near misses, they are near hits :D

Eyesac
December 11, 2009, 12:37 PM
If I don't know for a fact why I'm being shot at I will leave quickly. I was shooting one time and heard a couple go overhead and could not see where they were coming from. I think if I could have seen them, I would be able to tell if they were shooting at me on purpose or because they were not following the four rules. So I left quickly.

Utah1
December 11, 2009, 01:15 PM
I shoot on state/BLM land and avoid going out on the weekend if at all possible. A large number of shooters just have no idea what they are doing when it comes to safety. I've seen people pull up and shoot in the same direction as someone thats just 5-600 yards on the other side of the valley. They have no clue that the 22LR or even the handgun bullet could reach out that far.

I've also had people go nearly directly downrange of where I've been shooting and stop and set up. I'm not sure if they expected me to stop shooting at that point if they were actually OK with their position.

mlaustin
December 11, 2009, 04:27 PM
Eep! I've never shot on BLM land (there's none around and I love my local range(s)), but that's unbelievably frightening. Is there no authority regulating these idiots, like a park ranger or DFG official? Seems like anyone with such a callous disregard for the lives and safety of others deserves some kind of ban from shooting on public lands, or at least be required to take a hunting safety course before they're allowed to use them again...

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