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Featured Cleanup in WA Yacolt Burn Forest - Jun 18 2016

Event: Larch Mountain Cleanup in SW Washington's Yacolt Burn State Forest
Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by Cogs, May 24, 2016.

TARGET SHOOTING SITE CLEANUP EVENT

Join us for the​

Larch Mountain Cleanup in
SW Washington's Yacolt Burn State Forest


Sat June 18, 2016, 9 AM to 1 PM (+/- an hour).
2 miles past Jones Creek Trail Head on the L1610. Watch for direction signs.

Google Maps: Google Maps (https://goo.gl/maps/Ms9ZpCvBGZJ2)
GPS: 45°40'38.7"N 122°17'01.4"W

Coffee, Donuts & BBQ lunch provided. Bring Gloves, Boots, Jeans, Rake, Shovel. One day Discover pass provided by DNR. Open to all Public, Family and Children.

Sponsored by Northwest Firearms, and Washington State DNR.

Supporting vendors; Sportsman's Warehouse, Sporting Systems, SafeFire Indoor Shooting Range and Butcher Boys Meats.
  1. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    TARGET SHOOTING SITE CLEANUP EVENT

    Larch Mtn in Yacolt Burn State Forest, SW Washington

    Sat June 18, 2016, 9 AM to 1 PM (+/- an hour).

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    Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Ms9ZpCvBGZJ2
    GPS: 45°40'38.7"N 122°17'01.4"W

    2 miles past Jones Creek Trail Head on the L1610. Watch for direction signs.

    Clean up outdoor target shooting sites.
    Coffee, Donuts & BBQ lunch provided.
    Bring Gloves, Boots, Jeans, Rake, Shovel.
    Open to all Public, Family and Children
    One day Discover pass provided.

    Sponsored by Northwest Firearms, and Washington State DNR.

    Supporting vendors; Sportsman's Warehouse, Sporting Systems,
    Safe Fire Indoor Shooting Range and Butcher Boys Meats.

    Additional ways to help:
    We need some help to make this event happen. Please post if you can provide any of these?
    • BBQ equipment
    • Cook & Cooks Assistant
    • Sign-in Attendant
    • Director of Parking
    • Burgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, & chips (we'll be checking stores for donations)
    • Salad(s)
    • A 1 or 2 burner Propane cook stove (to cook the coffee and tea water)
    • Propane coffee pot and coffee
    • Water (drinking bottles and for coffee & tea)
    • Donuts and cookies
    • Snack bars
    Please RSVP by clicking on the 'Details' button above and check the RSVP button.

    Contact: Cogs
     
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  2. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Rules for shooting on Washington State Lands. As per Department of Natural Resources.

    Web link: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=332-52-145

    These are common rules, to us, reasonable and typical of an outdoor sportsman using good common sense.

    WAC 332-52-145

    Firearms and target shooting.
    (1) What is recreational target shooting? Recreational target shooting is the use of a firearm or bow and arrow on targets and the sighting in of rifles or other firearms on department-managed lands. The department regulates and enforces target shooting on department-managed lands.
    (a) The department may restrict target shooting for the reasons set forth in WAC 332-52-100.
    (b) Persons shall not target shoot carelessly, recklessly, or without regard for the safety of any person, or in a manner that endangers, or is likely to endanger, any person, pet, livestock, wildlife or property.
    (c) Persons shall not discharge tracer or incendiary ammunition or projectile devices on department-managed lands. For purposes of this subsection, "incendiary" means causing or designed to cause fires, such as certain substances or bombs. "Tracer ammunition" means a bullet, projectile, or shell that traces its own course in the air with a trail of smoke, chemical incandescence, or fire, so as to facilitate adjustment of the aim.
    (2) Does recreational target shooting include hunting? No. This section does not apply to hunting activities, which are subject to the rules and regulations administered by the Washington state department of fish and wildlife.
    (3) Where is target shooting permitted?
    (a) Persons may target shoot in:
    (i) Developed recreation facilities specifically designed for target shooting; or
    (ii) Areas with an unobstructed, earthen backstop capable of stopping all projectiles and debris in a safe manner.
    Persons shall not target shoot in any other location.
    (b) Persons shall not shoot within, from, along, across, or down roads or trails.
    (c) Persons shall not shoot on, at, across, along, down, from, or within five hundred feet, of:
    (i) Recreational facilities that are not specifically designed for target shooting;
    (ii) Residences;
    (iii) Businesses;
    (iv) Structures;
    (v) Other areas as restricted;
    (vi) Areas designated or posted as no shooting.
    (4) What may be used as a target?
    (a) Items that are commercially manufactured for the specific purpose of target shooting or similar targets privately manufactured by the person(s) engaging in target shooting that are consistent with this section.
    (b) Unauthorized targets include but are not limited to:
    (i) Natural features, except earthen berms or banks used as backstops for target shooting;
    (ii) Vegetation;
    (iii) Structures;
    (iv) Gates;
    (v) Vehicles;
    (vi) Signs;
    (vii) Other department improvements;
    (viii) Appliances;
    (ix) Furniture;
    (x) Glass;
    (xi) Privately owned or occupied structures;
    (xii) Pets, service animals or livestock;
    (xiii) Wildlife;
    (xiv) Explosive and incendiary items;
    (xv) Garbage of any kind.
    Persons shall not target shoot at unauthorized targets.
    (5) When is target shooting permitted? Unless otherwise posted, persons shall not target shoot one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.
    (6) Is possession of a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle permitted on department-managed lands? Persons shall not possess a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle, except as provided by state law.
    (7) Who is responsible for disposing of spent items resulting from target shooting? Persons who target shoot shall dispose of spent items and remove all shell casings, targets, ammunition packaging, or target fragments resulting from their activity, with the exception of biodegradable clay targets. Failure to remove any such debris is prohibited.
    (8) Any violation of this section is a misdemeanor except a violation of subsection (7) of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
     
