Ten days ago, at the Saturday we had our Valentine's Day Shoot, a worker pouring concrete for the Fisher wall was struck on his hardhat by a stray bullet. Thankfully he wasn't hurt. His hardhat was just nicked. But it was a reminder of the reason we have had the range closed.
After the hardhat incident, we looked at our berms and decided the berms were not adequate. There is a "V" shaped gap between the new Fisher 300 yard berm and the 100 yard natural hill.
Last week we redirected 200 yards of dirt from the federal wall construction and built an 8 foot high berm behind the pistol targets. This berm is finished.
Today we had a D6 pushing the natural hill higher to the east. This new hill/berm is 25 feet high and 150 feet longer. The hill extension will protect the end of the Fisher wall. This work should be done by Wednesday morning.
Our Range maintenance funds are paying for the dozer work.
We have plans to raise the Fisher 300 yard berm by 6 feet. That will take about 1000 yards of dirt. Free dirt will be available in the future, we are just not sure when.
Thursday morning we are going to build seven new target stands and install them. If you want to help, come to the range about 9:00 am. We will need carpenter tools such as levels, hammers and drills ... and the willingness to lend a hand.
Don't hammer? We will also need help smooth the dirt piles around the pistol targets left by the dozer. Shovels and rakes are needed, we have a couple
The range will open for shooting at noon on Thursday. I hope we can keep it open. We understand the Fisher Wall west wall work is nearly done and this project is nearing completion.
The Border Patrol will have more vehicles driving along the Fisher wall. If you are shooting on the 300 yard range, please keep a sharp eye out for vehicles driving to and from the new wall. Remember to call a cease fire when road traffic is on Fisher Road.
Thanks for your patience!
Thanks to our mystery guy(s) with the weed eater. Our parking lot hill has been trimmed, as well as the pistol area. They look awesome!!!
It's awesome to see the contributions of those who have been trimming trees, building the additional rifle benches and their accessories and simply picking up debris from the dozers, and the trimmers. Our range looks terrific! Much appreciated!!!
Drone photo taken during the Valentine Shoot ..... it doesn't look like this any longer!!!