My run-in with a Bureau of Land Management officer

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    My run-in with a Bureau of Land Management officer

    Well, i went to the gun show the other weekend and got some goodies for my AK. I wanted to sight my scope, etc so i went out at sunrise that sunday before it got too hot. I was 1/2 done when i saw a white, marked pickup truck headed my way navigating the trail.

    "oh boy" i said. cop or fellow shooter?

    turns out, it was a BLM officer. I was working with a fully loaded AK and was OCing my sidearm. i was sure i was going to see backup and possibly thrown up against my truck...

    Not the case at all.

    the man was very nice. i asked him - sir, is it ok to shoot out here? he said, well, no...it's technically illegal. My first words were "ooh, really, i am sorry, let me clean up and get out of here". the man got out of his truck, approached me and to my surprise did not care one bit that i was armed at all - not even a look at my side.

    he walks over to my shooting area, gave me a map and showed me where i was in relation to BLM property. he actually went to far as to point out where i can shoot w/o any issues. I let him know that people shoot here often and more times then none, i am not alone here. He knew all about it, but it was not their highest priority, esp. that weekend.

    So needless to say, i have to find a new place to shoot my long guns, but its no biggy.

    I cleaned up all my brass and targets and left.

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    Lucky you ran into one of the good guys. There are plenty out there.

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    I like it when it works that way for both parties.
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    Seems like a very pleasant experience, and worked out well for exeryone. Should have asked if he wanted to shoot a mag full of your AK.
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    Sounds like a level-headed officer. Good for you and him! I second the comment on offering up a mag of the AK....poor guy probably had a rough day and you would've put a smile on his face!
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    Glad it worked out. Why were you shooting in a verboten zone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Glad it worked out. Why were you shooting in a verboten zone?
    north of my house is all open land and most indoor ranges here don't like AK's. I didn't know it was off limits until he told me. there were no visible signs or anything.

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