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Target shooting near Crooked River Ranch and here comes the ranger

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by cheesehead, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. cheesehead

    cheesehead Central, OR Member

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    Shooting clays yesterday on the south side of lower bridge road where it intersects with 43rd. Was way back off the road, here comes the ranger. He asks what we're shooting and proceeds to tell me this area is closed to shooting. I knew the other side of road was, it's posted as such, however the south side is not posted. The ranger was respectful and we packed up and left. Have been target shooting in there for years. Just thought I would share this info.
     
  2. BVB

    BVB PDX Active Member

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    next time, head on out SW Peninsula Dr, on the north side of the ranch. lots of area to shoot and have never been bothered. i one case, a resident came and joined us for awhile
     
  3. cheesehead

    cheesehead Central, OR Member

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    Have gone off the peninsula myself, There's an old cattle pond that makes a great backstop. This area is currently under scrutiny. There's a group on the ranch who is trying to get it closed for shooting, the forest service has sent out requests for feedback to ranch residents and has a townhall meeting planned for Jan. 7th @ 6:00 PM. I have a feeling that they will roll over and close it. I'll be at the meeting and make my feelings known.
     
  4. BVB

    BVB PDX Active Member

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    thanks for the info, i will be there myself.
     
  5. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Where is this meeting going to be held? I might have to show up with some other friends to lend support....
     
  6. cheesehead

    cheesehead Central, OR Member

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    The meeting is to be held in the Juniper room @ 6:00PM on Jan. 7th. This is in the main ranch office building down in the golf course area.
     
  7. Ricky Rich

    Ricky Rich Lincoln city New Member

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    That place sucks now my parents had land there 35 years ago and we hunted and shot guns killed many deer there what a shame it turned out like that!
     
  8. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Any result from the meeting?
     
  9. cheesehead

    cheesehead Central, OR Member

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    The feedback received by the forest service from CCR residents was aprox. 70-30 in favor of leaving it as is. The crowd at the meeting was probably 4 to 1. The forest service listened to many comments from the public and said they plan to form a committee to work the issue. It was interesting that all the people who border that land said they never had any problems or felt unsafe. The ones complaining are the FANS club, they appear to be sort of a "tree hugger" group. I understand they were behind a previous effort have it re-designated as a wildness area.
     
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