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Government shutdown affecting shooting areas?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by bellarum, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I heard on the radio today that people have been finding locked gates where they used to be open. I know that the fire season is over but, was wondering if anyone has found their shooting area gated because of the government shutdown.
     
  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Maybe the National Forest along with parks are shutdown?
     
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  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    It is stupid. Here I live along the Columbia at Lake Roosevelt which is run by the NPS. There are several access points with simple paved parking area. There are NO services of any kinda at this spots. Yet somehow they are "closed". I did not stop to read the signs to see what they actually say, but there are street barricades placed at all of them.

    So in theory any forest, park, area, ect controlled by the Fed gov is closed.
     
  4. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    So if the government feels the need to shut down these areas, that aren't staffed in the first place, to save money; how can they afford installing and someday removing the barriers/locks?
     
  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well let see, the Prez & Dems would cut their noses off to spite their face ring a bell???
    Along with the orders to the NPS to make it as hard on citizens during this non-partisan spat with the children in DC!!!
     
  6. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What are you all whining about......the golf course is still open for Barry to enjoy! ( rolleyes)
     
  7. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    This is their practice drill with barricades for when they declare martial law and expect us to all be familiar with these signs saying verboten. I hope they lay off their IT guys and their computers crash. Maybe some of e freshmen demos will wake up and move closer to the center of the aisle. At this point all we have is bubblegumming bubblegumers bubble gumming the American citizens.
    can't wait to go burn some powder at the range next week.

    Brutus out
     
  8. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Read that on Breitbart and thought "How Petty"!! I doubt that even during the depression that these public areas were closed. Lest they forget, the public lands belong to the public, not the Government.
     
  10. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    It hasn't affected me whatsoever. Then again, that is because I belong to a gun club.
     
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  11. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Well in that case me either. I have a back yard.......
     
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  12. CadyRidah

    CadyRidah Beaverton New Member

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    Anyone know if Browns Camp is open?
     
  13. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Browns Camp was closed due to gravel mining last Thursday. It was a BIG operation with a trailer building and some serious rock crushing equipment in the pit. There seems to be A LOT of new road building going on, gotta get that timber out!

    The bastages logged the already thinned, super-secret, mushroom hunting spot of mine, and from the looks of things way up there there's going to be a lot more clear-cuts in the near future!

    Mike
     
  14. cncmasterofor

    cncmasterofor O.C. New Member

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    Anybody know if Memaloose is closed?
     
  15. CadyRidah

    CadyRidah Beaverton New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  16. i3izzy

    i3izzy FG, OR Active Member

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