This is not a snipe at the "places to shoot 1 mile thread" which made me think I should post this true story anyway. Years ago, I was riding my mountain bike in the woods east of Monroe, Washington. There are some small gold mining operations in the area. I stopped at a very small borrow pit (more like a shallow hole in the ground) beside a dirt road to collect some rocks and take a rest. After about 5 minutes, bullets started flying over my head. Being in the pit, I was OK. Luckily, I was in shouting distance and they acknowledged and stopped shooting.:yes: As for the shooters --they had no real backstop (just trees - don't think so!), they obviously did not walk along their proposed line of fire (or they would have seen me in the pit), they assumed there was nobody else around because I wasn't making noise or dust, they didn't bother to yell to see if anyone else was around, and they likely had no idea that further through the woods to the north was a mining operation with a small shed/office with a few people in it. If they had been shooting from a greater distance from me, they likely would not have heard me shouting and I would probably have had to sit in the pit until they were finished shooting. PS. That was before I started carrying when I go off in the woods.