Sunday, January 8, 2012

Epic mud

I visited the ODNR hand trap range yesterday to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather.  It was a sunny warm day, perfect for shooting.  However, I failed to anticipate the amount mud at the range.  It was epic.  What does epic mud look like?  Keep scrolling to look at the pictures below.  On the safe side of the firing line there wasn't a patch of dry ground to be found.

I had a good day shooting.  I don't keep actual score, but I'd estimate that I was hitting the single targets 80% of the time and doubles about 40%.   Since I was shooting alone, I had to launch the targets with my foot launcher.  The mud added some extra challenge to my balance.  I'll have to come up with a better plan for the mud next time.

I am tempted to contact the ODNR to see if they have ever gotten a quote for added some drainage, concrete pads, or packed gravel.   Perhaps a fundraiser would get this range in far better shape.

Oh, and here's some more mud.  What a mess.