It's about time Coos County. I think we are the only county in Oregon without a shooting range. They have the land, the permits, a nice plan, they even pushed a little dirt around but then just stopped. WTF Over! (Where's the focus) I'm 49 now and am beginning to doubt this will ever happen. I think if we all start getting a little loud about it we might see some action. About 5 years ago Mike Cook had a booth at the North Bend Gun Show for the new Welcome to Tioga Sports Park Public Gun Range and Training Facility. I asked then what the hold up was and he stated thy were all ready but just short about $150,000. In an area this large that is pocket change for some guys. I suggested selling some charter life memberships for $1000 each and I figure they would have that amount is about a month. He said no one would do that. Are you kidding me? Not only would I do it I already have several times before just to have the ranges go out of business years later. Anyone remember the Hall Lake gun club across from Tugman Park. Great trap club with a 300 yard rifle range. My life membership lasted about 2 years. How about the one out by Lavern park. My family donated $500 towards that. The closest that got was a wood model hanging on the wall at the Surplus Center. My dad passed away waiting for this range. My cousin 66 just died and never had a home range to shoot at. My father in law is nearing 80 and he said he has been donating and waiting since 1970's. I'm afraid I will be next. I'm freaking pissed! I'm in a wheelchair and the county has ditched up, gated or sold about everywhere there is to go including the site of the new range. The drill site is unsafe and puts you shooting directly into the sun. I have offered to build a small 200 yard range complete with berms, a covered cement shooting area with cement benches and the County forester said they would tear it out with their backhoe and then ditch the road. It's time to get squeaky! Please Call: Commissioner Bob Main (541) 396-7540 Al Lovie at 541 267-0247 or 541 290-2202 Mike Cook at 541 396-5898 I think Peter DeFazio might be able to help too. 541-269-2609 If we start calling and writing something will have to be done. Please help.