ABUNDANT, Utah – A Salt Lake City man shares a post after describing a disturbing encounter outside the Bountiful ‘B’ that led to a police call.

He and his friends say they experienced a close call with stray bullets during someone’s target practice.

Skyline Drive in the hills above Bountiful starts to get busy as the weather gets warmer.

Connor Butterfield and three others decided to take a nice Sunday mountain bike ride up the road, saying it was a good workout to get up, followed by a cruise to get back down.

As the group of four headed back down Skyline Drive, navigating bends and meandering down a dirt road, all four heard a distinct noise.

“You could hear gunshots, but it sounded very close, so we stopped,” he said.

As they stood motionless in the road trying to figure out where the gunshots were coming from, Butterfield said he could hear a super loud buzzing right in front of him and above his head.

“They speed past, and it’s like, ‘Okay, run! Duck for cover,'” Butterfield recounted.

After waiting for the shooting to stop, he explained that they had bypassed what he described as a chicane and found two target shooters who had fired in the direction they had come from.

They stopped and spoke to the two people.

“We just approached him nicely like, ‘Hey, if you realize, the road goes all the way around and there’s people on four wheels and us on bikes – and your balls go past people,'” he said. Butterfield said.

The Davis County Sheriff’s Office told KSL TV they are called to this area weekly due to target shootings and garbage complaints.

Usually, depending on the sheriff’s office, people are off by the time they respond, or the target shooters are following the rules and the deputies can’t do much.

Shooting on Forest Service land is legal, the sheriff’s office continued, as long as people follow the requirements.

These rules are posted at the start of Skyline Drive, just before the “B” in Bountiful. The rules specify that people stay at about 5,100 feet above sea level; more than 150 meters from a residence, building, campsite or occupied area; do not shoot at an object likely to break, ignite or explode; and not shoot across any road, body of water, or in any manner or place that exposes any person or property to injury or damage.

The panel also includes basic shooting tips and target safety.

Butterfield, who also shoots himself in the head, explained that he has no problem with target practice – he just wants people to be safe.

“Know the area really, take a good look around before you start pulling on a trail potentially right behind, or the road turns right behind,” he said. “There were a lot of people that day, and so he could have aimed at anyone, or he could have missed and hit anyone.”