That's why I said if they weren't in front of the target. If your hitting your target already and they are way off to the side. how is it possible that you are risking their lives. they should be in no danger at all but they wouldn't know that. Unless you are shooting steel and are worried about a ricochet.Guess I’m just wired differently. I could never take a chance with someone’s life just because some stupid kids wandered where they didn’t belong. Seems like yelling at them did the trick just fine.
That makes sense. I assumed you were shooting paper with a dirt backstop. I wouldn't make that shot on steel with them in that position good call.They were directly above the 300 yard steel gong target by about 20’ and maybe 50-75 yards back. Do as you wish but I’m not taking that shot.
You were TRESSPASSING without permission! What part of that do you not understand?! If it were MY property I'd have you ARRESTED!!! Show some RESPECT!!!Hi there! Brand new to the forum and happy to be here!
So. Me and three other buddys went target shooting in the washougal area and we came across a gate that we went around casue there was no people back there so I thought "hey this would be a good place to shoot some targets!" So hour and a half later we packed up and head back to our vehicles and there was a game warden waiting for us there. She said it was weyerhouser property and that there was a sign outside that didn't see casue its 10' tall and is worn out and had bullet holes thru it. We didn't shoot any trees, we picked up our trash, and were compliant and she said she would let the land owners know that. She said we could get a fine up to 1000 bucks but didnt say anything about jail or even the amount of the fine so now me and my buddys wait for a call or some mail for a "court date". Has anyone done the same thing? What was the outcome? Just a little worried. Thanks!
You should not be shooting ANYWHER that you do not own or have PERMISSION to do so. There ARE laws!!!Well now I know! I've gone shooting up in that area before but never behind that gate so the thought never occurred to me. Thank you all for your input!
I certainly have shot my rifles in a forest. Where I hunt elk it's unavoidable, or when squirrel hunting. But I never shot at trees, and I was always aware of my target and what was beyond. I didn't mean to start a urinating match with anyone. The OP was flat out wrong, and a trespasser. Why defend him?Have you NEVER shot in the forest ?
Well I have ALL My life and just because it may be 'officially' called a 'forest' does not mean it necessarily has trees.
In Oregon there is treeless desert that is part of the 'National Forest'.
Even in forested areas most people understand it is illegal to shoot at trees and find dirt banks or pits for proper backstops.
Take a look at the pic below of one of my shooting areas and note furthest out target (left of the spotting scope). It has a dirt bank behind it and higher rock wall a bit behind it.
Pretty dang 'Dangerous and reckless' huh ?
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I wasn't 'defending' him - yes he was trespassing and was wrong and I was past that.The OP was flat out wrong, and a trespasser. Why defend him?