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Open shooting spots near Portland?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by billstaf, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. billstaf

    billstaf Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    I've been trying to find a decent outdoor spot to shoot near Portland. All of the old spots I know of are closed or have been developed with housing. Somewhere east of the city towards Sandy or the Mt. Hood area would be great, but I have no idea what the current laws are with regard to outdoor shooting limitations.

    Obviously I couldn't be shooting on private property of under some other dangerous condition, but would like to learn of a well-used area with a safe backdrop that is close enough to the city to be convenient.

    Been doing most of my shooting up in Vancouver at English Pit, but would like to get someplace without the crowds, cost or restrictions. 100 yards or so would be OK.

    If anybody here knows of a good spot, please let me in on it.
     
  2. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    PM sent
     
  3. PBruske234

    PBruske234 Eagle Creek, OR Member

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    I would also like such a spot. Ironbar can you PM me as well!
     
  4. Widerstand

    Widerstand Portland rebmeM roineS

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    There is a free open big range outside of Stevenson, WA.
     
  5. bigboy67

    bigboy67 Milwaukie Active Member

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    Widerstand, where is this range at that you are talking about?

    Would take an hour for me to get there, but that's how long it takes to get to any free shooting around here

    ***edit - never mind, found it after a bit of google searching***
     
  6. gitslashgin

    gitslashgin Portland, OR New Member

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    I would love to know where an open place is around here as well.
     
  7. Noah Vale

    Noah Vale PDX New Member

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    Any chance I could get that PM too?

    Thanks.
     
  8. jmurray192

    jmurray192 wilsonville oregon Active Member

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    LOL add me to the list PM me..... :laugh:
     
  9. ArgyleAdams

    ArgyleAdams Portland, OR Active Member

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    I've been trying to figure out what public lands around here are legal to shoot on, but they don't make that too easy to determine. I'd like to be added to this PM list too if you could. Many thanks!
     
  10. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    Me five? :p
     
  11. sawchain guy

    sawchain guy PDX Member

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    me six
    thanks
     
  12. billyinfinity

    billyinfinity Portland All pie, all the time. 2015 Volunteer

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    They make it plenty easy to find spots..just stop into any ranger station and ask. They typically know the best and safest spots and can tell you how to get there. They even have printed fliers with the legal information on shooting on public lands.
     
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  13. ArgyleAdams

    ArgyleAdams Portland, OR Active Member

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    You mean that this might require some face-to-face interpersonal interaction? What is this, the dark ages? ;)
     
  14. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I just checked WDFW website and their shooting area link is down. Called them and learned that most State or Forest Service land is okay for shooting (unless posted... and not in the vicinity of Larch Mt. Correctional).

    Would still love to see the PM though...

    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  15. ohhenry

    ohhenry Beaverton New Member

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    Hey...ok, out of state city girl here. not familiar with this area at all. can someone give me a heads up as to a good place to go shooting? Have .22 lr lever and a designated .22 AR. along with a p229 .40 and cougar .9mm. need a place to go shooting, hate ranges, usually to pricey. used to being able to go out to desert and go shooting and target practice. don't want to have to drive the 4+ hours to my parents house to waste some lead on some bunnies. any help would be appreciated and also looking for people to go shooting with. new here, no contacts what so ever. so not to sound desperate but....will someone pleaaaaase by my friend...haha.
     
  16. HappyValleyAP

    HappyValleyAP Brush Prairie, WA Active Member

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    Me seven please!,
     
  17. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    PM me also...thanks. Wondering if your spot is significantly closer than Stevenson.
     
  18. Ikaikakuikahi

    Ikaikakuikahi Portland New Member

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    If it's not to late, I would also like to be on that pm list
     
  19. andy31144

    andy31144 Oregon Member

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    Hate to jump on the bandwagon but this is also something I am quite interested in if you don't mind.
     
  20. iomatic

    iomatic Portland Member

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    Ironbar?

    THanks.