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Outdoor areas closest to Seattle?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by section8ight, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. section8ight

    section8ight seattle, WA New Member

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    Howdy Folks,
    Does anyone know of outdoor areas within a few hours of Seattle that are still accessible for shooting? Getting really bored of the local ranges and want to get outside - the few places I knew of years ago are now closed off.

    Thanks in advance!
    Mike
     
  2. dinseattle

    dinseattle Seattle, WA New Member

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    I have heard (I haven't been or tried) that the exit past Tinkham #42(which is off limits) is ok to shoot outdoors.

    I recently went camping at Lake Kachess (47.359219,-121.253011)(about 45 minutes going 80 from the Eastside) and of the National Forest roads, you can shoot 1/2 mile off each side of the road. When you get to the campsite, TL, drive up the road, when it "T's", I usually go right and then follow that to the end, park and hike out 1/2 a mile. Every time I have been there, I have heard others shooting even shooting some tannerite targets. There are even signs posted along the road stating that shooting is permitted 1/2 on each side of the road. The rangers are very cool as well, as I was open carrying while camping.

    PS: Still lovin the Kimber
     
  3. section8ight

    section8ight seattle, WA New Member

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    Hey thanks Man! In the last few minutes of digging around, I found this handy resource: WGO Range Map - looks like any of the locations labeled 'honey hole' are open public land.

    Also glad to hear the Kimber worked out for ya!
     
  4. DogCompany

    DogCompany Sammamish New Member

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    Tinkham is closed. I shot up there three times (along with many other groups shooting out there). Finally went out on a rainy day to chase off the masses and a sheriff stopped me and told me it was illegal. Let me finish my magazine though.