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Today I went shooting with my friend Amanda at the "coffee grounds". It's a mine dump by her house where the shooting area we shoot at looks like coffee grounds...

We parked her Jeep at the gate, and walked up to the shooting grounds. I really need to invest in a good drag bag. We each had a rifle case, a handgun case, and I was carrying another bag with gear in it. We set up the gear, and the targets (just shot at a wood board, and some empty gallon jugs that were left up there). I had my XD 40, Sigma 9mm, Ruger 22/45, Taurus TCP, Double Star Star 15 rifle, and Century Arms GP1975 AK-47. She was shooting her CZ in .40. We hadn't even shot for 15 minutes when she calls cold range! I take off my hearing protection, and hear sirens coming from Hibbing, and fast. They get closer, closer, closer, then shut off. We take about a 10 minute break to see if anyone walks up to see what's going on (don't wanna shoot anyone, or get drawn on). We decide to continue, but it was short lived. Some dumb ass on a three wheeler comes up, and just drives around us. Didn't even wave, or wanted to see what we were doing. He drives right behind our shooting lane. We decide this isn't worth it. So we pack up our gear and head back to the Jeep. There are three local police officers just sitting on the side of the road just past the gate. I put both rifle cases in the back of the Jeep (didn't even fire either of them), and the bag with the ammo. I was waiting for one of the police officers to come over and ask what we were doing. But non of them ever did. I asked Amanda if she had ever been harassed when shooting up. She said she has never been, but there was a incident up there a couple weekends ago where someone was shooting an illegal full auto firearm. I guess someone might of mistaken our pistol fire for full auto.

Next week of the weather is nice we plan on going back up there, and shooting the rifles.
 

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Sucks having idiots on wheelers.

Is the area a legal shooting area on public land or posted private property? Used to shoot on area like that years and years ago. It was always fun shooting with dad.
 

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Sucks having idiots on wheelers.

Is the area a legal shooting area on public land or posted private property? Used to shoot on area like that years and years ago. It was always fun shooting with dad.
It's public to my knowledge. No signs that say other wise. I know people hunt, and camp there. Only thing I don't like is that iron ore stains everything, and impossible to get out of clothing...
 

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You know what they say! Nothing stranger than a ranger! :)
 
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