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  • Target Shooting Info

    The forest is generally open to this activity. Regulations address areas where shooting is prohibited, see below.  Exploding targets are not allowed anywhere on National Forest. Hanging targets on trees is prohibited because it causes resource (timber) damage.  Use earth slope as a back stop to any shooting activity.  Most towns prohibit shooting within 1 mile of city limits. 

    36 C.F.R. § 261.10

    Prohibited:

    (d) Discharging a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury, or damaging property as follows:

    (1) In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area, or

    (2) Across or on a National Forest System road or a body of water adjacent thereto, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result in such discharge.

    (3) Into or within any cave.