Mowing and weed whacking this morning at the range! Volunteers are hard at work on 5 Stand, common area, Blacksmith Building, and a wee bit of the rifle range. Plus 5 Stand is getting set up for summer events!
Many thanks to Dan, Marc, Andy, Larry, Ron, and Bill for their time and work!
Another item from today's maintenance is the planting of trees as a sound barrier. This is required by our conditional use permit.
Our last attempt was overwhelmed by hungry bunnies and deer. This time, we are planting fewer but older trees, using a species that is less edible to critters. There will also be barriers, made of pallets, to help keep aggressive vegetarians at bay.
Thanks to our maintenance manager, Dan, for putting this together!
We received 44 blocks today, before the lightning moved in and work had to stop for safety reasons.
The rest should be delivered Monday and/or Tuesday, assuming the weather cooperates.
The wood pile and other items stored on the Action Range have been moved by Bill Vixie and a crew that he rounded up. Things are looking better every day!
Where the wood USED to be!
And where the wood is now!
The rifle range now has definite firing and safety lines for shooters.
The firing line has been moved from the front edge of the benches, and is now at the red line. Keep your muzzles close to the line, with no shooting in front of it; this includes supporting a firearm on the posts.
This is the safety line. All spectators are to remain behind the line when the red flag is up. Instructors, coaches, and spotters are not considered spectators.
When the yellow flag is up, anyone not moving downrange to work on targets will remain behind the yellow line. No handlng of firearms is permitted, but you may police spent brass for reloading.
Both lines extend down to the zero bench for muzzle break equipped rifles.
Some of the work needed for this is in the following photographs:
Pictures from the fire, courtesy of Stacy Fulgham: