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Sighting rifle on WMAs #8424442 10/20/21 02:47 PM
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Is it allowed to sight in your rifle on WMA? I tried researching but came up with notihng.

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I have a private lease but still take my rifles to a public range to sight them in and for all practice shooting. I do it out of respect and common courtesy towards the landowner and all others who live in the area where I hunt. The range also has a much better setup for getting it done right.

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Re: Sighting rifle on WMAs [Re: ganative] #8424655 10/20/21 05:54 PM
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I'm not sure if it's allowed but I would not do it. I hunted public land back in the day and the last thing I would want is someone in there blasting away trying to zero their rifle. Just my .02¢.


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Re: Sighting rifle on WMAs [Re: ganative] #8424674 10/20/21 06:19 PM
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Several of the WMA's I have drawn hunts on have had 100 yard ranges at the headquarters. You were encouraged to check your rifles zero, prior to your hunt. As far as general shooting anywhere on the WMA goes, I would think you need to ask the staff.

Re: Sighting rifle on WMAs [Re: ganative] #8424885 10/20/21 09:37 PM
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You might become “ that guy “ if you start making all that noise

Re: Sighting rifle on WMAs [Re: ganative] #8425270 10/21/21 12:48 PM
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I believe it is not legal. I was told no target shooting on 3 wma places.


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Re: Sighting rifle on WMAs [Re: ganative] #8425534 10/21/21 04:47 PM
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Depend on the WMA and if they are set up for shooting. Only one I have seen set up is Mason Mountain. They have a range right behind the bunk house.

Call and ask on any WMA before hand would be my suggestion.


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Originally Posted by jeh7mmmag
Depend on the WMA and if they are set up for shooting. Only one I have seen set up is Mason Mountain. They have a range right behind the bunk house.

Call and ask on any WMA before hand would be my suggestion.


Agree and call far enough in advance to find elsewhere to shoot if not available at the WMA.


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Re: Sighting rifle on WMAs [Re: ganative] #8425588 10/21/21 05:53 PM
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For about $20.00 you can go to a range, walk up to a nice bench and target boards. Do that.


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Re: Sighting rifle on WMAs [Re: ganative] #8425601 10/21/21 06:17 PM
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That’s gonna be a hard NO

Re: Sighting rifle on WMAs [Re: ganative] #8425647 10/21/21 07:08 PM
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If you live in/around Dallas there is a outdoor range in Garland very cheap.


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Re: Sighting rifle on WMAs [Re: ganative] #8425655 10/21/21 07:18 PM
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Also if you live near a military base there is probably a range you can use for free, register your rifle on post at the visitors center and get it done.


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Re: Sighting rifle on WMAs [Re: Bryan C. Heimann] #8428850 10/25/21 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Bryan C. Heimann
Also if you live near a military base there is probably a range you can use for free, register your rifle on post at the visitors center and get it done.

Ft Hood no longer has a civilian use range

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Every WMA has its own set of rules. When you get the $48.00 hunt permit, you get a book with all the rules. Need to read the book for your area, its not that much to read but never saw one that allowed centerfire rifles so NO, Walking around on a WMA with rifle bullets flying would make me pretty angry, there are people there. The areas I bow hunt also have bird hunts, and people popping shotguns, shooting, not hunting, is rude to the people who go to expense to be there and hunt.

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Probably the most irritating jerk on the planet is the guy that shows up blasting an unsighted in rifle during deer season on a WMA. Show some class and sight in on a range.

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There is a range at the Chap as well.

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