Paintball is legal, and paintballs biodegrade after rainstorms |

Paintball is legal, and paintballs biodegrade after rainstorms

Bill Hause Broomfield

I just finished reading your two articles “Forest Service investigates paintball play” (SDN, May 11) and “Paintball damage in Frisco cleaned up” (SDN, May 13). The first article incorrectly states that playing paintball is illegal on National Forest land. You were correct that it is illegal to leave barricades, etc., in the woods but paintballs are fine. They are 100 percent biodegradable.Depending on how heavy the rain is, paintballs usually biodegrade completely after a few rains. You can try this experiment. Drop a paintball in warm water and it will be dissolved in about an hour.In conclusion, I hope that your newspaper is more careful with the facts in the future.Thanks for listening and remember, paintball is legal in the National Forest.Bill Hause Broomfield

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