Flying bullets, target-shooting trash in national forest rile area residents

At many sites near Greenwater, bullet-riddled refuse is tucked away among trees and the ground is littered with shotgun shells and metal jackets. Residents say bullets have whizzed into their neighborhood. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Legal shooting in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has raised concern among neighbors, legislators and the U.S. Forest Service. A recent cleanup yielded three 20-yard Dumpsters of trash. And then there’s the matter of the exploding targets.

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