The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is reminding
sportsmen to please take extra steps in fire prevention when target shooting and
recreating outdoors due to increased temperatures and decreased humidity levels.
The following are a few tips for target
- Avoid shooting into rocks
or metal objects and place targets in areas that are free of vegetation.
- Always have water, a
shovel and a fire extinguisher ready in case a fire starts.
- Clean up all your targets
and shells when you're finished shooting and pack them out.
- Exploding targets,
incendiary rounds and tracer ammunition are illegal on all public lands.
- Target shoot in controlled
areas such as a designated shooting range. A list of Nevada ranges can be
found here: http://www.ndow.org/Education/Hunter_Ed/Shooting_Resources/
a record-breaking loss in wildlife habitat due to wildfire in 2018, it is our
hope that outdoor recreators and sportsmen take proper safety precautions in helping
to prevent another devastating fire season,” said NDOW Habitat Division
Administrator Alan Jenne.
In addition to target shooting precautions, please
keep in mind simple equipment and vehicle precautions can prevent wildfire as
well. Securing the chains on towing equipment will lessen the chances of
starting a wildfire. Off highway vehicle (OHV) safety is also important. OHVs
must have a spark arrestor and should carry a shovel with a steel blade, and a
bucket (or anything one could use to carry water). As always only have
campfires in designated areas and drown all campfire embers entirely before
information on fire prevention visit: https://www.nevadafireinfo.org/