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Temporary ban on target shooting put on BLM lands


August 22, 2018

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District’s fire restrictions on lands administered by the district have been modified to prohibit discharging a firearm, except while engaged in lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal law and regulations.

Washington is extremely hot and dry, with 96 percent of the state in drought-like conditions.

Target shooting activities have already contributed to several fires on BLM lands this summer burning over 2,000 acres. The temporary ban took effect Thursday, Aug. 17 and affects BLM lands in the following eastern Washington counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat,...

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