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Salem / Silverton, OR - Outdoor and Indoor Area Recommends?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by aussie, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. aussie

    aussie Silverton, OR Member

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    Hi,

    I was wanting to know if there are any areas that we can go too without having to join and pay yearly membership, perhaps a day use fee?
    I was wanting to head somewhere with one of my kids in the next 1-2 weeks, any feedback appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Adam12

    Adam12 Oregon Active Member

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    Outside of Scotts Mills- near the falls... open shooting areas.
     
  3. moncon

    moncon willamette valley oregon Member

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    Are you talking at the park or up Crooked Finger?
     
  4. singleshooter

    singleshooter Oregon Member

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    sounds like crooked finger. anyone know if the roads are dried up yet? last i heard there was a deep pool. thanks

    and aussie I havet heard of a range yet but i want to check out the one in brooks. i forget the name however. but there are a lot of outdoors areas but they are all a good driv away.
     
  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Brooks? Are you talking about Mitchells? They are a Shotgun only range open to the public. I've never heard of anything else close to Brooks and I been around here 55 years. That area is pretty flat land.
     
  6. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I headed up Crooked finger last Wednesday and four wheel drive was a must due to snow, at least to where I go and with the weather I was dealing with. No puddles too deep for the Exploder but some of the snow covered up hill corners were.....interesting.
     
  7. singleshooter

    singleshooter Oregon Member

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    thanks diesel good info. and thanks mark. i didnt know it was shotgun only. sounds nice though i might still go check it out.

    have any of you heard about hebo shooting areas? an old fart once told me that theres an old military area up past hebo lake with areas to go shoot. if theres any truth to that itd be a nice rounder after a day of fishing
     
  8. ccso49274

    ccso49274 Salem, Oregon Member

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    Man, Hebo Lake is a long ways for someone from Salem to go shoot. The best place if don't want to pay for membership is up Crooked Finger Road. As you drive up from Scotts Mills, head up crooked finger road. Once you hit the gravel, (which is about ten miles up) go about another five or more miles up the gravel road, following the straightest path (not turning off onto any side roads.) Eventually you'll see a clearing on the left side through some trees. It's an old landing area where everyone shoots. The state police used a bull dozer to create a big back stop. Just be careful if you go up during the week as its an active logging area and you're bound to get run over by a log truck.

    Public Safety Training Center in Clackamas is also really awesome...weird hours, but you can't beat the lane fee for shooting as long as you want. Only catch is you have to use their ammo and should call ahead to see if they have any before you head up. If you have any other questions, I know of a few other places up Crooked Finger way where OSP allows people to shoot.
     
  9. osterr1999

    osterr1999 Silverton, OR Active Member

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    1. Up Crooked finger
    2. Grade Rd.
    3. Many roads up near Silverfalls State Park
     
  10. KGsoloman5000

    KGsoloman5000 Woodyburns Member

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    I head out hwy22 towards Detroit. About Mehama/Lyons you pass the famous Gene's Meat Market, just past that on the left is Wagner RD. It's gravel for a handful of miles with homes, then it turns to the classic loggin road. There are several spots to shoot on that road, with one great long distance area 150yds+.

    I live in Woodburn so it's still about a 45min drive, if there are closer spots in the Silver Falls park area let me know!! :)