View Full Version : Shooting on Thomas Mountain? (near Idyllwild) allowed?

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...


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


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

This thread:

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- to prohibit shooting (http://law.justia.com/us/cfr/title36/36- 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- 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