2018 Shooting Area Fire Closures

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  1. The Heretic

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    State of Oregon: Recreation - Target Shooting
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    Beaver Dam/Browns Camp Rock Pit

    OPEN

    Please note - the pit may be closed at any time by forestry staff or industrial operators for gravel loading and hauling.

    CLOSURE NOTICE for Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Beaver Dam Rock Pit will be closed to all public use for a volunteer site clean-up hosted by our partners at Trash No Land.

    N. Fork Wolf Creek Shooting Lanes
    PERIODIC

    CLOSURES

    STARTING 06.16.2018

    Beginning Saturday, June 16, 2018 the shooting lanes on N. Fork Wolf Creek will be closed periodically to all public use.

    These closures will be in effect so that staff and volunteers can do planning and assessment work needed for upgrades to the shooting lanes.

    Thursday, September 6, 2018. Lanes #3 and #4 will be CLOSED so that staff and volunteers can do planning and design work for an upgrade project.

    Rock Creek Ridge Pit CLOSED
    The Rock Creek Ridge Pit is CLOSED to all Public Use, seven days a week until further notice.

    This closure is to ensure the safety of people working on timber sales and road building in the woods in close proximity to the rock pit.
     
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    Thanks for keeping us posted. I need to get out and work up some good loads for a couple new rifles.
     
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    Yesterday evening, it was dumping rain and I told my friend,
    "We can't shoot at my favorite spot this weekend. Fire season."

    Do you think the rain we've gotten in the last 24 hours will get the Forest Service to rescind their shooting ban in time for the weekend?

    I presume the first place I'll see news about it is on the Forest Service website.
     
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    Would be nice, but... You know how government works, slow. I'm sure they'll need to do in-depth studies and detailed reports. Then more questions will come up that need more analysis of the situation. Oh, they'll have to meet again in a month or two to review the findings....

    I think they owe us something... They closed down fishing in the Columbia and tributaries so the should give us back our shooting fun! :D
     
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    That's pretty much what I figured.

    I suspect it's too much to hope the USFS will lift their ban a week early because of the rain. I'm sure there's some petty bureaucrat who gets pleasure in plugging up recreational shooting when the gruund is wet. (The way some shooters leave trash behind, their spite is justified, but I digress.)

    My favorite shooting spot is out in the Clackamas River Ranger District, and it's been closed 2 years in a row due to fire season... And then winter rolls around and it's too icy/snowy to reach with 2WD.
     
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  9. Cogs

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    Geez, for another month!
     
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    Fire danger is still very high on the east side of the mountain.
    At least we can shoot on the west side
     
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    You got that right brother, the noive of them closing our fishing season so they can get their fish!!!!:mad:
     
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    What about WA?
     
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    I see it everyday, no fish in the Washougal Rv. I stand in the backyard every morning from 4:30 to 6 and watch for wave coming out of the rapids. Nothing! They always start moving up by Aug 20th, but nothing so far.

    Can I get a refund on my fish in license? Right:(
     
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    No word yet. I'm sure they will post a notice on Friday, but I suspect it will be a reminder that it's still closed.
     
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    I just got some great news regarding the shooting ban in WA. A member from my club (Cascade Sportsman's Club), just sent me this:
    Commissioner Franz Lifts Target Shooting Ban on State-Managed Lands | WA - DNR

    Looks like we are good to go this Saturday. This is good for our area near Cascade Locks and Stevenson. Be sure to check the map and restrictions for other parts of the state.

    I'm going to go and load up some 6.5 creed!!! :p
     
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    Wonders never cease! Nice! Almost all back to normal by this Sat! (Almost because we still haven't heard from WDFW about their closure on WDFW managed lands. I'm sure they'll follow soon.)
     
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