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Bureau of Land Management temporarily suspends target shooting in Central California due to wildland fire danger

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 20:41:30-04

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management reminds the community that target shooting is restricted on all BLM-managed public lands throughout the Central California District due to extreme wildland fire danger.

The ban is on all forms of recreational shooting, excluding those with a valid California hunting license.

“The BLM strives to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve and right now we all have a duty to recreate responsibly to help protect Californians from the devastating effects of wildland fire,” says BLM Central California District Manager Chris Heppe. “We look forward to allowing target shooting again when conditions improve.”

The target shooting restriction applies to all BLM-managed public lands located primarily in Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, western Kern, Kings, Lake, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Solano, Sonoma, Tuolumne, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo and Yuba counties. This restriction also applies to popular recreational shooting areas such as the Indian Valley Management Area, including Walker Ridge; North Cow Mountain Rifle Range; and Griswold, Panoche and Tumey hills.

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Any use of open flame is also prohibited.