Shooting banned in Big Falls

By: WEAU staff Email
By: WEAU staff Email

You'll no longer be allowed to shoot guns in the Big Falls area in Eau Claire County.

Eau Claire County Board Chair Gregg Moore says shooting firearms on county forest land for six acres around the Big Falls Gravel Pits and within 50 feet from the road leading to Big Falls has been banned.

The ban took effect June 1.

Moore says implementing the ban which included putting up new signs cost less than they thought it might.

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  • by Symbol Location: Chippewa Valley on Jun 12, 2010 at 02:47 PM
    1:32PM has it right. This solves nothing and creates more problems. Another 'bright' idea from ECCB to protect you, from yourself. Not making any sense? It shouldn't. It's the government.
  • by anonymous Location: eau claire on Jun 11, 2010 at 04:45 PM
    Anonymous at 1:32 pm, your comment pretty much sums up why you and your gun are no longer welcome at Big Falls. Grow up, and maybe, just maybe you can play with your gun in a socially appropriate manner. People like you ruin it for all other gun owners that respect the laws and safety of those around them.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    Well, I guess we can shoot at yard lights and road signs like they do in Pierce County since they closed that range.
  • by Hogan Location: The Back of Beyond on Jun 10, 2010 at 07:58 AM
    Of course the anti-gun people will be cheering anytime gun use is squashed.
  • by hunter Location: eau claire on Jun 9, 2010 at 01:52 PM
    Ive been sighting in my rifle there for better than 40 yrs, and never saw anyone even close to the range. She had to be on the dirt road, and sighters dont shoot in that direction. WE that used the sight were not there to drink and shoot. The bank is high enough on the other side that most guys arent going to aim that darn high in the first place. Deer cant fly.
  • by T Location: CF on Jun 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM
    Good one ECer. you really aren't that stupid are you? To try to make us believe that you almost got shot there, and when you confronted them, they swore at you? There is no harm in shooting at Big Falls.
  • by David Location: Fall Creek on Jun 9, 2010 at 11:58 AM
    This just means people will move to other parts of the same county forest. 6 acres is not a very big area. I guess I will not be able to bow hunt there any more because people will be all over shooting their guns. No gravel pits to stop the bullets now.
  • by Jon Location: CF on Jun 9, 2010 at 09:34 AM
    What a joke!
  • by ECer Location: Eau Claire on Jun 9, 2010 at 09:17 AM
    I feel safer now. We used to go snow shoeing there, but when bullets whizzed by over our heads we never went back. When we confronted them asking to be more careful, they just swore at us while holding there beer.
  • by Move Location: Eau Claire on Jun 9, 2010 at 07:49 AM
    Tim... MOVE!
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