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Shooting on public land?

Postby tscoves10 » Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:56:44

I currently live near Lake Anna in Spotsylvania county and was wondering if anyone knew the rules or regs on target shooting on unposted/public land. There is a huge parcel of land near me which I know is not private which I simply want to use for an area for target practice (.40 cal and .223 rifle), however I wasn't sure if I had to be a certain distance from the road or a certain distance from the nearest residence, etc. Any advice would be most welcome.


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Re: Shooting on public land?

Postby gunderwood » Fri, 14 Jan 2011 19:04:45

You need to check your local county laws and be prepared for someone to call the sheriff depending on the area.
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Re: Shooting on public land?

Postby zephyp » Sat, 15 Jan 2011 08:18:43

gunderwood wrote:You need to check your local county laws and be prepared for someone to call the sheriff depending on the area.


Yep and make sure its public. I'd try to find out who and what government has jurisdiction. If none then its probably private.
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Re: Shooting on public land?

Postby Vahunter » Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:08:10

I can save you a phone call. No target shooting on public lands unless there is a range there such as Amelia wildlife management area.


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Re: Shooting on public land?

Postby AintEzBnMeee » Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:55:59

Im near Zions Cross Rd and Hite Hollow is the closest public place I have found that allows both rifle and pistol. If anyone knows of a closer place please let me know. I am also considering RRPC. Does anyone have any thoughts regarding membership there? The price sure seems very reasonable

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Re: Shooting on public land?

Postby Palladin » Sat, 15 Jan 2011 21:14:15

@ AintEz - here's a post that isn't too old, might help you some...

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Re: Shooting on public land?

Postby AintEzBnMeee » Sat, 15 Jan 2011 21:33:39

Palladin thanks for the link regarding RRPC.

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