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Old 07-23-2011, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Colorado Rambler View Post
Say WHAT? Jeez, now I've heard everything. I have camped in just about every National Forest in Colorado as well as on a lot of BLM land, and I have NEVER encountered people shooting up trees or whatever, nor have I ever seen evidence of such actions. People do go out in hunting season to get their deer or elk, but the vast majority of big and small game hunters follow the safety rules and are not interested in shooting trees.

And no one is allowed to "shoot whatever they want" on government land. I have a friend who accidently shot a deer when his license was for elk, and he had to pay a stiff fine plus do community service. He didn't get to take the venison home either.

If you are expecting Colorado to be filled with belligerent, crazy people waving guns around while local enforcement officers just stand around and watch, you are going to be severely disappointed.

And I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but even Boulder has its share of outdoors-men and hunters. I even know a couple of them personally. Oh, and biology graduate students at CU go out to nearby forests and take core samples of the trees so they can study forest ecology. Nothing is sacred in Boulder or anywhere else in Colorado.
I guess i should have clarified with the info on the article. i believe it was in/near colorado springs and there are a # of forests in CO, according to the article, that are like shooting ranges. but they are also in areas or really near areas where people ride bikes and camp. just seems like there are too many reckless people or their are just a few signs that define the LEGAL shooting zones ??? weird. i am not against hunters.
thanks for the info and your opinion. it was helpful.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Colorado Rambler View Post
... I have often wondered if all the gun play is due to the fact that Colorado Springs is home to Fort Carson and has a significant military population. Maybe those young privates and corporals go out to Old Stage Road to sharpen their shooting skills? Military folk please don't jump all over me - my Dad was career army, and I just wonder what makes the Springs so vulnerable to gun play.
I doubt if it's our soldiers, they're on the south side of town and have plenty of ranges. What I think makes it improbable is that I doubt they have that much disposable income to go up there and blow away a hundred dollars of ammo as if it were a cap gun.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:46 PM
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Yeah, but Cheyenne Canyon and them are on the south side of town, too. You're right about soldiers lower in the ranks not having that much money, and I'm sure they get lot's of chances to play with guns on the job. Maybe Colorado Springs just has more crazies preparing for the Rapture or maybe any town its size would have problems with a national forest that goes right up to the city limits. Beats me.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:31 AM
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Smile Estes Park Gun Laws

Hello. Does anyone know if it is okay to have a shotgun in your home in Estes Park?
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:03 AM
Location: Western, Colorado
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Originally Posted by juliastone77 View Post
Hello. Does anyone know if it is okay to have a shotgun in your home in Estes Park?
Yes. Perfectly legal if you aren't a felon.
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