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If You Can Shoot On Your Property, I Am Jealous

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  1. Robbins290

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    I bought some land on a mountain last fall because my hunting and shooting access was sold to a new own and i am not allowed in there anymore. Been working the range and back stops. Its alot of work. But no one can kick me out anymore.
     
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  2. FFGColorado

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    My brother in law just bought 22 acres just outside of Rhinelander..most is wooded and he has a GREAT little pit to shoot in.. Everytime we visit, we shoot...ARs, his Marlin 30-30, various handguns..he is a lucky guy...

    When I win the lottery, I'm gonna buy some land and build a range like Hickok45's..:)
     
  3. Sovblocgunfan

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    Ain’t no way I’m jealous of anyone’s success, or what they have to show for it. Well done!
     
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  4. kmw1954

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    Suppose there is a fine line between Jealous and Envy.

    Way back when I bought my house I was very much into fishing therefore from where I sit at this moment typing this I have a perfect view of the lake. From here I can pull the boat out of the garage and be on the water in ten minutes and that is with bringing the trailer back to the driveway. So not sure I would give this up for a home range.
     
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  5. WheelGunMan

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    That sounds beautiful! Depends on what your interest is. I'd rather shoot than fish.
     
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  6. Chuck R.

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    Takes a little doing, but you can have both:

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    9 Acre pond & a smaller 1 acre pond.
     
  7. WheelGunMan

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    Ohhhh... that's pretty.
    I have a beaver pond on my 20 acres.. but it's on the back end of it. I can shoot off my deck too... but I like your view better.
     
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  8. Chuck R.

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    Mine USED to be a beaver pond too, but the rifle pictured, my tactical shotgun, some 330 conibears, leg hold traps, and a backhoe took care of them....
     
  9. Demi-human

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    Thats it?

    No, really, beavers are ridiculous.
    I’m read for thermal sights and remote mines...

    :(
    Back hoe every year...
     
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  10. Hooda Thunkit

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    There are only a few animals in Oklahoma that one can hunt year 'round, no limit. Beaver is on top of the list.

    Nutria
    Coyote
    Hogs
     
  11. DDDWho

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    upload_2020-4-2_18-47-48.jpeg A I snapped this deer from my front porch last fall. The timber beyond him goes for over 1/4 mile. I usually have a gun beside me as I set there. My neighbor and I have set up a 100 yard shooting range between our back yards.
     
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  12. OneFreeTexan

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    Hard work and planning will get it for you,,,Did for me,,,,took awhile, but I got it!!
     
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  13. presspuller

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    I am very fortunate that I can step about 20 feet out my basement door and I'm at my pistol and 100 yard range. Don't have internet service for crap out in the sticks, but I've got room.
     
  14. DeepSouth

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    I’ve never lived anywhere where I couldn’t shoot at least 300 yards.

    Growing up I lived on a 70ish acre cattle farm and could shoot up to 400 yards, so long as the cows were in a different part of the pasture.

    Finally moved out and lived on some family land, another pasture with cattle on it, probably 60 or so acres.

    Then I got married and bought a house that was on 40 acres, about half woods and half pasture, now I’m looking to build a new house back on that 60 acres. I love that place it’s beautiful and has been in our family for at least six generations.

    I’ve never been to a real range in my life.
     
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  15. peeplwtchr

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    Yeah, I thought it would be a given that working your ass off your whole life would be an assumption, but I probably should have thrown that in initially. But there is luck involved. Right job, right family situation, right place, right time. I am stuck on a huge city, because that's where the better paying jobs are depending on your profession. I don't like it much at times. At some point I may be able to buy land in a rural area, looking now for a place with no bitter cold for 5 mos. per year, and no 100% humidity during 90 degree summers. That sounds like California, but screw that.
     
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  16. redneck2

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    Life’s all about choices. If you’re choosing a career that requires you to live In a city, then you’re giving a priority to the job over your living situation. You choose your spouse (made several bad choices which put me 30 years behind), you chose your career.
     
  17. Hooda Thunkit

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    I gotta admit, I wore out a few gals before finding one that could hang....
     
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  18. Dibbs

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    But what you DON'T see, is the years of hard work and sacrifice, which that range, or hunting property represents. NOBODY is ever very jealous of that. But, usually, that hunting property didn't just jump out of some lucky guy's pocket.
     
  19. WC145

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    We've got a small farm, 10 acres, with a hill that rises up behind us that doesn't have anything on it. I shoot out back on a regular basis. I can also hear my nearest neighbor, who lives down a few hundred yards shooting at his place pretty often.
     
  20. dekibg

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    You seem like a really friendly guy and a pleasure to be around
     
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  21. Condor

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    I’m very blessed in this regard, with the ability to shoot in the back field. This was something that was important to me when we planned our house.

    My wife and I had a years long process of going to school (one working while the other went to school), buying the perfect spot of land, living in an awful rental (sorry landlord, but it was) while we built our house...a lot of the financial advice above is very good.

    Kind of interesting timing on this thread...when we started this process (in 1996), i had wanted a Savage model 24 for general varmint control, and to protect the garden. That didn’t work out financially at the time, and once i had the money they were not newly available, and patient scouring of the LGS was not successful.

    Earlier this week i happened along one in .22 Mag over 20 gauge. It’s a bit rough, but a great find for me...
     
  22. luzyfuerza

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    Not much luck involved. Just years of planning. And lots of work. But in the end, it's all worth it.

    I took my tractor out yesterday, and got the base berm and the first 30 yards of shooting area ready for gravel. I've got 400 yards uprange from this backstop, as well as 800 yards or so downrange into the cliffs in the distance.

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  23. Walkalong

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    Seriously jealous of that set up. Nice. :)
     
  24. Pudge

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    If you want to live where you can shoot, often there are sacrifices involved. Much of the time those locations have less economic opportunity, you may need to accept lower pay than what someone in a more urban setting would collect. Second, be prepared for less social opportunities, fewer restaurants and entertainment outlets. Expect to be the first to lose power, and the last to regain it, perhaps poor or no cell phone reception and lousy wi-fi speeds. So this brings up the absolutely biggest factor. There are lots of hard-working fiscally responsible firearms enthusiasts who cannot shoot on their property. What you need above all else, is a spouse who wants to live that way as well.
     
  25. dekibg

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    Pudge, I think you exposed few facts that a lot of us don’t consider when we are daydreaming.
    Also, don’t forget by getting older you may need medical services more and more often, or more complicated ones, and those rural areas may have very few resources
     
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