Every year LPEA’s electrical infrastructure becomes a target for local hunters looking to sight their scopes. This causes expensive damage to LPEA’s equipment, and our co-coop members end up paying the tab. Beyond being expensive, it is flat-out dangerous. When LPEA’s equipment is hit by a bullet, it can break and cause outages or spark and start a wildfire.
Taking aim at LPEA equipment is vandalism. Beyond the expense and inconvenience to our members, if an outage occurs, the repair requires dangerous work by LPEA crews to get everyone back in power.
To help prevent this from happening, LPEA supports the Durango Gun Club’s “Sight-in Days” for area hunters to get ready for hunting season.
The 2022 dates are as follows:
- October 13-14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- October 27-28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- November 10-11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During “Sight-in Days”, the Durango Gun Club on La Posta Road is open to the general public for rifle scope sighting, and hunters are encouraged to take advantage of the controlled environment to prepare their firearms for the season. LPEA has contributed $500 to cover costs incurred by the club for the “Sight-in Days” events. In past years, some 500-600 hunters have taken advantage of the complimentary service.
The Durango Gun Club’s outdoor range is located on CR 213 (La Posta Road). For more information call the Durango Gun Club at (970) 749-3453.