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Statewide shooting ban lifted on WDFW lands

 

September 19, 2018



With cooler temperatures and higher humidity reducing wildfire danger, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) lifted target shooting restrictions on WDFW lands last Saturday.

A similar target shooting ban was lifted the same day on lands managed by the state Department of Natural Resources.

“These changes reflect an easing of fire danger, but we still urge anyone heading outdoors this fall to be extremely cautious while participating in any activity that could spark a wildfire,” said Cynthia Wilkerson, manager of the WDFW Lands Division.

Target shooters should remain vigilant and avoid shooting into tall dry grass where sparks could start a fire. Discharge of a firearm...



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