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Public shooting area near Vancouver?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by PlayboyPenguin, May 23, 2016.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for a good public shooting area near Vancouver? Coordinates would be appreciated.
     
  2. nwslopoke

    nwslopoke forest grove Well-Known Member

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    The English Pit. Outdoor public range. $18ish and you can use your own ammo.
     
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  3. Cataphract

    Cataphract Washougal Member

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    There's also an indoor range, Safe Fire, that opened between Vancouver and Camas... Little spendy (think it's $20 per hour) but folks seem to like it and it gets you out of the rain.

    4857 NW Lake Rd
    Camas, WA 98607.
     
  4. Joe13

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

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    Drive into the national forest in your jeep and you'll find plenty of spots to shoot.
     
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  5. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Great place. Outdoor range with covered shooting positions. Both pistol and rifle ranges. Bring your own ammo with no extra fee or buy ammo there. Firearm rentals.
    http://englishpit.com/
     
  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I know he already shoots there. I think his OP was for a public shooting place, such as public land, etc.
     
  7. Cataphract

    Cataphract Washougal Member

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    That's getting tougher and tougher to find. A lot of the places I used to shoot at up around Larch are getting shut down due to development and/or people trashing the place.
     
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  8. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    you can shoot anywhere on state and national (federal) forest land. The Yacolt Burn State forest is right out your backdoor... honestly all you need is a full tank of gas and a map and a day of exploring.

    here is a map showing state and federal land boundaries: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/draw/?type=BLM_ORWA&zoom=11&center=45.705211,-122.272697&note= (blue = state, green = federal)
    You can call the Yacolt Burn St. Forest headquarters and ask if they know any locations. They list a few specific locations that are closed on their website http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Yacolt

    If I recall correctly I think you need a Discover Pass to park for any length of time anywhere on state lands in Washington. You generally don’t in National Forest lands like the Gifford Pinchot.
     
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  9. Cataphract

    Cataphract Washougal Member

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    Thanks for the links Koda. I'll have to check them out to see if I can find some new spots