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Shooting on Private Land in Cowlitz County

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by JohnThomas Sorrels, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. JohnThomas Sorrels

    JohnThomas Sorrels P.R.O.C. (not for long) New Member

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    I currently reside in the Peoples Republic of California but am looking to purchase some property in Cowlitz County, North of Kelso. I'd like to know what the local laws are regarding shooting on your own property, ie; how much property you need, how far from houses, property lines, etc. you may shoot, and anything else. From what I can tell the specific place I'm looking at is not in any city limits but just in Cowlitz county. I've searched but haven't found any info directly relating to this so hopefully someone here has some knowledge on the subject.
     
  2. WilliamIV

    WilliamIV Longview, Washington Active Member

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    You can shoot all you want here. I'm not sure on all the distances and that stuff though. I think it was 2 years ago a couple complained about their neighbors were shooting all the time and would have friends come over and shoot. So they called the sheriff and the sheriff told the neighbors there is nothing to do so stop calling them over it. All the deputies in this area that I have met and been in contact with are really cool guys/girls.
     
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  3. JohnThomas Sorrels

    JohnThomas Sorrels P.R.O.C. (not for long) New Member

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    Thank you for the reply, that sounds really good!
     
  4. Charles Paul Lincoln

    Charles Paul Lincoln United States New Member

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    Cowlitz County is very gun friendly. If you are looking at property north of Kelso, near Castle Rock or Toutle, you will likely not have problems, especially if you are in a more rural/agricultural area. I am in north Kelso and hear gunshots frequently up the hill from me. Select property carefully to make sure you have a proper backstop.
     
  5. letrain

    letrain toledo,wash Active Member

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    As long as you have decent back stop you should be fine. I'm sure city limits have restrictions like being in town on a city lot. I'm in Lewis county just above county line and I'm 2 minutes from i5 and a mile from town and I shoot all the time.
     
  6. JohnThomas Sorrels

    JohnThomas Sorrels P.R.O.C. (not for long) New Member

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    Thank you all for the info, I will definitely put in a proper back stop and can't wait to move up there.
     
  7. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Personally I call my neighbors before shooting in my range, and mostly stick to sighting in unless I know they're away. Good will of my neighbors is important to me.
     
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  8. WilliamIV

    WilliamIV Longview, Washington Active Member

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    Just like Charles said, Cowlitz County is really gun friendly. An article I read not too long ago stated that around 1 in 13 people have a CPL.