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Salmonberry trashed again, Pt2...

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Koda, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Drove past the shooting locations on Salmonberry road today and they have lots of trash, again. Here are my observations...
    In order of appearance from Hwy 26....

    location #1:
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    Location #2:
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    Next up is a location I noticed in the past but this time I stopped for a closer look. Its located just past "location#2" shown above, its super small (maybe 15 yards) and tucked off the side of the road. The problem with this one is its not safe and should be officially closed.... it has no backstop. Take a look up close:
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    note: this is after I cleaned it up, it had shot up targets and trash. The log is where they place targets.

    here is the same spot viewed from the road as your driving by....
    0626161900.jpg

    here is a link to a map with a waypoint on its exact 45.764229,-123.413387 location: Hillmap - Backcountry Maps for the Obsessed (http://www.hillmap.com/m/ag1zfmhpbGxtYXAtaGRychULEghTYXZlZE1hcBiAgIDwnLKxCww)
    the direction of shooting is on the south side of the road and as the map shows thats shooting downhill, I know its heavily forested but again there is no backstop and forest alone does not qualify.

    Next up is location #3:
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    This one wasn’t actually so bad except they left all those orange clay pigeons. I see the tree that was standing last I was here has been shot down.

    I did not have the time to check out the rock quarry. I only picked up a small bag of trash but was too pressed for time to do a proper cleanup at any of the locations.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2016
  2. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Nice work, Koda! Sure appreciate the update!
     
  3. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Im curious what others thing about the location I think is unsafe?
     
  4. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    UNSAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!111
     
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  5. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    it also dawned on my that the unsafe location is shooting down an abandoned road. There is probably still an old road grade back there that some hunter or intrepid hiker could use to navigate.
    0626161900-jpg.299626.jpg

    before I cleaned it up that log is where the targets were placed.
     
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  6. Timbertodd

    Timbertodd Aloha Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    My daughter, snl and I were at location 3 a week ago last Saturday. Other than some shotgun shells, it was looking good. The tree was down then. The sites below it were busy, but looked to have trash that had been left. We got up there around 7:30 and there was already a lot of traffic. After we were done we drove on to the quarry and it looked good.
     
  7. Quynhu

    Quynhu Aloha Member

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    Which way to get in location# 3 and how far from #1
     
  8. cigars

    cigars Beaverton, USA Cav Scout/Armorer/Cold War/Communist Borders Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Aren't the clay pigeons biodegradable?
     
  9. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    roughly another 1-2 mile down the same road on the right. There is a junction in between, go straight...
     
  10. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    some are some aren’t. Its still littering.
     
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  11. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    They are all along the route to the rock pit and visible from the road. the whole way up is littered with places where people liter. Sunset Hwy, Timber, OR 97144 to 45.754667,-123.png
     
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  12. Quynhu

    Quynhu Aloha Member

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    Thanks
     
  13. notazombie

    notazombie Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    The tree has been down in location 3 for a few months. Glad to see it's pretty clean. I've seen it in pretty bad shape a few times.
     
  14. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I think thats the second tree in about a years time thats been shot down in that spot. I wonder how long people will keep that up before they get a clue.
     
  15. Timbertodd

    Timbertodd Aloha Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Koda unfortunately there are some who couldn't get a clue if it was stuck to their forheads.
     
  16. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I was there after one of the recent clean up efforts. Whoever was responsible for that massive project has my respect. There wasnt a single shotgunshell haul anywhere. That was a few months back.

    It really is a shame inconsiderate shooters do this. I guess this is another reason why we dont tell folks about new shooting spots.. Because it always winds up trashed by their friends of friends.
     
  17. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    all these guys
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  18. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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  19. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    its an endless cycle... it would meet the definition of insanity if I didn’t expect any other result.
     
  20. Nocaster

    Nocaster Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    If anyone wants to go in on an Adopt-a-spot thing for Salmonberry, Lousignant, or simmer other spot in the area, I'd like to be part of that.