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Rock Quarry near Molalla

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by FordPrefect, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect Woodburn, Oregon Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I went out looking for this last weekend and I just kept getting lost :huh:. I am going to be trying again this weekend and I was wondering if anybody had some good directions to it coming from Woodburn.
     
  2. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    I tried going thereabout 3 weeks ago and the gate was closed
    ended up going to Memaloose
     
  3. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect Woodburn, Oregon Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Well, finally found this place. It's open at least of last weekend. Was up tuning my shotgun and just a word of warning, somebody else came up to shoot, he didn't because it started raining but while he was waiting and deciding he and his SO walked around and picked up some garbage and he said he saw something like a grow operation going on. May want to be careful if you go up there alone.
     
  4. motohead185

    motohead185 Portland, OR Member

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    is this the shooting area in the molalla corridor?
     
  5. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect Woodburn, Oregon Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm not sure what you mean by that. I'm still new to traveling in the woods here in Oregon.
     
  6. xd45acp

    xd45acp molalla Active Member

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    yes it is. gate was open today.
     
  7. motohead185

    motohead185 Portland, OR Member

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    A grow is going on up there. last time i wad up there with friends we some auto campers aka wonders.
     
  8. BIGMEATY

    BIGMEATY Clackamas Member

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    It would be good if someone that's been up there recently could report the grow to LE. I know they are everywhere nowadays but it would be nice to have a place to shoot without having to deal with shady undesirables. Just a thought...
     
  9. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect Woodburn, Oregon Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I just sent an e-mail off to ODFW. Not sure if I should contact the Molalla PD or not.
     
  10. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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    Contacting ODFW is good, honestly I wouldn't bother with the local PD. Instead I would let clackamas county sheriffs know. I see the sheriffs up there a lot more than molalla police.
     
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  11. cooper

    cooper molalla Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wish they would open the gate ( removal preferred ) . I know my neighbors wish they would . While I'm a responsible/considerate shooter it still blows......I've got good back-stop + few acres to muffle noise but ! They don't shoot and if they do its " wood-guns not black-guns " My hand is tired from monthly " knock-talks " with neighbors. We've exchanged contact info just in case of " special no shoot days " I MADE SURE TO INCLUDE ODFW/STATE REPRESENITIVE CONTACT INFO AS WELL . HOPEFULLY ALL THE EFFORTS PUT FORTH " CLEAN-UPS " CAN GET US BACK IN THE WOODS . I AM TWO BLOCKS FROM NORTH FORK BRIDGE , WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO DRIVE TO MEMALOOSE TO SHOOT . HELP........
     
  12. mike1281

    mike1281 Canby Member

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    Waiting for that gate to open too. Want to take my son out with his new .22. We're new to molalla and hoping for a place to go that's closer than the memaloose area. Anyone know anything about outdoor spots further out sawtell road? Thinking of taking a drive out there.
     
  13. cooper

    cooper molalla Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to Molalla , I'll get some directions sent your way ( Sawtell rd ) Its no gravel pit , your looking at dead-end roads with clear-cut back stop . It can get a little hairy without a pit , not everyone understands the concept and requirement of SUBSTANTIAL back stop . You could let him pop a box in my yard ......no worries
     
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    mike1281 Canby Member

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    Great! thanks for the offer. Look forward to getting some directions out sawtell. Thank you.
     
  15. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Agree with cooper. Remember to only shoot with a substantial berm and backstop, and ensure no living things cross your line of fire. Hikers, mushroom gatherers and plant foragers can wander to unusual places and are sometimes deaf or oblivious to shooting activity. You will be liable for any accident.

    Recently I've had deer wander into my range too, so scan for critters as well.
     
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  16. FireArm

    FireArm Beavercreek 97004 Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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