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Oregon Dept of Forestry - Target Shooting Rules

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Norm0931, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    New Flyer for 2016 from the Department of Forestry on target shooting. Last year millions of tax dollars were spent putting out wildfires started by irresponsible target shooting. Lets ensure we don't keep that stigma and keep our forests healthy. Also, if you See Something, Say Something! Don't be a dick, but try to educate people doing some irresponsible, if you don't feel comfortable or they don't care, call the ODF or the local sheriff. 12671704_1087515991312111_7504376974677967392_o.jpg
     
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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Last year the forestry service added fire fighting/prevention items to basically the same list above.

    I think it was:

    A shovel
    5 gal bucket of sand
    Fire extinguishers.
     
  3. eightyeight mag

    eightyeight mag sw wa Active Member

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    They might also want to add "No Tracers" to that list. But that just seems like common sense I guess.
     
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  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    We need to change that name to Uncommon Sense...
     
  5. bbbass

    bbbass La Grande Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, not that the regulations are a bad idea, but I can't find info/stats on which wildfires were started by shooters in 2015 and the costs to mitigate them. Anybody know?
     
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  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    The Fish Creek Tannerite fire comes to mind
     
  7. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    we had 2 forestry guys out at the Tillamook cleanup today. One of the biggest causes of fire is people shooting steel core rounds, hitting steel or rock and then having the fragments smolder in the shot up stumps for sometimes hours before they catch fire. Many times people have left before they realize anything was burning.

    This happens to people taking big precautions too. One guy shooting steel set up a big gravel area around his target and a fragment flew far enough to ignite some grass. He even had 2 extinguishers and still had to call the fire department.

    Also interesting in that most fires are starting in south facing berms with dry grass in the summer months where humidity less than 15%

    tracers and exploding targets are obvious, steel core less obvious. Definitely dont shoot trunks or trees. Dont set up steel targets near stumps. avoid shooting when it has been very hot or dry.
     
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  8. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    The Hwy 224 fire near the Memaloose pit.
     
  9. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    That's only during fire season. Actual requirement for any motor vehicle operating off pavement is:
    • 1 Axe
    • 1 shovel with an 8 inch blade and at least 26 inches long from the tip of the blade to the tip of the handle
    • 1 gallon of water or a 2.5 pound fire extinguisher
    Pretty easy to toss in your rig year round though.
     
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  10. bbbass

    bbbass La Grande Well-Known Member

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    Fish Creek fire in Montana?
     
  11. bbbass

    bbbass La Grande Well-Known Member

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    Yup, reportedly caused by target shooters, but it happened in 2014, not 2015. Still looking for a link to actual 2015 data with cost included, not anecdotal citations. But thanx. :)