Target shooting is allowed on national forests, unless specifically restricted.
It is prohibited to shoot:
- In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation area or occupied area.
- Across or on a national forest road or body of water.
- In any manner or place where any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result of such discharge.
- Into or within a cave.
- Firing tracer bullets or incendiary ammunition.
- Disturbing, destroying, or in any way damaging any prehistoric, historic, or archaeological resource, structure, site, artifact or property.
- Abandoning any personal property or failing to dispose of all garbage, including targets, paper, cans, bottles, appliances.
In general, you should target shoot only if you:
- Use approved targets.
- Use approved targets along with a safe, ”bullet-proof” backstop. Do not attach your targets to vegetation or structures, such as trees, log decks, slash piles, fences or water tanks.
- Practice safe gun handling by:
- Treating every gun as if it is loaded.
- Never letting the muzzle of a firearm point at anything you do not intend to shoot.
- Keeping your finger off of the trigger until your sights are on the target and you are ready to shoot.
- Making sure of your target and what is beyond.
- Are not in possession of alcoholic beverages while discharging a firearm.
For more information:
Know Before You Go ~ Shooting
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Please remember that you are responsible for your own safety
and for the safety of those around you.
Target Shooting on the Kaibab NF flyer