Outdoor Safety & Ethics

Safe Shooting on the National Forest

Know Before You Go, Keep It Safe and Where NOT to Shoot bullet points

Current closures in place on the Deschutes National Forest include:

Horse Butte Shooting Closure

China Hat Shooting Closure

Deschutes River Corridor Shooting Closure

Exploding Target Ban


Weed-Free Feed on National Forests

As part of a larger effort to reduce invasive species on national forest lands, weed-free feed is required in all Pacific Northwest National Forests, the Crooked River National Grassland, and all Oregon and Washington Wilderness Areas.

Want to know where you can purchase Weed Free Feed? Check out the State of Oregon's Weed Free Forage page.

Find more information on weed-free forage here.

Read the original orders and press releases here: