I spoke with Glenn Casamassa of the U. S. Forest Service yesterday on the continued closure of the Colorado Front Range forests to sport shooting. Originally, those bans were put in place at the beginning of our hellishly dry summer — you know the awful fires we've experience. It has, however, been a rainy July, and fire bans statewide and locally have all been lifted.
I was assured that USFS would begin "making adjustments" in their restrictions within the next couple of days.
Sadly, we have to stay on top of this because of USFS' history of closing shooting areas for the slightest, and often imaginary, reasons. Casamassa has always been straight with me, however, and I am hopeful.
I did say that I supported the NSSF standards for fire prevention — no tracers of any kind, no steel-cased or steel-core ammo (it will spark on rocks) and for heaven's sake no exploding targets!