Earlier this year the US Forest Service (USFS) instituted a temporary ban on target shooting in the Hyalite drainage of the Custer Gallatin National Forest. The USFS is now proposing to make that prohibition permanent. The action will cover 34,000 acres of Federal public land. Hunting is not affected.
Comments on this action are being accepted through September 19th. A press release provides information on the USFS’ reasons for moving forward with a permanent closure and information on where to send comments electronically, by fax or by postal mail. A letter of comments opposing this action has been sent to the USFS by the NRA and several other national organizations that are working together to protect the future of the shooting sports on Federal public lands.
If it is important to you that Federal public lands be kept open for target shooting, and particularly in this area of the Custer Gallatin National Forest, please take a moment to submit comments to the USFS.