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  • Where to shoot?

    Posted by zippy17111 on August 6, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Hey all, I was just curious where there is land to shoot on, such as NFS land or BLM land. Are we allowed to openly carry & shoot on this land?

    Another little thing, I have a son (age 15), is he allowed to shoot & carry a firearm if I’m there with him?

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  • rgm23

    August 6, 2022 at 12:34 am

    This depends heavily on what state you’re in

  • ceilingwormm

    August 6, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I shoot on NFS land, they have an interactive map on their website so you can see the land boundaries. You are allowed to shoot there with a couple basic rules that you can see on their website under “target shooting”. May need to take a fire road or something to access a good spot, so a truck would be ideal.

  • StargateSg1-S4Ep6

    August 6, 2022 at 12:34 am

    A significant majority of public land in the US is “landlocked”, as in, surrounded by private property. This means that you may have to cross private property to access it. This is especially the case out west where you live.

    I would recommend trying to google a “parcel map” of your local area to see who owns what property. You might get lucky and find a piece of land that is both accessible to the public and suitable for target shooting. Otherwise, you will have to contact the owners that block access to see if they will grant you permission to cross their land just to access the public land.

    NC has a parcel map called “One Map” and it’s basically google earth that has all the property lines visible across the entire state, and clicking on each one shows you who it belongs to.

    *edit: there should be no problem with your son *using* firearms when you’re around. As far as “carrying” one, as long as he’s not “carrying” one while you’re traveling, it should be fine.

  • yingling247

    August 6, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Contact the Rangers of the NF/BLM land you intend to shoot on. They can maybe guide you to a suitable spot(s) or at least provide you with the rules to follow to find a suitable spot for your locale. CA should have plenty of NF/BLM land you can shoot on. AZ sure as fuck does.

    Be aware of shooting bans during periods when forest fires are at higher than normal risk. The Rangers would be a good resource to determine whether there is a ban on shooting activities during increased fire risk times.

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