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I'm new here, and thought I'd say hi. I just bought my first gun (Stoeger Cougar 9mm), but I've shot a fair number of handguns in the past. I'll probably get a CC permit in the near future.

I have a question maybe you guys can help me with. It seems like a lot of people just head out of town and go shooting, but not being a hunter and not knowing a lot of people that shoot, I don't really know where to go. I found directions to the West side of Utah lake, but I live up by the U of U, and am wondering if there's any anywhere closer? Also, in general, when I'm out and about in Utah, where is it legal to shoot, and where is it not? I spend a lot of time outdoors, but a lot of that is in places where I think it's illegal to shoot, like the Cottonwood Canyons and such.

Thanks a lot, I can already tell this is going to be an expensive habit! Ammo's not cheap, and there are already a couple more handguns I'd like...
 

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If you are looking for a 'free' place to shoot, I would head up one of the canyons close to you and make sure you are out of Salt Lake or Davis Counties. As long as it's public property and not within the limits of any city or county, I think you're OK. Reason I say so is because most of the areas within Wasatch County are open to hunting.

Otherwise, if you head up through Parley's canyon, you can always pay to use the PMAA range.
 

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Welcome. Glad to have you here.

I am from Cache Valley and have a nice public range on DWR land about 5 minutes from my house so thats where I shoot most of the time. In Utah, you should be able to shoot anywhere that is public land and not in city limits. As tapehoser said, a great rule is if you can HUNT there, you can shoot there....basically just go into the mountains, find a safe spot that is public land and blast away. Sometimes its hard to tell public from private land in Utah, but National Forests are public land and it is usually clearly marked when you enter national forest property.

Oh yeah, and unless it is an obvious shooting range, pick up your brass and targets. Keep it clean so we don't have people complaining.

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It is good to have you here;

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Welcome gramps!

As they said, there's PMAA close by. Also within 20 minutes of downtown is Lee Kay, Bountiful Lions range, "Get Some" (indoor/rapid-fire OK) and I think there's also an ROTC range at the U.

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Thanks for the replies. I'm mostly looking for free places to do some plinking and such. I shot at Get Some today, they've got a nice range, at least compared to Doug's :lol: I would be interested in hearing about places that offered something besides the standard shooting range setup though, like fall down targets or something like that.
 
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