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Target shooting is allowed in the Green Mountain National Forest. The rules are a bit different from NYDEC rules. Check with the Forest Service for details. Generally:
You can target shoot on national forest lands unless a specific area has been closed to the activity because it jeopardizes public safety. Information about closures is available at each district office. When target shooting, Forest Service regulations prohibit discharging a firearm:
1. In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area,
2. Across or on roads or bodies of water, or where people or property are exposed to injury or damage, Into a cave,
3. Causing resource damage; don't shoot trees, rocks, stumps, non-game animals.
Also, some areas request that you only use paper, steel targets or biodegradable clay targets. The district office may or may not be able to point you toward an area that is good for shooting. It really depends on who you end up talking to. Be safe and clean up everything.
 

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Sparks Pit, Ripton, VT I don't know if that's in the area where you will be, but it looks like a nice spot on the satellite images. This spot was mentioned in some Forest Service documents as a popular spot for target shooting. I've never been to this place, but some forest roads can be pretty rough. A low clearance vehicle is not advisable.
 
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