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I'd like to introduce you to our latest Board member and Secretary of Trash No Land.

Please give a warm welcome to Tracy Yon! Welcome to the team, Tracy!

Tracy has that magnetic personality that you just love to get to know. She is a die-hard volunteer with Trash No Land and to our great outdoors. She loves to go shooting but ends up spending most of her time cleaning up other peoples shooting trash. Thank you Tracy!

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You can make an impact in promoting responsible shooting sports on public lands by sponsoring the production of our information pamphlet "Target Shooting On Public Land".

This pamphlet includes common rules for shooting on State and Federal lands, Shooters Ethics, Safety tips and ideas for a better shooting experience.

Help us educate, inform and unite the recreational shooting community while we benefit our public lands! Give $25, $50, $100 or more to help get this information to shooters throughout the Northwest. We distribute all year round.

Trash No Land is a 501(c)3 Charitable organization.

Thank you!

Bill Cogley
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#SterardshipInRecreationalShooting, #StewardshipKeepsItOpen, #TrashNoLand, #CleanUpToShoot!

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Sad to report, but not much support for this flyer plan so far. I had hopes we'd be doing a lot better by now.

Perhaps it's the time of year or that not many view this thread? Or perhaps most folks don't see the need for presenting education and information to the public? I disagree with the last part because the first thing I always hear people say is "we need more education and information!". I don't think it's the content or presentation, as I've poured over this information many many times and am quite happy with it's layout, content and presentation. Forest officials, law enforcement and priviate individuals like the flyer as well.

I'll keep at it and hope to raise the funds to make it happen sometime in 2020. I really feel it's important to get this message out to all shooters. If there were a grant available to do this, I'd get on that right away, but so far, I haven't found any grants that would accommodate this kind of effort. Perhaps there is a business that would sponsor a significant part of it?

What else is out there that is so comprehensive to what we're doing? Nothing that I've found! I really believe this is the message we need to send and we need to send it NW wide!

TNL 2020 Flyer Program

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Maybe try Cabelas and big outdoor stores for donation or if they won’t do that maybe they can print them for you for free to reduce cost? They might like to be listed on it as a supporter? Ammo companies maybe?

Maybe other sportsman’s groups including sports fishing, ducks unlimited, pheasants forever, rocky mtn elk foundation, etc might chip in? Just thinking out loud...
 
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Maybe try Cabelas and big outdoor stores for donation or if they won’t do that maybe they can print them for you for free to reduce cost? They might like to be listed on it as a supporter? Ammo companies maybe?

Maybe other sportsman’s groups including sports fishing, ducks unlimited, pheasants forever, rocky mtn elk foundation, etc might chip in? Just thinking out loud...
On the Cabela's note... Since they changed ownership to Bass Pro Shops, I haven't had any success with them. I submitted a request for a grant for this, however, only received a note that said they have received my request... nothing ever since (that was back in early 2019). They have not donated any items to our cleanup events, like they used to, and I haven't received any communications from them. I'm not so thrilled with Cabela's lately! Not like it was when Asha Aiello was there! She was awesome for Trash No Land & NW Firearms! They've had a couple other PR reps in there since then but not near the help and support that Asha gave. Perhaps I should revisit them to see who's in charge now.

I'll start turning to other vendors for their support soon. Just thought it would be best if the shooting community would be the primary sponsors of such an effort.

I appreciate the input, @ilikegunspdx !
 
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Up it $100 thanks to a guy named Cody from our Facebook page. Not sure if he's on NWFA or not, but thanks!

Had another interesting comment too. Someone posted "Don't send to this crap". I couldn't resist replying so I asked why not and if he has a better idea. We'll see if he responds. We rarely get negative posts but when we do, I try to be polite yet try to draw out the reason. Usually it turns out for the better or I find out they're a lefty with an attitude. I don't think that's the case with this guy, as he appears to be a good ol boy from Prineville (as deducted from his FB page).
 
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Last time my daughter and I went to Capitol Forest to shoot, we came across 20 or so deer skeletons.
Along with metal buckets that had inards in in them.
We collected the cans and took them to the dump.
The bones made good targets.
 
