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Protect Target Shooting Opportunities in Washington State Forests

Friday, May 27, 2016

Protect Target Shooting Opportunities in Washington State Forests

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be holding public meetings next week to discuss target shooting in state forests.  It is imperative that shooters attend these meetings and weigh in.  If non-shooters and anti-gun advocates are the loudest voices next week, these meetings will become the first step in prohibiting shooting on state lands. 

We urge you to attend the following meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m.:

  • Tuesday, May 31, located at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, to discuss Yacolt Burn State Forest;
  • Wednesday, June 1, located at the Burlington-Edison High School cafeteria, 301 N. Burlington Blvd., Burlington, to discuss Harry Osborne State Forest;
  • Thursday, June 2, located at The Evergreen State College Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, 2800 Dogtooth Lane NW, Olympia, to discuss Capitol State Forest.

Keeping public lands open for hunting and target shooting is an NRA priority and the involvement and activism of individual NRA members is critical.  There is a lot of public land at stake that could be closed to target shooting.

The ability to target shoot on public lands in an informal setting is being threatened by the increased use of these lands by non-shooters.  Ensure that your public lands are not closed to shooting!

Please attend these meetings and speak out in support of safe and responsible recreational shooting!


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