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Old 08-28-2015   #1
 
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Lower Gunnison target shooting into river

Heads up I did a float fish from pleasure park to blm takeout at orchard on 8/22. The first two miles float through private property. About 1.5 miles in we rounded a slight corner and could see/hear rapid gun fire going into the river from river left about 100 yards down stream of us. The individuals eventually stopped shooting when they noticed we were there. They did not shoot in our direction but was definitely a surprise to see 50 plus shots being fired into the river. We quickly got to the far side of the river and moved past them. Shooting resumed when we were downstream.

This is a fairly popular recreation float for fisherman and families. I regularly see young kids with parents in this section.

I've heard of shots being fired in the air from this property and yelling at boats if they linger too long, but nothing like this. Target shooting into a river used by the public isn't cool. Gun was some sort of semi automatic rifle.

I have reported to both blm and delta sheriff. Hope no one else has this happen to them as it could have turned out bad


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that river was invading their home and trying to take their stuff, self defense
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Are you some kind of commie? Those there boys be expressin their freedom of being a God Blessed "Merican. Why, without guns, you'd be a German by now and wouldn't be able to float down rivers without a permit from the gov'ment. Oh wait, never mind, carry on.

Keep your eyes open and heads down, idiots abound. Stay safe.
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...Why, without guns, you'd be a German by now and wouldn't be able to float down rivers without a permit from the gov'ment. Oh wait, never mind, carry on.

Keep your eyes open and heads down, idiots abound. Stay safe.
Um, before you get all indignant about not being able to float down rivers without a permit, here's your fun fact for the day: in Colorado you only need a permit to float in Dinosaur National Monument on the Yampa and the Green. That's it for the whole state of Colorado. Don't you need a permit for the Arkansas? nope. Colorado to the State Line? nope. Gunnison, Animas, Roaring Fork, North Platte, South Platte, Blue, Taylor, Piedra? nope, none of them need a permit. Now consider what a shitshow the Green and Yampa in Dino, and camps (now we're talking literal shitshow) there would be without some limitation on how many people float there.

And yes, idiots abound, keep your head down.

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This is abnormal behavior?
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Rule #1, never show up to a gun fight with a paddle or an oar!
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Did you return fire?

You know, Frederick Fucking Chopin.
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Um, before you get all indignant about not being able to float down rivers without a permit, here's your fun fact for the day: in Colorado you only need a permit to float in Dinosaur National Monument on the Yampa and the Green. That's it for the whole state of Colorado. Don't you need a permit for the Arkansas? nope. Colorado to the State Line?

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One more reason for boaters to carry guns in their first aide kits
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Ha! I've been a guide and a ranger in the area for many years and this particular land owner has always been somewhat of a problem. However he will not bother you if you stay off and steer clear of his land. I've never heard of him firing any shots towards anyone or the river. He has been know to fire shots on his land. You'll know when your close to his property because his dogs run up and down the river barking. Not cool but it is his land...
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