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Last time my daughter and I went to Capitol Forest to shoot, we came across 20 or so deer skeletons.
Along with metal buckets that had inards in in them.
We collected the cans and took them to the dump.
The bones made good targets.
I've heard the DOT dumps road kill in the forest often. I see it in Yacolt Burn SF and in Mt Hood NF. If there are several in one location, that could be what's going on.
 
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Who uses onXmaps Hunt in public land target shooting?

I recently purchased the Elite membership that gets me all 50 states, even though I will only use OR & WA 99% of the time. Being a nonprofit, they gave me a great discount, so I couldn't pass it up. They also offered to donate some memberships to Trash No Land. I'll put some up for free raffles at our cleanups and perhaps offer some at a fundraiser or two.

I can easily see if I'm on public or private land. I put on the Trails layer and can see how close the trails are to where I'm shooting, or thinking of shooting. I can mark places to shoot for quick reference and add photos to that spot. I can map distances/yardage and notes to specific way-points on my map.

Some folks use an onX chip in their GPS unit, however, I like the cell phone app for the bigger screen and convenience of just having one device that's always with me anyway.

As for no phone service in the forest, I save a map of the forest before going out. When I get there, I switch the phone to Airplane mode and call up my saved map and go Offline. GPS tracks me everywhere I go and I see all the data I need.

It is really a great app for target shooting. With the addition of Trails, current and past wildfires, and more, it's not just for hunting anymore. With their Premium subscription at $30/yr for 1 state or the Elite package $99/yr for 50 states, it's a great tool for recreational shooting.

Let me know if and how you use it.
 

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Who uses onXmaps Hunt in public land target shooting?

I recently purchased the Elite membership that gets me all 50 states, even though I will only use OR & WA 99% of the time. Being a nonprofit, they gave me a great discount, so I couldn't pass it up. They also offered to donate some memberships to Trash No Land. I'll put some up for free raffles at our cleanups and perhaps offer some at a fundraiser or two.

I can easily see if I'm on public or private land. I put on the Trails layer and can see how close the trails are to where I'm shooting, or thinking of shooting. I can mark places to shoot for quick reference and add photos to that spot. I can map distances/yardage and notes to specific way-points on my map.

Some folks use an onX chip in their GPS unit, however, I like the cell phone app for the bigger screen and convenience of just having one device that's always with me anyway.

As for no phone service in the forest, I save a map of the forest before going out. When I get there, I switch the phone to Airplane mode and call up my saved map and go Offline. GPS tracks me everywhere I go and I see all the data I need.

It is really a great app for target shooting. With the addition of Trails, current and past wildfires, and more, it's not just for hunting anymore. With their Premium subscription at $30/yr for 1 state or the Elite package $99/yr for 50 states, it's a great tool for recreational shooting.

Let me know if and how you use it.
Cogs,

I use it quite a bit around Oregon. Though - I got it in the rainy season, so it's mostly just been for checking land ownership out of curiosity rather than necessity. I did use it to scout out some areas that looked interesting around North Fork, but, my little car can't do much up there with the current road conditions so I haven't been up there.
 
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Cogs,

I use it quite a bit around Oregon. Though - I got it in the rainy season, so it's mostly just been for checking land ownership out of curiosity rather than necessity. I did use it to scout out some areas that looked interesting around North Fork, but, my little car can't do much up there with the current road conditions so I haven't been up there.
Ha! I do a lot of that 'checking property ownership' thing too. Just to see who's my neighbors!

Actually, after going out shooting and cleanups in the last 6 years, in multiple forests, I like to set markers at those places and easily find them again sometime.
 
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A cleanup is scheduled for Feb 22nd at North Fork Wolf Creek Shooting Lanes in Tillamook State Forest. It's a simple "get er done" type where we'll clean up all 4 lanes as quickly as we can and then claim lane 3 for the "After Party". No thrills or frills, but I'll provide a BBQ Hot Dog lunch (you may want to bring a side dish of what every you'd like to round off the lunch part). We'll haul the trash to a nearby campground, where we have authorization to use the dumpsters there.

So, sign up and join us if you can! The more volunteers we have, the sooner we can get to shooting!

Wolf Creek Rd Public Shooting Lanes Cleanup!
 

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