Wed July 11, 2012
New First-of-Its Kind Shooting Ban Takes Effect Today
State Forester Dick Buehler says a ban on target shooting to take effect on Wednesday is the first-ever of its kind.
The ban covers specific target shooting sites on public or private land in Cache, Davis, Summit, and Utah Counties.
The previous ban was specific to exploding targets and steel-jacketed bullets, which give off sparks when they hit rocks.
Buehler held a news conference this week and unveiled a new interactive map at UtahFireInfo.gov that shows restrictions.
While fire crews are keeping active fires largely contained this week in Utah, there are still 5 major wildfires burning on National Forest and range land.
For the most up-to-date fire information, including the new restrictions map, go to UtahFireInfo.gov.