Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Under a March 2015 federal court order, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is required to reanalyze the impacts of recreational target shooting in the 486,400-acre Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM).
This reanalysis will determine whether and to what extent recreational shooting will be allowed in the SDNM in the future.
A 60-day public scoping period is underway through March 21 to help guide the BLM in the development of land-use management alternatives related to recreational target shooting. Alternatives will range from various degrees of restrictions on shooting to an alternative that will close the entire SDNM to shooting. Based on public input and impact analysis of each alternative, a plan amendment will be drafted and released at a later date for another round of public comment.
Three public meetings have been scheduled: