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Any place to plink

Discussion in 'Dallas & Fort Worth' started by Robmoo, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Robmoo

    Robmoo Member

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    I lived in Arizona for 6 years as a teenager and we would go out into the desert and plink every other Saturday. Going to the range just isn't as fun. Is there anywhere within an hour or two drive of the DFW area where one can hike and plink? I should specify without paying for a lease or maybe it is time to consider a lease. A lease with some wild pigs running around has possibilities. :-)
     


  2. equin

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    I’m not aware of such a place. Unlike many of the western states with thousands of acres of public lands, the overwhelming vast majority of Texas is privately owned. Your options are to buy your own land (an expensive option) or pay to join a private range (much cheaper but still around $125 to $800 or so per year, with the cheaper memberships often having a wait list of one to three or more years).

    Leases within an hour or two of Dallas are usually very expensive and sometimes hard to find. Many also have restrictions on target shooting and also require a considerable amount of work and additional money of your own to maintain (feeders, fencing, etc.). Target shooting on leased land scares away game, hence the restrictions on many such leases. Leases further away from big cities like Dallas are usually less expensive.

    I understand that the LBJ Grasslands (about an hour or two from Dallas) had a designated area for shotgun-only shooting. Don’t know if it’s like that still, but you may want to do a search on that if interested.
     
  3. RevolverGuy

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    Yeah, Texas kinda sucks that way.

    Find a buddy with land & buy him lots of beer.
     
  4. Robmoo

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    That's why when farmers and ranchers complain to the legislature and want them to do something about feral hogs I have no sympathy. Why should the state use tax dollars to solve a situation that the farmers and ranchers could solve simply by taking down their "Posted" signs? Private property? Private problem! Pay for your own solution or figure one out instead of begging for money from tax payers.
     
  5. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Yeah.
    I need to turn a bunch of unknown guys with guns loose on my place.
    What could go wrong?
     
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  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    I never realized how good I had it as a kid growing up.
     
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  7. Robmoo

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    The pigs will thin them out. ;-)

    What it comes down to is "how much do you trust your fellow hunters and gun owners?"
     
  8. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

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    About as far as I can throw them.
     
  9. dsgrey

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    Not aware of any for years. Growing up around Lake Texoma we use to plink at an old rock quarry and then an unrestricted "gun club" but those have been closed. Would also head into the mountains of Southeastern Oklahoma to watch fall leaves and just find a spot down some of the old logging roads where we would deer hunt too.
     
  10. Robmoo

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    Been thinking about this for a couple of days now trying to figure out if this is a reflection of the character of gun owners or just your own. Most of my friends and family being gun owners and CHL holders I'm leaning towards this not being a reflection of their character.
     


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