Residence vs Property Owner vs Shooting

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  1. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member

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    I am a Washington state resident, but I own property in Wyoming that abuts national forestry to the north. Can I shoot on my own property aiming north (as long as I put up a backstop since the trees block the visibility?
     
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    shootbrownelk Well-Known Member

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    I don't see why not. Go for it.
     
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    tuckerd1 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    What does the NF have to do with it? Can't you shoot on your own property?
     
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    You should be able to do that in Wyoming as long as it is safe to do so. You may want to check and make sure you are not part of an incorporated town limit that could prohibit shooting, most do. Also, place appropriate warning signs and no trespassing signs on your property limits. You will need to be very careful who you let use the range and should discuss with your insurer what they would or would not cover.

    Just like owning a swimming pool places increased liability issues with property owners, your own range would I suspect encumber those same sort of liability issues and perhaps even more so.

    Nevertheless, I have always wanted a little piece of property where I could set up my own range. I guess in another lifetime especially now that property values in Northern Idaho are out of this world. My wife and I by God's grace just paid off our house mortgage over a month ago and putting away a that money from our monthly budget into savings. We toyed with the idea of getting a plot of land where we could hang out, camping and such as well as shooting, but the prices per acre have jumped through the moon the last 4-5 years.

    I have been having discussions with my 32 yo son who was born after much of the freedoms I grew up had disappeared. When I was a kid in Alaska, we shot just about anywhere we wanted and probably even within some of the "city limits" of Nome. (Not much of a city especially in the 1960's) I see it hasn't changed that much and only has about 3000 people compared to about 2000 when I was up there.

    But I miss just finding a place to set up targets about anywhere you wanted and start shooting. The freedoms God granted us have disappeared and seemingly overnight.

    Your place in Wyoming sounds like a great place for you and your family to enjoy it safely.

    God bless and of course pictures once it is up and going.
     
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    Yep what those other fellas said.
     
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    Is your property for sale? I would like to have land adjacent to a NF.
     
  8. drymag

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    I want to do long range and it's only a 40 acre chunk. I'll actually be placing the round in the NF.

    Wahoo. Congrats. The breathing room has to be great.
     
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    No, it's been in the family since grandparents. My brother and I pay taxes on it and rarely visit it. Figured on leaving it for the son. And we of course hope he leaves it to his 2 kids and so on. I've been wanting to get out there more often and do some shooting. Hope to do some camping for a week or two. Need to findout how out of staters coming from a high covid area is managed. Logistics is a pain.
     
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    I am camped in Aladdin, WY this week. Covid has not been a concern for me.
     
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  12. One Shot

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    You can shoot on most FS land. There are some areas that are closed if it is close to housing.
    Depending on what part of Wyoming it’s in, I’d be glad to go try it out for you.:)
     
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    You have property in Wyoming? And your still in Washington?
     
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    Aladdin, now that’s my kind of town. :)
     
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    Is it legal to shoot on your own property/ Probably I would do it if the local laws allowed it. Keeping it safe will be your responsibility. Always keep the neighbors in mind as far as noise levels & hours you shoot. Remember if you as a gun owner do something crazy, anti gunners look at it as all gun owners do that, so be civil with your fun.
     
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