BLM Provides Tips for Target Shooting in Dry Conditions

By: Millie Warren Email
By: Millie Warren Email

Ways to prevent wildfires while target shooting:

1. Bring a container of water
2. Bring a shovel and an old blanket
3. Shoot at quality steel targets
4. Place your targets on dirt or gravel areas clear of vegetation
5. Don’t shoot trash and remove your spent cartridges
6. Don’t shoot with steel core ammo
7. Never shoot exploding targets
8. Don’t use incendiary or tracer ammo
9. Don’t smoke
10. Park your vehicle away from dry grass
 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Western Nevada Agency would like the public to be aware of the risk of starting a wildfire when target shooting in dry conditions and hot temperatures.

Several wildfires that occurred in Nevada were started by target shooting, according to an official with the Carson City BLM District..

In 2013, 13 fires that burned on public lands within the Carson City BLM District were caused by humans, according to an official with the Carson City BLM District.

The Carson City BLM District provides tips on how to prevent wildfires while target shooting. Those tips can be found in the sidebar located to the right of this article.


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