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Old 09-29-2009, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shooting around Fordyce

Since deer season is open is it o.k. to hunt while up there ? I mean not by the trail but under reasonable circumstance ? Also would like to target shoot with the kids? just curious if anyone ever shoots up there.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are safe places to shoot up near fordyce.. But I hope not while on the or close to the trail. There are tons of rocks up there so always KNOW where your bullets are going. I do have friends who hunt that zone and do pretty good
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This is from the TNF website:

"Can I carry a firearm on the forest?
National Forest lands are subject to both federal and state regulations. In general, you can carry a firearm on Tahoe NF lands, subject to the requirements of state law. Target shooting and hunting is also allowed, subject to regulation and common sense.

36 CFR 261.10(d) prohibits
Discharging a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury, or damaging property as follows:
(1) In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area, or
(2) Across or on a Forest Development road or a body of water adjacent thereto, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result in such discharge.

National Forest lands around French Meadows reservoir and the northwest portion of the Granite Chief wilderness are within the boundaries of French Meadows State Game Refuge. State law prohibits possession or discharge of firearms, pellet guns, and bows and arrows within the refuge."


Remember, even if you're outside the 150 yard boundry NEVER shoot towards the road or campsite!!

There is more info on the Eldorado site. Funny the TNF site doesn't have the same info since it's a federal law but here it is for your information:

"Recreational Activities: Shooting
Although no designated shooting areas exist on the forest, plinking and target shooting are allowed on National Forest land provided that certain guidelines are followed.



WHEELED MOTOR VEHICLE TRAVEL
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Roads and trails on the Eldorado are designated for wheeled motor vehicle travel. Vehicle travel off these designated roads and trails is prohibited. Maps and information is available on the Vehicle Travel Web page and hard copies of the maps can be obtained at one of our forest offices.




SAFETY IS YOUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY!
Safe Location - Know where your bullets are going at all times. Choose a remote road or area. Are there people around, trails, roads? Is there a safe backdrop for your targets and bullets. Shorelines with rocks are unsafe locations due to bullet ricochets.

Targets - Bring your own targets and clean them up afterwards. Trees, critters, buildings, and signs are not appropriate targets. Pick up your brass, shotgun shells, etc. when you are finished.

Water - Water surfaces will act like concrete and ricochet bullets. There is no reason to be shooting into the water and is considered unsafe. Keep this in mind when choosing a location. You could injure people on the other side of a cove or lake. It has happened.

Wilderness - Firearms are not prohibited in the wilderness but do not lend themselves well to the remote, quiet wilderness experience. Please respect others and keep your target shooting outside of the boundaries when possible.

REGULATIONS
Firearms
You may NOT discharge a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury, or damaging property:

In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area,
Across or on a Forest Development road or a body of water adjacent thereto,
In any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result of such discharge. (36CFR 261.10d*).
Fireworks and Other Devices
You may NOT possess or discharge any firecracker, rocket or other firework or explosive (36CFR 261.14d and 52f*).

Destruction or Removal of Property
You may NOT damage or remove any natural feature or other property of the United States (36CFR 261.9a and 9b*).

Fish and Wildlife
The following is prohibited to the extent Federal or State law is violated:
Hunting, trapping, fishing, catching, molesting, killing, or having in possession any kind of wild animal, bird, or fish, or taking the eggs of any such bird (36CFR 261.8a*).

See the Department of Fish and Game web page for details on what can be legally hunted at www.dfg.ca.gov .

Garbage
Failing to dispose of all garbage, including any paper, can, bottle, sewage, waste water or material in a proper manner (36CFR 261.11d*).

*CFR stands for Code of Federal Regulations"
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