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BLM Rules

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by gtivan, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. gtivan

    gtivan Salem Member

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    Hit the local BLM office. Now have 4 maps of oregon in varying detail. All are showing state land, blm land, access roads, etc.

    Now to go exploring and shooting.
     
  2. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    Hey GTIVan, do they have a map store? How do the maps compare to other county maps ala BiMart in detail and price? Used to be that Gov't maps were free generally since we already paid for the mapsters to make them. Now they are jobbed out like Blackwater jobs out for the Army.
     
  3. gtivan

    gtivan Salem Member

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    Most maps are $2.50

    Some are at either state / county level. Some are even greater detail and are about 1" per mile in scale. That one was $10.

    The are definitley better than the standard road maps for showing informtaion. Haven't seen a good tropographical map in awhile to make a decision.

    Biggest difference is these are set up to show land ownership. Most state maps want to show "recreation" areas and wilderness and such. 2 different critters.
     
  4. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    That sounds great. Is the BLM office in salem? If so, where about?

    Thanks
     
  5. Muddman

    Muddman Aloha Member

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    Might also want to check out maps from the Oregon Department of Forestry. I only have one of the Tillamook State Forest area but it lists roads, foot trails, ATV trails State Lands, State Parks, National Forest Lands, BLM Land, County and Private Lands. Covers a area of 45x45 Miles and is set up where 1 inch=1mile and very detailed. I know I was able to purchase this map at the Forestry center for $5.00.
     
  6. afrank250

    afrank250 between Salem and Albany Member

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    BLM office is loacted on corner of Farby and Commercial across from Safeway
     
  7. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Roseburg,ORYGUN Member

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    You may want to check the dates of the last update to your maps,the last ones I got were over 20 years old.Lots of new roads/trails in that time period,and lots of roads/trails reverted to nature also...The main roads all seem to be there still,though...
     
  8. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Whoa, I hadn't noticed someone had replied. I just came back to the thread and saw it. Thanks for the info!
     
  9. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    last time REI had a bunch of maps with lots of detail... Ill have to look next time...
     
  10. Inspector

    Inspector Washington State Member

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    Look at Barnes and Noble... They have maps for each state that come in a large paperback book(DeLorme Atlas) that 50-100 pages long depending on the state. They're around $20 as I recall and show BLM boundaries and great topo detail as well as major highways all the way down to dirt roads. They show campgrounds and even locations of mines and wells. 1" is 2.5 miles and contour is in 300' increments.

    I used one in Nevada last year and was pleased.

    You can order them from DeLorme's site too.

    A list of features from their site:

    Map detail commonly includes:
    » Back roads, dirt roads and trails
    » Elevation contours
    » Remote lakes and streams
    » Boat Ramps
    » Public lands for recreation
    » Land use / land cover – forests, wetlands, agriculture
    » Trailheads
    » Campgrounds
    » Prime hunting and fishing spots
    Each Gazetteer entry's location is cross-referenced to the corresponding map.
    http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10096
     
  11. 2Z4

    2Z4 Milwaukie Active Member

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    For what it's worth - BLM rules prohibit shooting within 100 yards of a roadway and 50 yards of a trail. I see this happening all the time and just wanted everyone to know you can get in trouble for it if you get caught.