Any Forest Service, BLM, or other Public land to shoot in DFW?

Discussion in 'Dallas & Fort Worth' started by RaggedHole, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. studenygreg

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    I agree. I loved offloading in southern New Mexico the 3 years I was there. I held on to my TJ too long after getting to San Antonio. I sold it. Just didn't have a use for it other than speed bumps. Took up motorcycles instead.

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  2. RaggedHole

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    Yeah you would be surprised there are a ton of gun enthusiasts, sportsman, and great people in California. 14/53 congressional districts are conservative and they have very strong enclaves in N. California and Orange County. The problem is there are just a lot of people who have never been exposed to firearms or hunting and do not care either way about voting to preserve those rights. It is just is not a big deal for them.

    The shooters who are down there are very passionate and have some of the nicest ranges I have ever seen. 15 minutes from where I grew up near Pasadena is a pristine 700yd rifle range, complete with skeet, trap, 100s of animal & varmint shaped steel targets on the 100 yd pistol caliber range.
     
  3. busykngt

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    Sounds like paradise.... think I'll move there!

    Oh no! Wait.....
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  4. candcallen

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    Too soon probably.
     
  5. rman

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    CA actually has the highest nember of guns, total. Although maybe that's because the majority is known/registered

    I believe TX is #2

    and MT is #1 per capita.



    On a side note, would love to find some land in Ft Worth to shoot on, more specifically, to teach my boys to shoot. Not really wanting to bring them to a public range

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  6. majormadmax

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    Sorry, but CA is only in the "lead" because of their registration laws. Plus, the Left Coasters probably include water pistols, potatoes in the shape of a gun and those wooden thingies that shoot rubber bands as they feel those too are "assault weapons!"

    In fact, this recent "study" claims Texas is #18! :50cal:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/most-heavily-armed-states-in-america/35/

    No one really knows how many guns there are in Texas, and it's not of the government's damned business!
     
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  7. rman

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    agreed, that's why i said that. Every handgun for I don't know how long and every long gun since 2014.

    unless CADOJ has been secretly logging 4473s

    However - you would be surprised how many guns there are in CA. there's a lot of money, and a whole lot of panic buying. Wouldn't be surprised if that statistic was close to accurate.

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  8. busykngt

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    RaggedHole, your best bet is to find a private business range to shoot at. While there are a few in close (Elm Fork comes to mind or the Garland Public Shooting Range if you're on the Dallas side of DFW...several others too), there are many further out. Generally, the further out you go, the more reasonably priced they are and the more flexible their offering (extended rifle ranges, etc.). Land prices aren't too unreasonable for initial purchase (further out), but since Texas has no state income tax, you can expect property taxes to make up for it!
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  9. Reinz

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    I used to hunt on gubmint land in Denton many years ago. The problem was a lot of others hunted there as well.
     
  10. AR1911

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    Buy 20 acres 70-100 miles out
    Lease it for cattle grazing (ag exemption)
    Don’t shoot the cattle
     


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