Shooting Ban Issued for Nevada, California Public Land

by Bob Irwin

Wild Fires
Shooting Ban Issued for Nevada, California Public Land
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-( KSNV TV News 3 and The Associated Press reported Friday 06-30-2017, The U. S. Forest Service has issued a temporary shooting ban for the public in the Carson Ranger District due to fire danger.

That District covers more than 625 square miles of land both in Nevada and California. People are prohibited from shooting in the district between June 30th and September 30th, unless they are hunting.

The Forest Service says there have been nine fires in the region where target shooting is suspected. (Probably more by the time this is printed)

Anyone who violates the restriction could be punished with a fine of up to $5,000 or six months in jail.


The Forest Service sells maps of where the prohibited areas are for $10 each, call (575) 758-6200.

Several States are suing careless campers that started fires for the millions it cost to fight them, be very careful!

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

About Bob Irwin

Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KSHP 1400 AM radio (Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.) As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State and local courts.

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Donald Baker

Have you ever seen a spark from a bullet? This is absolute anti gun crap


They had to bring in peat moss to put in the container they used for the phony experiment – true swill indeed.
How much peat do you see around?

Indiana Oak

Here in Pima County, AZ (Tucson) they are considering outlawing “tannerite targets” as they have been linked to wildfires in some areas.

Indiana Oak

Here in Pima county, AZ they are considering outlawing tannerite targets as they have been linked to wildfires.


How does target shooting start a fire? I have never seen copper or lead make a spark. Explosive targets, yes. Shooter tossing a cigarette, yes. Steel jacketed bullets, maybe, but who shoots them?
Without an accurate GPS (and coordinates on the map) how are you going to know you are 1 ft inside the banned area?

Bob wallace

The hunting season on coyotes is open all year.


it says unless they are hunting, is anything in season??

American Patriot

Democrates the rest of the year!

Joe Martin

So the only way you can find out where you can or can’t shoot is to buy a map from the Forest Service for $10.00? Sounds like a scam to me. If you shoot in a prohibited area you can be fined and imprisoned, but the only way to find out where you can shoot without being fined or imprisoned is to pay the Forest Service $10.00. These are the same people who will arrest you and fine you but they won’t tell you without paying them? Give me a break! I believe that is called extortion.


Target shooters are probably not responsible for the fires. IDIOTS, ARSONISTS(gun-controllers) and SMOKERS are responsible.