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Shooting in Mt-Baker/Snoqualmie

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MikeSD, Feb 7, 2017.

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  1. MikeSD

    MikeSD Member

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    RE: Specifically, this "order"
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5299246.pdf

    Calls out an exhibit A. That "A" is a high use area, near the freeway. Guess I have no problem with that. However, Hansen Creek Road goes way outside that are, and up the mountain, and there are many places where it "would" be able to shoot.

    However, I drove up there about 2 years ago, and police were there stopping people from shooting. There was a gravel pit near the top of the hill, and no shooting signs were posted. On the way down, I stopped and talked to one of the police. I asked him if it was legal to shoot in the area and he said "no" and directed me to another disctrict.

    What I wonder is,

    1) Since this is WAY outside the exhibit in the "order" is it legal to shoot there?
    2) Should it be legal, since no order exists on the *.gov site?
    3) Have things changed in the last couple years to reopen the area for shooting?

    My opinion was the ranger at the North Bend Ranger Station wants to stop shooting in his entire disctrict. Anyone know if there is ANY shooting allowed in the entire district, covered by that Ranger station?
     
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  2. cjwils

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    Much of Mt Baker / Snoqualmie NF is in King County, an anti-gun jurisdiction. King County has some strict regulations about rural shooting, and I think the National Forest has agreed to let King County do enforcement. I don't think the District Ranger is the problem. And let me add that the North Bend Ranger District is about as urban an area as you will find in a western national forest, so some restrictions might not be uncalled for.
     
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