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FreshPrinceofRP
12-02-2012, 2:56 PM
Hey there Calgunners!

I'm looking to put together a fun little get together at cow mountain dec 16th if its dry enough, if not, then Circle S in Petaluma. (Maybe even in San Rafael if its REALLY bad weather)

I've got a few friends that will come out and a decent array of firearms.
We'll have a RIA 1911, Ruger P90, Ruger MkII, Glock 19,Browning Buckmark, and an old Marlin model 60. (Plus more from a friends friend!)
We'd love to get some more diversity, meet some new people and hopefully make some good friends!

As for us we're all mid 20's professionals, scientists and web developers, nice, chill guys looking for fun and responsible shooters.

paul0660
12-02-2012, 2:59 PM
Hey there Calgunners!

I'm looking to put together a fun little get together at cow mountain dec 16th if its dry enough, if not, then Circle S in Petaluma. (Maybe even in San Rafael if its REALLY bad weather)

I've got a few friends that will come out and a decent array of firearms.
We'll have a RIA 1911, Ruger P90, Ruger MkII, Glock 19,Browning Buckmark, and an old Marlin model 60. (Plus more from a friends friend!)
We'd love to get some more diversity, meet some new people and hopefully make some good friends!

As for us we're all mid 20's professionals, scientists and web developers, nice, chill guys looking for fun and responsible shooters.

I am going up to CM on Wednesday, and will report on the road.

Don't throw that Diversity word around lightly.

BonnieB
12-02-2012, 4:33 PM
Can someone fill me in a little more on Cow Mountain? I'm in Sacramento, but CM isn't ringing a bell...

FrankPro1
12-02-2012, 4:48 PM
Can someone fill me in a little more on Cow Mountain?

+1 Moving from San Pedro to Windsor next month. Looking for rifle friendly BLM land to shoot at.

twolane
12-03-2012, 8:39 AM
FrankPro- Cow is exactly what you're looking for. Rifle friendly BLM, but usually busy and or messy. Good + bad.

FreshPrinceofRP
12-03-2012, 5:56 PM
Yeap, the only other place I know to shoot at in the area is Circle S.
Their facilities are older, the rifle range goes out to 300 yards. 25 yard ONLY for pistols/22.
Prices are fair, the staff can vary from rude to very polite, people vary too I've met some great people out there.

Biggest problem I have are their poorly built target stands. Several of which I've seen shot in half, midway through the day with no readily available replacement.

BonnieB
12-03-2012, 7:34 PM
Will someone please tell me where Cow Mountain is? Ukiah?

polo.45
12-03-2012, 8:14 PM
BoonieB ....Cow mountain is located at East Ukiah about 20 mins up the hill... Can be a fun place to shoot... We had a lot of rain and floods.. More rain tonight till Wednesday .. But a beautiful weekend

Rocksteady1
12-04-2012, 7:52 AM
I think it might be too wet. I live in Windsor. I'm off that day might be down to get up there but I'm skeptical on the conditions.

pigman
12-04-2012, 8:36 AM
Hey shooters, you should check out / Post this link Here:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=552157


a thread all about the local 707 guys north of SF lots of folks from Windsor and Santa Rosa Areas, What time are you thinking?

jingerale
12-04-2012, 2:14 PM
weekend, big group, you better get there early.

champion510
12-04-2012, 3:00 PM
BoonieB ....Cow mountain is located at East Ukiah about 20 mins up the hill... Can be a fun place to shoot... We had a lot of rain and floods.. More rain tonight till Wednesday .. But a beautiful weekend

ahh must make a trip up to cow mountain for some outdoor shooting!
it is a heck of a drive from SF though.

FreshPrinceofRP
12-05-2012, 10:05 AM
Yea, I'm worried it might be too wet to go shooting as well. It's sad because I pick up my p90 from jail on the 13th.

FrankPro1
12-05-2012, 6:55 PM
How's the access to Cow Mountain via compact car? I can't imagine during muddy/wet conditions it being good, but how about when its dry? Dirt, gravel road? Lots of ruts, wash outs?

Jblazin82
12-05-2012, 8:04 PM
Frankpro1 I have seen Honda civics on dry days. Went to go to cow mountain last Sunday. Pulled off the freeway to find talmage rd closed due to flooding. So I decided to drive the extra hour to lake pillsbury. I already drove a hour so what's another. It ended up being an awesome day of shooting. As able to make it all the way in 2wheel. I know it's a drive but lake pillsbury is a fun place to shoot and drive. No benches just tailgates.

