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Northwest Firearms Adopt-A-Site Program

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Cogs, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Our "Adopt-A-Site" program is off and running. We have 4 NWFA members who have adopted target shooting sites in Mt Hood National Forest and are actively involved in making it work. They will be checking in on certain target shooting sites, reporting to USFS on current conditions, picking up simple trash, and monitoring signage at the sites.

    Those members are;
    @31Kwiredog , @ageingstudent , @robertg , @The Nothing . They are being led by USFS & NWFA member @rangerlars .

    Watch for posts of their findings and experiences. Thanks you guys!

    (If you would like to adopt a site in your favorite forest, post here. It could be in any forest at any site. We'll hook you up with the appropriate forestry department and make it official. This is where we continue to make a positive difference!)

    Cogs
     
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  2. 31Kwiredog

    31Kwiredog Gresham Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Spent an hour up at the site today. Ended up with one trash bag
    and a tire. Replaced a couple of the signs on the information board.

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  3. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Good show! Next one up, pack a tube of caulking to seal up the leak above the sign.

    Thanks, 31K!
     
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  4. 31Kwiredog

    31Kwiredog Gresham Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Think it was paintballs.
     
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  5. Rem700..300

    Rem700..300 Albany Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey Cogs,
    Can you send me more info on whats involved. Im willing to try it up on Marys Peak where we normally go.
    Thanks
    Craig
     
  6. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Will post this evening. Thanks, Craig.
     
  7. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It's fairly simple,
    • Check on the site every so often, (no set schedule),
    • Call or email the managing agency on current conditions, (photo's would be best),
    • Picking up simple trash, (a bag or two... the ugly stuff. Arrange with them for disposal),
    • Monitor signage at the sites, (pack a few extra to replace damaged fliers),
    • Post a report here on this NWFA thread.
    Best to enlist another one or two to adopt the same place. Sometimes go together and other times split weekends.

    I believe it is managed by BLM. Contact name is George Dawn, BLM district law-enforcement ranger. I don't have a phone number or email yet...

    I called Benton County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Al Schermerhorn today and left a voice mail asking to call back with an appropriate connection.

    As I recall, we had Sheriff's, BLM, DNR and County folks there. I think even USFS came by but not sure. So I'll go with what the newspaper story said about George Dawn of BLM. http://www.gazettetimes.com/philoma...cle_0dc8d78e-6a9b-5cc5-b971-d53bc947deec.html

    Last years cleanup...
    https://www.northwestfirearms.com/threads/marys-peak-june-20th-2015.199324/

    Will post contact info as soon as I know!
    Thanks again, Craig
    Cogs
     
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  8. 31Kwiredog

    31Kwiredog Gresham Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  9. Rem700..300

    Rem700..300 Albany Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hi Cogs.

    The sites that I have been cleaning when I can are off of forrest road 12-7-30. This road is down the Harlen turn off between the power line cut and the Wilderness Tie Road if they ask for mor info on location. My son was up there this weekend and it was busy. The State Police were up checking people he said.
     
  10. rangerlars

    rangerlars Oregon Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thank you!
     
  11. The Nothing

    The Nothing PDX Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Blast, Brass and Glass today out at Wildcat

    Someone dumped 4 master cases of butane (BHO production) or almost 400 cans (retail value about $1000).
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    And there was a A LOT of brass. 22lr, 22mag, 9mm, 30.06, and 7.62 Mosin (always a lot of 7.62x54 up here).
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    ... and my least favorite. Glass. I take my dog with me... I'm just waiting for the day he manages to cut himself open. If people have to shoot at something and leave it all behind, I'd rather cans than glass, any day.
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  12. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Good work, Nothing! That butane fuel, were those cans full? If so, I'd suspect they were stolen. Perhaps along with other items and they didn't want the butane so they dumped it. Any indications or clues?

    Change your user name... You're worth Something!;)
     
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  13. ageingstudent

    ageingstudent NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Wow. Nice job.
     
  14. The Nothing

    The Nothing PDX Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Empty. Actually, I didn't look, but I know they were lighter than they should have been if they were full.
     
  15. 31Kwiredog

    31Kwiredog Gresham Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    WOW nice work.. It's crazy what can happen in such a short time.
     
  16. Rem700..300

    Rem700..300 Albany Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Very nice. Amazing what people dump
     
  17. 31Kwiredog

    31Kwiredog Gresham Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Is anyone going up this weekend?
     
  18. rangerlars

    rangerlars Oregon Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I checked on the Wildcat site yesterday and it is looking good
     
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  19. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I went up to the Wildcat site this morning and picked up lots of broken glass, plastic jugs, and about 600 .410 shotgun shells. Some idiots set a tire on fire too, real smart.
    I replaced the sign on the information board.
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  20. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm going to Adopt-A-Site in Yacolt Burn State Forest. Actually, a few sites. It's a loop and an easy (sight seeing type) drive.

    Starting from Jones Creek Trail Head, up the L1610 is one popular shooting site. https://goo.gl/maps/xjKRiPznd2s . From there, up to the L1510 and take a left to Jackson Pit https://goo.gl/maps/XdB5yWzmB552 . Another one on the L1510 https://goo.gl/maps/CAHe5h5U1jH2 . Then down the L1510 to a short, but popular and always trashed spur rd https://goo.gl/maps/EAD62MNQxZB2 . And finally, the Arrow Head Pit at the bottom end of the L1510 https://goo.gl/maps/URULQFiXoyw .

    I don't have much free time but I'll try to get up there and make the loop every so often. I could use some help from 1 or 2 others who would like to do the loop when they can (I'll put you in contact with the DNR person for reporting). I will be reporting to DNR and NWFA on my findings. When we can get signage posted, I'll let you know. Until then, I'll try to post what I can and keep it updated.

    Cogs.
     
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