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Sandy - wildcat man area

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Certhit007, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Certhit007

    Certhit007 New Member

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    Hey all. I apologize if this is a stupid question or a post seen too commonly. But I've spent the last hour or so on Google trying to find information about legal shooting on wildcat mountain. Seems like all information is from 2012 or earlier.

    I know the gravel pit up there and that little football field sized area just passed the turn off for the gravel pit are off limits. But if I'm looking at the maps correctly basically any area on the north side of that road is still fair game? I guess that's what I'm really confused about. I just wanna know for sure that I still can. Been a couple years since I've shot and I wanna get back into it.

    I take pride in my community and national forest areas, always shooting respectfully, safely, and clean up any mess I may make. I just wanna make sure I am still able to do those things up there in that area.
  2. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    Have not shot up there in yrs ,they where ticketing everyone shooting on the north of the road we got asked nicely to move along.
  3. rangerlars

    rangerlars Oregon Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    You can technically shoot up the first road on the left before the gate (and the trailhead road on the right).

    However, it is difficult to meet the criteria required with the landscape as it is there - ie. not shooting into live trees and with earthen backstop. It can be done at a downward angle into the old road bed, but this provides only a short distance.

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  4. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I would avoid shooting in the Wildcat area altogether. The area has long been a target for vandalism and dumping as well as reckless shooting and has left a very negative impression on people wanting to hike there. I understand the last 7 miles of Wildcat mt road is now closed permanently due to vandalism.



    Like I said I would avoid shooting at this area all together there are many other areas that are not in the vacinity of popular hiking or other recreation areas, this area regularly comes up as a subject of illegal target shooting and vandalism...

    ...and in this story reckless target shooting.

    area trailhead sign Aug 2015...
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
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  5. rangerlars

    rangerlars Oregon Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The Forest Service is going to close the 2609 road - on the left/north - opposite side from the hiking trail- with a large berm that will be suitable for safe shooting. This will complete hopefully by November - as of now it is not yet available.
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  6. Greshamreloadr

    Greshamreloadr Gresham, Oregon New Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I am new to the site. Can you give me the link to the map? I have not shoot up there in about two year. I have always shoot as you enter the area. I head left and follow the road up probably about 5 miles till the road end and comes to a fork in the road. From the Fork it has an open space on top where we can set a bench and get a good 100+ years to sight in a rifle etc. I am just not sure if those areas are available anymore. I know where my father in law lives in eastern Oregon. They have closed a few of the forest service areas and with public feedback had to reopen them because of the backlash.