FreshPrinceofRP
12-05-2012, 8:43 PM
Lake Pillsbury would be a ton of fun, but I live in Santa Rosa pretty far in the north bay its almost 3 hours there. I love going out in the middle of nowhere to shoot, but that's a little far.
Years ago I used to go shooting by river rock (off 128) on a preserve out there, I'm not sure it was entirely legal but we met a lot of shooters out there, and generally had a great time. There would be the occasional neighbor that would come out on atv rifle on back, but it was just to make sure no one was getting murdered.
Anyone know of the plot of land? It was in the middle of valleys, and there was an old shot up vw van at the bottom of the valley.

Jblazin82
12-05-2012, 9:00 PM
Lake pillsbury is only 2 hrs. I also live in Santa Rosa. We left around 8:30 got there at 10:30 shoot until about 1:30 and then I'd some exploring to the top of hall mtn. Back to the basin by 4 and home at 6:30. And that's only because I got off in healdsburg to drive the flooded roads.

Jblazin82
12-05-2012, 9:02 PM
If anyone wants a full day trip I don't mind driving. But I was there last weekend and the wife won't let me again for awhile plus I'm waiting on ammo to so up.

NorCalXJ
12-08-2012, 11:09 AM
Lake pillsbury is only 2 hrs. I also live in Santa Rosa. We left around 8:30 got there at 10:30 shoot until about 1:30 and then I'd some exploring to the top of hall mtn. Back to the basin by 4 and home at 6:30. And that's only because I got off in healdsburg to drive the flooded roads.

Is cow mountain open up for offroading?

Jblazin82
12-08-2012, 11:48 AM
Couldn't tell you. I have heard it closed for 48 hours after rain. Road was closed at the am/pm gas station right at the freeway.

polo.45
12-08-2012, 12:34 PM
If talmage rd is closed ... There is another way . Take Perkins st on the warning light make a right up the hill .. The. Right oh stop sign ... Should be dry enough this weekend .... ok for compact cars.. Or two weel drive...

FreshPrinceofRP
12-09-2012, 6:56 PM
Awesome! I can't wait to get my P90 Thursday (from user Gminor), shoot it, and have a great time.
On the 15th I'm headed down to SF/Jackson arms to do some shooting with my LEO uncle, and hopefully shoot some S&W .500, and a good ol' over under in the mix too.

On the 16th I plan on going up, weather permitting, with a couple friends and maybe meet a few people from here!

Jblazin82
12-15-2012, 6:24 AM
What time are you guys heading up? I thinking trying to make it up there too. If go I would leave Santa Rosa around 7:30-8:00. I could only go for a few hours.

FreshPrinceofRP
12-16-2012, 8:53 AM
Its going to be too wet today for my lil compact car sadly.
Went to Jackson Arms down in South San Francisco yesterday, it was great. The staff was very welcoming, and being able to rapid fire is :36:

wicked liquid
12-17-2012, 7:49 AM
Cow mountin is awesome. Have been 2 times in the last couple of months, on dry days I have seen everything from minivans to civics up there. On wet days I have seen 4x4 tacomas built for wheeling get stuck, so I would have to say it has more to do with the driver than the rig. I have only gone there to shoot, but I understand that there are designated areas for camping, wheeling, and any other off road vehicles as well.

mudbud
12-21-2012, 2:28 AM
Lake Pillsbury would be a ton of fun, but I live in Santa Rosa pretty far in the north bay its almost 3 hours there. I love going out in the middle of nowhere to shoot, but that's a little far.
Years ago I used to go shooting by river rock (off 128) on a preserve out there, I'm not sure it was entirely legal but we met a lot of shooters out there, and generally had a great time. There would be the occasional neighbor that would come out on atv rifle on back, but it was just to make sure no one was getting murdered.
Anyone know of the plot of land? It was in the middle of valleys, and there was an old shot up vw van at the bottom of the valley.

Were you talking about pine flat

I used to go up there with my parents as a kid kinda like cow was no rules really
as far as the legality who knows i was a kid riding with parents

Now the area is watched over by the Audubon society there are some residences as well

NO shooting there now


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INFO ON COW MOUNTAIN FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT KNOW


http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah/cowmtn.html


range is at north cow no OHV use


South cow is for OHV

no target shooting

FreshPrinceofRP
12-21-2012, 2:28 PM
Pine flat is indeed what I was thinking of. Too bad there's no more shooting there, that's what I expected by now though.:facepalm: