Shooting Signs

Brian should be the one blogging since he’s out driving all week. The other day he came home and asked me “why do people in Colorado like to shoot signs?”


Dinner Last Night:
Last night we had Asparagus and Pea Soup. It was fine, but I liked dinner the night before better: Soba Noodles with Kale and Red Pepper.

2015 Cost of Camping:
87 night paid camping
127 nights free camping
214 days this year
Total spent: $1600.81
Daily average cost: $7.48

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  • Reply Kerensa August 4, 2015 at 7:49 am

    We have wondered the same thing.

  • Reply Chris August 4, 2015 at 8:21 am

    I’m from Colorado and think sign shooting is as prevalent in other states as here. I suspect it mostly has to do with how folks were raised and trained when introduced to the culture/worship of firearms. Some treat them with respect and responsibility. Others consider them testosteronal extensions of their manhood (yes, it’s mostly men who are violators) and thus fulfill those manly urges by “shooting up” stuff.

    • Reply Leigh August 4, 2015 at 8:50 am

      We’ve seen a lot of sign shooting in other states too. It’s just been such a frequent sight lately! Boys and their toys…

  • Reply Gary August 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Wonder how the the shooters would feel if someone used their unoccupied truck for target practice. Might be a ‘learning moment’.

  • Reply Van-Tramp August 5, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    The reason, at least in the Roosevelt and Arapahoe forests around RMNP is that Boulder field office country controls much of that and has been slowly but surely drop kicking target shooters out of public forest lands with more and more of these “No shooting” signs. Meanwhile the average-Joe shooter in Colorado has less and less places to shoot (without bushwhacking over mountains) in their public lands. I understand their frustration and why those signs are so targeted. In summary, it is Civil Disobedience at work.

  • Reply Suzy Price August 11, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I understand the lack of shooting sites is frustrating and a bad thing. However, a man died from a stray bullet while sitting at his campfire in the Pike/San Isabel National Forest earlier this summer. There are too dang many people out and about in the woods for shooters to just go out shooting in undesignated sites. If you’re wandering around the woods in Colorado, be aware.

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