Courtesy Rules & Guidelines
- NATIONAL FOREST
- Do not shoot anything on public land
unless it's part of the game. Do not shoot trees, signs,
wild life, equipment, etc. unless it's part of the game.
Remember that national forests are public land and used
for many different purposes including hiking and scenery.
Although you might like seeing a rainbow colored tree
(tree with lots of paintball bursts and colors), another
national forest user, such as a hiker, would be extremely
displeased. Please be sure to adhere to this
rule especially at the entrance or parking areas where
it would be most visible. If you have a big
urge to shoot a tree, please do it in deep forest where
chances are that it'd be rained out before anyone sees
- The best rule to playing in national forest is to
leave it as if you were never there. Please don't leave
any garbage behind and if you spot any, please pick
it up and throw it out (a player ahead of you could
have dropped it accidentally).
- Do not damage any trees, wildlife, signs, etc. at
- Conceal your equipment whenever possible
(but not in a suspicious way), especially if you are
near a road. Many people don't know what a paintball
marker looks like and if you conceal it, most will pass
you by without alarm. If you alarm anyone, they probably
will call the police on you. After many complaints,
the national forest ranger may temporarily close the
area you play on. If possible, drive as far into national
forest as possible. The deeper in forest your are, the
less you need to conceal. (Remember that paintball in
national forest is legal at the time of this writing.
The purpose to concealing is only to prevent shocking
and alarming any non-participants.)
- CLUB MEMBER COURTESY
- Treat every member well regardless of their background,
age, sex, or skill.
- 'Old members' should introduce themselves to 'new
members' without hesitation and welcome them. Remember
that you need new members to keep playing and new members
become old members very quickly. Without new members,
you'll be home washing the dishes instead. Ignored and
ill-treated newcomers will not be back! Besides, it's
the nice thing to do.
- If you claim that you will show at a particular game,
be sure to show at that game or make every effort possible
to let the other players know your change in plans.