Anybody planning on going to the Boggy head range cleanup?

Pops

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I'm planning to make the trip to Boggy Head on August 7'th and I was wondering if there was anyone else planning to go?
Boggy Head is where the Spring ShootzenFest was held. They will close the range for the day so no need to bring anything to shoot.
It woudl be a great opportunity to make a sale or transfer though

Several of us helped at the Twin Ponds cleanup last October. The Forestry service provides lunch on the grill.

There was a pretty good turnout last time.

If anyone hears of a similar event in their area, be sure to post it ahead of time.
I like to encourage the Forestry Service to maintain the ranges for our use and to show support for their efforts.

Pops
 

jmt2566

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I would like to be there, but will be travelling home from a trip to Ca. that day.
 

othomas3

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I'll see you there. Any tips on what to bring? Weed eaters, lawn mowers, hand saws, hammer & nails?
 

fordnut

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I will be there. Last time, when we helped at Twin Ponds, we took yard rakes and garden rakes.
The Forestery Service had garbage bags.

You might want to bring yourself some leather gloves, wear boots, and, maybe bring yourself some bug spray, and, cold drinks...ie...Water...and, sunscreen...

Also, PLEASE WEAR YOUR FORUM HATS, IF YOU HAVE THEM....

WE COULD USE THE ADVERTISING...I will bring my camera, also...

Steve
 

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Yeah rakes are a good thing even a flat shovel comes in handy. I bring a big magnet on a stick to collect the steel cases. Other things include a broom to sweep the table area and a pair of loppers to trim back a few tree limbs.

If you have a pair of giant tongs or a stick with a spike on it these are a big help when picking up paper around the range, keeps you from bending over all day.

I bring a couple of 5 gallon buckets to throw trash in as I go instead of dragging around a big plastic bag.

Oh I forgot.......I hope to make it too. But I'm bringing guns in hopes that we can shoot some after all the hard work!
 

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othomas3 said:
I'll see you there. Any tips on what to bring? Weed eaters, lawn mowers, hand saws, hammer & nails?
USFS has all that sort of equipment, but you could bring a weed wacker if ya wanted, I doubt they'd complain.
 

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It is mostly a shooting community outing, a good turn out will make for a quick project. At Boggy Head, we were done in about 1 1/2 hours. They lit up the grill around 10: AM. We got to meet up with a lot of people.
They also advertised it on the NRA website and in the local news paper.
I hope they do the same or similar this time too.

last time I took a leaf rake and agarden rake, leather gloves, (inexpensive kind)
The Forestery service had most of what was needed to collect the refuse, bags and so forth.
They also had a front end loader and made a pistol bern at 25' out.

The range had been closed for a couple of months prior to the cleanup, but it was mostly just trash and shell casings, shotgun wads, etc.


the Forestry service also provides lunch.
 

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The USFS office called me today about the clean up, I'm on their volunteer list, but she said it was for Twin Ponds. When I asked about Boggy Head she wasn't sure if they were working on that range on the 7th.

My question is where did this info about the clean up come from? I know they often meet at one range then send folks to the other to split the work up.
 

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Thanks for the PDF on the work day, maybe the woman in the office had her info bass ackwards!
 

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I think the lady that called you was confused...The clean-up is Boggy Head
 

Pops

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I received an email from Jana Dupree, who is the forest manager in the region.
Jana was the one who actually organised the projects and I asked her to let us know when they did future projects.

Pops
 

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You guys still going in the AM? I'm betting it's a muddy mess after all this rain.
 

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I might be picking up a buddy to help out also.
The USFS office called today and asked me to bring an extra rake and drill, they're concerned about having enough tools for everyone.
Hope to see ya'll there.
 

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Dave...Sorry to hear about your Mother. Hope everything goes well...


Afraid I won't be thrwr this time...Tomorrow is my birthday, and, the wife has the whole family coming over...Soooo I must stay home...you know...guest of honor and all...LOL

Hope you have a good day.


Steve
 

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Clicker, Pops, and I were there for the clean up.
Pops and I were a bit late getting to Boggy Head so they sent us over to Twin Ponds.
Along with a bunch of other people we cleaned the range and were done before lunch.
Thanks to the forestry service for lunch.
 
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