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When is the next Cleanup @trashnoland
Good question, I'd like to visit the lanes first to gauge the level of need, since it's been closed for over a month, I suspect it's not currently that bad. I hope to get up there Tuesday or Wednesday morning next week to inspect and shoot the crap out of my steel targets. I suspect the soonest we'd be looking to do a clean up won't be until early October, unless it is really, really trashed. As far as I know, the signs are still in need of repair. I'll try to pick up that ball and run with it, but my plans of late have been made for me and it looks like we'll have are hands full with our father to whats to opt for 'death with dignity' instead of going into assisted living, which is where he's going in the next few weeks; guaranteed fun for all :D
 

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Can someone take a look at the plants in the day use area off lane 3? Any dead ones? Any evidence of shooting there?

We need to plan another planting party this fall. Probably mid November or when the rains have soaked into the ground well. It won't be a lot of planting, so we don't need to make a big event about it. I'll plan on buying some trees & shrubs soon.
 
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Can someone take a look at the plants in the day use area off lane 3? Any dead ones? Any evidence of shooting there?

We need to plan another planting party this fall. Probably mid November or when the rains have soaked into the ground well. It won't be a lot of planting, so we don't need to make a big event about it. I'll plan on buying some trees & shrubs soon.
You know I'll be there to help plant. I'm still planning on getting up there this next week, Wednesday early is still looking to be the plan. I'll definitely take a look at the safety project and see what condition it's in.
 
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Please note, these lanes are only set up for target shooting not aerial launched targets. Take a look at the aerial view and it becomes clear that any shots taken above head height becomes dangerous for those traversing the roads as well as those on the other lanes depending on where the shots are taken.

Please DO NOT promote this.

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Ah, it wasn't that bad. Out of 250 trees & shrubs, only about 10 to 15 were taken. I think they were mostly the maple ones. By the looks of those pics, I don't think any others are missing. Still, it's depressing.
People are so disappointing... and then there are y'all fine folks who help with the upkeep and I'm not as fearful of the end of society.

All we can do is keep being good stewards and hope that our example is followed.

@Cogs and @Cosimel

Let me know when next we venture to work on this area.
 

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All we can do is keep being good stewards and hope that our example is followed.
"...and hope that our example is followed." I see it more and more each year. People are realizing the potential for the demise of free recreational shooting on public lands and there are more people stepping up to stewardship and responsible recreation in an effort to save target practice on our public lands. While doing that, we are seeing a better quality of shooters in the field.

I may be overly optimistic, but I can't help but think of all the shooters I meet, in forests all over the NW, and the majority are shooting legal, safe and being responsible. (Wish there were a way to measure and document that).

So, I think more good examples are being set. However, while some of those examples are being followed, some are ignored. More good examples to come, I'm sure!
 
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Well this was unfortunate. Up at the spot for the future "long range" and pulled up to two hot camp fires. BUBBLEGUMING BUBBLERGUMMERS! 🤬

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My guess would be the tweakers have discovered this shooting site. That is their M.O., they don't spend money of headlamps or flashlights, instead they start these fires to find the brass. I've gone up to the lanes a few time before sunrise and passed the tweakers on lane one or two, but then found still smoldering fires on the other side of the jersey barriers on lanes three and four. At the lanes, the chances of these starting a forest fire is much less than at undeveloped spots. This might be worth reporting to ODF and maybe the Tillamook County Sheriffs office as well as OSP.
 

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Anyone think about that the elk may have uprooted and eaten the freshly planted trees?
hmmm... Good theory, but there were not tracks in that soft dirt. They are up there. I've seen them on the hill above lane 3 (about 3 years ago at 2 AM).
 

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