SAN BERNARDINO, California, July 19, 2017 – Recreational target shooting restriction will go into effect starting July 22, 2017 throughout the San Bernardino National Forest.
After increase in fire activity across the forest, a heat wave in late June that has sped up the drying trends in vegetation and caused rapid down turns in live fuel moistures, along with the above average grass crops this year Fire Managers have decided to implement restrictions on recreational target shooting restriction within the San Bernardino National Forest.
“Our number one priority is always the safety of our firefighters and the public we serve which is why we have decided that restrictions for recreational shooting is necessary at this time” said Dan O’Connor the fuels and fire prevention officer on the San Bernardino National Forest.
The recreational target shooting restrictions are effective July 22, 2017 on all San Bernardino National Forest lands are as follows:
· Discharging a firearm is prohibited