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Not quite a "firearms" question but I'm wondering if anyone has spots to shoot around Orem, UT. I'm okay to drive a bit but the closer the better. I grew up in Southern Utah and we always just headed out to some spots around Santa Clara, so I'm curious if there are any other known spots outside of a range. Trying to get the young men's group for church out to shoot some clays this month. Thanks in advance!
 

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There's a gun range at the mouth of Provo Canyon, on the way up to Squaw Peak. Other than that, head west outside of Lehi out past 5mile. Take the scouts on a day trip out to Simpson Springs for some nostalgia, then find a spot along the road that has a good backstop. Always take a small garden pump-up bug sprayer with some water when shooting out on the desert just in case something sparks.

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There's a gun range at the mouth of Provo Canyon, on the way up to Squaw Peak. Other than that, head west outside of Lehi out past 5mile. Take the scouts on a day trip out to Simpson Springs for some nostalgia, then find a spot along the road that has a good backstop. Always take a small garden pump-up bug sprayer with some water when shooting out on the desert just in case something sparks.

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Thank you! I appreciate the advice. I was leaning toward heading out thataways. Is there not anything closer around Eagle Mountain or has that all pretty much been developed? I haven't been over there in a few years so forgive my ignorance.
 

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There is a spot there that was created by the BLM a while back, I've not visited it but people here had nothing good to say about it. I don't know what the shooting restrictions are around that area anymore, I dont shoot there. Its been open and closed at times due to fires and people leaving trash.

Other shooters might have better suggestions than me.

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There is a spot there that was created by the BLM a while back, I've not visited it but people here had nothing good to say about it. I don't know what the shooting restrictions are around that area anymore, I dont shoot there. Its been open and closed at times due to fires and people leaving trash.

Other shooters might have better suggestions than me.

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Thanks for that; I'll have to look it up but that's a darn shame it's had so much trash. I really don't understand people and the idea that they can just leave crap out there. A number of public dove spots growing up got closed down for the sheer mass of garbage that was left out.
 

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The BLM range is very short in distance, (more of a pistol range) and I believe only 4 or six cuts in the hill for shooting range. I'll never go back! Last time there ricochets from the rocks were a little spooky.

With the fire restrictions in place and this heat wave without any precipitation in site, personally I'd refrain from shooting out of a "controlled" range.
 

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You must be rich.

Nobody wants to shoot their ammo right now due to the cost
 

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I was shooting up by Strawberry resevoir till about 2 weeks ago. Needed to get a new rifle out to 500 but only had enough time for 400. Went back last week but looked like it was drying too fast. Sucks as I just wanted to shoot a couple at 500 but didn't want to be that guy on the news. Sad summer we will have.
 

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Whenever I go shooting on BLM land when there are restrictions I always have a shovel and 5 gallons of water if not a fire extinguisher.

Then where I place my targets I'll dig up some soft dirt to
to place behind my targets. If I am shooting into a dry dirt bank I'll soften up the dirt and remove the rocks.

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By the time you walk out to 500 yards in cheat grass to put out a fire it is well past a shovel and 5 gallons of water. I learned that lesson when I was a small boy.

Bare earth berms work but they are not very prevalent.
 

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That's where you have to go to work and create a area. Even if you have to take a weed whacker to it. Then with a little maintenance each time that you go shooting you should be fine.

I'm lucky in that the area that I go to has a natural bare burm that I cleared out years ago to shoot into.

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That's where you have to go to work and create a area. Even if you have to take a weed whacker to it. Then with a little maintenance each time that you go shooting you should be fine.

I'm lucky in that the area that I go to has a natural bare burm that I cleared out years ago to shoot into.

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Around these parts, (Utah) you do that and the next time you head out to shoot, someone else has taken your spot and left a few TVs to shoot at scattered trash all over. Disrespectful Slobs around this state!!
 

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We have the same problem.

However if you pick the spot correctly it won't be seen by too many. My problem is others to into the area that I cleaned out. I met one of them once while he was picking up some trash that someone had left.

Most of the TV, refrigerators, stoves, and living room furniture usually get dumped into a deep wash a ways before they get to where I like to shoot.
 
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