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HELP, I need info on gun club fence

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  1. PATRICK L HOGAN

    PATRICK L HOGAN TS Member

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    I am looking for information on the official wprd on a fence to seperate our firing line and the pedestrian path.

    Sutch as height, gates, meterial (ie:chainlink, wood), how far it needs to
    extend past shooting stations and any other info would be a great help.

    Thanks, Pat
     
  2. Black Rifle

    Black Rifle TS Member

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    Pat,

    What do you mean by "official word"? I guess some states or municipalities may have regulations, but not here in good ol' west Tennessee! Our club has the parking lot, probably 8-10' of grass, and then the firing lines. No fences except around the action pistol and highpower ranges which are controlled access and are kept locked.

    Mark
     
  3. PATRICK L HOGAN

    PATRICK L HOGAN TS Member

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    Black Rifle,

    I am in Il south west of chicago I am looking for ata regs or state regs,
    I have been getting nowhere through other channels.
     
  4. setter

    setter Member

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    Not a direct answer but you can probably find the info you need thru this org.
     
  5. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Neither St Charles (Elburn) nor Downers Grove (Morris) nor Maywood (Elmhurst)has any fencing separating their walking/parking areas from their shooting fields. Now at Naperville, we have a 6' chain-link style which is a perimeter fence to the trap fields.

    Our parks department placed the fence at their own insistence, nothing legally required. In our situation, the park is used by multiple user groups, so the fence provides security for equipment and segregates non-shooters from the shotfall areas. At dedicated ranges, common sense seems to work well at our area clubs (as above).

    Jay Spitz
     
  6. BDodd

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    I've been to numerous clubs with no fence at all. Not an unusual situation. I'll guess if you must comply with any rule or law, it will be a local jurisdiction; state, city, county...Bob Dodd
     
  7. Hipshot 3

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    You don't need no stinking fence!
     
  8. maclellan1911

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    Best fence, free installed by members. If you do not need it, dont bother. If you start fenceing in, they will have you fencing off everything.
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Cheap method - post ACHTUNG! MINEN! signs.
     
  10. phirel

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    There are no ATA regulations requiring fencing. I do not recall ever shooting at a club that segregated the traps with a fence. I know of a few that have erected a steel pipe about 24 inches high between the sidewalks and the trap fields (Middletown OH) and the old Grand at Vandalia. Many fences would prohibit shooters from watching a squad shooting and keeping up with when they shot.

    Pat Ireland
     
  11. Bawana

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    All you need is something that saids this is as far as you go if you are not shooting on this squad. A rail fence, or ropes will do that. I will have to agree with Pat that I have never seen or heard of a rule on fences with the ATA.
     
  12. BDodd

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    All that being said, however, I've seen and now enjoy at my home club, a 4' chain link fence seperating the walkway to traps from the trapfields. This encourages folks to stand back on a paved walk to watch, doesn't inhibit views in anyway, and there are openings in the fence at each field with trash cans posted at the opening. All this helps keep the viewers back from the long yardage posts and scorer, keeps viewers away from the guns on racks, helps keeping the loud talking and laughing from the shooters, helps keep the trash in a can, and so on....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  13. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    Looks like to me that you only need fences when skeet fields are on the same fields as the traps. Either way its not a fence u want to sit or ride on!!!
     
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