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Target shooting

Target shooting is a recreational activity enjoyed by many Oregonians. While shooting activity is permitted on state forestlands, ODF does not maintain any designated shooting areas.

Please select your shooting area with care and follow state regulations, which are enforced by local law enforcement. Target shooters are also encouraged to reduce the risk of wildfire by only shooting into a backstop of mineral soil and having the required fire extinguisher (or shovel and water) ready at hand. After shooting, be sure to check the target area for any signs of fire.

For more specific information about recreation on the Tillamook State Forest, visit the Tillamook State Forest blog.

Rules and regulations

  • Targets must be either commercially manufactured or home manufactured paper targets.
  • A solid backstop such as an earth embankment is required.
  • Shooting at garbage and glass is prohibited.
  • Target shooting is prohibited between dusk and dawn.
  • Exploding targets such as tannerite are prohibited.
  • You are responsible for removing all of your targets, shells and related debris.

Target shooting reports