How to find where ok to shoot?

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by wheelguy, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. wheelguy

    wheelguy New Member

    May 4, 2007
    I'm looking for a change of pace away from gun ranges. Love the NutNFancy videos he does - shoot'n his own courses somewhere out in "the desert". He's lucky enough to be nearby a Beuro of Land Management area that allows shooting, but I'm not.

    Anybody know how to find out where it is legal to shoot on public lands closest to any given location?
  2. lop

    lop Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2008
    Does it have to be public? Can you not knock on a door and ask some farmer if you can hunt his land? If he is ok with that, see if you can do a little siting in of a scope....  You might be able to barter with the guy for the use of his land. Half the stuff you harvest, use of your guns when you shoot, cash, and old car you have, do his taxes for him. Be creative, but ask for the sale. All he can do is say no. Well, that and he might get mad and shoot you, but the chances are slim that would happen. Slim enough that I'm willing to take that chance.
    As for where to shoot, a box canyon is perfect. That is a feeder creed that only runs when it is raining. you have a berm that completely closes your horizon. Safe shooting.
    I shoot in my yard (box canyon) but hunt on a friend of my wife's land. I keep offering to "do" something for him, he just wants me to shoot any 'yotes I see. He is a chicken farmer. 90 acers of mostly woods. Backs right up to the national forest land that is the southern most point on the Appilachen trail, or the feeder trail anyway. Check out some wiki:

    Amicalola Falls State Park is an 829 acre (3.35 km²) Georgia state park located between Ellijay and Dahlonega in Dawsonville, Georgia. The park's name is derived from a Cherokee language word meaning "tumbling waters". The park is home to a 729-foot (222 m) waterfall, making it the highest in Georgia.[1] It is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. An eight-mile (13 km) trail that winds past Amicalola Falls and leads to Springer Mountain, famous for being the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, begins in the park.

    BTW, the only "gun range" I've ever shot at was up at Knob Creek this year.

  3. Bert

    Bert Banned

    Mar 4, 2007
    hehehe...<start pulling the trigger and you will find out real quick>

    In TN, for public lands, this is regulated by  the TN Wildlife Resources Agency (I am aware of no BLM lands in the state) .  Here, there are two choices... Any where hunting season is open, and second, designated TWRA ranges (which may be closed during some hunts).

    Private lands are  a bit more flexible, but may be "regulated" by city or county.

    Totally useless response, but I suspect a lot of "non-BLM" lands will be similar.


  4. One option I was chasing HARD before I got a membership in a private club was land listed as not having taxes paid. I don't know how things work in other states, but in Louisiana, if a property owner is not paying taxes and YOU pay the taxes, then you have the right to use the land until the owner pays you back. After you pay taxes on the property for 5 years in a row, the property becomes your own.

    Research the law in your area then check your county tax records and see how they list those properties. You may be surprised.