  3. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    All this happens at this event! Join us as we "Support Gun Owners of the Pacific Northwest"! We'll do good for our public land and have a 'Blast' while we're at it!
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    A flier is available for this event. Send me a Private Conversation message with your email address and I'll send a PDF file for you to print.
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    Also, a Facebook event is started. You may share and/or comment.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/538252553029385/

    Thank you,

    Cogs.
     
  5. Jonnyuma

    Jonnyuma A Dirty Little Town in NW Oregon Member

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    This is putting the cart before the horse (I still have to get the day off first), but is anyone willing to carpool to this? My truck is a real heap and I try to never take it that far from a parts store (yeah, it's that bad) just in case. I can throw in for gas, buy the beer, whatever seems fair.

    I'm in SE P-land so I can hop in along the 205 or wherever suits.
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I visited the meeting location, this last Sunday, and found it to be in fair shape. A cleanup crew from Dept of Ecology had been through and picked up 3-4 medium bags worth of trash. Still a lot there when you get out and walk through. Other spots were about the same. I cleaned up a little more but I'm sure by the 18th it will be bad as ever.

    These shooting places are along a highly traveled main road where lots of other recreation goes on. It's important to keep these places in good condition, as it reflects on the gun community.

    Sorry, the Bikini girls won't be there for this event. They hopped in the sack with me and I hauled them away. (I mean the bag. Trash bag!)

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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks, @Dungannon for breaking the ice and signing up! This has been a very 'non-active thread! I'm surprised. Usually, we have a lot of folks jumping in for the Washington DNR projects. And after the recent DNR meeting about target shooting in Yacolt Burn State Forest, I expected a lot more involvement for this event.

    We need a few more volunteers and we have less than 2 weeks. Time to start making some decisions!

    (Even if it's just you and I, Dungannon, we'll have ourselves a good ol time!)

    Cogs.
     
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  9. x2ndxall

    x2ndxall WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I'd be there but it's an impossibility.
    I'm happy to pitch in some cash to help with food or whatever though.
     
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    WrenchNguns Clark County, Wa Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Sorry for not speaking up sooner. Will bring a dozen doughnuts.
     
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  11. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'll be in Seattle that weekend.

    Y'all have a great time and thanks for everyone's continued efforts!
     
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    NeverGoinBack Vancouver Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Count me in for a couple cases of Water and I will try to convince the wife to bake some cookies or something sweet!
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sweet!
     
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    jsparks747 Portland, Or Active Member

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    Would love to be there but i am going on vacation.:( Send me a shell casing.
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    We welcome a new Supporting Vendor for this event. Everyone attending this cleanup will have a chance to win one of these Gift Certificates from;
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    • A free Handgun 100: Introduction to Handguns course from SafeFire Indoor Shooting Range valued at fifty dollars

    • A free One hour Simulator Experience for One from SafeFire Indoor Shooting Range valued at fifty-five dollars
    Please stop by and express your appreciation for their support of shooting on public land!

    4857 NW Lake Road, Suite 210
    Camas, WA 98607
    (360) 834-7233

    Sunday-Thursday: 11AM-8PM
    Friday & Saturday: 10AM-9PM

    *THE FIRST HOUR OF SHOOTING TIME ON SATURDAY (10-11AM) AND SUNDAY (11AM-12PM) IS RESERVED FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

    *MONDAY-FRIDAY HOURS ARE UNRESTRICTED.

    Thank you!

    Cogs
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I had to double check their web site on the simulator and I see that yes, a 1 hour session is worth a $55 dollar bill. It has approximately 20 scenarios. It's called a Virtual Tactical Simulator. I saw it from the outside but haven't spent any time in it. Would love to!

    Someone's going to have fun with that!
     
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  17. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I might be attending but since my son is home on leave for 2 weeks so I have to change plans.
    I will need a promise from Bill though, that it will NOT RAIN this time if I do make it. :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    You got it, Jim. I promise! :D:D:D

    (I wonder if he worries about the rain when he goes fishing. Hmmmm)
     
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    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not anymore since I got the new boat with a full top......:D:D:D:D
     
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    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    At this point, I'm forecasting next Sat, the 18th, to be Mostly Cloudy/Partly Sunny with a High of 74. Some light bags of trash falling into the dumpster in the AM hours. A heavy mist of barbecue smoke about noon time and sounds of thunder may be heard in the Yacolt Burn State Forest area, which should last into the late afternoon.

    And that's my perfect forecast.
     
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