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Destructive shooters leave their mark

Shooters vandalized this outhouse at Hog Canyon Lake boat launch managed by BLM. (George Barlow)
Shooters vandalized this outhouse at Hog Canyon Lake boat launch managed by BLM. (George Barlow)

PUBLIC LANDS — After reading yesterday's blog post regarding the frustration of Idaho Panhandle National Forests officals over destructive shooting activity near Hayden Creek, reader George Barlow emailed me the photo above.

No, it's not from Iraq.

It shows the outhouse at the BLM's Hog Canyon Lake boat access site after semi-automatic weapons shooters had their way with it.

The scene explains the gunpowder vandalism that pushed BLM officials to ban shooting in the core area of the Fishtrap management area a few years ago.  

 




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