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Posted: 5/15/2003 2:30:23 AM EDT
Does anyone know if it is illegal to shoot on national trail land?

There is one about 5 minutes' drive from where I live and it would be(or should I say it is?) a great place to shoot--secluded, 60' high gravel cliffs, and it is rarely used.

I was wondering if anyone knows the laws regarding this or knows of a place to find firearm regulations on federal(?) land?
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 3:16:03 AM EDT
While National Parks and some National Trail systems have rules like this:

Fireworks and Firearms
*Do not set off fireworks or other explosives within campgrounds and other recreation sites.
*Firing a gun is not allowed:
a) in or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area;
b) across or on a road or body of water;
c) in any circumstance whereby any person may be injured or property damaged.


National Forest and Wilderness areas "generally" don't have such rules, (one reason I never backpack or hike in National Parks), as I have been known to kill a squirrel or rabbit for my supper when in the boonies.

Suggest ya get online and contact the area you intend on visiting and ask a Ranger.

Mike
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 4:07:31 AM EDT
www.topozone.com/map.asp?z=16&n=4849378&e=416590&s=25

This is the place, it doesn't show much as far as being a national trail, but maybe that is because it is such a small area???

The place where it says "Gravel Pit" south east of the mill pond is the place that would be an excellent place to shoot.
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 6:00:02 AM EDT
Are you talking about the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest?
That's 30 minutes from me.

Where abouts are you from? Close to Fond du Lac?
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 9:39:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:
Are you talking about the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest?
That's 30 minutes from me.

Where abouts are you from? Close to Fond du Lac?



I live about 25 minutes east of Fondy. I'll send you an IM.
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