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Buffalo Rock Shooting Park CLOSED!

Just in case anyone was planning on making their way out to Ottawa for a season opening shoot.

The story we got from a buddy that went there last week.. A couple punks were shooting over the firing line and the range officer wasn't paying attention. Some of the stray bullets hit a State Park building.

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The Range is temporarily CLOSED following the issuance of a restraining order served on March 15th, 2012 by the IDNR. It is in reference to unsubstantiated claims of projectiles leaving the range and impacting Park property, and the lack of supervision and safety rules.

This is nothing more than a malicious extension of the Liberal Anti-gun agenda in Springfield.

We attempt to keep our website updated as much as possible to keep you informed as to when we will re-open.

We urge you to contact your State officials and voice your opinions on this issue. Help us to preserve your shooting rights and our sport by calling and writing.

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Oh wow, that's going to sting.

I assume they were fucking around at the pit.

I was shooting stuff only half-way up the hill, well under the flags, and I almost got tossed out by that crotchety old man, even though I was following the rules.

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This doesnt surprise me at all. Thats destined to close at some point. There's so much controversy surrounding it..its in all of the IL Outdoor rags that I get..almost monthly

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Something similar closed Fox Vally range too. They were finding bullet holes in houses down range. Frankly, it was too built up around there to safely operate anymore.

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Damn all I need to do to shoot out here is drive 20 minutes to the national forest... it's free too and no one is telling me how fast to fire or where!
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We lost a local shooting pit here because of crap like that. Idio6t kids shooting over the top of the pit hitting a house a half mile away.

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bound to happen. oh well, glad I sold my AR, it was the only place left to shoot it.




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bound to happen. oh well, glad I sold my AR, it was the only place left to shoot it.
Well, there is the Illinois Gun Club in Sycamore, and ASC in Waterman.

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Well, there is the Illinois Gun Club in Sycamore, and ASC in Waterman.
ya, but those cost money. 20 bucks was nice




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in the streets of Aurora, STREET JUSTICE!

We KNOW that that's made up & can't be Aurora... dude's white!

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exactly, all the the normal white people are coming into aurora to shoot off there shit.

its way more sporting then the shooting pit..lol



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We KNOW that that's made up & can't be Aurora... dude's white!

I don't know about that...it looks like he's got a junior jew fro going on there...does that still count as "white".

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+1 to that, in Wyoming its a 5 minute drive to Prater Canyon

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Something similar closed Fox Vally range too. They were finding bullet holes in houses down range. Frankly, it was too built up around there to safely operate anymore.
Hmmmm I thought they sold the land to but in a sub-division, they got a offer they couldn't refuse. But some "shooters" are complete morons and give the rest of the responsible shooters a bad name.

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Hmmmm I thought they sold the land to but in a sub-division, they got a offer they couldn't refuse. But some "shooters" are complete morons and give the rest of the responsible shooters a bad name.

You are correct, they sold to a land developer.

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Steve Stout, [email protected], 815-431-4082
Buffalo Range Shooting Park can immediately reopen most firing lanes for the first time since March.

Following weeks of discussions between Illinois Attorney General lawyers and range attorneys and days of courtroom hearings about firing lines and safety issues, a La Salle County judge Thursday announced "a resolution between all parties has been reached."

Thursday, Circuit Court Judge Eugene Daugherity sanctioned a preliminary injunction order that modifies a March 15 temporary restraining order that has kept the 41-year-old shooting range business from opening this season.

With some limitations, the new order allows the range to immediately reopen most, but not all, firing lines.

State attorneys, working on behalf of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, began proceedings against the shooting range earlier in the year, citing reports of stray bullets from visitors walking and biking in nearby recreational areas.

The order requires the range's popular "plinking pit" remain completely closed until further order of the court. It does not specify any possible improvements that could reopen it except for allowing a third-party neutral consultant to conduct a safety and design evaluation for compliance with a 2007 court order.

The new order stipulates Evelyn Muffler, president of Buffalo Range, must make and maintain various safety improvements on certain shooting areas. These improvements all must be certified by a licensed land surveyor before commencement of operations at those sites. The specified areas and new requirements at the gun range include:
The 100-yard rifle range's backstop (berm) at the 50- and 75-yard target sites must be maintained up to or exceeding a 20-foot height.
The auxiliary rifle range's backstop (berm) must be maintained up to or exceeding a 16-foot height.
The range cannot allow the discharge of any .50 caliber firearms or cartridges on the property.
All open firing lines must have range safety officers on duty whenever shooters are present.
The order also states each side must bear its own costs from the litigation proceedings.

Phone calls to range officials to learn when the business might officially reopen were not returned by press time.

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No plinking pit...that is where most of the action is.

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No plinking pit...that is where most of the action is.
That's what everyone agrees on. They go there for The Pit, not the 100 yard range.

I pay extra to go to ASC just because I got tired of the RO's attitudes at Buffalo. I'd hate to see another range go away though, so I'm glad they are open.

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That's what everyone agrees on. They go there for The Pit, not the 100 yard range.

I pay extra to go to ASC just because I got tired of the RO's attitudes at Buffalo. I'd hate to see another range go away though, so I'm glad they are open.
What puzzles me is that the plinking pit seems like the safest shooting area of the whole place, as it is a pit after all. Thy probably just do not like that people bring some heavy duty equipment to plink.

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Because people are twats and don't always shoot down into the pit.
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