Cal Fire has determined that the Detweiler wildland fire near Yosemite was caused by people shooting on public land. As a result of this and because of the severe fire conditions, the BLM has posted several new restrictions on shooting on BLM lands. Some of us like to go to BLM areas for target shooting because it's informal and good places to do longer range target shooting.
These regulations don't affect our range, as we are not on BLM land, but nevertheless, we need to be extra careful because of fire hazards in our area.
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This weekend, please remember the following if you are planning to go recreational shooting on public lands:
-- Cross-country travel is not permitted outside of OHV open area boundaries, so please stay on designated routes.
-- Never shoot from or over any road or highway.
-- Always use a safe backdrop.
-- Glass and exploding targets are prohibited.
-- Do not use plastic pellets, tracer rounds, exploding rounds, or steel-core rounds.
-- Do not attach targets to plants or place targets against rocks, plants, or solid objects. It is illegal to deface or destroy trees, signs, outbuildings, or other objects on federal lands.
-- Carry in your targets and carry out all litter, brass and shell casings. All targets, shell casings, debris and trash must be removed. #leavenotrace#treadlightly
For more information on recreational shooting or areas closed during fire season visit: on.doi.gov/2u8LHB0
You can also contact your local BLM office for questions regarding specific areas: blm.gov/contact/california