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No Shooting Areas Information and Resources


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

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

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.

Petitions

Koth Rd/DNR Land - Newman Lake, WA
Petition Type: No Shooting with Restricted Shooting
Petition Area Map: print/view

Members of the Shooting Area Advisory Committee unanimously agreed following the conclusion of the June 5, 2013 public hearing to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners, the proposed area be established as a "No Shooting Area with Restricted Shooting".  Letter of Recommendation to BOCC view/print

Status:  Approved.  On June 25, 2013 the Board of County Commissioners approved the petition to establish a "No Shooting with Restricted Shooting" area

Resolution No. 2013-0616  view/print


Starr Rd/DNR Land - Mica Peak area of Spokane, WA
Petition Type - No Shooting with Restricted Shooting
Petition Area/Map:  print/view
Public Hearings: June 5, 2013  view/print notice

Members of the Shooting Area Advisory Committee unanimously agreed following the conclusion of the June 5, 2013 public hearing to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners, the proposed area be established as a "No Shooting Area with Restricted Shooting".  Letter of Recommendation to BOCC view/print

Update:
Approved.  On June 25, 2013 the Board of County Commissioners approved the petition to establish a "No Shooting with Restricted Shooting" area.   Additional and temporary "Restricted Shooting" signs were placed around the Starr Rd vicinity prior to the Fourth of July holiday to inform citizens of no shooting activities being allowed in the areas.   Permanent signs are in the process of being made and will be placed throughout the area in the next few coming weeks.

 
Resolution No. 2013-0617 view/print



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