The wildcat, or unauthorized, shooting area is a cleared patch of ground on the west side of the highway a short distance west of popular Molino Canyon Vista. The site includes a berm, or mound of earth, where bottles, pieces of metal and small appliances have been used as targets.I'm sure these are ghetto boys and drug dealers who leave that crap behind. Lawful gun owners are far too responsible for that, isn't that what we keep hearing?
Beyond the berm and down an embankment, another area apparently used for shooting is littered with shell casings, ammunition boxes and shattered clay-pigeon-type targets. Other items used as targets - including a toaster and auto parts - are riddled with holes from bullets and shotgun shot.
Shell casings strewn across the ground include those from .22-caliber, .45-caliber and 9-mm bullets as well as 12-gauge shotgun shells.
Regardless of the legality or questionable sense of target shooting on forest lands near the highway, leaving debris behind is strictly prohibited.
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