Shooting Areas near Hillsboro (Oregon) ?

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  1. heymike

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    I'm looking for places to shoot that are located near Hillsboro. I understand that there used to be a place setup in Tillamook national forest but, I have been told that is now shut down or something.

    Are there any places in say North Plains? Or some other short trip from Hillsboro?

    Also, are there any public ranges that allow handguns and/or rifles?

    Thanks,
    Mike
  2. CWI guy

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    I like to go to the Tillamook forest. pretty much any logging road on highway 26. North wolf creek rd and salmon berry road is a good one too.
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    Couple places off hwy 6 and hwy 26 also there a road off hagg lake if u pm me I can give directions and there 3 spots to shoot at and also shooting up on pumpkin ridge some times is ok all depends is there working up there or not
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    There's always brown's camp.
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    back off of hagg is private for the most partand and not much appreciated when poeple travel from far to shoot back in there. Also, there is securty now with the WH, and Koenicke properties being trashed all the time.

    It is shameful when you see how people have treated that location, and many others on my side of town.

    ON that note, the pit up of idiot loop on the 26 is a great spot, even a 400+ yard shot, thats great practice.
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    I havnt been up to hagg in awhile is it starting to be trashed? Also where the spot on 26 that has 400 yard shots?
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    Went up to Hagg Lake yesterday to look for coyotes, that shooting area is bust. New Stimpson signs all over the place including the three shooting areas. Forgot to take a pic of the signs, but my guess is it was to trashed.
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    there are acouple roads off hwy 26 about 45 min past hillsburrito

    A good idea is to make friends with range memberships/
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    that really sucks for the ppl who clean up after them selfs cant see why ppl got to be so lazy
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    ever had any luck up there with coyotes?
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    @ Or_Varmint_Hunter: It was my first intent at coyotes and I didn't get to try because all the Stimpson signs. But last fall I was up there looking for blacktail and saw tons of coyote sign. Too bad I didn't head out sooner.
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    O nice I havnt tryed coyotes up there but have elked and deer up there I usually coyote out in timber and manning area would like to find somewhere to do some night hunting for coyotes
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    I'd be up for that, would need some extra equipment though. I'll take my first shot at it in the day time first and see how that goes.
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    I wouldn't shoot at Hagg Lake. County is down there alot doing S&R training and you never know what kind of deputy you're going to run into.
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    Scoggins valley is also lined with private property. The timber gate is only within 2 miles of the last house. The enclosed area is only a 5x5 square mile area, and is not approved for even hunting coyotes. It is right outside of Trask 14.

    As far as target shooting, I am a resident of that immediate area, and back when it was a few respectful target shooters it was fine. But there have been some out right ghetto people coming through especially over the last year to mostly "party shoot". I was a little disturbed to find that the backside of Hagg was a "posted" shooting spot....when it is technically privately held property, not even state or BLM.

    Especially when there are much better spots only ten mins out on the 26...

    It is not technically "illegal” to shoot at the end of Scoggins, it is, however, very disrespectful.
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    The only shooting range I can think of is Tricounty in Yamhill, other wise you will have to go into the state forest.
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    That's even a diff spot on hagg to be shooting at and yea that sucks that pol have been up there being pigs
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    hmm didn't know that more than one spot on Hagg lake to shoot, lots of roads out there.
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    I have never been, but clacakamas county sheriffs office is suposed to have a nice range. My buddy told me if you bring a gun, they have a wide array of other guns you can borrow.

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    Yea there's one road with 3 spots on it and another road with 2 spots