SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's state forester says a ban on target shooting in some rural areas take effect Wednesday in the first-ever initiative of its kind.
Dick Buehler said the ban covers specific target-shooting sites on public or private land in Cache, Davis, Summit and Utah counties.
The forester says much of Utah remains tinder dry and ready to burn. Buehler previously banned the use of exploding targets, fireworks and steel-jacketed bullets on unincorporated private and state lands in Utah. Steel-jacketed bullets can give off sparks when they hit rocks.
Buehler held a news conference Tuesday to unveil a new interactive map at utahfireinfo.gov
that shows the restrictions.
Five major wildfires were burning on national forests or range lands in Utah on Tuesday, half as many as a week ago. Fire crews were keeping the active fires largely contained.
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