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CUDAHY, Wis. —The Cudahy Sportmen's Club, located at Warnimont Park, is being forced to shut down after growing concern over the environmental impact.

We received notification that our lease would not be renewed about a month and a half, two months ago,” said Tom Ahmad, of Cudahy Sportsmen’s Club.

One of the concerns is plastic shotgun wads possibly making their way to Lake Michigan and any negative effects they might have on the environment.

“The targets that we found were toxic, and the huge amount of lead that was going into the lake,” said Rick Kaiser of Friends of Grant Park.

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Didn't this club go through a similar ordeal some time back? I recall receiving emails from one of their members about it.

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I would imagine the lease for the land that it is on versus the land in which the proposed new site is.

Not the same land though within the same or so it appears same park system.
 

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Been there and done that with the Miramar Gun Club in San Diego. The Marines used every conceivable reason why we could not be on their base after they took over from the Navy. Which had no issues with the Gun Club for decades. Good luck.
 

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Joe: Does this bring back memories of Plattsburg NY? Much the same. They never did replace shooting in Plattsburg area did they?
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Joe: Does this bring back memories of Plattsburg NY? Much the same. They never did replace shooting in Plattsburg area did they?
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We owned the property, but shooting over a pond that bordered Lake Champlain. I think the club started shooting at that location in 1935 (when the land was considered not suitable for anything but a gun club).

A sad story that could of had a happy ending. Some saw it coming 25 years before it happened, but efforts at the time to purchase property and pay for it over time was voted down. Would of been a winner, as the property was not yet zoned. Maybe ten years before the club closed, a skeet shooter wanted to add $.25 or $.50 additionally shoot fee to fund a land purchase, but again voted down.

We were ordered to stop shooting by XX date or face a $$$$ fine a day.

Land was to small (postage stamp) to re-locate the fields.

Unfortunately, available land within a 45 minute drive from the club had water and/or wet land issues. The land they looked at 25 years earlier was maybe 15 minutes from the club, but now seated with plenty of homes (and zoned).

Those who actually ran the club would not be the ones running the club if it moved outside a decent drive distance and in the end clay target shooting ceased.

The locals who still shoot either head up to Quebec (five clubs within reasonable driving time) or Vermont with three or four clubs with the same travel times, as no NY clay target clubs within yelling distance in this neck of the woods.
 

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CUDAHY, Wis. —The Cudahy Sportmen's Club, located at Warnimont Park, is being forced to shut down after growing concern over the environmental impact.

We received notification that our lease would not be renewed about a month and a half, two months ago,” said Tom Ahmad, of Cudahy Sportsmen’s Club.

One of the concerns is plastic shotgun wads possibly making their way to Lake Michigan and any negative effects they might have on the environment.

“The targets that we found were toxic, and the huge amount of lead that was going into the lake,” said Rick Kaiser of Friends of Grant Park.

READ COMPLETE ARTICLE AND SEE VIDEO REPORT:

Trap shooting range closing due to environmental concerns
Those were exactly the same issues that closed the Lincoln Park Gun Club in Chicago. Actually, since they had stopped using plastic wads long before that, it was the toxicity of the targets going into Lake Michigan more than the lead that got it shut down.
 
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