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A safe place to shoot in southern Oregon

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by DavidM9, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. DavidM9

    DavidM9 Portland New Member

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    Hi, I'm taking a road trip from Portland to the Bay Area and was looking for info on a good spot to plank in the woods. Anyone know of an area in the Medford/Ashland area that is legal and safe? I would love to pull off of I-5 and relax for a bit. Or any area along my route? I'm safe, clean, respectful and encourage others to follow suit.
    DavidM9
     
  2. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    Consider Hostels, International they have a website, just use any Non-Google Search Engine.... I have stayed in three: the Washington D.C. One was the largest, the one on Highway 101, near the Red Woods in NW CA, the most beautiful, and then one in Portland....

    They are everywhere... Inexpensive, Neat & Clean......

    HTH,

    philip
     
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  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Josephine County Sportsman Park in Merlin is one of the nicest public ranges in the Northwest.
     
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  4. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We have had multiple fires lately at the Jackson county sports park rifle range due to dry conditions and tracers. Please don't stop.
     
  5. DavidM9

    DavidM9 Portland New Member

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    This is good to know, thank you. I may just scratch my stop. I've always have gone to an indoor range so I'm not experienced in outdoor shooting in the woods. Any other suggestions are appreciated. Thanks evltwn
    David
     
  6. DavidM9

    DavidM9 Portland New Member

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    Thanks
     
  7. DavidM9

    DavidM9 Portland New Member

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    Mark W, I just checked out JCSP and it looks incredible! Thanks for the tip
    David
     
  8. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Get off I-5 at the Riddle exit. Drive up Cow Creek...all sorts of places to stop and shoot. It will pop you out on the freeway just north of Grants Pass...at the Glendale exit. Will add maybe 30 minutes, maybe more, to the drive time. Beautiful drive up that small canyon. It is a little know scenic drive in Oregon.
     
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  9. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The Josephine county sports park is well worth the price. Rifle, handgun, muzzle loader...give it a look.
     
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  10. DavidM9

    DavidM9 Portland New Member

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    Nice! Thanks Otter, I do worrie about the fire danger and possibly having my firearms taken away. I understand it is legal right? Have you ever had any trouble from local authorities? Any how, I'm looking forward to the trip weather we stop at an outdoor range or take your route into the wide open. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Cortes Tualatin Active Member

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    That would be an awesome detour. If the road wasn't closed! I tried that one in reverse a couple of weeks ago. That big fire that swept through there took off the ground cover and when it rained a huge slide closed the road. I climbed up on there, I could hardly believe it. I can see why the county didn't even try to clear it. The whole mountain is coming down. I had to back track to Glendale and go north on I-5.

    So no detour on Cow Creek Road :(:(:(
     
  12. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Do you remember where the slide was? Been a couple years since I did that route.