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Shooting on State Land

Discussion in 'Michigan Glockers' started by stallion114, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. stallion114

    stallion114

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    Is it legal to target shoot on state land in MI.

    A couple weeks ago I went to the DNR shooting range but it was closing in 10 minutes, so I ventured to the state land about a mile away. I set up some clay targets against a burm (spell check) and began shooting. 15 minutes later the DNR officer running the range came over and told me it was against the law to do so.
    I immediately picked up my stuff and left.

    There was a sign where i parked that listed the rules. Unfortunetely all I could read was hunting area: no biking, hiking, camping, and then the rest was shot up with a shotgun.

    Also is there anywhere in the Lansing area where you can rapid fire? I had been going to the wooded area mentioned above for the last year or so if I wanted to rapid fire but dont want to break any laws.

    Thanks
     

  2. mikedb

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    State Game and Forests are ok unless posted otherwise. State parks and Rec areas are a no no unless at the range. Read the above response closely. Where were you shooting?
     
  3. coverdog

    coverdog Platinum Member

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    There are many misinformed or uninformed DNR officers out there it seems. I have been told the same twice, years ago. Next time I'm going to let them write a ticket and let them look like an ass when I call it in and complain.:supergrin:
     
  4. stallion114

    stallion114

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    Unfortunetly the area where I was has rules that state all target shooting must be done at DNR shooting range. This sucks because I dont like shooting my glock from 25 yards with 1 shot every 3 seconds.
    It is a great place for rifle, and trap though.

    I searched for other local areas, and it looks like I would have to go to Dansville to the next closest DNR game area. Oh well.

    Thanks for the quick response
    Anthony
     
  5. gsbell

    gsbell Consumed

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  6. jolt8me

    jolt8me Your the devil

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    Some places it is legal and others it is not. I have state land across the river from me, yet i can not shoot on it. 5 miles from me however is state land i can shoot on. Go to the DNR website they have a map on it somewhere of places you can and cannot shoot.
     
  7. mikedb

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    If you go to Dansville in addition to all the open land to shoot at ( please have a backstop and make sure of what is behind you, there is a small un-supervised range off of Kelly road. Take Kelley north off of Barnes. It has 4 benches. The parking area is just off to the right as you hit the top of the hill.