Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest shooting ban lifted Oct. 1 |

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest shooting ban lifted Oct. 1

Recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures has prompted the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District to lift its temporary shooting restriction effective Oct. 1.

Licensed hunters are always allowed to hunt on the district in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.

“We want to thank the public for their willingness to avoid recreational shooting on the district during the hot, dry summer months,” said Carson District Ranger Irene Davidson. “I am happy to say there were no shooting-related fires started on the district once the restriction was put in place. This helped protect our natural resources, as well as surrounding communities.”

The Carson Ranger District encompasses over 400,000 acres on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in the states of Nevada (136,232 acres) and California (270,208 acres).

The District includes 330,000 acres of urban interface area west of Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Area (pop. 425,417), Carson City (pop. 54,080), Minden (pop. 3,001), and Gardnerville (pop. 5,656) in Nevada and more remote rural areas in eastern California.

“I would also like to remind folks that just because the District got some moisture, it does not mean the fire danger has completely abated,” added Davidson. “We urge everyone to continue to use caution when recreating on public lands.”

Forest visitors are reminded to practice safe and responsible shooting while recreating on public lands.

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