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Who camps in a shooting area?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by bellarum, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I headed to an out of the way shooting area I found around Browns camp today to find some A hole camping in the middle of it! Who are these people? Who sets up camp in an OBVIOUS shooting area? Are they just rude or are they just stupid? This is the second time I've seen this. The first time was at Wildcat when it was open.
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think you answered your own question.
     
  3. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Just some antis being rude because they are stupid.
     
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Same thing at Salmonberry.
    While its odd, I just scoot to the next spot down the road.

    I shoot early.. So if I wake them its not my problem. Plenty of spots to camp.. Just not near the primary shooting locations.
     
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  5. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've camped near one of my favorite spots to get some early morning shooting in. However I set up camp at night and left before noon.
     
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  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I have some favorite camping areas that I shoot in when camped there BUT they are out of the way and not typically 'popular', or often used areas for shooting. I would NEVER camp in an area that is a well known and often used. This would roughly equate to me pulling my motorhome into the middle of the Sunriver Gravel Pit - which is a popular area. Yep not too smart of the people who did this.
     
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  7. AS556

    AS556 Eugene Member

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    I've done what Reno does several times. Set up around 6pm and leave around 9am.
     
  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I mean, I don't mind it at all.
    Never had a bad experience (yet).. Its just odd to see sometimes.

    In fact I found a few good spots and we're going to try camping here soon.
     
  9. countryboy865

    countryboy865 Hillsboro Member

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    Im new to oregon and in hillsboro, at browns camp can you just find a place to pull over and the hike to a place to shoot or do you have to go to certain areas?
     
  10. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    They do this down here in Douglas county but that's mainly during hunting season. I just go to the next rock pit.
     
  11. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    We are pretty firm with people who camp on our 100/200 yard firing line at DRRC :D
     
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  12. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    You can pretty much shoot where ever you want in the Tillamook Forest as long as standard rules for shooting on public lands is followed. http://www.oregon.gov/odf/tillamookstateforest/pages/targetshooting.aspx The Browns Camp Pit is subject to occasional closures for gravel mining. The web site will let you know if that is the case.

    PLEASE follow ^these^ rules.......Be sure of your back stop, clean up your casings, especially shotgun hulls and any other "Crap" you may take with you to shoot at. Picking up a bag or three of other peoples crap to haul out is always a good thing too.

    Because of so much abuse to the landscape over the years, seems to have got worse over the last few years too, in our out door public forest land shooting spots I feel that many, if not all, are close to being shut down at any time.


    Mike
     
  13. countryboy865

    countryboy865 Hillsboro Member

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    I know, I always bring trash bags with me when I go shooting and some times i lay down a tarp to catch shells.
     
  14. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would suspect stupidity more than malice.

    I would never camp anywhere near a known shooting spot. Somebody might come out at night and shoot, not knowing you are there, then there are the anal orifices who dump refuse in those spots.

    In short, not a good place to camp and possibly dangerous.

    That is not to say I don't shoot where I camp.
     
  15. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I've gotten into shooting steel more than paper, or milk jugs. We always pick up what we take out and someone elses too.:mad: