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Posted December, 2016

In Indian Mountain we enjoy the open spaces, forested areas and much more.  The beauty, quiet and space around us are among the most popular features of our community.  As more people come to Indian Mountain to camp, picnic, build cabins and establish permanent homes, many things change.  One of these is that we have an increasingly dense area with many people, homes, campers, etc.  That means we all have neighbors and often they are not very far away. 
According to the Park County sheriff shooting firearms on private property is only allowed where it can be done safely and responsibly.  Park County requires shooters to be certain that they have a solid backstop, that no projectiles leave the owned property boundaries, that no shooting is allowed across roads, that no alcohol be involved and that all shooting is done in a safe and responsible manner.  Our growing population makes it nearly impossible to shoot safely anywhere within our community.  Good judgment says it simply is a very bad idea to shoot within our community. The Indian Mountain Covenants that apply to all of us also prohibit any activity requiring the use of dangerous or lethal weapons. Keep in mind that Indian Mountain is also surrounded by other cabin communities including Stagestop, Elkhorn and The Buffalo.  Therefore, shooting at the perimeter of our community is also risky.
We ask that people who enjoy shooting sports go to the nearby shooting range located just off County Road 15 (Elkhorn Rd.).  This facility is managed by Park County with contact information posted at the entry kiosk.  Even if shooting in a safe location in the National Forest be aware that there are rules regarding safe shooting, distances from buildings, use of backstops, etc.  Wherever you shoot, follow safe practices and stay far away from homes, roads, and other folks who are enjoying the outdoors in other ways.
Please report any suspected unsafe shooting directly to the Park County sheriff using 911 or by calling dispatch at 719-836-4121 option 5.  They have told us that they respond to all calls of “shots fired”.