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Any places to shoot around Yakima ?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by wired, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    Just moved up into the area and I'm looking for a good wide open place to shoot near Yakima.
     
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  2. ducksoup

    ducksoup Auburn Member

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    Head to Selah and find Sheep Country Rd. and follow it to Old Durr Rd. Take that out into the hills to the northwest and there's lots of places to shoot out there. Just make sure you get out far enough so you're not bothering the few people that have settled out there. Take a 4 wheel drive if possible, the roads are really rough up there. In the summer watch out for rattle snakes! Those little buggers give me the creeps!!
     
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  3. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    East of Moxee is an actual gun range. It has been a long time since I have been there. I can't remember how far out. It is on the south side of the road.
     
  4. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    Its ben a few weeks. I signed up in the one east of Moxee ( Sun Valley ? ). Nice long range shooting and a good facility. Ive also been up on the land towards LT Murray from Sheep Country. Gives me a good chance to get the 4WD juices pumping. Lots of good shooting around here.
     
  5. ducksoup

    ducksoup Auburn Member

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    Yes there are lots of good shooting places over there...........you lucky #&*#%*#!! I'm stuck on the commie side of the state! Plus it always rains over here!
    Seriously, lots of open country over there. If you get a chance, sign up to get access to the Yakima Firing Center. You have to register to get on there and they'll do a background check and they require that you register each specific rifle or shotgun you'll be using,(no hundguns allowed). There are some other restrictions too but you get access to thousands of acres of land and lots of coyotes!
     
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  6. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    First of all it does not always rain here. That is a myth. Yes it is wetter than some parts of the US but not all the time. This last summer was one of the hottest and driest summers we have had in awhile. I looked into getting on the Firing Center to hunt deer. There are way too many regs involved for a civilian to get access, it takes all of the fun out of it. No handguns........really? In order to get on the Center to hunt, you fall just slightly short of a full background check. You have to register your fire arm with them. That includes the brand of the fire arm, the SERIAL #, what kind of optics and any other attachments. What caliber your fire arm is, and I was also asked how many rounds I will be carrying. I do not know anything about a gun range on the Center but I sure will not be hunting there.
     
  7. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to try signing up out on the training grounds. Not like I havent had multiples of BG checks over the years. One more won't hurt.
     
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    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    is target shooting allowed on YTC or only hunting?
     
  9. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    L.T. Murray outside of Selah. I think a post above gave directions driving there.
     
  10. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    From what Ive seen so far the Wenas wildlife area on the way to LT Murray heading up sheep company road has the best shooting grounds I've ever seen. Pick your distance up there.
     
  11. ChiefStealth

    ChiefStealth Graham, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I always enjoyed driving up Oak Creek road just outside Natches on Hwy 12. About a mile in you're in national forest.
     
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  12. Gunwheeler

    Gunwheeler Somewhere in De Nile Active Member

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    Oak Creek closed until May 1st.