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Does anyone know if it is possible to set up a target near the city of Provo and take some shots? I was thinking about maybe just going down to Springville or something and finding an empty field..

I just don't really feel like paying ten bucks every time I want to shoot my bow.
 

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You could head up the Squaw Peak Road til you get on USFS land, then pull over and start shooting. Same goes for Hobble Creek. I personally found a good spot in the foothills. It's USFS land and close to town. Just be respectful and safe around joggers and doggies.
 

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Ya, it is different per city. I believe Pleasant Grove city doesn't allow you to shoot even on private property, but I know American Fork is fine. I have a friend with land there and we have had no issues shooting.
 

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Since you mentioned Springville I'll mention the spot about a mile up Hobble Creek Canyon on the left. It's right on the road and a lot of people shoot there. It's one of those sem-sensitive spots where people make a mess and other people grumble about closing it, so you want to clean up when you're done.

Up Squaw Peak Road into the national forest land you can shoot. If you drive up past where the road turns to dirt and park where there's some wooden fences on the right side of the road, there's a kind of sunken meadow with some hills for backdrops. It's a popular hiking area though and close enough to the city that you'll find people there who are profoundly clueless about guns. Don't shoot in any of the places before the national forest, it's in Provo city limits and you'll get ticketed.
 
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