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French Creek State Game Land Range

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania Glockers Club' started by grecco, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. grecco

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    Heard a rumor that the French Creek State GameLand range was closed,
    has anyone been there lately?
    thanks.
     
  2. Steve in PA

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    Some ranges are closed for lead clean up. Check the PGC web site, they should list the ones closed.
     

  3. Jeep274

    Jeep274 Member When?

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    It seems some have been closed, never to open again.:steamed: Nearest open one to me is probably 2 hours away. Very frustrating.
     
  4. 9mmMike

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  5. grecco

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    Thanks for the update.
    The story i heard was that they were closed for 6-7 weeks for range clean up,
    taking all the lead out.
     
  6. 9mmMike

    9mmMike The Fun-Police Millennium Member

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    You're right. They are closed. I just got this reply:

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    "We are hoping to have it reopened by October, as long as weather does not slow down the progress of the work, which includes lead remediation and installation of additional safety measures."
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    Bad news but pretty responsive. I am not used to quick replies from any gov't office.
     
  7. grecco

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    Thanks......its going to be ugly in october trying to sight in a rifle.:supergrin:
     
  8. 9mmMike

    9mmMike The Fun-Police Millennium Member

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    Not sure if these guys are still in business but they have/had a very nice (and long) range.

    Water And Wings
    9173 Janes Ln
    East Greenville, PA 18041
    (215) 679-6633

    Not free though.
     
  9. 9mmMike

    9mmMike The Fun-Police Millennium Member

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    By the way...

    They told me that anyone could can contact the Southeast Region Office at 610-926-3136 to offer assistance.

    It's SGL 43 (French Creek).

    Maybe somebody (not me) would like to organize something?

    Mike
     
  10. paccw

    paccw ARE YOU READY !

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    SGL 43 (French Creek) = Closed

    Water And Wings = Closed

    I've got no close rifle range left.
     
  11. 9mmMike

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  12. grecco

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    I personally spoke to a PGC this weekend,
    the range will re open, it is in fact having the lead removed.
     
  13. paccw

    paccw ARE YOU READY !

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    Will see they never closed the range this long.
    Hope they get it open before deer season.Seems real odd they closed three ranges all at the same time.

    How many ranges can you clean at the same time?
     
  14. 9mmMike

    9mmMike The Fun-Police Millennium Member

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    Friendly gun folk can certainly help.......

     
  15. bac1023

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    I've been going to the Broad Mountain range in Jim Thorpe or the range on route 100.

    Both are closed now for lead removal. :steamed:
     
  16. Steve in PA

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    The range out off of Rt 118, SGL #206 is also closed. Nothing like closing all the ranges during the busiest time of the year instead of during the slow spring months.
     
  17. paccw

    paccw ARE YOU READY !

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    UPDATE
    SGL 43 (French Creek) = Closed still.

    I didn't even get my hunting license yet due to the fact I have no easy way to sight in all my hunting rifles and shotguns and muzzle loaders and flintlocks and hunting handgun....GOD I hate the game commission they need to be closed and reopened under new management .
     
  18. Jeep274

    Jeep274 Member When?

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    +1 to that. Poor management and planning for sure. They must be wasting money like mad too. I heard recently that they get bazillions of dollars a year from mineral rights leases of state lands and I'm wondering where it all goes and why they always want license fee increases.:upeyes:
     
  19. Ridx

    Ridx 15 Dr. Peppers!

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    I called the local state game comission office at 09:00 this morning and the woman told me that SGL #43 reopened earlier this week. Straight from the horses mouth.
     
  20. Ridx

    Ridx 15 Dr. Peppers!

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    I just got back from the range, and it is open. Unfortunately, the two 25 yard uprights have been pushed back to 50 yards, and the the ones that were at 50 yards are gone entireley. The shotgun range has also been closed indefinitely due to the fact that it was never meant to be used as a shotgun range.

    So in short; no more 25 yard shooting or using shotguns with anything other than slugs.