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    Does anyone know of any public places to shoot around here? I would prefer public land rather than a range, since the closest one is in Lewiston. Thanks.

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    I remember someone (a few guys at tri-state store) was telling me about 30-45 minutes north of Moscow there is some public land a lot of guys go shooting off of. I also know that Dave has mentioned in the past that he knows some old fighter pilot guy that said they could shoot of his land in Pullman? Hope that helps.

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    Yeah, definitely. Thanks. Lemme know if you find out where that public land is.

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    I would like to know too. I usually end up in Spokane once a month.

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    I'll contact my friend and see about using his land.

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    We used to go up through potlatch and harvard to the boyscout camp. A little ways further up the road is essentially a gravel dump where you can tell LOTS of guys went shooting... including us :P. I would put that at about a 30 min drive from moscow.

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    Shy_Panda wrote:
    We used to go up through potlatch and harvard to the boyscout camp. A little ways further up the road is essentially a gravel dump where you can tell LOTS of guys went shooting... including us :P. I would put that at about a 30 min drive from moscow.

    How does one get there? I'm not familiar with the area north of Moscow.

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    You want the range near Helmer.

    From Moscow, go out towards Troy. Go through Deary. Just before you get to Helmer, take a right towards a campground. Stay on that road for a while. After you cross a bridge, take a left. Shortly you'll see a short gravel pit on your left. Go up the hill for a half mile further to find the 100 yard pit.

    And please clean up your brass afterwards. The folks who shoot there now keep it pretty nice.

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    Pullmanite wrote:
    You want the range near Helmer.

    From Moscow, go out towards Troy. Go through Deary. Just before you get to Helmer, take a right towards a campground. Stay on that road for a while. After you cross a bridge, take a left. Shortly you'll see a short gravel pit on your left. Go up the hill for a half mile further to find the 100 yard pit.

    And please clean up your brass afterwards. The folks who shoot there now keep it pretty nice.
    Thanks for the info. It's an unorganized public shooting pit, right? So no fees or whatnot? As for the brass, don't worry, I'm a responsible shooter and I will make sure those with me are as well.

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    I'm a reloader so the brass always comes home with me. Can you leave some 45's I'm a little short?



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    Hahaha if you wanna give me a .45 to shoot, I'd be glad to leave some behind.

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    Both the pits are just that- gravel pits.

    Do be careful when trucks and such drive on the trails by.

    You can get 70 yards from the bottom quarry from the rear berm (closest the main road) to the rock face. 100 yards in the big pit from the tree on your right as you drive up to the rock face.

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    Well, if that's the case, please, anyone that goes to shoot there, be careful of rock-ricochets that could come back and hit you or someone nearby. At the very least, make sure everyone present is wearing proper eye-protection that can withstand the impact of a rock and not shatter (glasses, unless OSHA certified, won't cut it).
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    Most definitely. The last thing we want is random crap hitting us in the eyeballs. I'm hoping the backstop isn't just a sheer wall of solid rock, though.

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    Pullmanite wrote:
    You want the range near Helmer.

    From Moscow, go out towards Troy. Go through Deary. Just before you get to Helmer, take a right towards a campground. Stay on that road for a while. After you cross a bridge, take a left. Shortly you'll see a short gravel pit on your left. Go up the hill for a half mile further to find the 100 yard pit.

    And please clean up your brass afterwards. The folks who shoot there now keep it pretty nice.
    I thought that gravel pit was still operational, seems to me that there are quite a few rigs there still working it... mabey I am thinking of a different pit, hope so.

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    Shy_Panda wrote:
    Pullmanite wrote:
    You want the range near Helmer.

    From Moscow, go out towards Troy. Go through Deary. Just before you get to Helmer, take a right towards a campground. Stay on that road for a while. After you cross a bridge, take a left. Shortly you'll see a short gravel pit on your left. Go up the hill for a half mile further to find the 100 yard pit.

    And please clean up your brass afterwards. The folks who shoot there now keep it pretty nice.
    I thought that gravel pit was still operational, seems to me that there are quite a few rigs there still working it... mabey I am thinking of a different pit, hope so.
    Where is the pit where you went shooting? Are they not the same one?

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    It wasn't a gravel pit, more like a gravel dump in the middle of a clear cut forrest by camp grizzley (BSA). If we are thinking of the same gravel pit then it is much closer.

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    Shy_Panda wrote:
    It wasn't a gravel pit, more like a gravel dump in the middle of a clear cut forrest by camp grizzley (BSA). If we are thinking of the same gravel pit then it is much closer.
    So... how do I get there?

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    You are refering to "The Dredges". That area is owned by the Potlatch Corp., and IIRC they now charge a recreational usage fee. Last I heard it was for campers, and ATVs. Before anyone goes there they should look into what the fee applies to.

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