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Good outdoor Pit across from Cascade Locks

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by FAST ED, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. FAST ED

    FAST ED Milwaukie OR. Member

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    Just thought I would share a good spot I know. It is rite across the Columbia river in Washington from Cascade Locks. Cross the Bridge of the Gods going in to Wa. then go east on HWY 14 a couple of blocks and turn left on the first road you come to. Follow this road up hill all the way to the end. At the end are 2 pits one short range and one long range (100 or so yrds) that has some benches that people have made to use. It can be busy on the weekends and I have seen Washington State Police practice there too. If you go pick up your trash!!
     
  2. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I thought they closed that area to shooting? When was the last time you were up that way?
     
  3. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    ^^ THIS ^^

    Was an awesome spot too. Closed due to a salamander study...

    0_o

    There was an appleseed shoot there a while back, but as I understand it, not open..
     
  4. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Hell not doing anything with a bum leg so I might have to drive up there next week when the weather is better just to look.
     
  5. kenjo

    kenjo Washougal Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The range with the benches is controlled by the Cascade Sportsmans Club and has a locked gate to control access. The benches and gate were built by the club. This range was closed by the county for about a year due to (you guessed it) abuse by a minority of shooters who hauled all kinds of garbage to shoot up, then left their messes. The rules established by the county for use of the range require that a club range safety officer (RSO) be on site for all shooting. The club RSOs have the key to the gate and announce to club members when the range will be open. Note that use of the range is restricted to members of the club and their guests. If you would like to join the club, it's only $20/year--cheaper than a box of ammo--and the money helps support improvements to the range. To qualify for membership you must be an NRA member and hold a concealed carry permit (WA, OR, whatever) or pay for a background check. The club meets at 7 PM on the first Wednesday of each month at the Skamania PUD building in Carson. Come to a meeting to join. Bottom line, don't expect to be able to drive up to this range anytime and use it, because it may not be open and if it is you will have to be a member of the club or the guest of a member.
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  6. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    This is what I was looking for a year or so ago. I thought it was run by another group after reading about the appleseed event. Am going to look into it.
     
  7. kenjo

    kenjo Washougal Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There will be Appleseeds at the range this year as well. Tentative dates are the first weekends in April, June and August (not firm yet). If you are looking for a local Appleseed, there is one scheduled at Ariel, WA (Wolverton Mt Gun Club) the weekend of Feb 22/23. Project Appleseed - Index. Scroll down to the NW Region 2014 Schedule for more events this year.
     
  8. FAST ED

    FAST ED Milwaukie OR. Member

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    Good to know, the last time I was up there 9/2011. Since then I am a member of Douglas Ridge Rifle Club.
     
  9. FAST ED

    FAST ED Milwaukie OR. Member

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    All good outdoor areas get F#$%&@* up by boneheads leaving trash:( Its better and safer with an RSO on site. Good for that club:thumbup:
     
  10. kenjo

    kenjo Washougal Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Douglas Ridge is an excellent facility, especially for those looking for longer ranges for rifle shooting. There will be some Appleseeds at this club this year.
     
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