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mora68 02-11-2012 10:16 PM

Where can I shoot?
 
I live in Washington State. I was told by someone that I can go out on to a Forest service road and as long as there are no "no shooting" signs, it is ok to discharge your firearms. Anyone know if this is ok? I haven't been shooting for a long time, so I'm not sure if that would be ok or not. I tried to look up the state laws, but I have not been able to confirm what I was told.

Ranger-6 02-11-2012 11:21 PM

I live in Michigan, and I checked the DNR website to locate approved shooting areas.
I would bet to be sure the DNR in Washington has the same program for shooting.
Also, do a web search for public shooting ranges in your area. I found 5 places near me where I can shoot.

texaswoodworker 02-11-2012 11:31 PM

The best thing you can possibly do is ask your local law enforcement. Laws can/will vary from place to place, so it is best to ask them.

Ranger-6 02-11-2012 11:36 PM

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=8604.0

MrWray 02-12-2012 01:46 AM

I own and live on 40 acres, i just walk out my backdoor and shoot until im tired :-)

g17frantz 02-12-2012 04:51 AM

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Originally Posted by MrWray
I own and live on 40 acres, i just walk out my backdoor and shoot until im tired :-)

Lucky m effer

Vikingdad 02-12-2012 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by mora68 (Post 705769)
I live in Washington State. I was told by someone that I can go out on to a Forest service road and as long as there are no "no shooting" signs, it is ok to discharge your firearms. Anyone know if this is ok? I haven't been shooting for a long time, so I'm not sure if that would be ok or not. I tried to look up the state laws, but I have not been able to confirm what I was told.

If you go out on public land and shoot just be sure to clean up everything. Pick up our brass and all of the debris from your targets. Don't be shooting TV's, computers or glass. The lead from the bullets generally can't be recovered but do the best you can.

Are there any ranges near you? I would look into that if I were you.

bkt 02-12-2012 01:03 PM

Call the local cop shop and ask. Be sure to write down the date, time and name of the person you speak to if they say it's OK to shoot in a particular area. It might come in handy if a cop shows up to chat while you're shooting.

ScottA 02-12-2012 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by MrWray (Post 705922)
I own and live on 40 acres, i just walk out my backdoor and shoot until im tired :-)

#1 reason I would like to buy some land and move out of town.

mora68 02-20-2012 08:05 PM

Thanks for all the feedback. Sounds like the thing to do is to call the sheriff and see what they tell me.
The laws are so much more strict since I last time I was using firearms regularly.


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