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    shooting on forestry roads?

    are you allowed to shoot on a forestry road? or do you have to be off a certain distance. Couldn't find anything to tell me you can't. but have heard that you not allowed to, unless they're considered a two lane highway?
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    This WAS in the manual when you took your test you know...

    And im pretty sure it was on the questionaire
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    not much help. others care to educate me
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    Here is the hunting synopsis:
    http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wild/doc...egulations.pdf

    Here is a paragraph from the synopsis:
    HIGHWAY NO SHOOTING AREAS
    It is unlawful to discharge a firearm or
    hunt within the road allowances of all
    numbered highways and any two lane or
    greater public road in BC that is maintained
    by the Ministry of Transportation (or their
    Contractors), the federal government or
    another province or territory.The road
    allowance extends:
    ( a) 15 metres on either side of the middle of
    a road with less than three lanes, or
    ( b) 15 metres from the edge of the paved
    s u rface of a highway with three lanes or
    m o r e, or
    ( c) to the boundary of private or cultivated
    land, whichever comes first.
    In addition to the above universal restriction,
    several major or heavily populated
    routes in the province have an additional
    400 m area bordering the road allowance
    in which the discharge of a firearm using a
    single projectile is prohibited.The discharge
    of a shotgun using shot only is permitted.
    These areas are listed in the section “400 m
    Single Projectile Prohibited Areas”.
    (page 13, No Hunting and No Shooting Areas)

    So, if I read this right, one can shoot on a Forest Service Road IF:
    a) It's single lane, and/or
    b) It's maintained by the lumber company, ie Interfor, or some other agency, and NOT the government or their contractor.

    Do we agree?
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    My understanding was not within 15m of the center of a paved or maintainned 2 lane, 15 m from the edge of a 3 or more lane. So yea,
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    are you saying that you can discharge(shoot) a gun on an active logging road?
    do you need a permit to transport the firearm there and back?
    sorry, i am not a firearm kinda guy... just curious

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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    If it's an active logging road maintained by someone other than the government I would say "Yes"
    Now, the ethics of shooting on that road are up for debate. You never know what's coming around the corner. Always be sure of your target and beyond.
    You don't need a permit to transport non-restricted firearms (rifles, shotguns), just your PAL. But for restricted (handguns) I believe you need a "permit to transport" I'm not up on restricted so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    you might be wise to ask Conky he should be able cite the exact rules and regulations pertaining to this matter and set you straight.
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    Quote Originally Posted by slyman View Post
    Hey overthetop, are you callin me stupid?
    I geuss I called us both stupid.
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    so where exactly would someone inquire as too which "logging roads" are maintained by who? not that fifteen meters is far to walk. thanks for the all the feed back
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    i dont shoot if i'm not sure of my target and beyond. i guess i'm paranoid about getting hassled about interpreting the regs, common sense is key.
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    I have had a lot of success road hunting, but I don't enjoy it as much as hiking through the bush and tracking/stalking. Just this passed year I started bow hunting and have fallen in love with it. I now feel hunting with a rifle isn't even fair, not that I have given up rifle hunting(I still like to fill my tags).

    As for discharging a firearm from a road... as long as its a dirt road that is not a named highway(the only road between 2 towns or cities or major points of interest) it's ok to shoot on it.

    You are not allowed to shoot from your vehicle.
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    i dont see it to be a problem as long as they know what they are shooting and beyond.ive grown up around hunting and seen it done so i dont see a problem with it .....however i think its sort of a grey area ...if im correct you can be charged if your driving an uninsured vehicle on a FSR such as a bush buggy....i say this becuae i heard this in a debate about bush buggys at stave lakeand similar areas and apparently any road connected to a paved road is technically a gov't highway/road....so its somethin to think about
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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    Quote Originally Posted by BumpNSpin View Post
    are you saying that you can discharge(shoot) a gun on an active logging road?
    do you need a permit to transport the firearm there and back?
    sorry, i am not a firearm kinda guy... just curious

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    if you have any doughts call the local c.o. he will be happy to answer all the worldly questions you can ask... BUt to my little extent of knowlage you can shoot on logging rds. if not i have been breaking the law for years...

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    Re: shooting on forestry roads?

    As far as im concerned, you can legally discharge a rifle on an active logging forest service road. Pemberton i shot my first buck on the main logging when you cross that river umm whatever it is but the Hurley road is right there also along with Branch 1 Forest Service road and you can go down to the Hot Springs that are closed all the time now. However, at Rock Creek you can't since it turns to ranchers property. So be careful and know your surroundings before you do it.

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