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Nestucca Shooting Area Clean-Up

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by idRATHERbeOUTDOORS, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    Hello, I am planning on organizing a range clean-up in the nestucca river area. One popular spot was recently fenced off and posted with "no trespassing" signs. It is obvious that it was in part due to the amount of garbage and debris in the area.
    The area that I plan to clean is in an old clear cut that is growing back, it is on the end of the nestucca hwy closest to laffeyete. (I can provide more detailed directions if you PM.)



    For now the project is left for me and my dad (project mentor).
    If you feel like you may be able to take some time out a weekend within the next month or so. (weather permitting). It would be much appreciated.

    (Please PM me or just reply to the post) If you can, bring black garbage bags. Anything that can will be recycled and I will take care of the disposal.
     
  2. rocket_jockey

    rocket_jockey Dayton, Oregon Member

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    Count me in, I shoot up there sometimes.
     
  3. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    Ok great. We still do not have a date set, but we are probably looking at the last weekend of this month.
     
  4. spyguy

    spyguy Dayton, Or Member

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    I might be able to help out. Not sure where the area is, but it sounds like it's a little closer than where I've been going. I wouldn't mind having a closer spot and would be glad to help clean it up.

    Feel free to PM me if you end up doing this.
     
  5. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    Also, as an aside. we may be bringing a bbq and doing some dogs or burgers etc. if the weather is poor we will have at least one or two canopies set up.
     
  6. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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  7. rocket_jockey

    rocket_jockey Dayton, Oregon Member

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    I recognize the fenced off spot, people did mess it up pretty bad. I did find some good brass in there every once in a while. The sad thing is this is just the tip of the iceberg of crap left in the woods.
     
  8. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Post the details up and I'll see if I can make it out there as well!

    -d
     
  9. spyguy

    spyguy Dayton, Or Member

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    Where is this? Is it out toward the reservoir?
     
  10. FireArm

    FireArm Beavercreek 97004 Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    the reason it got fenced off was because someone bought it, pretty sure it says it on the sign. some logging company or power company. I live in oregon and have shot there many times. Last time I was up there was a full set of bowling pins. that was fun to set up and shoot down. If you take cool garbage out like that I dont mind if you leave it for others to shoot! thanks who ever! Too bad its gone, it was close to My friends in Newberg. They had a security guard up there the first couple weekends and a friend of mine got a picture of his license taken for stopping and getting ready to shoot. Guess they really dont want people shooting up there.
     
  11. FireArm

    FireArm Beavercreek 97004 Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    oh ya , where and when is the clean up? and New shooting area! let me know either time and date or send me gps point and I can clean after I m done. thanks
     
  12. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    OKAY FOLKS! SORRY IF IT SEEMS LIKE I'VE GIVEN UP ON THIS. Me and my partner spent a whole weekend up there unfortunately it was snowing like crazy, so there is still A LOT to CLEAN! I'm planning on going up there for one more day. It'll be Wednesday the 28th (MARCH) yes during spring break. I'll be up there all day and I will put a sign at the turnoff at the main road. It is probably one mile from the first fenced off area and if you get to the reservoir YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR.

    You take a right onto a gravel road once you hit the clear-cut area that has started growing back. Basically when you stop climbing the hill and the road levels out. Like I said, There will be a sign maybe some ribbons or something. Bring a truck and or trailer and help us clean this area. I went back up there once after we spent the weekend up there and it still looked like a disaster...lets do our best to keep this area clean so that we don't have to drive even farther into the mountain just to shoot, thanks. no rsvp needed just show up. RAIN OR SHINE, or SNOW.
     
  13. rocket_jockey

    rocket_jockey Dayton, Oregon Member

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    I though you had slacked off on this, glad to see its still gonna happen.

    I'll be there the morning of the 28th for a few hours. I work swing so I'll have to get out of there at noon. If I remember, I'll bring my propane BBQ and a pack of hot dogs or somethin'
     
  14. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    It looks like it will more than likely be raining on wed. so come prepared.
     
  15. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS,
    Are you guys still regularly going up there for cleaning and trash pickup?
    Sending you a PM with a couple questions as well!

    Thanks,
    cpy911
     
  16. JackD

    JackD Elmira, OR Active Member

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    I hope this clean-up really happens.

    In my younger days, as my boys were growing up, we belonged to a small club of outdoorsmen and at least once a month, we would go out and clean up a shooting area. One day we cleaned up the McGowen Cr. area and hauled out 7 pick up loads (and they had sideboards) of trash. The trash bags were furnished by the forest service (or BLM). A few days later they asked when we were going to do the clean up. They couldn't even tell we had been there........it was that bad.

    Even though I'm getting up in years, I still haul out more than I take in. If we all did that, maybe it would get better.

    My thanks to those who do and especially to those that take the time and effort to do special clean up days.
     
  17. idRATHERbeOUTDOORS

    idRATHERbeOUTDOORS Yamhill County Active Member

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    A couple pics from our first trip

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  18. jdubl

    jdubl Oregon Member

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    Hey! PM me if you still go up for these clean-ups, i've been shooting up there for the last few weeks, since the weather has gotten tolerable, and it IS pretty nasty in spots. We've been going up further past the reservoir, and its pretty gross in spots up there too. Last weekend we hauled 4 wal-mart bags of "targets" out, only 1 of which was ours ;). Not to mention the truck bed liner that i couldn't fit in my mazda 6...:). Sorry for the necro....
     
  19. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Hey guys! Do you want to plan a group shoot and clean up event sometime? We can shoot the "old" targets and clean 'em when done! Ha, ha. I go up to areas past the reservoir, but it has been a while since I have been there, hopefully still open to us shooter/clean up guys.

    Do you think it would be wise to let BLM/Forest Service guys know about our efforts at some point? Maybe it would help slow down the rate which land is being closed to shooting? Just want some positive PR for us responsible shooters.... Now, I leave bad vibes to the shooters who shoot and leave trash....bad...bad...bad... on you!

    For the shooters who clean up, you rock! You are helping to keep the land open for our next generation of shooters!
     
  20. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Hey, I have been going to McGowen Cr since I was a kid. I don't go as much now that I live in Portland world. Love that place up McGowen Cr. I went up there last year and they have some areas closed off! I was disappointed. The open areas of course are trashed. I bring extra garbage bags with me every time and clean up best I can.
    We need to stop the anti-gun folks gain another excuse to shut down our public lands to shooting!!!