Does your home course allow you to pick up and re-hit some of the range balls that are merely yards from the practice tee? I know that the two main courses I play at allow it so long as you don't endanger yourself by going in front of others, but I recently encountered a grumpy course professional at a new course I played.
At the end of my 9 holes I wanted to hit a couple more shots before dark, so I figured I could help clean up the front of the practice tee by grabbing the balls and hitting them out there. At one of my home courses I've been asked to help an employee with this just because it makes picking the range a lot easier for them, so I figured there shouldn't be a problem. However, this guy comes out from behind the counter in the pro shop yelling, "No, you can't do that! Don't hit those!" after I had gathered 5 or so that were directly in front of the rope. Surprised, I apologized and left them there but it got me to wondering if there are any other courses that people play that do or don't allow you to hit those short range balls.