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Operation Dead Tree Pull

With the gear shown here, we are now ready to start pulling down the “widow-maker” trees on the spine trail.  Should this not work? Plan B would be to get a heavy dozer back there to do it. Plan C would involve small explosives.  And while 12 year old me see’s the appeal of Plan C; accounting likes to point …

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Storm Damage

I have spent most of the last two weeks cutting up trees that have blocked trails on the backside of our range. It’s a lot of work. Primarily because some years ago our area was hit with the Emerald Ash Borer from Asia.  And that nasty little bug has killed just about every ash tree for hundreds of miles. Unfortunately …

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Rifle Position Retaining Wall

We have mostly been shooting precision rifles from under the shelter. And with that, I have neglected to admin a problem at the main Rifle Shooting Position: Mud.  You see, from this location, we get two specific conditions which are useful for rifles.  The 100.00 yard target stand sits horizontal from this location.  The 200, 300, 450 and 500 targets …

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Range Bush Hog

Been holding off on this post for a little while. I guess the main reason was I wanted to make sure we didn’t break this machine first. Some of my reservation was a fear it couldn’t handle the work. The rest was the fear I would damage it through inexperience.  But after hitting the 10 hour mark, I guess it’s …