WEBER COUNTY (News4Utah) -Weber County announced new restrictions on target shooting Thursday.
Due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with extremely high fire danger in northeast Weber County, state and county officials enacted additional restrictions to prevent wildfires.
The order takes aim, specifically, at target shooters.
The new rule states residents can only target shoot if they are hunting or participating in a “scheduled training session conducted by a law enforcement agency.”
The rule applies to all unincorporated private and all state lands in Weber County east of Avon Pass Road, west of the Power Mountain Road and north of 5400 North in Liberty.
The order is effective Thursday, September 6 through Thursday, September 20, unless it is extended.
Those found in violation of the order will be faced with a Class B Misdemeanor.
Target shooters are blamed for starting several fires across the state this season including the Avon Fire that sparked at a gun range in Liberty. That fire burned near 800 acres of land near the Cache County-Weber County line.