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No Shooting Areas Information and Resources


Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Guidelines to Recreating on DNR-Managed Lands | DNR Recreation
Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife Regulations & Seasons 
Washington State Hunter Education http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/huntered/


Committee Meeting Schedule/Notices - The Spokane County Shooting Area Advisory Committee meetings are regularly scheduled for the 1st Wednesday of every month from 9am - 10:30am in Conference Room 2B in the Public Works Building located at 1026 West Broadway Ave, Spokane, WA  99260.   Please check this site regularly for meeting notices or possible cancellations.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
9:00 am - 10:30 am in Conference Room 2B
Spokane County Public Works Building
1026 W Broadway Ave | Spokane, WA  99201
509/477-3600 | RFInfo@spokanecounty.org
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** Please check back for possible cancellations/rescheduled meetings **

For additional information on the designated No Shooting Areas or the No Shooting Area petition process, please email or call.

Lori Jeske/Schoonover
Spokane County Engineers Office
1026 W. Broadway Avenue
Spokane, WA 99260-0170
509/477-3600 Main | 509/477-7478 Fax
RFInfo@spokanecounty.org

Active Petitions

Petition Area:  Woolard Rd Parcels located off Hwy 395
Petition Type:  Exclude Parcel(s) from Established No Shooting Area 
Petition Area Map:  print/view 


Completed Petitions

DNR/South Bank Rd (Passed 2015)
(located near South Bank Road, Nine Mile Falls, WA)
Petition Type:  No Shooting Area  Petition Area Map:  print/view
Public Hearing Held:  Monday, May 18, 2015  Letter of Recommendation:  view/print
Petition Status:  Approved per Resolution No 2015-0480

DNR/ Denison-Chattaroy Road (Passed 2015)
(located between Owens Rd and Denison-Chattaroy Rd, Deer Park, WA)
Parcel No: 38204.9010
Petition Type:  No Shooting Area   Petition Area Map:  print/view
Public Hearing Held:  Monday, May 18, 2015  Letter of Recommendation:  view/print
Petition Status:  Approved per Resolution No 2015-0479

DNR Parcel Located off Bowie Rd, Medical Lake, WA  (Passed 2015)
Parcel No: 06365.9034
Petition Type:  No Shooting with Restricted Shooting  Petition Area Map:  print/view
Public Hearing Held:  Monday, May 18, 2015  Letter of Recommendation:  view/print
Petition Status:  Approved per Resolution No 2015-0478 

DNR Parcel east of Thierman Rd and north of E Columbia Dr (Passed 2015)
Petition Type:  No Shooting Area
Petition Area Map:  print/view 
Public Hearing Notice:  print/view 
Petition Status:  Approved per Resolution No 2015-0190 


How The Citizen's Petition Process Works

What happens when a request is made to have an area be considered for inclusion as a No Shooting Area, No Bow and Arrow Area or No Shooting and No Bow and Arrow Area?  This same process is followed in the event an established area is to be considered for exclusion.

  1. The proponent must first submit an application No Shoot Application Letter answering basic questions to the Spokane County Engineer's Office, 1026 W. Broadway Avenue, Spokane WA 99260.
  2. Upon receipt County staff will review the application and generate a petition with the names and parcel numbers of all property owners within the requested area.
  3. The petition will be sent to the applicant who then will need to obtain signatures of at least 50% of the effected owners who live in the petition area who are in support of the proposal and return the petition to the Spokane County Engineer's Office.
  4. Upon receipt of a petition with sufficient signatures of the owners within the area, a public meeting will be scheduled to act upon the proposal.  

No Shooting Area Designations (Spokane County Code Chapter 6.06)
Areas of unincorporated Spokane County can be designated as either 1) 'No Shooting Areas', 2) 'No Bow and Arrow Areas', 3) 'No Shooting and No Bow and Arrow Areas' or 4) 'Restricted Shooting Areas'.  (Currently, only 'No Shooting Areas' have been established in the unincorporated areas of Spokane County).

Definitions:

"Bow and Arrow"

means an instrument consisting of a curved, flexible strip of material strung taut from end to end (bow) used to launch a straight, thin shaft with a pointed head (arrow).

"Gun"

means any shotgun, fowling piece, rifle, BB gun, air compression rifle, pellet gun, revolver, pistol, or other firearm which projects any bullet, shot, slug, pellet, BB, or any other missile or projectile of any nature.

"Restricted Shooting"

means a specific designation within a "No Shooting Area" or "No Shooting and No Bow and Arrow Area" wherein it is lawful to discharge a shotgun during hunting season as established by the appropriate Washington State agency.

Prohibited Acts:

It is unlawful for any person to discharge a gun in any of the No Shooting Areas. Provided however, it is not unlawful to discharge a shotgun in any No Shooting Area which has also been designated as a "Restricted Shooting Area" (see definition above) during specific hunting season(s) as established by the appropriate Washington State agency. 

It is unlawful for any person to shoot a bow and arrow in any of the No Bow and Arrow Areas.

It is unlawful for any person to discharge a gun (except as provided for in "Restricted Shooting Areas") (see definition above) in any of the No Shooting and No Bow and Arrow Areas.

For more specific information or the full text of the No Shooting Area regulation, see Chapter 6.06 of the Spokane County Code.

 

Additional Resources/Information

WA State Dept of Fish and Wildlife
http://wdfw.wa.gov/mapping/gohunt/

WA State Dept of Natural Resources
http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Pages/default.aspx