Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Forest Service closes target shooting area to make way for a bike trail

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is closing the target shooting area today at Hansen Creek gravel pit to build a new trailhead off the I-90 corridor in the Snoqualmie Ranger District. The Hansen Creek Trailhead will access a new bike trail system expected to be finished next spring. Forest Service regulations prohibit discharging a firearm within 150 feet of a residence, campsite, or developed recreation site. Violators can be fined up to $5,000 and/or imprisoned up to six months in jail...more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was the last place to target shoot in the i90 corridor this side of sniqualmie pass! It's going to be closed to make a bike trail? How many endless miles of trails do bikers already have? ( I am also a biker) This is terrible. We can log the entire state and wash away entire hillsides to mine minerals but we can't shoot because it "hurts the environment"? Make sure your "no war for oil" bumper sticker is visible on your Subaru as you burn oil driving up to your new bike trail.