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Outdoor place to shoot near Ellensburg, WA

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Jayoco, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Jayoco

    Jayoco Seattle New Member

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    Hello, I'm new to Central Washington and I'm wondering if there are any places to shoot on state land near Ellensburg. Any guidance would be appreciated.
  2. Gunwheeler

    Gunwheeler Somewhere in De Nile Active Member

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    State lands that are nearby have shooting spots. Look up the LT Murray and Wenas Wildlife areas. During the summer they have shooting hours during fire season and sometimes are completely closed due to fire danger.

    If you get onto The National Forest best check with the Cle Elum Ranger District for a link to the shooting regs defined by the Code Of Federal Regulations (CFR's). Don't expect the Ranger District to tell you where you may shoot.

    Neither the state or feds allow tannerite.
  3. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    If you want to drive a little, Sun Valley Shooting park outside of Yakima is a nice range. Pistol range with 15&25 yard range, 100 yard rifle range, action pistol pits, trap and skeet shooting also. $12/day. If you're a member or accompanied by a member there is a long range with plates at 200-630 yards.
  4. sailorman2010

    sailorman2010 Kittitas County,WA Member

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    Follow Reecer Creek Road all the way up into USFS land. Should be a gravel pit or some side roads with nice back stops/hills to shoot into. Do check with the Ranger District first.
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Just about anywhere outdoors there. I have only been shooting up there once several years ago and have no idea where we were. If you can't find a place in Eburg to shoot you have a real problem. Wish I could be more help on how to actually get somewhere there.

    You have several gun stores right there and I am sure they could point you in the right direction.
  6. zeppelin

    zeppelin Benton County WA Active Member

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    The Quilomene and Colockum state wildlife areas are pretty big and are just east of Ellensburg.
  7. jmille05

    jmille05 Seattle New Member

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    There are tons of spots just outside of the University - be sure to bring your 4W rig though as it can get a bit bumpy