A small request- - - - - -
First, I'd like to express my thanks to everyone who plans their vacation time to include a visit to our little part of the world every spring. We are honored beyond expression that all of you choose to do that. The friendship and good times we share are priceless, and it's becoming less common everywhere for people to actually socialize in person- - - -not by using some sort of electronic umbilical cord!
Now, may I ask a favor? The area where we shoot is also used to cut and bale hay, and brass isn't a good addition to the diet of beef cattle. I'm hoping we can come up with a way to leave a little less of it on the ground at future shoots. I'm thinking about using a riding mower to cut an area around the firing line down very short, and organizing a brass cleanup detail before we leave the range at the end of the day. This year, I'm planning on using a portable generator and a shop vac on a small trailer to try to pick up as much brass as possible to avoid having to put the firing line area off limits to the hay equipment. My neighbor Roger makes a real effort to give us a clean, close-cut range. Let's try to return the favor by leaving him as clean a hay field as possible the next time he cuts and bales it.
Thanks for your cooperation!