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Danz la Nuit
03-23-2013, 11:13 PM
This forest service page implies that it's legal to shoot on national forest land but that you should always call them locally to get their opinion...

http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/trails/welcome.shtml

However this page seems to indicate that you can only shoot in designated areas...

http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/sbnf/recreation/otheractivities

And on that ^^ map Thomas Mountain isn't shown, it's further south...

This thread:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=186457

Has this info:

"*2 - National Forest and BLM Details:

*2 - LOC and UOC are legal everywhere except "prohibited areas" (areas where shooting is prohibited)
*2 - LOC, UOC, UCC, and LCC are all legal in one's campsite. (PC 26055, 26383, & 25605)
*2 - Shooting is prohibited within 150 yards of any residence, building, campsite, or developed site ("prohibited areas")
*2 - Shooting is prohibited on or across roads or bodies of water ("prohibited areas")
*2 - consensus opinion is that UOC of handguns is now illegal in "prohibited areas" of NF/BLM (AB144 / PC 26350) not all agree (PC 26388) (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=7297489#post7297489)
*2 - Forest administrators have the authority (http://law.justia.com/us/cfr/title36/36-2.0.1.1.18.2.html) to prohibit shooting (http://law.justia.com/us/cfr/title36/36-2.0.1.1.18.2.29.9.html) in other areas of the NF but must clearly post this information ("prohibited areas")
*2 - IMPORTANT NOTICE - some NFs are now banning shooting almost entirely - see this post (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=9496296&postcount=534)
*2 - BLM administrators may post closures and restrictions (http://law.justia.com/us/cfr/title43/43-2.1.1.8.109.5.html) regarding firearms use ("prohibited areas")
*2 - LCC is legal for licensed hunters/fishermen, while hunting/fishing, but only where shooting is not prohibited (PC 25640)
*2 - UCC is legal for licensed hunters/fishermen while hunting/fishing and while traveling to/from hunting/fishing expeditions (PC 25640)
*2 - UOC is legal for licensed hunters while hunting and while traveling to/from hunting expeditions (PC 26366)
*2 - CA CCW/LTC permit holders may LCC in NF/BLM"

Danz la Nuit
03-23-2013, 11:16 PM
I think I found my answer... =(

http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gjAwhwtDDw9_AI8zPwhQ oY6IeDdGCqCPOBqwDLG-AAjgb6fh75uan6BdnZaY6OiooA1tkqlQ!!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfMjAwMDAwMDBBODBPSEhWTjJNMD AwMDAwMDA!/?navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=stelprdb5155295&navid=150100000000000&pnavid=150000000000000&ss=110512&position=Not%20Yet%20Determined.Html&ttype=detail&pname=San%20Bernardino%20National%20Forest-%20Outdoor%20Safety