NEVADA – Effective May 1, a new order has been implemented in Nevada to prohibit the use of explosive materials, fireworks, and steel component ammunition on public lands. The aim is to reduce the risk of wildfires, which have become a major concern for authorities in recent years.
Under the new order, the use of fireworks, pyrotechnic devices, incendiary, tracer or steel core ammunition, and exploding targets, including binary explosive targets while recreational shooting, is strictly prohibited. Violators may face fines, imprisonment, or both.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has also issued safety tips for those who plan to shoot on public land, including refraining from shooting during hot, dry, and windy conditions, placing targets on dirt or gravel areas clear of vegetation, and bringing a shovel and water to put out fires that may start.
It is important to note that different agencies may have varying policies and restrictions, and individuals are encouraged to check with the office in the area they plan to visit for the latest information.
The implementation of this new order is a step towards protecting public lands and preventing the devastating effects of wildfires.
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