Friday, December 14, 2012

Forest Service restricts use of firearms in Boulder Ranger District

A U.S. Forest Service restriction on the discharging firearms went into effect Saturday on portions of the Boulder Ranger District. Boulder County officials already had put a fire ban put in place that applies to National Forest System lands in the county. The restriction prohibits discharging a firearm on National Forest System lands in the geographic area encompassed on the west by Colorado 7 and Colorado 72; on the north by the Boulder County line and Johnny Park Road (National Forest System Road 118); east by the National Forest boundary; and the south by Colorado 72. This area has a high concentration of shooting activities and this restriction limits shooting activities as a potential ignition source. Legal hunting activities are exempt...more

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