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Looking for McMinnville and surrounding areas

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by theparanorm, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. theparanorm

    theparanorm Everywhere - Μολὼν λάβε Member

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    Well...the title says it all. Looking for a shooting hole in McMinnville and the surrounding areas.

    Many thanks for the input...:thumbup:
     
  2. Hack

    Hack Salem, OR New Member

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    I too, am looking for a decent shooting spot near McMinnville. I know that west of Mac, out Baker Creek Road, is public BLM land. I headed out towards I guess the Orchard View area a few days ago and it looked like there was a lot of houses and the public land was being logged and it was gated off, I would keep going down Baker Creek instead of going up there.
     
  3. caliber bob

    caliber bob Yamhill County, OR. Member

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    I need to sight in a rifle on Friday. We coud hit the trask if you wanna go?
     
  4. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    There's a few dead end roads west of Carlton out near the reservoir.
     
  5. caliber bob

    caliber bob Yamhill County, OR. Member

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    Hey Ron, how do I get there? I have a .338 that I have to sight in for elk season on Saturday. Unless someone has a place near newberg I could use for about an hour:)
     
  6. Hack

    Hack Salem, OR New Member

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  7. theparanorm

    theparanorm Everywhere - Μολὼν λάβε Member

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    Hey...cool. That's right up Baker Creek road back in the hills. Have been living in McMinnville for 4 years and have never heard of the place. Need to go check it out soon. Any preferred shooting spots around the big reservoir (McGuire)? And is it legal?
     
  8. Hack

    Hack Salem, OR New Member

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    I haven't been out there yet myself, I'm assuming ron22250 has. I might go out there tomorrow after work and explore a bit.
     
  9. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    That might be close enough for me to get out there too. I was hoping to find a spot west of Salem, and it seems like that me be the closest :(
     
  10. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    Yup, go out quite often. I'll probably be out there Saturday :)
    You want to go behind McGuire Reservoir. Just don't go beyond any gate and you'll be fine. Most (if not all) the roads that lead directly toward the water are gated.
     
  11. theparanorm

    theparanorm Everywhere - Μολὼν λάβε Member

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    Hey Ron...

    Based off the above linked map...where would you say is the best, safe and legal spot to hit up? Could you be a little more specific as to where "behind McGuire Reservoir" is?

    Many thanks :thumbup:
     
  12. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    PM sent.
     
  13. Hack

    Hack Salem, OR New Member

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    Hey Ron, would you mind letting me know as well?
     
  14. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    PM sent.
     
  15. cavalryman40

    cavalryman40 Dayton, OR Member

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    Any one interested in getting a few people together for a local McMinnville shoot?
     
  16. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I'd be all about it...
     
  17. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    Sure !

    Went out this morning. Got there at 7:45am. BBBBrrrrrrrrr........ :)
     
  18. cavalryman40

    cavalryman40 Dayton, OR Member

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    Okay I will start a thread in the events section
     
  19. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    Please please PM me as well, I've literally been out shooting ONCE in the past year because I can't find any close spots around here :(

    Thank you! :thumbup:
     
  20. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    Skud_dusty,
    PM sent. Your guns are mad at you !! :)